Writing a book

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48710)
United Kingdom
December 1, 2006 6:30am CST
Has anyone ever tried writing a book Well I never ever thought of it until some of my Friends said I should write one as they love reading my E-Mails I didn't think much more of it then one of my Friends kept telling me to give it a go as she thinks I would do well so I am now and I have some people who are reading it as I am writting and they are saying it is very good Well I will see when the book is finished and if it gets published which my Friends seem to think lol if I have been successful but I still have a lot of writing to do So have you ever considered it?
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
1 Dec 06
stack of old books - found this pic of books when I spoke on a site about a book site that I go to.  though it to be useful here!
Personally I have not written a book, however, my daughter who is 14 has. She had some net friends to help with the art or cover work and then another was the editor...she worked many hours on it and is proud of herself. In fact a few more books are in the works...sort of a series thing. She used Lulu I think to self publish the book..I think that that is the way to do it.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Wow that is great and I am glad she suceeded in it and good luck with the rest
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Have a great day! - smily face in purplish pink...nice to share!
Thanks for your good wishes...nice to hear positives!! Glad I could be of use for you!
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
You are welcome
@joshdale08 (2324)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
it's one of my dreams, too. i mean, writing a book, too. but i just don't know where to start and where to go if i have the manuscripts already. there's not much opportunity for writers here in the philippines, too. but, you go ahead and make good at it. good luck and keep us posted of your progress so we can watch out for your book when it comes out in the market.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Well to start was the hard bit but once that was there it was ok and I am always rewriting to as it does not sound right lol but thank you for that and yes I will keep you posted
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• United States
1 Dec 06
Writing is a great passtime and I enjoy it too. I have a great story, very much unfinished, but would actually like to see it published and hit the big screen someday. I find it hard to keep at it though, as I work and have 2 children. I have so many ideas running through my head with the story line, but often get writer's block when it comes to to put on hardcopy.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Well don't give up keep at it
• United States
1 Dec 06
Do you get writer's block too? Do you reference to other people for help with your story line?
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Yes I do get it but no I don't ask my Friends I leave it alone until I get going again
@Darkwing (21588)
9 Jan 07
I started to write some children's books once, but I kept finding that other authors popped up with similar ideas and got them televised, so I gave up. I like to write poetry though. Perhaps I ought to make a collection of my poems and see if they could be published. I have a friend who had two books published a few years ago. They were kind of fantasy novels, and now he's writing some short stories. I'd love to do it. Good luck with your book by the way. I'm sure it will be published and you won't look back! :-)
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 07
Thank you Darkwing but with everything going on here and me bbeing sick at the moment the Book is actually suffering I am going to try and finish typing Ch 16 today so I don't loose it if I move then I won't carry on writing till everything is settled here
@Darkwing (21588)
9 Jan 07
What type of book is it, Gabs? Is it a novel, or something else? You seem to be getting on quite well with it anyway. Sixteen chapters is a lot of work.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 07
I am writing about my Life and at times it is hard when all the Memories come back and I have cried with it and wondered why I have let People do to me what they have why was I not stronger why was I so scared of standing up for myself but yes I am getting there I have started writing Ch 17 but at the moment I just can't concentrate on it
@forfein (2508)
1 Dec 06
Hi What a JOLLY good idea.... I wish I had the talent!!!! Hope you make a success of it... I am thinking of doing something along the lines of learning a new language...... But it is just an idea at the moment!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Hi there Well I am giving a good go at it and so far People are glued to whatI have written already and they can't wait for the next Chapter but I gues it makes a difference with it being a Life story I hope you suceed with the language which one are you thinking of learning?
