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    I am so bored this summer and can't wait to start uni in september. I'm sick of having nothing to do so i've decided to write a novel. I've always been quite good at english and liked writing so i thought i'd give it a shot. I know i'l probably never do anything with it and it may be a load of crap but i suppose i won't have spent the whole summer doing nothing. anyone think this is a good/ very stupid idea?
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    (Original post by lauzt)
    I am so bored this summer and can't wait to start uni in september. I'm sick of having nothing to do so i've decided to write a novel. I've always been quite good at english and liked writing so i thought i'd give it a shot. I know i'l probably never do anything with it and it may be a load of crap but i suppose i won't have spent the whole summer doing nothing. anyone think this is a good/ very stupid idea?
    What have you got to loose go for it, or alternatively you can get a job and not be lazy! hehe
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    Yeah, you've got nothing to *lose. :p:
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    I was thinking about expanding on a story i wrote for this years A2 english coursework, but i cant be asked after tasting the addictive flavour of freedom.

    It's true that u have nothing to lose, why not write a story about you now for the future, or a story for a younger member of the family...or whatever, just enjoy doing it if you do decide to write one. Good luck with it if you do
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    even if it's a load of crap and never gets published, later works could be successful. then, works from earlier on in your career could be more valuable and in greater demand.
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    Wow... good idea...

    I could TOTALLY give it a go
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    (Original post by SW)
    Wow... good idea...

    I could TOTALLY give it a go
    You TOTALLY have to read mine! (I got to the end of Chapter 1 a few days ago, haven't done anything since :rofl: )
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    (Original post by HearTheThunder)
    You TOTALLY have to read mine! (I got to the end of Chapter 1 a few days ago, haven't done anything since :rofl: )
    PM PM PM PM PM

    WooP!!

    [it better be good though, don't have time for crap stories!! :p:]
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    Go for it, dude; sounds like a really constructive thing to do.
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    i thought that a few summers ago.
    then i ended up bumming about all summer

    jeez man, just go get wasted/stoned


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    lol!
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    I think it's a good idea! Make sure you get further than I did. I was going to write a novel. I wrote about 3 pages and got sick of it.
    Anyway you have nothing to lose, and it will keep you from boredom.
    Good luck!
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    (Original post by lauzt)
    I am so bored this summer and can't wait to start uni in september. I'm sick of having nothing to do so i've decided to write a novel. I've always been quite good at english and liked writing so i thought i'd give it a shot. I know i'l probably never do anything with it and it may be a load of crap but i suppose i won't have spent the whole summer doing nothing. anyone think this is a good/ very stupid idea?
    And you could learn a language. like french
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    (Original post by lauzt)
    I am so bored this summer and can't wait to start uni in september. I'm sick of having nothing to do so i've decided to write a novel. I've always been quite good at english and liked writing so i thought i'd give it a shot. I know i'l probably never do anything with it and it may be a load of crap but i suppose i won't have spent the whole summer doing nothing. anyone think this is a good/ very stupid idea?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/grammar/
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    Waterstones has got a competition on for writing a childrens/teen novel. Prize is the book being published by faber and faber and a whole lot of cash. Deadline is july 31st, and full stories have to be in by september sometime.
    Check instore for an application form.
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    (Original post by philip2004)
    And you could learn a language. like french
    Exactly what i though, learning a new language is more constructive than writing a novel in my opinion, it also makes you feel really good when you feel you're really getting somewhere with a new language
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    I did that once when I was 10 - I was depressed about coming home from holiday. And then again twice when I was 12. Looking back on them, they were dire; I still have them but I hide them under my bed away from human eyes :embarasse
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    A couple of times i told myself that i would write something substantial, a novel or something, but then i didn't listen to what i told myself, and ended up getting another drink or something, so i'm not much help.
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    I wrote one between 5th and final year at school. Got it up to about 40000 words. Was okay really. In my head there are two big sci-fi epics rolling around, but they're proving tricky to get out. Just don't have the time or inclination to write right now - damnable PhD and university. Still love writing, when I really get it out, but sitting at a computer all day coding means that when I sit infront of one at home, I's somewhat sapped of all inspiration.

    Have a go at it, if you enjoy writing, it's fun.
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    (Original post by zhivago)
    lol!
    yeah theyve been a bit sniffy about drug references before. :rolleyes:
 
 
 

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