writing a book

Romania
April 6, 2008 2:01pm CST
I had some moments when I decided I want to write a book. I had ideas, I thought it all through but when I started writing....all my ideas disappeared. So every time I wanted to write, I failed. Maybe I wasn't ambitious enoguh, or maybe I just think that I have what it takes to write a book, or I don't know. What about you? Did you ever tried to write a book?
6 responses
@wagster41 (210)
• United States
26 May 08
i have had some pretty weird dreams that i think would make for some pretty good reading, but my problem is i dont write the ideas down like i should. i guess its part of my procratination gene in me grrrrrrrrrrrrr i would do alot better if i would just only follow my own advice
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
26 May 08
i have so many ideas to and they are good ones . ugg i just dont know where to start . my fiance said he will work with me
@mollyrose (415)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Keep a journal as well as a notebook. I always keep a dream book as well because sometimes I have really unique and interesting dreams and I wake up and say "wow that could be a cool story". The main thing is motivation. You have to be motivated and realize that it takes time. I have written a book in the past but never got it published. Now my problem is the fact that I have a baby and can't find the time to write much with him since he demands my attention. Good luck on your quest.
@jwfarrimond (4475)
7 Apr 08
I've written a book which I'm still trying to get published. The other posters have given you some good advise. The bottom line is, if you want to write, then write. Write down ideas as they come to you, keep a notebook with you at all times to scribble down anything that you think of, plot ideas, characters, bits of dialogue or whatever. The main thing that I found is to keep at it.
@jillhill (37357)
• United States
6 Apr 08
I have two out and one I just finished. You must first make an outline....it's like making a map of where you are going....decide on your main charater and build each chapter in the direction you want it to go...I hope you get back at it! Also reading...."Writing for story" a book by Jon Franklin can really help you with direction and to write what editors want....good luck to you and your book!
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Ah that wonderful empty page... It is scary for most people. Sometimes just writing anything that comes to mind without editing it helps get rid of the writer's block that you are mentioning you have been having. Keeping a small note book with you and jotting down ideas when they come to you also helps. Taking a course in creative writing is also a good idea... I have written a lot of little books but I have not yet had them published. Do keep on writing. You are never a failure until you give up.