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    I haven't, but I'm trying. When it comes to original stories, I'll admit I'm not the best. I guess that's what FF is for, but like I said, trying. I had an idea, and I know it seems a little close to Michael Scott's Nicholas Flamel series, but that's only because its about...
    Valeriance Valeriance 18-21, F Feb 20, 2009

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    These eyes have seen it all,

    the tears the falls, Im like niagra but i got right back up like viagra
    heyyo1234 heyyo1234 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Operation Story Download Underway!

    It's been a long grueling process, but the audio versions of "The Lin Wu Chronicles" have finally begun to post on audible.com. They began appearing on May 1st after several checks on their progress in the audible system. The stories have actually been recorded since last fall...
    paclark paclark 31-35 May 3, 2012

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    I am actually writing a long series

    and it's going very well at the moment, if anyone would like to read what I have, go ahead and message me! I love talking creative writing!!!
    MussiociZinni MussiociZinni 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Four Books And Counting

    As a self-publishing indy writer, I have four books under my belt. I have one that is in production as of this writing, and one that I'm working on. I write mostly children's books, but I have written two autobiography/memoir books. The children's books are a series of five...
    jildaleigh jildaleigh 46-50, F Aug 17, 2012

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       THE 75 CLUB PRESENTS: "BI"& NEXT

    WEEKTHE 75 CLUB PRESENTS: "MY ANGEL"
    DEONTEBURNS DEONTEBURNS 31-35 May 3

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    The Story Of My Abuse

    I was abused by a step-father from the age of seven to eleven. I was told everyday that if I told anyone that I would be killed. For five years I dealt with the physical abuse, mental torture and abuse. He would beat me and laugh at me. He found out I was afraid of mice and he...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F Sep 7, 2012

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    survivorsofcps survivorsofcps 26-30 Sep 15

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    My Book

    I wrote Lincoln's Political Generals, which told the story of how Licoln appointed politicians to high command in the Union army during the Civil War in order to gain their and their constituencies support for the war effort. The book examined how effectively those men performed...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M May 2, 2013

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    A Motivational Book For Women

    I'd finished about half of it. The chapter outlines were done, and I knew exactly where I was going with it.Then my computer crashed. Hard-drive went to IT heaven and I can't recover it.Devastated! It's been allocated to - well that was a joke! pile. I have tied and tried to...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 13 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Loud Silence

    I wrote a book a few days ago and now I am a published author, The name of my Book is loud silence, It is available on http://www.lulu.com/content/4167174 Well The thing is that i am not interested in getting money, I have written down due to my love for writing and...
    superakh superakh 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    My Book On Amazon.com And Availabe For Kindle Users As Well!

    It is a short book of many to come titled; A CrossDressers" Guide...To Success! Hope you all get a chance to see it and would hope everyone buy it of course, tee hee hee! FREE PEEK at;http://www.amazon.com/CrossDressers-Guide-To-Success-Volume/dp/1481257196/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    My Book

    i also used xlibris for my 1st book.my 2nd will be all i held out of the 1st.now,after using this site i'm thinking about just putting left out material all over this site.the ripple effect effects everyone.you don't have to be the one who starts it but you will feel it.i took...
    barryd31 barryd31 46-50, M Apr 27, 2010

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    A Collection of Short Stories As a Gift

    While courting the woman that would one day be my wife, I wrote a number of short stories for her. Those stories were one of the reasons she married me. After we were married, I printed and bound a collection of the stories for her and gave it to her for her birthday. She was...
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2007

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    When Is Done Really Done!

    There's one small detail people tend to forget when they begin the process of self-publishing. That is making sure you spend the time needed to weed out all the annoying little errors. Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about, I had my last book proofed by another...
    paclark paclark 31-35 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    A Poetry Book Of Life Struggles

    I just completed and published a poetry book I wrote myself. It's a collection of 78 poems regarding various hardships of life. There is something in it for everyone no matter your circumstances in your life or past experiences. Everyone should be able to find at least one poem...
    SheilainJanuary SheilainJanuary 26-30 Jun 12, 2011

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    I Am A Writer Now. . . A Published Writer

    I have a few things to say referring to writing or the lack of. . . Its official I am a published author, and I have the book to prove it. I honestly thought that it would be more exciting. However I am sitting here looking at my book: a little blue the book is done, a little...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    Only one short chapter about black living in

    the 1920's America please leave a comment ask me for link it wont let me post it here.
    BrandonKing14 BrandonKing14 13-15, M Nov 17

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    Late Night Wind Chimes And Writing!

