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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 262 People

    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

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    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 13-15 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    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

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    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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    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 46-50, M Sep 14, 2014

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 14, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Related Experiences

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    betruetoyourself14 betruetoyourself14 13-15, F Jan 22

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    This made me laugh! I'm afraid I'm ridiculously absentminded. Just got sighed at the other day because he had to phone the house so I could find the extension I had lost. Still don...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    And I always find, yeah, I always find somethin' wrong You been puttin' up with' my **** just way too long I'm so gifted at findin' what I don't like the most So I think it's time...
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    I'm 30, single with friends that are all married who don't hang out anymore I'm broke saving up money looking for apartments and just got out of a long relationship and just want...
    Darkne55 Darkne55 26-30, F Jan 1

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    There are times in my life...not so often now (thank fully) That I sit at the beach and contemplate the entire universe. Not that this is a bad thing. However the negative thoughts...
    brokenpetal brokenpetal 26-30, F Jan 5

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    This is the story when a book is lost or something. I always Tell my friends I know it's somewhere in this building. If we are lost I say we arnt that lost because we are here XD
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M Jan 17

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    I want to tell you so much, but there are just not enough words in the dictionary :c
    DoorMattress DoorMattress 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    you know you've been on ep too long when there's never any trending groups that you can join. :/
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 22

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    The concept of gender and gender roles confuses me. I feel as though I identify as male. But because I'm afraid of sex reassignment surgery, when I'm older, I'm told that it doesn...
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    I have done extensive research on how to do a belly inflation, but the instructions are never clear enough. I have no idea how to do it and what materials I need to do it. I've...
    Chubthetuboflard Chubthetuboflard 22-25, F Jan 6

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    Wonder if there are any left? I REFUSE to believe there are not sill nice people out there!
    snoopy1234567890 snoopy1234567890 36-40, F Jan 15

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    I will find my success story!
    Plainkyle Plainkyle 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    this would be talking about my motivation. and energy level. I feel like I have to nearly force myself to most everything these days.
    Dean6736 Dean6736 46-50, M Jan 18

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    my spirit of living and enjoying life. I need to find the way to get them back.
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I like to trade pictures do you?
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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    ....so I'm just sitting here, holding it in my hand. WAIT....its getting bigger, oh god, what do I do now? Answers on a postcard please to :-).... NB. this is a fun post and is...
    fwbandhugs fwbandhugs 56-60, M Jan 23

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    I'm working my *** of for school but my marks are not that great. Everyone thinks I'm stupid, and I guess they made me believe that too. I want to pass my finals but I'm so...
    ABACDEE ABACDEE 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I really don't know what I want any more. What I want changes so constantly it's like I'm a different person each time. My boss already got on to me for not telling him what my...
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    i don't know what i want to do with my life. i feel like the only way for me to keep moving forward is to go somewhere completely foreign and start again. the life i have here...
    msr1122 msr1122 18-21, F Jan 5

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    One of those moments where you need something, want something, feel something... but don't know what.
    HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    Our house isn't a home. I don't know where to go... I just wanna run away from here.
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I have a really bad situation. One of my friends is suffering a lot of stuff and her parents don't seem to care. I really want to help her but don't know how to. I talk to her...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    I'm the most useless person who ever lived. I've never had to survive on my own, I've always been supported. No matter what, I always had a foundation to stand on. But in recent...
    IDidntWantToSignUp IDidntWantToSignUp 18-21 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I have been married to my husband Since July 2014. We have a 2 year old son and I am very pregnant with our second. He was not abusive in any way shape or form until after the...
    failingtorun failingtorun 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I've never posted anything on here before, but at this point I simply don't know what to do. My boyfriend and I have been together for around 2.5 years now, and both of us are in...
    makitath makitath 18-21, F Jan 14

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    I think I'm in love with a friend of mine. But our relationship is really strange. At first we started off as being really good friends, but last year I had a boyfriend who hated...
    andreatam andreatam 13-15, F a week ago

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    It's not that I don't love my wife and son. I can't imagine my life without them. I still feel very confined, however, by the social and legal pressures that come with having a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 20 hrs ago

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    I've been with a partner for nearly the years. We live together with his mum. We live in a very small flat and have done for 18 months. Prior to that, we lived in a family home...
    rebeccadb1 rebeccadb1 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have a younger sister that is 12 years old, which makes her three years younger than me. We moved two years ago to a different country. Me and my siblings didn't really have a...
    NevaAmethyst NevaAmethyst 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I found something very interesting (although overall not surprising) about this forum. Every popular and top hearted post on this forum, is from a female. Of course it's probably...
    theycallmetk theycallmetk 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So my ex is talking to me again. He's talking about being friends with benefits. I'm thinking this will just hurt me even more. But at the same time I'm thinking, what if he still...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 69 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently assessed as Bipolar II. Started new meds. Have been a total beast. Fits of rage. Crying. College starts on Monday. Disability Services is still waiting to approve my...
    jhblueeyes jhblueeyes 36-40, F Jan 3

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    My husband and I just married in April 2014. I didn't even want to get married, but he did, so we did. Now I'm at the perfect time and age to have children. I'm almost 28 (will be...
    raziel1687 raziel1687 22-25, F Jan 6

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    I don't want to see I don't want to hear I don't want to feel They all go too deep. My senses are shaper than knives. I don't want them. I don't want to be me. I don't like the me...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 36-40 1 Response Jan 18

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    i don't know if i'm supposed to be monogamous. no matter how much i like the idea of a husband, two kids, some pets, and a house, i always get bored with my current partner and...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As most of you know, I am dating a girl on here. She is a wonderful person and I couldn't have asked God for a more perfect girlfriend. But I have a weird feeling, like abandonment...
    Sierra1993 Sierra1993 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm a freshman in college right now and I'm starting my second quarter in two days, but I honestly have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I don't know what I want to do for a...
    dangar3669 dangar3669 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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