If you were to write a book...

Write a book - ...
South Korea
March 14, 2011 4:09am CST
Ever since I started high school, I always though the things going on in my and my friends life would make a great story. I had this dream of writing a book back then. These days not so much though. Have you ever thought of writing a book?? If you were to write a book, what would you write about?? If I were to write a book, it would probably be based on a student's life.
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@Liliac26 (558)
• Romania
14 Mar 11
I'd love to write a book sometime in my life. But it'd probably take a lot of hard work, not to mention time. I'm not a quick writer at all. However, if I were to write a book at this point in my life, it'd probably have something to do with student life (as context), but it would deal mainly with my feelings, emotions, and intimate thoughts. It would be really introspective and a difficult read.
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• South Korea
14 Mar 11
Yeah, writing a book is not an easy job. It would take quite a while. It's just my thought though, I don't really know if I'll be writing a book or not and yes I'm a slow writer too . Anyway thanks for the response and have a good day.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
14 Mar 11
When I will write a book then my topic will be fraud in friendship. I want to say why the people make a friend use them and then left the friendship. I dont understand why people do this. A small story me and my friend studying together MCM I teach her till night and then I study mine she is passed with 74% and I got only 64%. Her married is fixed by me means I choose a boy for her in that time her family members were very happy. But when the marriage is solmenized one day she call me and saying dont call next time. Her friendship is only for study purpose because everyone knows I am good student and good teacher also so she is used me and my friendship only for solving her purpose. She is very week in Oracle, Java and PTM subject she worried about these subject so he closed me only for studying purpose. She stay on my house 15 days regular day and night till exam is end. Why she is used me because I am innocent or because I more believed on her friendship. I will write from first day to last day story till she was with me. Thanks for putting this discussion
• India
14 Mar 11
@surekhaji,Feels sorry for your experiance about your friend.But you know all the people are not same.I think one should be very careful to choose the friends.Whenever you comlpete your book,send first copy to that friend so that she will understand what a big mistake she had done? and what is the meaning of friendship? And just forget her,there are lots of nice people in the world for friendship.
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• South Korea
14 Mar 11
Surekharathi: I think you're a really good person coz you helped her many times even when you knew she was just using you. There are many people in this world who aren't worth your friendship. To be honest, i just run away from that kind of people. But everyone is not the same. There are many people who does appreciate your help. And what sameer_1984 said is absolutely true.
• India
14 Mar 11
Ye really sameer_1984 saying true and really friendship is my weekness so she take a profit of this. But now I cant make any close friend only Hi hello friend.
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
14 Mar 11
Hi there, I have started writing a book and at present I am on chapter 15. It is about 2 lost months in my life. I was travelling (by plane) from Thailand to the UK, with a 2 hour stop-over in Dubai, 2 months after leaving Thailand I finally reached the UK and the safety of family and friends.
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
Wow so your book is based on a true life experience? So cool. Good luck with that. I hope you get success ^^
@LeighB (700)
• Thailand
15 Mar 11
Hi girl, Yes, this is a true life experience and nothing in it is fabricated. It is exactly as it happened on a day-to-day basis. A bit like a diary, of 2 missing months i my life. I was told to put pen to paper, as a way to help me erase the horrors and nightmares, that I went through, from my mind. Gradually it has gone from a therapy document to a book based written log. When it is finished, I then have to sit down and decide...do I try and get it published and let the world know of the horrors and nightmares I went through, or just keep it as a private and personal document. If, I do try to publish it, then the hard work really starts with convincing and agent and publisher to handle it. Decision, Decisions!!
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
Hey LeighB, I sense you had some bad experiences there. I think you'd feel much better if you share those terrible experiences you had, and you can do that by publishing that book. Whatever you do I wish you good luck for that. Hope all those bad memories pass. God bless you.
@Jlyn10 (10439)
• Malaysia
14 Mar 11
I do so wish that I could write a book, but sometimes my mind would go blank when I start to write. Even writing an article sometimes takes me hours or even days to complete. I think one would need to really sit down and set their mind straight in order to write well. But if i were to write a book, I think I would like to write children's books because I like kids alot. Hmmm, maybe I should try it one day.
• South Korea
14 Mar 11
I have this friend who wants to work as a children's book writer too. And yes she loves kids. When I look at her I feel she'll be a great mother someday. I feel you're a good mother yourself too. Good luck with the book if you write one in the future ^^
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
15 Mar 11
That's cute .. children's books with illustrations .. cool ones at that ..
