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Old 01-04-2013, 15:37
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Thank you guys, I think for my type of writing, as a way to gain experience, i'll just give it a go and see what happens. x
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:50
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The best two words you can when writing a book - THE END!!


Just finished my sixth novel - America's Trust
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:57
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The best two words you can when writing a book - THE END!!


Just finished my sixth novel - America's Trust
But then don't you have to proof read it?!

The End is probably very satisfying to write, but the best words you can write in the novel are those few lines where an idea just clicks into place and you see how it's all going to pan out.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:09
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But then don't you have to proof read it?!

The End is probably very satisfying to write, but the best words you can write in the novel are those few lines where an idea just clicks into place and you see how it's all going to pan out.
Don't put a downer on the moment - I am somewhat dreading the edit/proofread!!!
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Old 12-04-2013, 14:26
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Don't put a downer on the moment - I am somewhat dreading the edit/proofread!!!
You're right - the moment where you complete your first draft is a very satisfying one also. Look - it's finished, you've written thousands and thousands of words and made it into something that is nearly the finished product.
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Old 14-04-2013, 17:14
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I've got past the half way point in mine now, only another 35,000 words or so to go...
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Old 15-04-2013, 16:30
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I started writing a silly fanfiction story. I'm a complete beginner. First story I've ever written, well apart from stories at school, but that was many years ago.
I started it after reading other fanfictions online, at first it was to past the time, but now I find it entertaining.
I tend to write at night, don't know why, but I find it easier. Recently I been staying up till 4 in the morning typing away my ideas, I know it's really bad. So's the story, haha. But I enjoy it, so who cares if it's awful.
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Old 15-04-2013, 17:21
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I started writing a silly fanfiction story. I'm a complete beginner. First story I've ever written, well apart from stories at school, but that was many years ago.
I started it after reading other fanfictions online, at first it was to past the time, but now I find it entertaining.
I tend to write at night, don't know why, but I find it easier. Recently I been staying up till 4 in the morning typing away my ideas, I know it's really bad. So's the story, haha. But I enjoy it, so who cares if it's awful.
What's your fanfiction about? I write fanfiction too - I find it endlessly entertaining!
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Old 15-04-2013, 17:27
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What's your fanfiction about? I write fanfiction too - I find it endlessly entertaining!
It's Once Upon A Time
Regina/Emma
Sorry I'm one of them shippers

What kind of fanfiction do you like?
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Old 15-04-2013, 19:06
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It's Once Upon A Time
Regina/Emma
Sorry I'm one of them shippers

What kind of fanfiction do you like?
I've never watched that, but feel I'd probably like it if I did!

Rent... Doctor Who... Narnia... dabbled in some Neighbours and Casualty at one point. Basically anything that become kind of angsty
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Old 15-04-2013, 19:24
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I've never watched that, but feel I'd probably like it if I did!

Rent... Doctor Who... Narnia... dabbled in some Neighbours and Casualty at one point. Basically anything that become kind of angsty
I only watch Doctor who out of the 5 shows you've mentioned.
This might sound weird, but what does angsty mean?
Once upon a Time is good, if your into fairy tales then you might like it.
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Old 15-04-2013, 19:50
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I only watch Doctor who out of the 5 shows you've mentioned.
This might sound weird, but what does angsty mean?
Once upon a Time is good, if your into fairy tales then you might like it.
Anxious and miserable and a bit introspective. Basically a bit emo.
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Old 15-04-2013, 20:09
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It's Once Upon A Time
Regina/Emma
Sorry I'm one of them shippers

What kind of fanfiction do you like?
Femslash!

I've just finished the first series but I've heard that Mulan and Aurora in the second series are the most subtexty. So looking forward to that.
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Old 15-04-2013, 22:09
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Femslash!

I've just finished the first series but I've heard that Mulan and Aurora in the second series are the most subtexty. So looking forward to that.
Yeah I'm now on episode 2 of the second series and so far they been in it. I suppose you can ship these two together in a fanfiction, I personally wouldn't though, so far I haven't seen a connection between the two.
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Old 20-04-2013, 12:30
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Having had some success with publishing my ghost and paranormal books on Amazon Kindle, I am now the process of finishing a new, which will be all about poltergests.

I haven't mentioned the url of my Amazon Author page, though, as I do not want to run the risk of being accused of spamming.
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Old 20-04-2013, 22:04
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Having had some success with publishing my ghost and paranormal books on Amazon Kindle, I am now the process of finishing a new, which will be all about poltergests.

