I Want to Write a Book But Don't Know Where to Start

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    I would love to write a book.

    Scary, romantic or drama. The starting parts are hard. If I was to write a book in the story I would always have the characters talking to one another. It's really hard writing a book seriously.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    I've been trying to start a book

    for a while now, and i don't know where to start. It's like everytime i open a document on my computer i just sit here and stare at a blank page, i love writing but i don't know where to start. If you have any advice, please inbox me. I'm new to this website.
    haileybee111 haileybee111
    16-17
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    Inspiration

    I wrote a post here called "Models of Excellence," which suggested using a book you really admire as a model for your own stuff.Inspiration is equally important. I actually keep a file of inspirational quotes that help me along, especially during times when the writing just ain't...
    johnkelin johnkelin
    51-55
    1 Response Feb 25, 2011

    I Am A Writer...

    I  begun writing some years ago, when during a night-dream, I dreamt myself writing books. In the following day, I started. The outcome of all this was my first book, a romance novel called Seductive Ambiguity. Now I`m getting ready to publish my second novel. I love to write...
    cristinaistrati cristinaistrati
    26-30, F
    Jan 11, 2012

    A Tale Of A Tale

    I have the story but I have no idea how to put it to paper
    Charlene19893 Charlene19893
    22-25, F
    Jan 28, 2013

    The general rule for writing is write what you

    know. This way you will find it much easier to write a story with a beginning. A middle and an end. But I look at my life experiences and find nothing remarkable or even vaguely interesting about them. I used to write poetry. But even that lost its interest.
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    Sep 14, 2014

    My whole life I read books.

    All kinds of books, lots of books.. I would get lost in them. I love books! I've always wanted to write one that would help people but I never had a topic. Now I have one, living with the sociopath. For those of you involved with a disordered spouse, what would you find helpful...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2015
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Sep 14, 2014

    Models Of Excellence

    I wanted to write a book because I write all the time, and it just seemed that was the direction I was headed in. Then a few years back some incredible source material came my way. I wound up using it as raw data for a nonfiction book. At first I wanted to just finish the...
    johnkelin johnkelin
    51-55
    3 Responses Feb 23, 2011

    I Have A Need

    I have a need to write something.  A book.  Something fiction.  Possibly a YA book.  I want to write.  I'm good at it.  I'm GREAT at writing.  I've always been told that that's what I should be doing instead of going to school for...
    thatonegirl18 thatonegirl18
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2010

    I had an 2 teachers, one English

    and the other Drama, tell me that I have a gift. I am not sure how to put it on paper when I think of something. But I have the story so vividly in my head, and have for years. I always wonder if I should start with a smaller idea and try to get my name out there before the...
    ellequence ellequence
    26-30, F
    Feb 5, 2014

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