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I Wrote a Novel

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 a week ago

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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 need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M Jun 28

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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 3 days ago

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    Yeah I wrote a poem when I was 11. I was sitting in class and I was bored outa my mind so I grabbed a pen and tore a piece of paper out of my school book and wrote: When darkness...
    Kirakat14 Kirakat14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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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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    Okay so I wrote part of a song what do you think here it is the ground gave away I'm falling hard I'm on my way down to the bottom never knowing what the stars look like but for...
    Tyelioo Tyelioo 13-15, F Jun 27

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days 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 1 day ago

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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 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    There’s a thought in my mind but my lips can’t find the appropriate words, each word is pinching though the silence has been kind. My heart wants to sing but I feel out of...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 2 hrs ago

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    Does anyone mind if I link to the writing I've published on another site?
    AussiePleasure AussiePleasure 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I'd really appreciate it if people checked out some of the stuff I'm working on and tell me what they think. http://figment.com/users/252881-Samuel-Morgan
    AussiePleasure AussiePleasure 18-21, M Jun 25

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    Just finished King's Shawshank redemption...King is so much more than 'king of horror'...
    Mercury90 Mercury90 22-25, F Jun 25

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    Lol I would read a lot book fictional book and I thought I would like to write my own story once :) I even had an idea what the book was going to be about lol but then I lost hope...
    Vickychajon Vickychajon 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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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 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    In what seemed to be a moment, I felt something change. It was paradoxical almost, like when the moon kisses the sea, I felt my world shift. There wasn't a constellation or a...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jun 25

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    I often write poems, and somehow it became my outlet since I don't usually share my feelings to just anyone. Here's one of the tons of poems I've done about someone I know, who...
    deathgrunty deathgrunty 18-21, F Jun 26

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    From the depth she screams She shouts your name You hear her But you don't care. She falls even more Lost in her mind You turn around And never look back. She lost her way You...
    andrea31 andrea31 13-15, F Jun 27

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    This summarizes many conversations I've had with "nice" people. I've learned that I can't talk to anybody about existential depression who doesn't also have it. Not everything in...
    metagross metagross 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Do you know how it feels Do you know how it feels Do you know how it feels when you no longer feels hopeful Do you know how it feels when you lock of confidence in yourself Do...
    kamanda20 kamanda20 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    Its so nice to hear from you. I enjoyed the little time we had. Hopefully we could estabilsh a longer relationship some day. Try not to be too hard on your dad. Men dont think the...
    JustMe2B JustMe2B 36-40, F Jun 28

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    Ever hear the story of the Immortal and his Room? Of course not. I just made it up. Lets say that for as long as I can remember this guy has been locked up in a room with nothing...
    NHighway NHighway 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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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