@Jlyn10 (10439)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 11
@thatgirl13, yes, I try to be a good mother to my kids. I may plan to write a good book for children one day. Thanks for the good wishes. :) @zed_k4, thanks, a few words with illustrations, children get attracted with nice pictures, that's really cool
• United States
18 Mar 11
I've written five books. Been writing since I was... umm.... well since. I remember working on my first "novel" when I was 12. It only ended up being around 25,000 words, which is not long enough to be a novel... but at that age it was a novel to me! I've since written five 50,000+ word novels. Two of them were for NaNoWriMo, the national writer's challenge to write a novel in a month. Three of them are YA (young adult) fantasy novels, and the other two are my beloved mutant children. I call them my mutant children because I'm very attached to fantasy... it's my favorite genre to read and most of my ideas are fantasy ideas... and yet I ventured outside of fantasy and wrote one science fiction and one realistic fiction/drama. The thing is... I don't find it hard to write a book. I thought NaNoWriMo was a breeze (please don't shoot me). Getting published... now that's hard.
• South Korea
18 Mar 11
Wow that is so cool. I love fantasy novels too but I don't think I can write one. I don't have any creative imagining power lol I can only write about what I experienced. That is so cool though, I would love to have a book of my own someday.
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• United States
18 Mar 11
Go for it. The only thing holding you back is you. You don't need any special equipment or fancy budget to write a book... you just need your creativity and some way to write things down.
@celticeagle (111378)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Mar 11
Think of all the great movies(taken from books)that were written about youngsters in school! There are scads like Weird Science, Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo's Fire, Back to the Future, Breakfast Club, Christine, Carrie, and many more. I have a book in my head that I have been compiling since I was in junior high school. You should write about what you know. Something close to home. I wish you luck in your endeavors to write.
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
Hey thanks but that was a long time ago. I don't know if I want to write anything now or not. Maybe sometime in the future. Thanks though. Maybe you should put your ideas in use too. Good luck with that..
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@celticeagle (111378)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Mar 11
I see. Mine is in process.
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
15 Mar 11
If I have the skills to start off with in the first place , I'd love to write a paranormal story. It would be filled with lots of action sequences and I'd give 2 options at the end for readers to choose. I used to read a book whereby we can choose option a or option b and then read the story from there. I thought that was so interesting and I went for option a first and then after I finished the whole book , went to read again and went to choose option b just to whet my curiosity. I don't know what that type of book is called , but if I were to write a book , it'll be like that.
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
I've read one series of goosebumps which has many ending, I mean we had to choose, like you have said here. I liked that idea much too. Good luck with your book. Action books sound coo. I'm kinda into romantic comedy and actions. Good luck ^^
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
16 Mar 11
Haha , welcome thatgirl ... like your nick. Comedy and actions , I like 'em too ....
@inertia4 (26286)
• United States
12 Apr 11
I have thought about it before. I always thought that writing a book about my family would be interesting. Although I do write poetry more than writing books. I feel that small poems help me cope with things, especially when I am listening to music and writing them.
• South Korea
12 Apr 11
Yeah actually I think the life story of people will be better than some fictional story. You should definitely write the book you've been wanting to. Good luck with that
@sacmom (14338)
• United States
20 Mar 11
If I was to write a book it would be about the life of my autistic child. Either that or I'd write romance novels! LOL Happy mylotting!
• South Korea
20 Mar 11
Happy mylotting to you too. I hope you write them books someday. It would be an inspirational one. good luck ^^
@millertime (1398)
• United States
17 Mar 11
Like you, when I was young, I thought about writing a book. Unfortunately, I never pursued my writing until just the last couple of years. Really, if it hadn't been for the internet and the ease of writing and posting articles and blogging, I probably never would have. Maybe if I keep writing more and more, I will get to the point of actually writing the book I dreamed about years ago.
• South Korea
18 Mar 11
Yes internet is a good thing but can be very addictive at times though. It's good that you're thinking of writing that book again. My dreams had disappeared but they are coming back again. I'm kinda wanting to write again. Anyway good luck to you ^^
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
I've always wanted to. I have written several Tagalog novels and I just hide it! :D I'm a fan of Nicholas Sparks really! HAHA! I hope I'll get the confidence soon to try to publish these novels.
• South Korea
18 Mar 11
Don't hide it. You should be proud of your skills. Good luck
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
17 Mar 11
Hey.. I always dream to write a novel.. I'm a fan of Nicholas Sparks. Since high school, I used to write Tagalog novels.. I've tried to publish it in a publishing company but they didn't accept it because its too short! I didn't know at first that they want a novel containing 24,000 words.. Mine was only 14,000 HAHAHA! Until now I write novels and just keep it.. So my siblings, and the next generation of me can read it! :)
• South Korea
18 Mar 11
wow that is so cool. you have such talents in a young age, you will do great in the future. keep writing and working hard. i would love to read some of your work if they get published :) in english though, i don't know tagalog language
• Philippines
16 Mar 11
If I were to write a book it would be fiction stories of love and romance; novels... I also love thrillers so I'm also thinking of making one. Since in writing you can't avoid imparting every bit of yourself into it. Perhaps about family...life..there are many interesting topics to choose from..