@forfein (2508)
2 Dec 06
Hi Turkish!! We have a holiday home in Bodrum, Turkey
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Hi well good luck with that it seems a hard Language to learn
@crankycool (1052)
• India
2 Dec 06
So what are you writing about right now?? Is it a kind of novel or is a journal. Pls tell me if you do not mind telling! Cheers
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• India
2 Dec 06
Im sorry about that link./.. its a mistake.. Tell me what you are writing if you do not mind telling me! :)
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Its a Novel about my Life and I have to say there is times it is really hard but I am determent to do it
@satlove (1111)
• India
1 Dec 06
my plan is to write my own autobiography when i will be a retired person........lets see what happens
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@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
1 Dec 06
very few people have written a true auto bio graphy. It is difficult to admit your mistakes and hiding them would be wrong
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 06
Well that is actually what I am writting now and I have to say it is not that easy specially the memories but I hope that I will get it done
• United States
9 Jan 07
i have never really tried to write a book. but i have always wanted to write a book. i dont know what about but i love to write and type. so it would be a good job for me to have. i wish you much luck in publishing your book and if it makes it over to the USA please let me know and i will check it out.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 07
Yes I will do at the moment it is on a bit of a Stand still as I am hoping to moving soon but once I am settled it will be back to full force
@remaster74 (4065)
• Greece
2 Dec 06
God I'm glad you decided that. I think writting a book is a deposit of soul and brain. I hav written some books so far. Never tried to publish them though. I don't think I want to make this effort.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Why not remaster you just never know I hope you will change your mind on that one
@lauczi (964)
• Poland
2 Dec 06
i have started any books, they contained my wishes and dreams that i wanted to make true. when i read them now they seem to be wired like out of thins world. i don't think that anyone would want o publish that, maybe just as science fiction. hehe
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
No harm in trying you just don't know what People go for I hope you try anyway and very good luck with it
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
one of my dreams is to write a book -- a really good one...something that would inspire others, make a difference, you know. but so far, all i've made are poems and short stories.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Well don't give up keep going
@Lylyana (206)
• Romania
2 Dec 06
Thanks for encouraging me,gabs8513.I think I will publish it.But I'm afraid of something.I put all my soul in writting it and if it is received coldly I will feel very dissapointed...Though I consider the plot interesting.It can be considered a book for children(all the kids I narrated to,loved it)but not only.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Even if it refused Love you accomplished something look into publishing it online and things like that I hope you do and I wish you the best of luck there
@MGjhaud (22333)
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
i wanted to do that ever since but it'll take a lot of circumstances if i do that. i produce lots of various thoughts everyday and i wanted to write them. i actually keep a journal for these stuff. because it helps me keep track of what i want, what i think and so on..
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Good and I hope you suceed to good luck to you
@00fear (3216)
• United States
2 Dec 06
i did when i was a kid but i remembered that i didnt make sense. i was trying to write about a girl who hated this guy (i made them up) and the guy liked her. and so on. i forgot. just remember that i didnt make any sense at all.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Well at least you tried why not try again now that you are older you never know
@nannacroc (4049)
2 Dec 06
I've never really considered writing a serious book but I have lots of stories I've written for children over the years and I'm hoping next year to try and see if they are good enough to be published. Good luck with your book.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Well thank you and I think it is an Achievement to write Childrens Books
@CDonohue (379)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I too have considered it. Only being the free lancer writer that I am I usually only write about the mood or time that I am in. If I sit and try to think of a good "novel" to write I come up empty, good luck to you.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Thank you
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
writing is a talent, if you have a talent, and eager to write a book, then why don't give your self a break, there's no harm in trying..have a nice day.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Thank you
• India
2 Dec 06
i hav once tried.. but i would say it take shear dedication to complete one which get published.. my advice would be dont write one if you can't spend much time on the book.. coz writing a book needs our full focus..
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Thank you but I do have the time as I am not able to work anymore
@flashpixel (1414)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 06
yeah! i have wrote a very lovely book for teenagers which involves all the things in life as a teenager, the fun, the love, being with friends and the right path. It had not been released as its with my brother for checking for spelling and grammer mistakes, I would soon give you the story as it is published online :).. the name of the book is "Teenager" by flashpixel
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Thats great and I hope to see it Thank you
• United States
2 Dec 06
I have written a couple of books for myself and ghostwriting for others and I LOVE it. It does take a lot of work and only a bit of that is the job of doing the writing, editing, and getting it published. There is so much involved in promoting and not everyone becomes a bestseller overnight. I think the best thing to do if you are someone who is interesting in writing is to stick to writing what you enjoy and see how you like it before trying to make it into a serious career :)
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
2 Dec 06
Oh yes I know what you are saying I don't know about turning it into a Carrerer lol it might be the only one I ever do I really don't know Thank you