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I Want to Write a Novel Or Short Story

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    Problem Is...

    I'm horrible at writing dialog.  It just never comes out natural.  Argh!!  Short stories are my main interest, so maybe I can work on something that doesn't need any talking!! LOL
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Secrets Pt 1

    (NOTE: the spelling and grammar may not be correct. Also the sentence may not make sense for the fact it's my first draft) The moon. It looks especially bright, big, & beautiful tonight. I understand it's a full moon tonight, but the moon, something seems different about it. I...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Jan 16, 2012

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    Secrets Pt 9

    [note: the usual. I pretty much had a HUGE MASSIVE writer's block smash onto my head and I could barely recover while I write this story. Sorry for the grammar errors, spelling errors, and being short. This is the shortest chapter I have ever done so I apologize for it. Also...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    I Am Writing A Novel

    I have already written several short stories and am in the process of writing a novel. I love it. When you are involved deeply in the story that you're writing, it takes you away from the place that you are. And then when you share it with others and they want more. It's the best...
    delilah5 delilah5 56-60, F Jul 5, 2013

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    Secrets Pt 11

    [note: grammar and spelling mistakes that I'm too lazy to check haha I'm sorry that my stories keep having spelling and grammar mistakes, but I try to write them in such a hurry so the people who actually read AND comment on it could enjoy. People who don't comment, please do, it...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I grew up thinking that I would be a writer.

    I always loved stories and read a lot. I don't know if I'm meant to be one, but I would still like to write a novel.
    mountainseal mountainseal 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    The Ugly Barnacle

    Once, there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly that everyone died. The end.
    ImmaSlender ImmaSlender 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    Story

    I wrote a short story based on a dream the other day.
    Ilikecoffie Ilikecoffie 26-30 Sep 29, 2008

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    All Type, No Action

    I've written many short stories over the last ten years of my life.  The longest short story is about 65 single spaced typed 8 1/2 by 11 pages.  Some of the stories are still a work in progress, some of them just started and never finished.  I would love to take...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 11 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Pureblood Chapter 1

    This story was also written by my friend. Comment what u think please Big Day 1300 A.D. Dark clouds started to roll in as the summer breeze blew east. I walked down the busy road and everyone seemed to avoid me. They aren’t very trusting of figures in dark cloaks. My feet...
    Quinn1313 Quinn1313 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    He heard a noise outside.

    Maybe it was the world trying to tell him not to be so ridiculously kept within his own inward, petty little universe of his own mind. He really disliked any noise, and would feel at paradise in the most silent place on Earth. He had invitations from a humanity that wanted to...
    EvryWer2Go EvryWer2Go 22-25, M Jan 11

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    Short Story Attention Span..

    I'm working on a short story now for a competition in November.   I have a three ring binder with pockets on the folders.  These pockets are full of index cards with a short story idea on each one.  I have many more ideas than stories.  I guess that means...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Be A Comic Book Author

    It's a dream of mine to one day be able to be a full-fledged writer of comic books. In terms of genre, it would be for the main-part superheroes stories (Marvel and some DC), but I would also love to be able to write Predator stories for Dark Horse as well as co-create a series...
    DrgnLord92 DrgnLord92 18-21, M Sep 26, 2010

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    Pokemon Book

    Well here it is Chapter 1/ This is only 1/2 of it Jakouniva Chapter 1 Welcome to the world of Pokémon. There are creatures called Pokémon. They will come along with humans and help and grow as one. Pokémon live beside people. I woke up to the calling of my name. I began...
    Beastmode2011 Beastmode2011 13-15, M Aug 16, 2013

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    Secrets Pt 14

    [Note: this is the last chapter of Secrets. I actually have no idea how to end a story so bear with me. Anyways, enjoy and I hope there isn't any mistakes because I took so long typing it. Thank you and I will start a new storyline. Enjoy ^_^] Chapter 14 Guy crouched next to me...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Nov 27, 2012

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    I wrote the first chapter to a serious

    short-story project on Wattpad. Wanna read? :) http://www.wattpad.com/story/13595613-the-dream-rift
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Secrets Pt 3

    [note: spelling and grammar errors. Some random history stuff that popped in my head which is fiction. The narrator is a boy, NOT a girl (I try to make the narrator seem masculine, but it winds up sounding feminine.) please enjoy and give me your most honest critique.] CHAPTER 3...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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    Secrets Pt 13

    [Note: the usual stuff, of course. It took me so long to do this. Also, a shift of point of views will happen. Any Christian who reads this, don't hunt me down because I think there is something involving combining some god with the Virgin Mary, I don't remember. Anyways, I think...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    Secrets Pt 12

    (note: sorry for the late update or whatever. Here's chapter 12. It's a rough start, but writer's block is a *****. Anyways, enjoy and please comment) Chapter 12 "Someday" Damon said, but when will it be? Today? Tomorrow? Next week? Another month? I hate not knowing. "The day is...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2012

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    Phew !! Wen Would That Be ???

