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I Want to Write a Novel

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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 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    One Novel After Another

    I am working on a lot of different novels like at the same time. I have so many different ideas I'm thinking of, one just after another. It's hard to get past the first few chapters with another great idea that I thought of, but I love and I would trade it for the world.
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2010

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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part1)

    i am suhasgoku and now telling you a story of dragon ball z All the fans of dragon ball z want to hear the stories of dragon ball z so i am typing this story Dragon ball:- Pilif Saga Dragonball starts off as Son Goku a boy meets Bulma, Bulma hits Son Goku with her car...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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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 Have An Idea For A Blockbuster Novel....

    But it would cost way too much to make into a movie. No studio on earth could afford to make this idea if I can get it all written down into a novel into a movie. Somebody would cheapen it down by using the CGI effects to the max because let's face it. They can't afford this...
    pennyhawkins1966 pennyhawkins1966 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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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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    I Was Around For The Birth Of The Personal Computer Industry

    I was there. I met Jobs, Woz and Gates when they were nobody. I worked for a start-up selling computer software for personal computers almost a half decade before IBM introduced the PC. I watched the companies grow. I was there when Woz crashed his plane and Jobs lost his...
    Bloopster Bloopster 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    If I Had the Skills and Story ...

    If I had the skills and story to write a novel, I would do it in a hearbeat. Unfortunately, God bestowed me musical talents. I still write little things in my spare time. But as much as I want to write a novel, I know I never will. I dont have the motivation.
    snokat snokat 18-21, F Jun 11, 2007

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    Oh Yeah, I'd Love to Write...

    Oh yeah, I'd love to write a novel! That said, I'm not much of a "story teller," so I probably would never sell anything.
    whovian whovian 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2007

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    I Want To Write A Novel

    I recently wrote a copyrighted story idea about about a couple (Henry and Claire, ) who meet and become aquainted, while waiting for their spouses (Sal and Regina) to arrive on an Amtrak train But tragedy strikes and Sal and Regina are left in critical condition after the severe...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Commitment

    Here's an idea about commitment: it's not a career or stepping stone to something... It's a by-product of impulse and desire combined with a doubtless resolve to overlook the imperfections of each other. Having said that, I suppose love, and nothing else, should be the sole...
    hastycrew hastycrew 22-25 Sep 15, 2013

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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 20 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    I Write Stories. ...

    I write stories. Very short stories and my thoughts but a novel is too long for me ;)
    Apobird Apobird 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2007

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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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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part4)

    Cell saga Three years passed since Trunks' arrival. A lot has changed since then, Trunks from the future is now called Miari Trunks since Chibi Trunks is born, and Vegeta joins the Z warriors, but having the same attitude. Miari Trunks arrives from the future to find that there...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Maybe One Day

    I feel like I have a lot of crazy experiences in my life to draw on and maybe write out some of my personal philosophy.  I wish I had taken a creative writing class in college, but I know there is a dictum that one ought to "write what one knows."  I feel I...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2007

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    Writing Writing And More Writing

    I have been writing for as long as I can remember.  I love to write poetry, short stories, and I have almost completed my non-fiction book, but I want to write a fiction novel as well. 
    Felish Felish 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24, 2010

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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 16-18, F 6 Responses Mar 14, 2007

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    I've Tried So Many Times...

    But I just haven't been able to finish one yet. That's my new year's resoloution for this year though. I plan to write it in November, for Nanowrimo. I'm trying to plan the story out early, though, so I'm not playing with it too much in october, and making myself sick of it at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 20, 2008

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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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    If I Can Just Get Myself Started On It...

    I've had this story idea in my head for several years now,need to stop procrastinating and start writing it. It's about a mixed-up world that came about after the ripple effect from simultaneous nuclear wars, in three of the parallel worlds, changed the energy frequencies,causing...
    Arginis Arginis 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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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 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part2)

    Dragon ball z:- Vegeta Saga This was the beginning of Dragon Ball Z. We first saw someone leaping from tree to tree in the forest. It was Son Goku, getting wood (actually a whole tree) for his wife, Chi-Chi, to cook. Chi-Chi asked Goku where was Gohan. Goku did not know so he...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Yes.  But I Don't Thi...

    Yes.  But I don't think that I'm talented enough.
    neopet neopet 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27, 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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    I Want to Write a Good Novel (not More Ca-ca)

    Already wrote a crapola one.  Sometimes I think my creativity has up & left me!  But wait... maybe not... I did come up with an amazing cool idea for a presentation I have to give.  And I'm always inventing recipes.  I think my problem with writing is...
    2Quirky 2Quirky 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2009

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    Looking For Writer Colleagues To Exchange Tips And Ideas With :-)

    Any writers out there who sometimes don't know how to describe the situation they want to write about in a clear manner? I think it happens to everyone. I'm looking for friends who want to add each other and possibly help each other with similar circumstances.
    kanifer kanifer 26-30, M Jun 25, 2013

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    Someday, I'll Complete One...i Hope

    I always get really good ideas for novels, write a few chapters or sometimes only a few paragraphs, then drop it. I do have one story that might actually be close to complete, but I'm not satisfied and will keep reworking it. It's a fantasy...one of those other world connected to...
    FeatherInTheWind FeatherInTheWind 22-25, F 13 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    The Pen Is My Saber

    I'm supposed to have written my book series by now, (having started when I was only 5,) but here I am, almost 25, no job, no place of my own, and worst of all: No baby doll to Adopt as my Niece.
    WhiteLegoNinja WhiteLegoNinja 22-25, F Jun 22, 2013

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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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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part5)

    Dragon ball gt:- Bebi Era Ten years after the end of DragonBall Z, Son Goku gets turned into a child again by a wish Pilaf made. The only way Son Goku can get back in his normal state is by finding the Black Star DragonBalls scattered across space. Son Goku, Pan , and Trunks...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Can't Squeeze The Right Thoughts Out Of My Brain.

