If you were given a writing contract by a major book company..what would you ...

United States
October 18, 2007 8:38am CST
What would you write about if a major publishing company came up to you and said they were going to offer you 1,000,000 dollars to create a book of your choice. The book would have to have at least 75 written pages, not including pictures. Myself, I think I would venture into telling everyone my story..my autobiography..I think it would catch many an eye.
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
27 Jan 08
I think a autobiography would be fun although I don't know how much my family would like it. I might do that or maybe one on the foster care system...God knows I could fill several books on the secrets of the DFS. Great make you think topic :) **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
19 Oct 07
I have already written over 40 poems so it wouldn't be hard to come up with 40 more. If it had to be a novel/story, then I would finish the book that I am already writing on my life as an expat. It was not an easy move from Alaska to Scotland. We hit many a bump along the way. I am actually looking for a publisher as my short story is ready to go.
• United States
19 Oct 07
I would also have to write an autobiography. My life has been full of adventures, sadness, grief, happiness, and family values. I could write a great book on my life, it I had enough courage to do it. There are tons of people who try to do this but are unable to suceed. I tried to do this once but once I read over it, I throwed it in the trash. It wasn't garbage, it was just too personal.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
18 Oct 07
I would in a heartbeat. In fact, I am already writing on that novel for the 1,000,000 contact and it is going to be more than 75 pages long. It is a Christian fantasy, and I have already thought to the next in the series. It is when the hero returns--- All right what did you do? Did you travel extensively, were you an interesting spy, did you meet some famous person? I guess you never did anything wrong so this will not be a confession type of book, you probably have a happy family life, your kids are okay, you live in a community that traces its history back --- I would never tell my autobiography, it would be a confession tgype of book, I did not have a happy family life, I only had two and they were adopted so I cannot say that so and so has my eyes --well actually he does, we're all German descent, I moved a lot and I have no historical personage in my family. Oh my paternal grandfather did meet the King of Romania once. That could be interesting, but I think I will stick to the fantasy, more excitement.
@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
18 Oct 07
Sounds great, I think I would take the chance. I have always wanted to write a book since I was little and designed my own comic, unfortunately have never got around to doing it, I think the knowing where to start has put me off. I did have the opportunity when I joined a writing school but was too sick to keep up with the work, thats life though. I say go for it.
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
18 Oct 07
If offered that, I would take it and most likely write up a fictional story. To be quite honest, I feel I can do better with fiction than nonfiction for some reason. I would try to be as creative as possible and make it as different as possible from other books or shows or something to that effect.
@nevaul (84)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I'd write a fictional store, most likely along the lines of fantasy or sci-fi settings myself. That's just me however, I seem to be better at writting stories that leave room to write outside of the rules and reality of today.
@patgalca (14649)
• Orangeville, Ontario
18 Oct 07
Though I'm not sure I could do it in 75 pages, or maybe I could, I would write about my struggle and management with fibromyalgia. I would want to be able to help others with the illness and their family members understand exactly what we go through and some ideas on how to manage it. I know that what works for one person will probably not work for another, but some tips and how they have helped me could help other people. Most importantly, their family members, non-believers, unsupporting people, need to know exactly what we have going on inside us.