I Am a Struggling Writer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    Getting My Thoughts Down

    It hard, because my creative moments are throughout the entire day, and having a moment to truly put them down in black and white isn't easy. I have to wait until I have the time, which can be anywhere from, an hour during lunch, periodically throughout the weekend, or during my...
    LoveThyFate LoveThyFate
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2012

    39... And Climbing

    you know it's bad when you're getting rejections from places you don't remember submitting to. it's so frustrating. i keep that cool exterior to get through the day, but they're starting to hurt again. i get the email from these places and i don't want to open them. but i do...
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    4 Responses Nov 10, 2010


    tonight the inspiration happens for two seconds. lanegan's voice hits me long enough for my hips to raise and the butterfly in my stomach to flutter as i imagine meeting him, but then it's gone before my fingers can hit the keys and pick up where i left off last night. tonight i...
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    2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    Want to write scripts?

    In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla, skeleton crew level. No experience needed. Seeking...
    supergirl805 supergirl805
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    Struggling Writer

    Struggling writer,I know your pain,Feel for you,If I could,I'd give you my mind,You'd struggle no more.
    storywriter2 storywriter2
    May 5, 2012

    I Am A Struggling Writer

    I always have so many Ideas, but I can never get them down on paper. help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    bolam123 bolam123
    13-15, M
    Dec 4, 2010

    Taking On The Persona

    I get strange when I start writing (semi)full time. I start taking on the persona of certain characters. These last few days, I've felt very much so like the crazy writer. -Endless
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    1 Response Nov 3, 2009

    Wallpapering the Bathroom

    I got the fourth rejection today. They complimented the story, saying it was well written, but didn't fit what they were looking for. Oh well. Back to the drawing board. -Endless
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    4 Responses Aug 25, 2009

    Can't Get Started.

     Does anyone else have this problem. I start writing the beginning and I feel like I can't ever make it good enough. I don't know if its just my hand being possessed(sarcasm)  but what I have in my head never seem to go good with words.
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

    485 Words...

    ...I still have to cut. Don't these publishers understand that every single word is important! I guess they do. If they didn't have guidelines or limits on words, who knows what the writing world would be like. I'll just gather my unlit cigarette and continue cutting...
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    Nov 3, 2009

    My Writing

    I often classify myself as a writer. I enjoy writing and reading. English class comes easy to me. I have even tried to write novels. The problem is that I am not very creative and I can't finish anything. I try to write books and I get the first chapter done then I will quit the...
    noahark543 noahark543
    13-15, M
    1 Response Apr 29, 2012

    been wanting to be a writer

    since I was 10... just graduated from college and I now I feel lost and struggling.
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago
    22-25, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    Want You to Spill...

    i want to know what you want to read. i want you to think up something that would hold you captivated for hours. something you always wanted to read, but could never find. i want to to tell me, so i can write it. and you can read it. hopefully.
    rylnn rylnn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2009

    Almost There...

    I go through fazes of both writers block and fits of random inspiration that lead me to write several stories at once. A month ago I put aside all of my other works and started a new short story, I'm at about 13,500 words and drawing close to finishing it but I keep getting lost...
    Atsuko Atsuko
    22-25, F
    Jul 10, 2010

    I Just Can't Seem To Get The Momentum Going.

    It's been years since I've successfully finished any forms of writing. Once I start, it last maybe a page into whatever and then it looses steam. I haven't been motivated to write anything for quite a while. However, I still manage to write in my journal from time to time. I...
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    1 Response Apr 22, 2013


    screenwriting makes my head hurt. -Endless
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    Jun 8, 2010

    Writers Block....

    I am a struggling writer. I Love to write, but lately, I haven't had that "Writing feeling" I just have been suffering from severe writers block. I haven't writing anything meaningful lately. I wish more than anything, I could just write again. Writing always...
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    Aug 25, 2009

    Over the mountains and over the waves,

    under the fountains and under the graves; under floods that are deepest, which Neptune obey, over rocks that are steepest, love will find out the way. When there is no place for the glow-worm to lie, when there is no space for receipt of a fly; when the midge dares not venture...
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    Jun 27, 2014


    i heard of this website which u can type your stories for others to read. Apparently a lot of people get noticed on this site and get writing deals on it. I cant remember the name of it so if anyone knows what its called i'd be thankful
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2010

    Not Having a Direction

    i really like to write. poetry, short stories, lyrics and what not. and i have some cool ideas that i think i'd want to try, but i dont think i have the connections to make it happen. like, what kind of companies want to sign a love sick, mood swingning teenager?? i wish i could...
    rylnn rylnn
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2009

    I Love To Write.

    I love to write. Original and fanfiction stuff, but I'm not exactly good at it. I struggle with grammar and writing. Mostly because I didn't pay attention in high school and I don't read books. I only watch anime, movies, tv shows, and play video games. That's why most of my...
    RiuChan RiuChan
    18-21, F
    Dec 19, 2012

    Second Rejection

    Since February, I submitted two stories to four magazines. Today I received my second refection slip. It was from the magazine I was sure I had the best chance at. Oh well, at least they put in "keep me in mind for future submissions". The other one doesn't say that...
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    Jun 28, 2009

    I Finally See Some Light!

    I have kept  Journal and written creatively for as long as I can remember. I have MANY projects in various stages of progress, but life keeps getting in the way. Or rather, I keep ALLOWING life to get in the way. I start my new job on September 1st, and for the first year...
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    1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    Jul 4, 2015

    I've Always Wanted to Write

    I think there is a story inside me that needs to be told.  It hasn't found it's way out yet.  I know it's there.   It's waiting.   I'm not sure exactly why it's waiting, and for what it's waiting.   Will I know when it's time to let it out...
    MelodieSoleil MelodieSoleil
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2009

    Advice For A Struggling Writer?

    I have been trying to finish a novel for as long as I can remember, but every time I sit down to write, the same thing happens. I will work incessantly to get my words down onto paper, only to completely lose interest several weeks later. Writers block will hit me in the worst...
    Meeoko Meeoko
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2012

    Struggling In A Sense

    Struggling for years as I try to heal myself with my writing. Not necessarily for the readers eye, but for my heart and soul who have both been experiencing pain since childhood. Pain of loneliness, sadness, anger, abandonment, and the list could go on. I have visions of myself...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    For the past ten years I've dedicated my life

    to science. I've been published but not in the manner I intend to someday. It is rewarding to see your name in print in an A grade science journal but someday I hope to write a book that speaks volumes of my somewhat unpredictable nature.
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    1 Response Sep 12, 2015
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