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I Wrote a Novel

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    I want to but all my ideas , i just cant wrote them down ?? How do you start ?
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    Rereading the series, already on burnt offerings. I love these novels.
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    I'm writing an novel about a woman called Mona who's forced into an engagement with an older man. Mona then falls in love with a younger man called Arthur who persuades her to run...
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    I'm currently writing a novel about a utopian society in the future in the point of view of a seventeen year old girl. I had never really fitted in here. In such a controlled...
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21

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    I'm writing a novel! Here's the link to Book 2! http://www.wattpad.com/story/19361271-the-past-is-the-past-and-the-future-is-the-future And here's the link to Book 5! Read Book...
    Lunamoon16 Lunamoon16 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get these amazing novel ideas but can't be bothered to write the entire story.....................
    Mishwaar Mishwaar 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Sincere Deception, I wrote and published! Message me if you're interested in checking it out! It's free limited time on smashwords.com
    BonnieProfound BonnieProfound 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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    This is for you Zack. In school, we were required to write a story using 10 vocab words from our books. So the first thing I thought of was Zack's hate for Jay, Corey, and Drew...
    xxxfakerhaterxxx xxxfakerhaterxxx 13-15, M Oct 9

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    "I WILL NEVER FALL" dedicated to Maya Angelou and her poem, "Still I Rise" I may seem weak from what you see Your eyes they never lie But look at me from within my flesh You'll...
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    Hey, guys. I didn't talk in a while. Sorry about that ^.^ Anyway, I recently wrote a song: Dying, crying, trying Every time I see you shaking Lying with my mind, oh whoa Your...
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    "Used To" I used to swim in beer bottle oceans Drinking like it’d keep me afloat, Only to vividly remember What I was trying to forget the most, Persuading my liver to foot the...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M 20 hrs ago

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    Yes!!! I have a murder mystery planned out, half written a fantasy one and just started a romance.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    If there are any Dutch people on here who want to judge my first few pages that'd be great!
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F Oct 1

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    I am 10 pages so far! My friend is going to post the first part on her deviant art.
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    blindfoldstacy blindfoldstacy 41-45, T 1 Response Oct 3

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    I'll tell you a story about Jack and Dory. And now my tale is begun. I'll tell you another about Jack and his brother and now my story is done!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 4

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    There need to be more books of this genre
    Treyboy14 Treyboy14 13-15, M Oct 4

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    vintagepinup vintagepinup 18-21, F Oct 8

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    The Life Rave (1) ------------------ We're still at the beginning of the night. the movement is dimmed in Meniat Asseirig. The poor houses are wrapped by darkness. With its wet...
    EgyptianSherief EgyptianSherief 36-40, M Oct 10

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    Need help bouncing ideas around for my book.
    seekeroftruth83 seekeroftruth83 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Silence 13 The boy only knows he's the 13th one, he does not care for others unlike to him. These scars he'd hidden behind cloaks of confidence does nothing much but hides is own...
    SwanNual SwanNual 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    I love Diana Wynne Jones. Her book, "Howl's Moving Castle, was just beautiful. It was different than any book I've ever read.
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F Oct 14

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    lowkey11 lowkey11 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    and i feel like everything that's happening in the book is really happening to me! it feels soo real!
    michiko michiko 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Right now I'm reading doctor sleep and I got confused twice and had to start over since I stopped reading for awhile and I didn't know what was happening so I started over. Even...
    bvbandmcr bvbandmcr 13-15, F Oct 21

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    katdaughtry katdaughtry 70+, F 5 Responses Oct 1

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    Dear stranger, I am here to tell you that you are amazing and wonderful, you are worth a million things to someone. I should really take my own advice sometimes. How are you? I...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    Ok, I know it sounds very strange. I'm writing a sci-if musical, play, thing and one of the characters is a talking fridge, I had to give her an introductory song!
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I think I'm going to write a letter to a stranger everyday, in order to keep my sanity. I really like reading letters written to a stranger because you know nothing really about...
    falloutsarah falloutsarah 13-15, F Oct 5

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    She's a roseThe blaze is running through her veinsI can see it in her eyesWhen she looks at meI can see her fireThe passion is growing in our lipsI can feel itEvery time we...
    Intothestorm Intothestorm 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Should I show this to him??? He will be coming to talk to me in a day or two. He left me cuz we fight to much but he might want To get back together. I wanna be free But not...
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