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I Wrote a Book

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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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...
    superakh superakh 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 2, 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...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Mar 17, 2012

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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...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 3 Responses May 13, 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...
    tiranie tiranie 16-17 Jun 21, 2011

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    No, I Didn't Say Noah's Ark, I Said Arc! - If I was to say the word ARC to you in publishing, what would come to mind? Would you start thinking about Noah's Ark? Possibly a story...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    I Should Have Gone To Film School! - Sometimes I think I should have gone to film school. In fact, the older I get, the more I realize that was the field I should have chased after...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jun 3, 2012

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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...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Feb 7, 2012

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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...
    CatchCabby CatchCabby 56-60, F 13 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Apr 2, 2012

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 May 3, 2012

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    E-book Number 2 Done! - I was pretty pleased this week to see that my second e-book went up for sale on amazon.com For whatever reason amazon seems to get book releases out first...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Oct 20, 2012

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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...
    antigone1892 antigone1892 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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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...
    Victoria641 Victoria641 26-30 1 Response Oct 15, 2010

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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...
    kenrh kenrh 66-70 May 13, 2011

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 9, 2012

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    My Big Audio Book Gamble! - Writing, editing and pulbishing a book is no easy task. If it were, then it wouldn't take 1 + years to get them into the marketplace. That time is cut...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jun 25, 2012

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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...
    uck41 uck41 18-21 1 Response Jul 12, 2010

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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...
    NamelessWoman NamelessWoman 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18, 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...
    freekidsbooks freekidsbooks 31-35 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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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...
    SheilainJanuary SheilainJanuary 26-30 Jun 12, 2011

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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...
    thisaccountisgone thisaccountisgone 18-21, F Jul 30, 2012

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    Testing - 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...
    Valeriance Valeriance 18-21, F Feb 20, 2009

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Feb 9, 2012

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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...
    Dyemare Dyemare 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 1 Response Sep 2, 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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Sep 28, 2012

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    And Almost Nobody Seems To Care - My book The Theory of Relativity: a novel, went up as published on amazon KDP shop on 14 May just gone. Now, I know that is not even 2 months ago...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M Jun 29, 2012

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    Something Looks A Little Different! - One of the things I've noticed since my last book cover came back is how the photos seem to lose some of their detail, once they're...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 8, 2012

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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...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M May 2, 2013

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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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...
    freeed freeed 61-65, M 3 Responses Apr 12, 2011

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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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 18, 2012

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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...
    EliseIsAnAuthor EliseIsAnAuthor 18-21, F Mar 26, 2013

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    You Just Made A Book What? - I'm sure many of you are aware of the new and latest thing in book marketing now, the Book Trailer. The one thing you may be asking yourself though is...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Jul 1, 2012

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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...
    GuardianBlack GuardianBlack 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 16, 2007

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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...
    barryd31 barryd31 46-50, M Apr 27, 2010

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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...
    Brokenlikeaturtleshell Brokenlikeaturtleshell 36-40, F Sep 7, 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...
    deadcitystreets deadcitystreets 31-35 1 Response Jan 7, 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...
    Typeitordie Typeitordie 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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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...
    jildaleigh jildaleigh 46-50, F Aug 17, 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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    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...
    tastyfrzz tastyfrzz 46-50 Mar 11

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 2, 2013

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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...
    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...
    paclark paclark 31-35 Mar 11, 2012

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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...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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