    It happens sometimes. You're lying there in bed late at night, trying to drift off to sleep, but you can't bring yourself to rest. Maybe your mind is stuck racing around with the events of the day as you try to decide what you could have done differently. Or maybe you're...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Shattered Images And Somwomana By Victoria Lane

    I have two books published on amazon.com and kindle.They are Shattered Images a story of a dysfunctional family. A strong-willed mother and passive father, a daughter placed in a convent school which she hates. Somwomana a story of every women who has been kicked in the butt by...
    Victoria641 Victoria641 26-30 1 Response Oct 15, 2010

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    I Wrote A Book And Self Published It, Will Anyone Read It And Give Me A Review Please. Pt 3

    THE WILL OF MY GRANDFATHER - Chapters 22 through 28 22 After breakfast Tom asked Nacho to go out and take care of the animals so he could continue going through his grandfather’s papers concerning the house that he started looking at the night before. He was also hoping there...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Learning To Let Go

    There's one reality that will inevitably cross your path if you write regularly, that's finding someone to edit your work for you. Using an editor is a must for two reasons. One, they can find the grammar or tense errors in your work if they exist. Two, you need a second pair of...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 18, 2012

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    I Wrote A Book And Self Published It, Will Anyone Read It And Give Me A Review Please. Pt 2

    THE WILL OF MY GRANDFATHER - Part 2, the next chapters, 12 through 21 Tom discovered on his first walk to the ranch that it had only taken him less than half an hour to get there so buying a car didn't seem to be as urgent as he had initially imagined when he had no idea how long...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 2, 2013

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    Heart Surgery More Than Once Is Too Many!

    I remember October 1989 very well.  It was the month I had my first heat attack.  This was followed in 1992 by qyad heart bypass surgery.  Although I dreaded entry to the hospital it was not as painful or traumatic as I thought it would be, apart from the frustrating recovery...
    kenrh kenrh 66-70 May 13, 2011

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    The Breadwinner

    I recently wrote, edited and self published my first novel/ebook called The Breadwinner. It's the first book in a post apocalyptic trilogy. I am sharing on here because I don't have the money for marketing and all that jazz so I am hoping people will check it out via my...
    Typeitordie Typeitordie 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    Free Childrens Books

    I write childrens books for light relief from my other paid passtime - non-fiction writing. It is lots of fun, and I now I have a child of my own, who makes it even more rewarding. It started out as just a hobbie, then grew into a website - www.freekidsbooks.org. Now I have lots...
    freekidsbooks freekidsbooks 31-35 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Guru Geetaa Likeeta, anyone?

    I transliterated - substituted one alphabet for another - this ancient hymnal from Sanskrit to Roman. Of particular interest to yogis, it is also interesting for Sanskrit language students. Its 352 verses [most complete rendering available] are in the above titled book available...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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    And It Was Awful

    It took me, what, 3, 4 years? I wouldn't publish it - ever. Unless it was to be teaching material in an how-not-to-write-class. Don't get me wrong, there's a pretty decent plot somewhere in there between the clichés, mary-sues and god-knows-whats. If anyone wants to read it feel...
    EverSparkling EverSparkling 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2010

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    Character Issues!

    So how important is it to keep characters consistent while writing your book or novel? It's pretty important if you want to maintain a sense of believability throughout your story. For example, if you've created a character who tends to be excitable, talkative, or annoying most...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Mar 11, 2012

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    Dead City Streets

    i wrote an autobiographical account of my breakdown and diagnosis with schizophrenia 10 years ago and had it published by a mental health publisher. i have to admit i am not very skilled at anything and dont work for a living but it was great therapy and it is my proudest...
    deadcitystreets deadcitystreets 31-35 1 Response Jan 7, 2011

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    My book "It's Not What you Think",

    is out on Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNQK5H2 There are also paperback copies of my book now available! You can get them HERE http://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-What-Think-Volume/dp/1494884631 I hope you guys check it out… I've put my heart and soul into it… it's part...
    antigone1892 antigone1892 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Love, Hurt And Freedom (a Poem Book)

    YOU SAVED ME FROM MYSELF far apart yet close to me, there you are, loving me. miles away across the see, yet i still see your face, you set me free from my chains, you knocked my wall and i let in. i felt deaths breathe on my neck then you came and saved me from myself. others...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F Jul 30, 2012

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    I Won Nanowrimo

    For all those people who say they want to write a book, but haven't, NaNoWiMo (National Novel Writing Month) is a great tool. It challenges you to write 50,000 words, the length of a short novel in the 30 days of November. It's difficult, scary, and loads of fun, and I've...
    tiranie tiranie 16-17 Jun 21, 2011

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    The New Republic of Texas is ripped from the

    headlines realistic, full of suspense, intrigue and adventure! Hank Pennington was happy being a rancher, watching over a few thousand acres of prime Central Texas land. He did his bit for God and country, paid his taxes, and left Texas politics well enough alone. But one day...
    TedfromTexas TedfromTexas 56-60, M Mar 26

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    Can Someone Help Me?