    Its literal title of this group which i have in my mind which started very recently as i started blogging i got this passion of writing and now am dreaming about writing a novel !! Ugh!!! Thats seems too far from me now at this stage but a short story ofcourse .. Can be a bit...
    Creativelife Creativelife 26-30, F Nov 10, 2011

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    Used to Write Short Stories

    I used to write short stories when I was in High School.  I got caught in Science class one year not paying attention and writing.  The teacher took what I was writing and read it to the class.  They loved it.  As sort of my punishment the Science...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Jan 28, 2009

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    Imagine a world where nobody ever dies everyone

    you knew is still here our grandparents and great grandparents how would we live all together? the geniuses who once lived think and speak again so we can transform an increasing society that outcomes it's own given limits by nature and domains a whole new level of the world...
    rainbowparadise rainbowparadise 16-17, F Jan 14

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    Pokemon Chapter 1 1/2

    Note to readers. When I had began to write this I had full intentions to get it published. But, it just dawned on me that that will likely never happen. So now my purpose is now to entertain my readers and have them experience the world of Pokemon. So when i am dead in my grave...
    Beastmode2011 Beastmode2011 13-15, M Sep 17, 2013

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    Secrets Pt 10

    [Note: same as before. I feel like it's completely unnecessary to write a note. Anyways possible grammar and spelling mistakes. Some cursings. Besides that enjoy and comment so I can try to get better ^_^] Chapter 10 Another month went by. God! When will this running be over...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    I'd Like to But..

    I want to but... I am a rubbish writer. I try to write fiction and either nothing comes out or I hate what does.   Oh well..
    alienSoul alienSoul 22-25 Jul 14, 2008

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    The Mansion

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uEo2Wpwri4eAigCtywrgJFdhsprHc5DrPyDr_I-ldgA/edit That is a link that brings you to my google document. Feel free to leave comments on there by highlighting text, right clicking, and then clicking comment. Thanks! :D
    Jak123abc Jak123abc 18-21, M Oct 3, 2012

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    Her Knight Of Humanity

    [Note: Hey look! I'm not dead! Anyways, here's another story with many parts. Please leave comments to I could improve anything. Now, here's the prologue. Enjoy.) Her Knight of Humanity Prologue The wind blowing carelessly through her dark blue hair. The rain wipes away her...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F Dec 15, 2012

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    I Always End Up Getting Bored With It

    I found my muse (insanity) though I never feel inspired enough to continue. Longest story I have managed to write to date is the following, hope it amuses you:   Day 5 of the outbreak: I find myself huddling in a basement rocking back and forth, forth and...
    Inebriety Inebriety 22-25 Jul 22, 2009

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    Every single thing you ever did that bothered me, is every single thing I miss.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Nov 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    For many years now i have always wanted to write about my life but i never know where to start. My memory has faded and i have blocked a lot out so i worry that i will come to a...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I feel nothing. I feel everything. (a short story) -- I try to shower but all I do is stand there, unable to feel the water beat against my skin. I hear it fall against the grill...
    Lucienn Lucienn 18-21, T Aug 10

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    Ok so here goes, im new at this and I've never been good at these type of things & my writing is terrible so... yeah I apologise ahead of time. I remember and relive almost every...
    Thebrokengingerbreadman Thebrokengingerbreadman 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    The Steps - From Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf. The novel combines autobiographical and psychoanalytic elements, the novel was named after the lonesome wolf of the steppes. The story...
    TheSteps TheSteps 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    hey guys! I'm really into writing teen like stories, and the one i'm writing right now is called Head Over Heels. Its basically a fanfiction- type thing about John Frusciante, past...
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    For I was a ship, that once sailed the seas when skies were blue. For I once was as young as you. I have served many people of need, and have come to service as time so believed...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Bernie is the shortened form of my real name...which I am not giving out to everyone on EP. I might be short for Bernice, it might be short for Bernadette, or it might be short...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had an amazing idea about a love story, kind of like the genre with The Fault in My Stars and If I Stay. I dreamed about it last night, so it was a love story between me and a...
    NerdKing NerdKing 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    When i was 16 i had moved with my family to new area for my dads work. In an unfamiliar place a lone awkward teenager with no true friends and a feww hidden mental health issues...
    SirKnight86 SirKnight86 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    With what crimson shades of harrowing ache, Thou painteth my soul? 'Tis all I can take. No longer shall mine shattered heart sing, For thy wretched tongue did wantonly sting. Thy...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I was born on May 29th 2000 to a pair of 20 year olds who already had been teenparents. I have 2 brothers. One is 3 years older and the other is 10 or 11 months older. I was born...
    QuinnMac12 QuinnMac12 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Take a seat because this is a long story Okay grade 8 I met a native guy who seemed really nice. I made fun of him, he made fun of me. It was a beautiful friendship. For a while I...
    joseey joseey 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    It bothers me for some reason when I have no story to an experience but some experiences are pretty self explanatory.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 3

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    not that I have lived my life to the fullest as yet. But although I may like to share whatever I have lived till now, I don't think it's worth reading or even knowing. My life is...
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M Aug 4

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    To start with, Hillary is my name. Hilly is a nickname I've had throughout my life. Hana is Japanese for flower. I love nature and other cultures, along with the alliteration of...
    HillyHana HillyHana 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I had anxiety for about a year and I didn't feel I could tell anyone. My mom never really had time and anytime I said something was wrong (the something that was wrong wasn't...
    GirlInABottle GirlInABottle 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So While i was making an EP account i was eating Orange and Bananas, i wasn't really on my creative mood at that moment so i just made Orangeandbananas my username. Whats your...
    Orangeandbananas Orangeandbananas 13-15 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I actually used to have a different username that had my real first name in it, but I didn't particularly want everybody knowing my first name. I was so ecstatic to see I could...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I chose Shinook26 because Shinook is my drag name. I added a 26 on the end because I'm nearly 26 (at the end of August). I chose Shinook as my drag name because I wanted something...
    Shinook26 Shinook26 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    The way her eyes stare into mine Drives me wild, crazy, ravenous Her touch is like silk And it starts a small fire in me I know this is not love This is just pure lust And I'm...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Her blue eyes are an ocean Of dark secrets and scary truths I want to dive right in And find out what she's hiding Her lips are like feathers So soft and silky And their touch...
    RozzebellConta RozzebellConta 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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