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I Want to Publish a Book

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    I have a series of books.

    ...it has taken me over 7 years to write it all for the whole series, yet... I don't believe anyone wants to read them. I've never read a book like it or even heard of one. I don't know what the world would think of it. I feel like I should probably just keep it to myself and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 14, 2015

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    Well, I'm the kind of person

    who obsesses over all these ideas on books to write, but never actually follows through. Does that count? Lol.
    TeraLocura TeraLocura 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2015

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    I have a bunch of ideas

    but I can't seem to finish any of them.
    BumblebeeBeth BumblebeeBeth 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Some day in the future (possibly twenty years

    from now maybe less) I want to write a book about my experiences and a fictional novel 😊
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2014

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    Hello all! Aspiring writer here.

    I am currently working on a fantasy novel and short stories with sci-fi themes and heavy metal influences. Is there any way that I can show people the work I done on it so far?
    Bassistguy92 Bassistguy92 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 19, 2015

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    I actually have a book of poetry,

    but I keep adding more and more, when I get inspired to do it! I was asked already to publish it, but didn't feel confortable at the time.. I want to make it a bigger book with much more then I already have! Also I will think about adding some poetry I've found recently from my...
    zezitch zezitch 31-35, M Oct 18, 2015

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    I at least want to publish one book in my

    lifetime. This has always been a dream of mine and I want to make it a reality. Right now I'm putting my books that I write on Wattpad so people can read them but I just want to publish one so bad! It's getting harder and harder to publish a book but I'm not going to give up...
    bookaholic14 bookaholic14 16-17, F 2 Responses May 24, 2015

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    Any advice on coming up with a pen name?

    Or alias? You know what I mean.
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Aug 13, 2015

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    in the process of editing it with my publisher.

    I like to edit a bit before sending to him. I know I'm an amazing writer and ppl have told me this but my self doubt and lazyness is killing my spirit. but IMA bukle down and spend some time on it today
    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F Oct 18, 2015

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jul 23, 2015

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    Well..

    Without going into too much detail I want to write and publish a novel, based on my life and other people in my life but fictional. I have this problem though, I can't seem to finish it. I can't get into a rhythm of writing. I have a good start but then my level of interest...
    NaturesAnomaly NaturesAnomaly 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2012

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    I Have Done It.

    I never thought I would be an author, but being one of the founder members of IN10CITY, I am a proud author now. My voice is there in all of the 10 books launched by IN10city (www.in10city.co).. Its simple.. as publishing and marketing worry is with the company. We will soon...
    in10RjFox in10RjFox 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    Sometimes in my life I think publishing a book

    would be really cool. It's like me leaving my imprint in the world. A book wrote by me staying in this world for whoever to read even after I die. It's just kinda cool to me.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2015

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    II'm currently writing a sci-fi novel based in

    future New York that's in the middle of a disastrous power struggle between humans and a mysterious Entity that rules from the darkness. I'm not sure if it's worthy of being published but a guy can only dream
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    I have one story I've been working on

    for over a year that's about 50,000 words so far. It's one of those stories that I had a plan for but didn't know how to end it, so it's taking me a while to write as I figure out where the story is going. 50,000 is too short for a novel. Usually they're at least 70,000 right? I...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Aug 17, 2015

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    How much drama is too much drama?

    I like to write emotional stories. Sometimes I think it's getting too dramatic but then when I compare it to other books I've read or to some tv shows that I watch, it's not nearly as intense. Any advice? I also feel like a few of the stories I'm working on have similar themes...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

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    I downloaded wattpad last night

    and I put up a first chapter of the book I'm writing my wattpad is d3m0nprinc3 (yes same as Ep) if people could read it and leave their comments they would be greatly appreciated
    d3m0nprinc3 d3m0nprinc3 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    The story of my life

    as seen by my ancestors. I think it is an interesting premise. I have a few pages written so far, but I must work on my ideas.
    Bonhommeg Bonhommeg 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2015

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    My Biggest Goal In Life....

    My dream is and always has been to be a author.. My main genre would be supernatural.. I am in the process right now drafting my first novel ( hopefully ) which is set in a dystopian future after world war 3... I always loved writing tales and it is amazing what you can achieve...
    DarkHeartLove DarkHeartLove 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    Which is the best way to publish an

    autobiography if you don't have money for all that publishing process...? I am writing one, or have been since primary school up until my now mid 20's. I have checked out sites but I don't want it to be on some random small blogg.
    randomyoungwoman randomyoungwoman 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    I don't want to just to publish a book.