I haven't mentioned the url of my Amazon Author page, though, as I do not want to run the risk of being accused of spamming.
I don't see why you shouldn't give your books a plug on here, I certainly will be once it's finished! I completed chapter 11 today...
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:01
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I've just finished the draft of a modern novel. Going to put it aside for a bit and then do some editing.
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Old 07-05-2013, 17:08
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I haven't done nearly as much writing as I would have liked of late. Really struggling to get the motivation to write after a stressful day at work.
Think I'm going to have to be far more disciplined and sit myself in front of the computer and just write 1000-2000 words. If I can do that a couple of times a month I might be able to get back into the swing of things and actually get somewhere close to completion.
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Old 21-05-2013, 10:40
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So I finally finished my sketch show (changed my mind about writing a sitcom). Those that write comedy I have so much respect for you, it's been the hardest thing I've had to do.

Going to start research for a new adventure story at some point today after I've finished a radio feature script.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:46
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I've got three projects on the go at the minute.

I've just finished a radio play about a guy in a coma (it's a comedy, believe it or not, and the main character never speaks) that I hope to send off soon.

I've also got an idea for a children's story that I'm fleshing out at the minute (and having great fun doing), and I've got a loose idea for a sitcom (another radio thing) I want to put together.

I might be a bit all over the place at the minute but I prefer that to the days when all I had was "Ideas" at the top of a blank page!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:54
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I'm proof-reading my first indie novel. This is the final, final, final version. Very excited. It will be on Amazon and Lulu very soon. Just stuck for a title.

Also working on my second novel and very pleased at how easily it's flowing.

Stories seem to be like job opportunities for me - nothing new for years, then two or three come along at once!
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:11
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I'm three quarters of the way through the initial writing of mine at the moment, still going well. I had my title before I started!
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:24
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I've just completed the first chapter of my debut novel. I've written things before, as part of the creative writing unit for my English degree and two novellas and a set of short stories for my MA, but this is the first thing that I am doing for me.

I'm working on the opening of the second chapter right now, but its going to take some thought, it is a conversation between Time and Space...
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Old 06-06-2013, 16:50
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Just started a new book and completed chapter 1 - still a bit rough and as I have no idea where most of the story is going yet - very likely to change!

Chapter 1

Washington D.C.

The sound of the gunshot reverberated through her entire body. Her sole purpose in life was to ensure that that was the last thing that could happen. She crashed through the door and was met by the sight of her colleague stemming the blood from a chest wound. Unfortunately it wasn’t his own.

“Shots fired, POTUS is down, I repeat POTUS is down,” she said calmly into her mic. Her training had taken over. She had trained for this her whole working life.

She swept the Yellow Oval room as more agents came crashing through the door. Trauma kits in hand, they rushed to the President’s aid.

“Bill?” she shouted, looking at her colleague pressing his hand into the president’s wound. The room was clear, except for the President and Bill, the head of the President’s Secret Service protection team. A Distinguished Service Cross lay on the floor next to the President, its recipient was nowhere to be seen. Frankie began to panic, her training had not covered the loss of a loved one.

“Balcony!” he motioned, withdrawing his hand to allow his colleagues to administer more professional assistance to the President. A spurt of blood shot into the air with the momentary drop in pressure during the handover.

Frankie rushed across the lounge and burst onto the second floor balcony, her gun at the ready. It was empty. The corner of her eye caught a movement on the railing that ran around the perimeter of the balcony. A thin wire was attached to the railing and was trailing down to the ground below. Frankie moved across and watched as the man unclipped himself from the wire and made off at a sprint.
“Bill! Who’s Nick chasing?”
“Chasing?!”
“Who’s he chasing?! Where’s the shooter?!’ she shouted, scanning the grounds for whoever had taken the shot.
“He’s not chasing, he’s running!” replied Bill, as he joined her.
Frankie lined up her shot. He was already beyond pistol range but still within her capability. The image of the morning they had had flashed through her mind. She should be taking the shot. But it wasn’t right, she had him inside her, she could still feel him inside her.
She hesitated. “Are you sure?” she shouted, taking aim.
“Shoot him!’ screamed Bill, lining up his own shot.
They both squeezed off shots, both missed, although only one wasn’t intentional.

“Shit! We missed him,” said Bill, watching Nick disappear around the side of the White House. Bill turned back towards the scene in the lounge as he spoke into his mic. “All agents, the shooter is Nick Geller, CIA agent, last seen on the South East corner of the residence, heading towards the Kennedy Gardens. He is armed and extremely…”

A massive explosion interrupted Bill, lifting him and Frankie off their feet and slamming them into the railing. As heavy dust filled the air, the entire west Wing of the White House lay in ruins. The President was holding on by a thread and Frankie held her stomach praying to God that the baby of the president’s would-be assassin was safe.
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Old 10-06-2013, 22:54
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Been working for about eighteen months on my memories from my childhood and as a young adult trying to bring my book up to present date but still a lot of work to go. Going back editing and checking punctuation and spelling.
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