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I Wrote a Novel

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is actually a somewhat new venture for me. I've been writing all my life (as a hobby), and dabbled a bit in the "erotica" genre a long time ago. Mostly I write in the sci-fi...
    thisisnotreallyme thisisnotreallyme 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    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 Jul 28

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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 Jul 28

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    I am hopeful that i can find a 20-30 year old female counterpart that would be interested in writing a novel with me. I am not a published author, however i am not new to writing...
    jbmorales jbmorales 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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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 Jul 27

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    At least I'm trying. I want it to be like one of those old R.L. Stine Fear Street thrillers. Those were always fun, and Mr. Stine has a way of making it look so easy. To those who...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. Please help me.
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 6

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 9

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    PLEASE BE MY CO-WRITER FOR A REALISTIC DRAMA NOVEL ABOUT A WOMAN IN PRISON!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Blipsycat Blipsycat 16-17, M Aug 9

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    I'm working on a novel now for my graduate program in Creative Writing. This is the first time I've tried writing something as a "real writer." By that, I mean that I want the...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Aug 14

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    A couple of years ago we've got kind of a project at our school.A college professor visited us daily for a thew weeks, he was professor for literature or something like that (he...
    Vermann Vermann 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Dear Future Husband, This isn’t the first letter I’ve written to you. This may be the first one I’m sharing with you (and others), but I want you to know I’ve been...
    Jessicamlee21 Jessicamlee21 18-21, F Aug 17

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    You have.. a warm heart, a gentle soul and a smile that lightens up the world. You are.. a kind person, a good listener and just your presence made the world a better place to be...
    onebeatleft onebeatleft 18-21 2 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 Jul 28

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    It's on my Quotev account. And I wrote a sequel as well.
    NyanCat73 NyanCat73 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 31

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    In 4th grade I wrote this , it was the first time I got rejected by a boy: I cried , I died , My heart is scattered , my love really mattered , but got shot, by this boy who...
    bela5562 bela5562 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    This is my first chapter I wrote it in the car the other day please let me know what you think?? Comment if you would like me to post the second chapter! I hopped off the the bus...
    BriGrace BriGrace 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/Wash/1399620/ This is an extended/rewrite of a short story I wrote a week ago. It is someplace on my profile. I feel like I still need to share...
    Lucienn Lucienn 18-21, T Aug 17

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    Ok, so I just wanted to say this is the first song I ever wrote, I don't know anything about writing a song. "The Truth Unfolded" Verse 1- Why does my heart beat day by day...
    TheOtakuxx TheOtakuxx 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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                           Solace by Derek      A large cloud rose up over everything before it fell silently onto the earth like a soft blanket covering an injured...
    justderek justderek 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Can not wait till I finish my book I'm just under half way there! Still got to deal with the bullshit editor and then an agent and then finally getting it published but hopefully...
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Next Book ideas I'm thinking dedicating a book to the innocent children that have died across the world but resurrecting them into NeverNeverLand instead of actually dying hope...
    PabLopez PabLopez 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    I'm a list addict - love making them so here goes! 20 Christoper Isherwood - The Berlin Stories 19 Laurence Durrell - The Alexandria Quartet 18 Joseph O'Conner - Star of the Sea...
    dafuch dafuch 56-60, M Aug 13

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    Society so quick to judge a someone just because she don't got a big butt Society so quick to judge a someone just because she don't make tweaking videos on Instagram Society so...
    ForeverLoved12 ForeverLoved12 13-15, F Aug 13

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    Several, actually. One is about a good werewolf who hunts evil monsters. The second is about aliens playing mind games with humans. The third is about a boy with multiple...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 3 days ago

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    hey guys! I'm really into writing teen like stories, and the one i'm writing right now is called Head Over Heels. Its basically a fanfiction- type thing about John Frusciante, past...
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It was a suicide letter. I know now that I wasn't act upon it, but whilst writing it I for sure was going to. I'm going to keep it though. I have no want to delete it right now.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 27

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    Dis my 1st poem, prolly didn't make it too well, but I tried ya know, read n leave your feedback below pls :Dn ty for reading, ily <3Hidden TreasureUm, hello I have some sh-t to...
    Jakey942 Jakey942 18-21, M 10 Responses Jul 28

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    "Betrayal" I thought I loved you. And you kept my secrets too. You helped when I felt blue. But, it's too good to be true. You seem so happy you could fly. You act like you're a...
    NyanCat73 NyanCat73 13-15, M Jul 28

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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 Jul 29

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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 1 Response Jul 29

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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 1 Response Jul 29

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    3:35 AM and I feel absolutely magnificent (not really). Enjoy. -- Intrigued and deceived once again Repeated mistakes and agonizing pain Fooled by you and your prepossessing...
    captivateyourlife captivateyourlife 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Please rate this poem and comment Where do you find it? behind trees in the seas? Right behind your back Around the corner across a border? Waiting for you to see...
    DubstepManiac12 DubstepManiac12 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 31