    Okay so I just recently started to work on my book. I'm also reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and I noticed that when there is dialogue he has the dialogue on different lines like this: "You walk too fast I'll go slower They went on. You're not talking again. I'm talking...
    Dyemare Dyemare 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    The Theory Of Relativity: A Novel

    My latest book is now published, on amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. As of this morning, though they say it will take 12 - 48 hours to appear on the site. It's called The Theory of Relativity: a novel. It will sell on Kindle or any of their apps, for 5 USD (or equivalent in...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 3 Responses May 13, 2012

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    The Copyright Blues!

    If you self-publish, one of the details you'll have to take care of once you receive your proof books is getting one copyrighted. The reason for this is to make sure no one else tries to steal your work. Technically the book is yours once you've typed it down. However, for legal...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 9, 2012

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    I'M Trying To Revolutionize Philosophical Thought

    So I'm only 21, but for the past 5 years or so of my life I have read many philosophers and great thinkers and have inductively come to a grand unifying philosophy through synthesizing my own ideas with others'. In a moment of inspiration last April, I looked through all my...
    Somninaught Somninaught 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    Minh's Story

    I've written a few books. All non-fiction. The most recently published one (Minh's Story, 2011), launched in Australia in late February of 2012, sold out its first print run in a week. It's the story of a Vietnamese woman raised in war, who migrates to Australia, becomes a...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Mar 17, 2012

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    Two Finished...

    I have two finished novel length manuscripts. Finished, as in the story is complete, they haven't been rewritten well enough for me to do anything with. I have two others I've started, but lost track of where I was going with them, probably weak plot to begin with, or something...
    NamelessWoman NamelessWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    I Want To Design My Book Cover: What To Do?

    So you’ve written your book and you’re considering your options. Maybe you plan to get an agent so he can pitch your book for you to publishing houses. Or maybe you’re thinking of self-publishing your book. In that case you’ll need to look into creating a book cover. But...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Apr 2, 2012

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    My Book - Part 5 - Chapters 37 Through 44

    THE WILL OF MY GRANDFATHER 37 Tom and Nacho are working together in the garden when all of the sudden the sounds of fireworks go off in the distance. “What’s going on? Where is that noise coming from?” “Today is called Independence Day on the calendar. Grandpa Tony...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 2, 2013

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    The Woes Of Editing!

    It can be the most frustrating thing when you finally get your book published, only to find out that editing errors still exist. That still being the case even after you paid someone else to do the copy editing job for you. For people who self-publish, you may already know how...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Feb 9, 2012

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    Where Did She Go!

    I was browsing one of my favorite stock photo sites, getty images, last month when a terrible thing occured. The photos I had purchased to use on my website and books had been pulled from the collection. At first I didn't know what that meant, but I also discovered that I couldn...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Sep 28, 2012

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    My Book - Part 4 - Chapters 28 (Continued) Through 36

    THE WILL OF MY GRANDFATHER - Ch 28 Continued through Ch. 36 respect for his grandfather he will live the antique wood burning stove, mostly because Nacho eagerly attends the antique beast. Tom does plan on getting a microwave as soon as he gets a car to drive to somewhere that...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 2, 2013

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    When I was young I wrote a series

    if books called "Ben buck" It was about a buck named Ben and his wife named dela. And they had a lot of kids and lived in my wood, and were friends with my cows.
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F Nov 7

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    Pinked (Just A Bit)

    sorry for the spelling. Chapter one: A Mucky Morning "Ruuuf! Aaaarooff ruff!" Prince Pink-a-lot was barking again and i was overly annyoed. i had woken up late, when i asked for Princess Flakes (My absolutly favorite cerel) Mom had frowned and said we had no more, ugh! how...
    EliseIsAnAuthor EliseIsAnAuthor 18-21, F Mar 26, 2013

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    Struggles

    I am a struggling author and i am only 14. I would really appreciate any help i can get, thanks. I am interested in fantasy andam actually writing a book about a teenage boy who watches his father die. The boy grows up with a mage a sets out to get his revenge when the mage...
    uck41 uck41 18-21 1 Response Jul 12, 2010

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    Once upon a time there was a raindrop named

    Stewart. Stewart lived in a small white cloud that floated lazily amidst many others in the late fall skies. One morning he awoke wondering, “What is my purpose?” All we do is just sit around sipping on clouds and watch the world go by. I am so… bored. He drifted from...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 Mar 11

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    I Wrote A Book And Self Published It, Will Anyone Read It And Give Me A Review Please.

    I am submitting it to "real publishers" now that I have it a copy-rite on it and I would love for someone to read it and give me a review. So here it is and I would love to hear all comments. Thank you. Michele THE WILL OF MY GRANDFATHER By Michele Rae DeJean 1 A faint reddish...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    What A Difference A Word Makes!

    What a difference a word makes. I just realized that after reading over my book for the 100th time recently. And as an author, you have to be very particular about what words you choose, since one small word can change the complete meaning of a sentence or the whole outlook of...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    What I Did Instead Of The Super Bowl!

    So this past weekend there was a Tet festival in my community. For those of you who may be wondering, Tet is the Vietnamese version of Chinese New Year. It was of course the Yea