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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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    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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    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 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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    I created a plan, I wrote a book.

    No amount of words could ever bring you back, I was just to foolish to realize...
    Brandon1495 Brandon1495 18-21, M Jan 2

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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

    I started reading in my teens once I discovered the Fantasy genre thanks to James Patterson’s Maximum Ride novels, then I expanded to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Heroes of...
    RainMazerra RainMazerra 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    I'm trying to write a novel, however its taking FOREVER and my creativity level is next to none. Maybe I'm not cut out for writing? That would be a kick in the nuts (if I had nuts...
    Enrapture47 Enrapture47 18-21, F Jan 18

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    i really enjoy reading graphic novels, unlike text only books. text only books require much imagination, and also certain reading skills so you can recognize what the writer is...
    Nick232 Nick232 16-17, M Jan 22

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    The Cage around my Heart prevents me to be Heartbroken by making me unable to Love It made it so that I am Forever Numb, to keep the Sorrow from my Heart So now it sits and waits...
    Aphrodite14 Aphrodite14 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    I shared this a little while ago but thought I'd re-post for new friends. I am a professional so please refrain from negative/rude comments. There is no need. I write mainly...
    DaydreamerLegacy DaydreamerLegacy 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    So I was writing my outline for my novel that takes place in a fictional country called Osia. Now trying to be realistically as possible on how it got its independence, how it's...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 18-21, M Jan 21

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    I am in the process of writing a story that has evolved to novel proportions, three intact, a trilogy haha. I have no goals to have to published or make money. I am just doing it...
    Jbonha Jbonha 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    I would like to write at least two novels in my lifetime. I started on a few years ago but I only did three pages. Writing is so hard. I feel so lazy and unmotivated at times. I am...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm doing it. I am writing a novel. -- I have long loved the beauty of the written word, but in high school I started leaning towards visual art, and from college to career have...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    This letter I wrote to my lover who is away right now. Days gone without you was really hard, everyday was a year to me, I missed you when the sun rise and I missed you when the...
    collegegirl20 collegegirl20 22-25, F Jan 5

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    "COME HOME JACK". Two months ago on Monday, The RSPCA used highly dubious tactics to seize Jack [my 20 month German shepherd] from me. Along with the PC who had harassed me...
    Jackboy12 Jackboy12 56-60, M Jan 3

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    I wrote a whole trilogy... Well I'm on my third right now, ehh but mines probably sucks co pared to yalls I'd love to read any
    avo3 avo3 18-21, M Jan 15

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    This poem was for my grandson. I wrote it after he died to help with the grief. I was at the nadir of my life god heard my prayer it seems For late last night He answered Jesus...
    garionrox garionrox 51-55 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I wrote this a long time ago when I was 14 but I've remembered it ever since. It's very "lovey" but that's the way it is. It's called Never Ending. One day she came and touched my...
    JackTheDon JackTheDon 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I was laying here thinking its been 2 weeks (Jan. 8th was the last time i wrote u) since I've said anything to u. Thats the longest we've gone without talking since I meet you...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F Jan 22

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    Poem I wrote about distracting yourself from what is actually wrong: Something was very wrong I put in the laundry like I always did. It was a dark wash. Separate out the lights...
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Correction - I wrote SEVERAL stories! Better yet, I'm WRITING stories! B O O M ! You're welcome!
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Technically its a song that I wrote a few years ago not knowing how prevalent it would be to how I feel three years later. There are many roads I walk by. There are many stories...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    any suggestions ? looking for the next one
    liraCol liraCol 22-25, F Jan 6

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    http://sexylovestories.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/love-is-dead/
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Demon Hunting and Julia It was foggy the morning that I had to say goodbye to my precious jewel. Lilly of the valley and pieces of my soul on fire. I was going to miss her shy...
    LastofmyPeople LastofmyPeople 31-35, F Jan 19

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    It's not easy, but it's slowly coming along.
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I still remember the dark dirty floor of the toy shed in the backyard. The pain as every piece of clothing I had on was getting torn off in fast motions. The hand covering my mouth...
    AlphaIsabel AlphaIsabel 13-15 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Lost soul You pass me on the street and out eyes briefly meet. You hold the door open for me as I enter behind you. I say thanks, but you have no idea that my mind is blank. In...
    shell20 shell20 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    "Diesel" One syllable word "Hope" Keeps you aligned at the downward slope Shake a little ,wake up better It is a message of heaven in letters Thunderstorm was severe Glad,What...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Ok this is my version of dumb white guy raping I'm white by the way My name is Wolfie an Im a bad *** man I beat my meat with a frying pan That's as far as I got Help me...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M Jan 4

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    Laying in the wagon Surrounded by an ocean of misplaced toys and the remnant of last autumn’s leaves In the afternoon light of spring There were no priests No people dressed in...
    samanthathepanther2 samanthathepanther2 18-21, F Jan 4

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    Bounded by Thy time and space this human clay, will flash across heaven like lightning; and will blew along earth like gust. Yea, an existence of quick fashion. In Thine mantle of...
    bloodempress bloodempress 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I think of how it used to be. your soldier goes off to war. you wait patiently for the next letter to come. hoping it will come. there is something romantic about waiting for...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F Jan 8

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    Alone forever No matter what I do….. I always get neglected!!........ Rejected, ignored and stomped by…… When will this misery end?...... I try to be patient and sweet...
    AjaxJaxson AjaxJaxson 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    My Cats Name Is Razor. Razor Is A Blade. The Blade Makes Paint, The Color Only Red The Canvas Is Skin, Nobody's But Mine. Razor Makes Up Lies No One Sees Through My Eyes. People...
    Jaylynn99 Jaylynn99 13-15, F Jan 9

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    I see you there Smirking at me You run your finger Across your neck Why do you taunt me so? I see you there Laughing at me You're beautiful But your body- Covered in hideous scars...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Give me something to fightThe shadows of the nightGive me something to be braveAnd survive another nightAnother night without youAnother night hearing the voices in my headThe...
    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    This was inspired by the violin found in the sunken titanic. It's called 'The Lost Violin' Not to worry, Aboard a ship, That cannot be sunk. Party and make merry, In the...
    FriendlyDalek FriendlyDalek 18-21, F Jan 12

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    Brevity: It's not just the soul of wit, it's the accurate estimation of medial human concentration. Get right to the meat of it. Don't exclude people by speaking outside their...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    .......it's okay being weak......
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 13