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
I actually don't have a good imagination so i can't think of anything fiction to write so i have to stick to my past and write about it if i really wanna write something. Anyway good luck with your book if you start writing soon.
@justit (75)
• China
16 Mar 11
I have ever thought things about that. I also wrote,but it's just a short article, and from then on, i realized that it's important for a writer to make an outline. Or else my plan will be broken. My articles were based on students' life,too. But,now,maybe a horror fiction will be a good idea. My nightmare appears everyday,and when i wake up,the scenes are all clear. Hahah...(my friends' suggestions ...)
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
Yeah writing a book based on nightmares you get sounds good. I know how some dreams are so spooky and would make a great book. Unfortunately i don't get such nightmare, nor do i have a really creative mind. The only thing i would write, if i ever write, is about my school life.
@pauapoint (100)
• New Zealand
16 Mar 11
Yes,I think everyone who thinks of writing a book should.You may start writing and never stop.I have started writing a couple of books but never finished I think about it often and one day I will. I have also written a short story but need to write it in the correct format and try sending it in for a competition.I think it would be fun.
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
Wow you should. And I hope you win. Good luck Yeah I think I should start writing too. Actually that was a long lost dream of mine but since I posted this discussions, I feel like starting the dream.
• United States
15 Mar 11
First of all: DO IT. Write that book, edit it, and perfect it. Whether or not you decide to publish it, it will be an accomplishment that can only benefit you. I have been a writer all my life. When I was younger I wrote a series of books based on some girls who owned horses and raised them, since I did the same. It reached seven books before I grew out of horses and began writing books focusing on personal relationships and how they can change and affect people. This was when I was about eleven. When I was sixteen, I met my husband. It was love at first sight, which I didn't believe in before I went through it, and the experience affected me so profoundly that I began writing romance novels. I became entranced with how two people can be solely meant for one another, but also wanted to write realistic novels, since most romance novels are "happily ever after!" which simply isn't the case. Basically, all my books start with "What if?" questions where I write about hard-to-conquer situations and how two people in love might get through them. I wrote some horror stories when I was younger, mostly in play form (I don't know why). I also am in the midst of writing a fantasy/science fiction/romance combination that has been in my head for awhile. So far, though, what I'm good at is romance, and I think I'll just stick to publishing those until I finish this fantasy novel and see what others think of it. Mainly, though, I've always been a writer...but it was only after I found something that I could pour my heart and soul into that I actually had the nerve to write full novels and publish them!
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
Wow amazing. You must be a skilled writer and that too from a very young age. I wish I had them skills too :( It was just a thought from when I was kinda young but yeah I think I should start on it too. Thanks for the response and good luck with your upcoming creations.
@mythociate (13628)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
15 Mar 11
A book of solid-truth in laws and definitions. It wouldn't so-much be a story ... except to show how laws and definitions become solid ... with maybe examples showing what happens when they're NOT solid.
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
A very good idea there. Good luck with that.
@Hatley (151962)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Mar 11
hi thatgirl I too wish to write a book about how a happy kid on the farm ended up in old age in this tiresome retirement center where I would never have wanted to go in the first place. a child born into the first depression and now hit by the second depression. my title Strawberry Mornings and Watermelon Afternoons. I still wish to do this so much. I have started it but have stopped for awhile.
• South Korea
16 Mar 11
Good luck with that. I'm sure it'll be a great read and I'm pretty sure you had some great adventures :) I would love to read it some day.
@TwiKnight (107)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 11
No, not in a million years, on account of my dismally short attention span to accommodate the entire process of tailoring the typical thousand pages of a novel. Only restrict myself to writing short stories that do not quite pertain to anything what people would deem as 'realistic', which I hope to compile into something of a book in the near future upon reaching a certain number. I mean, would you perceive a mutant rabbit assassin from Hell to run along the lines of real life? I sometimes do. I do wish I have the mental capacity to conceive mind-bogglingly large tomes as was a friend of mine said to manage...
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
We all do sometimes I guess. Anyway thanks for the response.
@sy0712 (156)
• China
15 Mar 11
Once,I also had such idea.I want to put my life happen all down.I can make out a book,record my those youth.but because I was some lazy,end this idea has not come ture,it is a pity!
• South Korea
15 Mar 11
Me too. I don't know these dreams some how seemed to pass and I didn't even know . Anyway if I get the chance someday, I think I'll write one and i encourage you to write one too. Good luck.