    I want to publish 100 of them. I've written the first draft of one and the outline for sixteen more. I also have the goal of publishing 1000 short stories. Of all goes according to plan by the time I'm done all of you will be thoroughly sick of me.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 27, 2015

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    I am a great reader of many topics

    and would love to write and publish a book maybe next year. I love politics a lot and may focus on that area.
    momfromusa momfromusa 36-40, F Oct 29, 2014

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    That's always been my dream

    since I was 12. But its not really easy at all to even finish a book. :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 25

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    I have to story and all in mind.

    I just don't know how the whole process of writing a book works.
    RH17 RH17 18-21, F 6 Responses May 13, 2015

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    I Want To Write A Book About My Childhood, But Unsure Of How To Stay Anonymous

    I have been writing for nearly my whole life, mostly for my own therapy. My last therapist had me start doing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and he said that he thought I should be a writer. Looking back, I remember an English teacher telling me the same thing. Being a person who...
    iwanttobeme iwanttobeme 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Want your book adapted into a video/film?

    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on here & FB forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla, skeleton crew level. No experience needed. Seeking location scouts, actors...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm an up & coming author (hopefully).

    I love to write. when I'm sad, or experiencing any type of emotion I love to just write my feelings out. but I'm a bit scared. because I'm afraid that people won't accept my book and that they'll laugh at it, they'll think it's a bad joke or something. I'm just a bit scared.
    earfunluv earfunluv 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    Ever wondered how you sound

    when you talk to people? often we are throw in an awkward situation only coz our brain seem to have miscommunicated the message to the vocal chords, resulting in some weird thoughts finding their way out in the firm of words..! but that's not the case when you sit down to write...
    bholuflirts bholuflirts 26-30, M Nov 7, 2014

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    I think it's done. Finally.

    All my poems (almost all) in a single book. I've put it out there as a way of releasing every single memory and emotion within each poem. Back into the universe. None of it governs me anymore. I published it via Amazon. Not really sure how to share but here's a link: http...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    Anyone want to co-write a story with me?

    I think it would be great to have someone to work with on a project like this. I am primarily looking for someone who is somewhat experienced and within my age group to somewhat a little older.
    redphoenix02 redphoenix02 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm thinking someday I'll publish one through

    Amazon so it can be an book available on kindle. Has anyone done that before?
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2015

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    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    beyondmyown beyondmyown 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge 22-25 1 Response Oct 11, 2014

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    WhitemoonAlpha WhitemoonAlpha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2015

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    I Have Published My Book, Finally.

    I started my paranormal book in November 2010 through NaNoWriMo (http://www.nanowrimo.org); it encourages me to write 50k in 30 days. After my 3rd edit I had 776 pages (6x9, large print) and 180k words later. . . http://www.amazon.com/The-Whispering-Path-Rebekah-Wolveire/dp...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 19, 2012

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    jo1966 jo1966 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 27, 2015

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    It Is My Dream

    -Some of my earliest memories as a child were that of my family telling me stories. It's no wonder than, that by the age of 7, when I was first taught how to read, I grabbed my first book. I am now 24, and I in that time, I never stopped reading. My first real novel was Arthur C...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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    I already published one before

    but I am still working on the others.
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    I'm ready to be done editing

    and to just be DONE. I love my story but I'm ready to see it fully completed. my macbook keeps on loading as I type and its driving me MAD. I'm already a procrastinator' so when I DO something I mean business.
    TodayForay TodayForay 18-21, F Oct 18, 2015

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    My Lifes Ambition

         I’ve been writing sense 3rd grade and through out my life I have picked up, dropped, and picked up again writing. I guess the main reason that writing in general makes me so happy in so many different ways is because it’s an expression of...
    worldswonder88 worldswonder88 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2007

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    I've been writing a fantasy novel

    for 4 years, and I feel like if I finish it, it could really make a splash. But how does one deal with an editor criticizing your work? I think I would be really discouraged...
    RenegadeReaper RenegadeReaper 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2015

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    ShawnaElzie ShawnaElzie 31-35, F Oct 7, 2015

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    Im trying to be brave

    and publish my first book at wattpad, I'm really exited and scare at the same time, is something I been working on for so long http://www.wattpad.com/story/39944800-the-labyrinth is this on, , originally on Spanish I tried translating it
    gmah26 gmah26 22-25, F May 19, 2015

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