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I Wrote a Novel

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    I Wrote a Novel Called Moonlit Tours

    I wrote my memoir of manic depression, Invisible Driving, because I had to - literally - to survive.  When it was done, I was free to write whatever I wanted.  In '76 my life was in ruins, my mother had died, father remarried, family wrecked, finished grad school...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 23 Responses Jun 20, 2007

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    Once Upon A Time.

    I wrote a "novice Novel" in high school, Junior year, my English teacher loved it, and I had a 100 page incomplete rough draft being passed around the school, literally hundreds of people were giving me good reviews on it. But one sad day, my old computer, the poor thing...
    Nemesisfrank Nemesisfrank 18-21, M Jul 17, 2011

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    I Have To Write

    I have to write. I go to places that I have been and many that I have not yet visited when I write.  I write for myself, but I always have the hope that someone else also will enjoy reading my work.  I always seem to have a nautical theme, because that is all I really...
    SailCaptain SailCaptain 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Finally!

    Nonfiction I had already written, but a novel: numerous, but none finished. And now it is! Rewriting, editing, rewriting.. it is not my favourite part of the 'job', but now it is done! And the amazing bit is.. just a few days after sending it off to an agent, I got the idea for a...
    mariawrites mariawrites 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 20, 2008

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    It took longer to decide on what story I wanted

    to tell than it did to actually write the thing. It was called Dead Trees, it was a psychological thriller about a troubled teen trying to prove a popular classmate's suicide was actually a murder. It was flawed; it took itself way too seriously and managed to get bizarrely over...
    hangingbyshoestrings hangingbyshoestrings 22-25, M 2 Responses May 17

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    My New Novel

    Now I write a new novel.... It's difficult, sometimes I don't know as I go on... like now
    Tielove Tielove 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2008

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    One Small Step

    It was years ago,  now. 377 pages in typescript, bound in blue, with gold lettering. I have not looked at it for a long time. I made a few attempts to have it published, without success, of course.   There follows the final section. Without going into the complex plot...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Aug 26, 2009

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    Ready For Publication

    Wrote a crime/mystery, working on my next novel.
    somethingfierce somethingfierce 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I Wrote A Horror Novel

    It took 14 months. It came in at about 164, 000 words. It is a horror novel called 9 Full Moons. It is about a teenage girl named Sara. The only goth girl in a small timber town. She is trying to make it through high school but struggles with the fact that she is much more...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Wrote Two Novels - Many Years Ago

    I wrote two novels many years ago, one when in high school to deal with the loneliness and bitterness I felt at being an outsider - second done in college for about the same thing - self-published through an on-line publication - also a collection of short stories - don't ever...
    clingcom clingcom 51-55, M 2 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    The 27th thing on my bucket list was to write a book and publish it. I did it. I wrote a lesbian romance novel and published it through Amazon. It's good; it sells and has gotten...
    ktg83 ktg83 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Because I've been a huge Star Wars-fan since elementary school back in the 80s, my first taste of graphic novels came with all the Star Wars graphic novels from Dark Horse. I loved...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Hi everybody. My name is Helen Susan Swift and I am writing a novel. I already have two published on Amazon, both historical novels of different types. I have: 'The Handfasters...
    helensusanswift helensusanswift 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Finally, after so much planning (well I'm constantly planning and thinking about the story but you get the idea), I am writing a book. A novel. I've been longing for this day for...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I want your advise. You, the reader of my many posts . I'm thinking of writing a novel. Hopefully a best seller. It maybe a murder. It will of course contain lots of what I write...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    The story is told through the eyes of the main character, Kenodra. She has done the will of God since she was very young. She witnessed exorcisms and beatings done in the name of...
    Kenyata Kenyata 36-40, F Jul 7

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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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    And it actually was, it still is, we r ok and we love each other but there are so many stuuffff going around just like a novel, everyday a there is something or someone that tries...
    desirejanice desirejanice 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hello, my name is Sara and I'm currently writing a novel in which the main character is a trans person. (a FtM or MtF, either can work) I would like if you told me your...
    Sarawrites Sarawrites 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    So one of my closest friends and I read a poem that a shepherd wrote to his love called 'The passionate Shepherded to his love' , then a different poet responded in a poem to the...
    anotherpasserby anotherpasserby 16-17, F Jul 3

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    From Hallmark to the Notebook, Im sure we've all experienced the cheesy comebacks, and the repetitious romantic love letters. And since poems usually start with "Roses are red...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jun 29

