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I Wrote a Novel

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 15 hrs ago

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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 1 Response 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 2 Responses Jul 27

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 26

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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 6 days ago

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    I have been... forever. I started about a year and a half ago and ugh, I don't even want to edit because I KNOW I have to scrap more than half of it and I'd hate to see it go...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day 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 2 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 Jul 22

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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 3 Responses Jul 23

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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 3 days ago

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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 3 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 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 Jul 25

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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 2 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 a week ago

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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 a week ago

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    "Lady Inspiration" Lady Inspiration you cause intense perspiration, You came and go as you please like a daydream, I'm always trying to convince you to stay with conversation, But...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M Jul 23

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    "Chinaware" Close my eyes and cease to see with ocular senses, Looking inside myself to find the answers to many questions, In a world of dark but trying to find an inner light...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M Jul 23

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    "Y" Do I need a reason for the affection that I show? Would an explanation put your inquisitive mind at ease? Why is it so important that you know? Aren't you satisfied that I...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M Jul 23

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    "Nairura Movement" Life: play a little song for me, A symphony of birds chirping as the wind blows through trees, Let a little happiness seep in to a life that’s steeped in...
    5thApprentice 5thApprentice 18-21, M