    (exhaled) I felt like I'm squeezing everything from my head but couldn't get any idea on how to write down the scene that I had in my mind. I guess I'm just out of words and it's really hard. I wanted so much to finish this story that I have been writing about because I feel like...
    hastycrew hastycrew 22-25 Jan 31, 2012

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    My Autobiography

    i guess i'm currently writing my autobiography. i have kept a journal since i was 13 years old, my entire life is on paper since then. i was originally inspired by an anonymous diary called "it happened to nancy", i hope that when i pass my diary's are published and my...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F Nov 22, 2008

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    Still Can't Squeeze Anything...

    We should be inspired for us to write a really worth it story. But I don't have the slightest inspiration now, all I have are problems and maybe that's what's keeping me from continuing my story. Well, the truth is, this person whom I was writing this story about never really did...
    hastycrew hastycrew 22-25 3 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    Need Some Advice..

    I have more than one idea for a novel and I have ideas on some of the specifics I want in the story. My problem is getting my ideas organized to where I can sit down and write a decent story that makes sense. Can anyone tell me what you do to get your thoughts organized to write...
    Onedayacometwillfall Onedayacometwillfall 26-30 4 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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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 21-25, F Apr 1, 2007

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    I Wanted To Write A Book And Trying To

    I am trying to write a book.But I have a hard time.But I thought I write about a Lady that wanteds to be Cowgirl.And the things she goes throw .And that she mint have to go to some thing else.But that is her dreams to go and leave on a Ranch with lot of horses andbe there with...
    ladywolf123 ladywolf123 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2011

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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 46-50, M 9 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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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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    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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    I Just Need a Good Idea

     What should I write about? I'm certain that I could write a novel about anything whatsoever. 
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F 4 Responses May 14, 2009

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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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    Thoughts On Percentage Of Focus Upon The Protagonist?

    I am nearing the magical 100k word mark for my first heroic fantasy novel (which looks to be heading towards 130-135k and will most likely be in need of serious editing!) I have read an article that advises of a 70/30% split between the protagonist and secondary characters. So...
    mrmat mrmat 26-30 Nov 27, 2012

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    Indecision

    I want to not only write but publish a novel. I've written well into 3 novel ideas. I have over 100 pages written for 2 of them. I can't decide which one I want to really delve into and give my full attention. So for the moment, I write both. The only issue with that is I feel I...
    Dulcette Dulcette 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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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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    NaNoRiMo!

    November is National Novel Writing Month.  After getting rejected by an agent I thought was going to pick me up, I wasn't sure I would do it this year but I've decided to give it a shot anyway. Anyone else doing it?
    JamesJon JamesJon 36-40, M 19 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    I Am!

    I love writing. Infact, I have started probably 20 good novels. I just get frustrated and can't finish them. The last one I started got to page 30 and for some reason I'm having writer's block... help!
    BlondieTwinTwo BlondieTwinTwo 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2007

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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part3)

    Piccolo left Gohan in a desert alone for six months for survival training. Piccolo later returned and started training him. On Kaiou's planet, Goku learned to live under a gravity ten times stronger than Earth's and also learned the Kaioken and Genki-Dama's techniques. (Note: The...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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    I Am Writing More Than One Novel

    I have been writting for years but mostly romances and a lot of perserverance stories.
    Shychicky53 Shychicky53 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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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 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Dragon Ball Z Stories (part2)

    Dragon ball z:- Vegeta Saga This was the beginning of Dragon Ball Z. We first saw someone leaping from tree to tree in the forest. It was Son Goku, getting wood (actually a whole tree) for his wife, Chi-Chi, to cook. Chi-Chi asked Goku where was Gohan. Goku did not know so he...
    suhasgoku suhasgoku 13-15, M Dec 17, 2012

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    Erotica story: Man, woman, harlequin, different packaging, novels, twenty minutes.
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    I've tried many times to write a novel. I always start it off and new ideas just keep coming so I always change something and get side tracked. But it all has one point. If I do...
    beatrizlovespedro beatrizlovespedro 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Another 'poem' of mine Unworldly The feelings and thoughts in my mind are so scattered it's hard to focus and write down on paper. I feel almost as if my brain lives in a...
    brokenglass299 brokenglass299 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I want to be a writer, I want to write a novel of my own life, but make it fiction and maybe improvise in it to make it much more interesting.
    ScaryTale ScaryTale 13-15, F 3 days ago

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