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Welcome to Aspiring Authors!

Welcome to Aspiring Authors! :reading::jsenn:

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AspiringAuthors is a group dedicated to those who someday wish to see their works published for the world.

We support people who hope to make a living on their writing, or already do for that matter. Here at Aspiring Authors, you can share your art with our community, get critique and feedback from others like you, and read stories that will blow your mind.

Rules on Submitting:
:boing: Only one submission per author per week.
:boing: Literature only - fiction only. Do not submit drawings, photos, stock, videos, et cetera.
:boing: Please no fanfictions.

When Joining...
Please put our icon either in your journal or on your profile so others can learn about us, too.

Thank you, and enjoy!

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For all those people out there whose dream in life is to be a published author, you are welcome here. Be it with short stories or lengthy novels, come and join.
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Special Agent: Agent Ch. 1
Lies.  Everyone always lies.  Some people lie because they want to.  Some people lie because they do not want to disappoint.  Some people lie because they have to. And others yet, like myself, lie because they simply do not know the truth.  At this point, I would normally tell you my name and go on a rant about my life and its epic boringness.  But, you see, I do not know my real name, and the details of my life are on a strictly need-to-know basis.  So, I lie. As for my name, certain people know me as Belladonna, or Virginia Dare, or Marie, or Nessarose, or another name.  My life, on the other hand, I do know, and it is FAR from boring.  I, whoever I am, will give you the special privilege of knowing my story.  
In the beginning, you will have to pardon my vagueness.  I can only remember so far back, so I will have to tell you as much as I have found out from others. 
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Gene's Obsession
"Gene.. Gene, this is serious, pick up..."
The dull voice from the answering machine barely even alerted the boy who worked so diligiantly over his bugs. Clarice... oh how Eugene loved her. But, he was essentially out of money by now, unless his projects could get him the grant he wanted.
"Gene we're all worried about you, please, pick up, we need to talk... this is getting out of hand... Gene, please..."
He ignored it. The little blue spider in front of him lifted her front legs, then retreated back to scuttling about her cage. Clarice could wait, he was almost done...
Another hour passed, and again the phone rang, and once more the quiet beep of the answering machine picked up the call.
"I know you're there, Gene! I'm tired of this. I can't... I can't always wait for you. It's over, Eugene."
That finally got his attention. Eugene straightened up, and his back cracked. How long had he been working..? He had a date with her tonight, he was supposed to propose tonight, but where had the
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Pick up your keyboard, my writers, we're going for a ride. November is here and along with it the InterNational Novel Writing Month - in one word, NaNoWriMo. If you haven't signed up on the website yet, you should. Click on this and it'll take you there.

If you've somehow never heard about it before, the NaNo event is pretty much what I described above - a month-long race to write a novel. Or, more exactly, to write 50.000 words. You get pep talks throughout the month, urging you on, hundreds of thousands of writers writing alongside you and a nifty stat thing showing you how much you've written every day, what your goal for the day is and how much you need to write to reach 50.000 by the end of November.

There's nobody looking over your shoulder to see if you've failed or won, so it's all just you, racing with yourself.

If you're a new writer who ever thought of writing a novel, this is your event: you can get all the support and hype to do it and get to the end!

If you're a more experienced writer, this is the time to sign up: you can get ahead on your project and learn how to have a daily schedule of writing to get stuff done.

If you're a new writer, just go for it. On my very first NaNo I didn't have a clue what I was doing, but by the end I knew my strengths and weaknesses as a writer. So will you. You'll face the challenge of actually going through the entire process and figuring out what you still need to learn.

If you're a more experienced writer, there's still a lot more to learn and pull through. I'd suggest planning ahead a bit and not going only for the word count, despite the NaNo philosophy of shutting away your inner editor for a month. But hey, maybe that's just me.

Good luck to you all and go forth and write! I send you off without a pep talk, but I'm sure that the enthusiasm will make you fly through the first pages anyway.

Let's do this!
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ninitynine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student General Artist
don't know how to put an icon in my page
icebluemusic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Just do this but without the space      : iconAspiringAuthors:
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if it matters, but I submitted the first chapter to my novel although I did so into the poetry section I think. So, I withdrew it and resubmitted it to the chapter folder. I hope that's okay, but if I used up my one submission a week on the first try then no biggie. :XD:
icebluemusic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Your deviation has successfully made it into the chapter folder. It looks like everything is good.  :D
SDA-MessengersOracle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot! :aww: Thanks so much! :highfive:
jasperepic19 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
May we submit personal journals in here regarding our writing ambitions and future goals?
DrMeh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013

We only accept fiction literature. Personal journals will be denied. 

Sorry for the late reply! 
jasperepic19 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Thank you for your feedback.
autumnlit Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Thank you for accepting the request to affiliate with #TheBackOfTheBook!:iconthankyouheartsplz:
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