Writing a book

United States
March 28, 2007 1:12am CST
Has anyone here ever written a book? I've always wanted to but its hard to get ideas to write about. I think I have one that I'm going to try. I'm not sure how it will turn out or if I'll ever finish it, but I'm going to give it a shot. Has anyone here ever had a book published? I would love to publish a book and make lots of money so that my family wouldn't have to work so much. I would probably keep working because I like my job, but thats only because I like my job. lol Anywho, what are your experiences with writing?
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6 responses
• Singapore
29 Mar 07
Writing certainly isn't that glamorous.. new authors are too many and unless you have superb connections, you might get rejected many times before a publisher is willing to look at your work. Try self-publishing if you want. www.lulu.com is a starting point for you when you get your book done up. ;P
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• United States
31 Mar 07
Thank you! Some one else told me about lulu. I have an account there, but I haven't written a book yet..
• Singapore
13 Apr 07
Check it out if you want... PS.: Thanks for best response! ^^
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• United States
14 Apr 07
Thank you!
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have never tried to write a book before. I am not that talented! If you feel that you should write a book I think you should! Even if the chances of getting it published may not happen, it is still a sense of accomplishment to have achieved your goal. You can look into internet publishing or call around to local publishers to see where you can get started!
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• United States
28 Mar 07
I actually found a site online called lulu.com. You can publish your books and try to sell them there. I'm going to give them a try...if I ever get a book written. I have an idea for a book, it's just getting onto paper. I'm going to give it a shot and see what happens!
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Well, good luck with that. I am sure you will be very successful in your endeavors. I know when you set your mind to doing something that anything is possible!
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
12 Apr 07
That has always been a latent goal of mine. I say latent because I haven't done much of anything to make it happen yet, but it is frequently on my mind. I feel like I have something to say in a book. I feel like that that could be my ultimate path, but I haven't found my direction just yet. I do like to write very much, and I'd love to have a bestselling novel so I could stop worrying about money, but my motivation to want to write a book is not purely about money. It would just be a nice by-product of a successful book.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I've finally started a book. Although I'm not even done with the first page. I have so much going on that it's hard to find the time now that I have an idea. But I'm getting there. I hope I can do good with it, but I don't look for it to be a best seller. Although my husband says they will make a movie out of it. Isn't he just so sweet. Crazy, but sweet.
• Canada
6 Apr 07
In 2005 I published a cookbook of Danish recipes in English, but I gave the book a Danish title. It's called "Tak For Mad," which translates to "Thanks For The Food." It was easy to do, as I self-published, using http://www.lulu.com More information on my book can be found here! Tak For Mad ISBN: 1-4116-3456-X Buy an E-Book, help save the planet! http://littlelemur.com/Tak%20For%20Mad.htm Print copies also available. http://www.lulu.com/content/116633
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• United States
11 Apr 07
Thanks! Lulu.com is probably where I'll go to self publish my book. Did you have any success with the selling of your book?
@skydancer (1716)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I have never written a book (other than collections of poetry and novellas for creative writing class)... but I have never written one professionally. I have been published in my school's literary magazines several times though. I would love to write a book someday, but I'd like to wait until I have a few more years of life experience under me.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
Sounds like you are pointed in the right direction! I hope you get a book written one day!
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I've always thought that would be a really neat thing to do also. I just never quite knew how to begin. Taking a writing class might help. And starting with an outline of your ideas, and how the characters are going to interact and develop would be a place to start. Just try to write in the style that you like to read. Good luck!
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• United States
28 Mar 07
I did some research online on how to write a book and thats basicly what I found. Make an outline, write down your characters and who they are, and make a rough draft. I also read that its a idea to keep paper and pencil with you at all times incase you get an idea. So, I'm going to try that. Thank you!