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I Want to Write a Novel

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    Can I Do It??

    I'm working on like 25 novels at the moment. But I'm so scared whether I'd be able to publish them! And it's a lot of work. :) And I have doubts whether anyone would like them. But I still keep on writing. I think the experience is worth it. Eventhough nobody would read my novels...
    Yeshmanthi Yeshmanthi 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    I find that the hardest part of writing a novel

    is not getting bored and moving on to a different genre
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    I have so many starter ideas,

    but I don't know anything that could really make a full book. My ideas are different, but creative and writable. They would make good stories. I think I will start to put some of those ideas to paper.
    beamystery beamystery 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I'm working on a new draft of my masters thesis

    and I need some readers to let me know if what I've got so far is moving in the right direction. Comment or shoot me a message if you're up for reading a "hot off the presses", Craig Newman original.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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    Not Sure I Have the Ability

    I have the idea and the story mostly mapped out but I don't know if I'm a good enough writer to put it all together. I have been told I'm a good writer but I just don't know. About the only thing I have written is poetry and that is from my heart and soul anyway so of course...
    JuStaNothErGhoSt JuStaNothErGhoSt 26-30 4 Responses Sep 21, 2009

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    My Own Worst Enemy

    I think the harshest critic of my own work would of course, be myself. I would love to write a novel. To complete an entire story. I can see my character and their challenges. Sometimes I can see how they'll overcome, sometimes I will create them and let their personality tell...
    Pierduta Pierduta 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2010

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    Wannabe Writer

    Ever since my tender elementary school years, I've always been planning an ambitious writing project. Plot bunnies come and go. I finish one chapter there, another chapter here - edit a little, edit some more, and give up in disgust after the 3rd go. In junior high, I "...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2007

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    My Escape

    My life is circumstance means that my interactions with other poeple are very limited at the moment. And I've always battled to put meaning into life and work when there are no or few people associated with it. Lets call it a character weakness.But going about my day the other...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 18 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    I Don't Have a Clue What I'm Doing But....

    ....i won't ever be able to get ANYthing published, if i'm not writing.  so i write as often as i can.  i've had a novel idea in mind for my whole life but i've never known how to start or bring the whole idea together.  so, about a year or so ago, i started...
    MysticWriter MysticWriter 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 14, 2007

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    I Am Too

    After this challenge on the internet to write a novel in a month (which i didn't succed) I started writing a fantasy book.  Its awsome being able to create your own world with no boundries and limitations.  It puts all the day dreaming i do to good use.  So i...
    Sokaru Sokaru 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 14, 2007

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    Always Wanted To Write...

    I just never knew what to write about. Then about six months ago I got an idea for a novel, maybe even a series if I can stretch the idea far enough.   I'm excited, and yet slightly concerned as I've no idea where to begin.  I've never written anything before now...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    I have a lot of story ideas,

    but it's in the character's backstories that I have the most trouble. They're hard to write. Any writers here have, I don't know, an easy technique for writing character's backstories and biographies? I need help! Dx
    Whoami30 Whoami30 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    I'm currently in between two pieces

    and I'm not sure which one to work heavily on first. One is a science fiction novel about virtual reality and mind uploading, while the other is a realistic fiction novel about what its like to lose your family and the aftermath. If anyone wants to talk writing with me, PM me! I...
    CaitlinElizabeth815 CaitlinElizabeth815 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I am looking for writers

    who can help me write a story. You dont have to write the entire novel but I can give you couple plots. If its too much then how about you help me to write just One and see how far you can go.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2, 2014

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    I Would Love To, Not Sure If T...

    I would love to, not sure if that will ever happen, but it would be awesome.  I even have a pseudonym picked out!
    psugoddess243 psugoddess243 18-21, F Apr 1, 2007

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    Struggling To Write

    I've been writing stories, desiring to finish it as a novel as my only friend who I dare to share my stories encourages me by calling it 'novel.'But it seems going no where. I can usually write only 2-3 pages maxi. per day. For the next day, I then start the new one, hoping to...
    Alexfield Alexfield 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    if you can't ever come up with story ideas,

    Last night, I decided to use all the song titles on my phone that ended up writing a story about a girl thinking her bf was cheating on her, when really he wanted to marry her but was making her think that something was shifty so she wouldn't suspect that he would marry her. it...
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I actually started one four years ago.

    It is about a hybrid of a fallen angel that blames the "malfeasance" of mankind for his execution back in 300BC. The story takes place in 2020 where the fallen creature is given life by a ghostly figure. They plan to cloak the world in darkness and stop time, but a minion...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Oct 28, 2014

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    I have a dozen ideas about Novels alone.

    I short-listed 3 of them and now have connected them all into a trilogy. 1 male and 2 female hero(ines). Also there are 2 villians too. Wish me luck!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    I recently launched my website

    for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, scripts, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come visit it and let me know what you think of it. www.acraignewman.com
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 41-45, M Mar 20, 2014

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    I would like to write at least two novels in my

    lifetime. I started on a few years ago but I only did three pages. Writing is so hard. I feel so lazy and unmotivated at times. I am not much of a writer but I do have a strong imagination
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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    I am writing articles

    and I will appreciate very much your opinion about them. Check them here: www.gostica.comThank you :)
    Rosica Rosica 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2015

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    I want to write a book one day.

