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

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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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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 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 5 days ago

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    I've for the longest time want to write a book

    and see my words and ideas in print. I have several ideas I know I would know I need a editor and a good proof reader. Other than that I just don't know.. I have a few ideas but that one good passionate idea hasn't hit me I just want to write it and let my fingers flow..
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 5 days ago

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