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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 208 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 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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    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

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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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Sep 14

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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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    Things people should know about my EP activity: ((Subject to change!)) I don't like PM's. If I haven't talked to you before, I won't open your message. Even my best friends here...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    how do i get away from a man that i love with every ounce of my soul. a man that doesn't deserve any part of me. a man who beats me and cheats and lies and tells me every day he...
    mfox3579 mfox3579 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I need to make changes. I worry about what a couple of people think of me. I am starting a plan to care about what one of them thinks and not care about what the other one thinks...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Do what I can, but it's always the same.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Lol. Kinda describes me pretty well. I'm sure I put it down somewhere! Just not quite sure where!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 18

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    I just wanted to tell ya'll that I've been having troubles responding to messages on here, and that I'm not ignoring any of you. I'm working on it.
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    for real tho.... lots of people i need to get out of my life....its time i think of myself.
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just changed my username from ColourfulDreams to Colourfi hello
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    Or somebody took it. Or it grew legs. And got mobility.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    So i cry. And lust. And post. And advise. And do chores for locals.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Uuummmm , that's exactly what I say shhhhh
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F a week ago

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    After watching "If I stay" all teary eyed and sulking. Reflecting on the fact that I myself could have been a great pianist. Then again I could have been a great anything I did...
    pinknotiq pinknotiq 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't remember where I came from and I don't know where I am going. What I do know, is that the journey in between has been an amazing roller-coaster of fun and fear, joy...
    mickyisback mickyisback 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 18

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    I am existing and going through the motions but i can't live. I am invisible but can't hide. I need to disappear but don't know how.
    StephKH46 StephKH46 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I have a friend who has fallen in love with me but I only consider him as a friend. I told him that and he said he is willing to stay my friends and says he will stop loving me. I...
    farahbi farahbi 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I go to school 6 days a week including language school, i used to be an straight A student, but what happened to me since I start yr7?! My parents didn't mind at first, and I...
    sohee25 sohee25 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I had nightmares for a week about his ex-wife. As he sleep in bed next to me, I would toss and turn from dreams of them re-uniting. It didn't make it OK for me to look, but I did...
    LittleSunbear LittleSunbear 22-25, F Nov 8

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    I said college would be a rebirth experience for me, because I truly am starting from zero. But in order to start over successfully, I needed to have already gained the skills...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Nov 14

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    I don't know why I feel this way. I don't know why I spend time analyzing what others think about me and what I do. I don't know when it started to matter. I don't know WHEN I...
    NRC163 NRC163 18-21, F Nov 3

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    I am so tired that I don't know what to do with my life. I didn't knew how much my childhood impacted me until this past few months where I feel so depressed. My family,however...
    RienneVille RienneVille 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I found myself in a difficult situation. I am 4 months pregnant in a city where I don't know anyone. After I had my first child,my boyfriend asked me to move to another state where...
    dalila1985 dalila1985 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    10 Things You Never Realized You Should Be Thankful For: Thanksgiving is a great reminder to count your blessings. But don’t just be thankful for the “standard” blessings...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't get people one minute they are on your side supposedly protecting you from everything they care about you so much but the minute you do something they don't like just...
    dvinemarie dvinemarie 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I don't like starting a conversation. I don't know how to either. Talking isn't just my thing really. I just feel like I bother a person when I start a conversation with them. And...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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    I am better at writing or typing one then starting one with people I don't know. I especially find it hard to talk to people older then me that I was just introduced to.
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    people just don't like talking to me and I don't know why. I always feel so alone in whole life, no friend, no good relation with family.. I gave a bad bf.. everything just got so...
    Jaa190 Jaa190 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I'm terrible with conversations... Especially with people I don't know ;-; my social anxiety just keeps me from speaking to people most times and when I have to I come off as...
    ACuriousCrossdresser ACuriousCrossdresser 18-21, T 1 Response Nov 15

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    Ugh... I don't know what to do. I've feel like I've changed for the worse. I don't know if it's just because I'm stressed because of school or I'm just using it as an excuse to...
    PrincezzSn0w PrincezzSn0w 18-21, F Nov 16

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    I don't know how much longer I can hold on to acting nice. I'm tired of acting nice to this guy. I used to date this guy. I stopped talking to everyone for him. I had all his...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    My boss has been making me feel really uncomfortable for the past few months. I'm his only worker and his wife comes sometimes, but when it's just him and me, he won't stop hugging...
    Aquarius05 Aquarius05 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    It's strange I've never had any really good girl friends in my life I always just kinda hung out with guys but I still always feel something for another really cute girl like I was...
    JustYourOrdinaryGirl JustYourOrdinaryGirl 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I'm naive. I'm a baby. It seems like everyone around me thinks a 21 year old has to be a certain way and I don't fit those requirementS. I'm not immature, mostly. I'm just...
    Theworldisminenow Theworldisminenow 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    Well, i don't know what is this felling should be called... Met this young tall good looking guy in a meeting. Known him for almost a year. From the first time i saw him, i said...
    fitflop fitflop 31-35 Oct 30

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    me. I love this planet. the life, evolution. the beautiful trial and error of it all. the love, the grace, the childishness, the simplicity, yadda yadda. I hate the destruction...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    i know how to recover and this thing really works. i know i have an addiction and i need to stop and i can too but i don't know if i actually want to :(
    mammamia23 mammamia23 16-17, F Nov 6

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    Do I want to be happy? What does that even mean? What makes me happy? Do I want to be in relationship? Who says that will make things better? I can't find music to listen to...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 8

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