    Its on my bucket list. Maybe a summer romance novel, a Southern summer romance novel. I can see it now. Young woman from Maryland in her twenties visits her Southern family for a month. She ends up meeting a a much older man. Its love at first sight for her. Although he doesn't...
    SweetAndraya SweetAndraya 26-30, F Jan 8

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    I have a few ideas bouncing around in my head.

    It would be nice to see how they turn out.
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Sep 13, 2014

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    I'm so excited for nanowrimo this year I am

    pumped as heck about my story idea this might be the year where I actually edit and publish it I just gotta stick with it
    ghostscircuit ghostscircuit 18-21, F Oct 13, 2015

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    Started writing my book the other day!

    I didn't know it was possible to fall in love with something you've written yourself.
    Lasey94 Lasey94 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2014

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    I want to write a novel.

    I have ideas and things I kinda want to write it with someone. We can throw ideas around
    EpicAce EpicAce 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2014

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    it's really just this one story

    that I have had in my head for a long time now. it's a kind of dramatic sci .fi ordeal. I have the characters, the plot, and even how I want it to end all locked away in my mind, but I feel like my brain turns into goto every time I try to actually write it. the details are what...
    mrweerd mrweerd 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2015

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    Geekjunk Geekjunk 18-21, M Apr 9, 2015

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    My soul is tired. As we sat facing each other

    on the bed, I sighed quietly and put my hands on his cheek, rubbing it with my thumb softly. He holds my hand, with a sad look on his face he asked, "Whats wrong, sweety?" I felt that we are sinking. I knew this one is not going to last forever, and that breaks me. I want to...
    whitenut whitenut 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I'm a surprisingly talented writer

    for my age, and I've been wanting to start a novel for quite some time now. The only problem is I can't think of a plot! :P
    ChortlesOfDoom ChortlesOfDoom 13-15 Apr 26, 2014

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    A Police Officer's Life.

    I would like someday soon to put pen to paper and recall some of the more interesting aspects of my life.I am bound by the Official Secrets Act,however there are many ways of portraying real events that I have been witness to. I enjoyed initially the work that I did however it...
    garvan garvan 51-55, M 9 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    I've contemplated this

    for many years now. to write a self biography, even just for myself would be a huge accomplishment
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 8, 2015

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    I want to write something

    that will inspire and make people think," Wow, that's amazing, who, what, where, when, why..." Something that I can leave for the world to read and enjoy.
    panda112646 panda112646 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2015

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    I am hopeful that i can find a 20-30 year old

    female counterpart that would be interested in writing a novel with me. I am not a published author, however i am not new to writing. I mostly write Fantasy Fiction but love all types of literature. Writing is one of the few things i love to do. I want to create a novel so...
    jbmorales jbmorales 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    The Begining

    Author's note:  This is the beginning of a story that I've been working on.  Feedback appreciated, it will be updated as I write more and add more to it.       Ghost Dancers   Chapter 1:  Foxworthy Manor.      ...
    evilkittymew evilkittymew 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    It's one of my owngoing projects.

    The only trouble is the severe writing block I'm suffering from right now. It's lasted four years! haha.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 12, 2014

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    This is a part of my novel,

    I think it encompasses a lot of the books idea: I finally saw the pyramids. I went to them with a bottle of wine in my hand coming off an opium high. I shouted at them, “damn you!every stone you have is made of a lost love!you were built off the blood, sweat and tears of good...
    passion4writing passion4writing 22-25, M Dec 14, 2013

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    I Want To Write A Novel And I Would Like Suggestions

    i plan on writing a novel but i don't know where to start. does anyone have any suggestions from personal experiences?
    BornWarrior87 BornWarrior87 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    And I finally have the end to the story.

    I'm going to start working on the outline this weekend. I'm actually excited about it.
    SashaAmazon SashaAmazon 31-35, F Apr 8, 2015

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    She was a disaster when she arrived at my

    doorstep, completely soaked by the rain. Her green umbrella lay open at her feet, its structure bent awkwardly and unable to close. Underneath a thick overcoat, she clutched her briefcase, although I could see that some water had seeped onto it. I watched a few droplets run...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 29, 2015

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    How Do I Start Again?

    It’s been almost nine years since I first felt the desire to write a novel. When I first felt the urge, I realized I had one major obstacle to overcome: I really sucked at writing. We’re talking about getting Ds and Cs in English class. But, I couldn’t shake it. I love...
    perpetuallydisjointed perpetuallydisjointed 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Writing Is Easy - Just Open a Vein and Bleed

    To write you need passion, technique, patience, and perseverance.  In '90 I began a memoir of Manic Depression called Invisible Driving.  It's available on Amazon - finally!  Author, Alistair McHarg.  You can read sample chapters on my site, www...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 22 Responses Jun 17, 2007

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    But I Can't Choose Which To Write

    It's most likely an impossible way to do it, but I'm trying to write five novels simultaneously, bit by bit, pretty much at random. I know intuitively that the completion of a successful novel would require intense concentration and focus, to the exclusion of all other...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 13 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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