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    Lyrics to a song I wrote. Through experience and for what it's worth; thought I'd share. My Raging Inner Storm I take the chance Another glance Forecast’s out, will this...
    mysweetshadow mysweetshadow 31-35, M Jun 30

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    So me and my friend wrote a poem today in class and thought I'd share it with you:) If you could tell me a lie, What would it be? Maybe "I love you" Or "you're everything to me...
    sademptynothing sademptynothing 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I wrote a song today. But my voice is absolutely horrible to sing it ugh I need help !
    scared850 scared850 13-15, M Jul 10

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    I'm writing a poem for th girl I love in hopes of one day getting her back. I wrote a love letter for her and was thinking of giving her Noth the letter and the poem. But I do t...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M Jul 19

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    I've had my dream come true twice! But it was HARD work!! When I first got married I wrote a book called "A Brides Cookbook or Surviving the First Year" Back then I didn't have a...
    njgeiger njgeiger 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wrote a poem and feel like sharing it. Tell my what you think. It has to do with the abuse I experienced in my past. Here it goes: Torture By Lucile199 Every time I close my...
    Lucile199 Lucile199 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I wrote a Confession but I think it's more like a story. I enjoy reading the "Confessions." But why is there a sep place for Confessions, they're exactly the same as "Experiences...
    maggiemaggamuff maggiemaggamuff 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Truth is as I tried to wash all of you away, the biggest part of me washed away too.
    DiamondNikki12 DiamondNikki12 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Yes, I'm a smart ***, but I just thought of a funny love letter. If you have the same sense of humor as I do, then you will get understand why I would think of this. The letter...
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 9 hrs ago

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    to be honest it's the only thing that keeps me from doing it. i'd love to eat flesh too.
    johnlester johnlester 22-25, M 5 hrs ago

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    Any YA recommendations? :) thank you
    Imirlanda Imirlanda 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I prefer the young adult/teen section of the bookstore. I think authors of teen fiction are really great at making wonderful fantasy worlds. They seem to pull readers in more than...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jul 9

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    My passion is paranormal romance. I have read so much a can't even keep count
    quietbird quietbird 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I am so depressed. I literally think about killing myself every single day of my life, but I'm too much of a coward to go through with it. I'm sick of living. I have no friends...
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M Jul 16

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    It's been a crazy couple of months, hopefully in a couple more I would finish.
    ForeverShades ForeverShades 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I am happy to share poems by message, but would ask you don't share mine or repost anywhere.
    danejude danejude 41-45, M Jul 20

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    Hey i'm Mandy, And for once my crush likes me back. The problem is that he's coming over but, he texts me all day and is very sexual and i just want to be a cute couple. We can...
    MandyGonzalez MandyGonzalez 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    My story started from here, it’s hard to choose a good person as a husband. One day I throw this question to unrecognized person “How to be a good husband and what criteria you...
    neha79 neha79 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This story should have been written a good two months ago, haha The title is pretty much self-explanatory, it took about a week but I'm pretty sure that the outcome was great.
    DanBurnett DanBurnett 16-17, M Jun 29

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    Juny and I With a fork in the road, We must walk both paths Though, not together, like in the past. Our bodies shift, Our hands unlock, My heart feels like it's turned to rock...
    Euusio Euusio 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    .....Three lil words that i say and give to younever said without meaning this i would never dowhen i say i love you please believe me and know its trueI love with everything i am...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Whilst sitting on the last step, wondering about the unknown with the fear looking over your shoulder and wondering where you went wrong. Will there be any time left. What are our...
    funnyface2014 funnyface2014 41-45 Jul 3

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    You knew me before I was born you watch me grow and watched me struggle all the while telling me "son you are going to hate me not because of what I say or what I do but there will...
    Wonderinsoul Wonderinsoul 22-25, M Jul 3

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    ***What is Love?*** What is love? I think no one understands it, not even me. But one thing I know about love, is that it has a lot to do with willingness. I am searching for...
    HeartSelfMade7668 HeartSelfMade7668 18-21, F Jul 3

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    I can tell you a million time how i feel you will never understand my heart all you care about is yourself you've never given me a chance i always thought that our love was true i...
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F Jul 3

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    Although I never knew your name, Or what you'd come to be, I love you with my whole being, I love you with my soul, the whole of me.
    scottmarg scottmarg 26-30, M Jul 3

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    I wish I could flick a switch and end the pain, Instead I'm sitting here in this never ending rain, Looking back at that one big mistake, Dreaming about that other path I did not...
    scottmarg scottmarg 26-30, M