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    A Letter to the American South:I am a proud

    daughter of the South. Now, before you take up your arms in defense against my upstart Confederate ways, know this: what I am about to write, has nothing to do with Confederate sympathies, condoning slavery, or anything to that effect. I despise that part of my heritage. However...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2014

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    A good one. Not a great one,

    a consistent one, and definitely not a published one - but it's my greatest passion and I will chase after it for the rest of my life.
    vagabondthrone vagabondthrone 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 7

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    At Least In My Mind

    Does it count if all you've ever written are several Chapter Ones, a few scribbled poems, and some incoherent blog entries?
    victorious victorious 26-30, M 4 Responses Apr 22, 2007

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    I don't write stories

    as such: unless you consider teaching and documenting how well it goes a story worthy of historical note. My true expertise lies in rendering the verbose and confusing idea so that it's concise and engaging. My specialty is the study of reality: philosophic and scientific...
    DeeGorgeous DeeGorgeous 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    If I didn't write, I'm not sure what I'd do.

    Where would all the characters inside me go to act out?
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I see her almost every day

    but we never talked. One day we did. It was one of those days when heavy clouds pass darkly in front of the sun and make it feel like early evening at one moment, then as they part the sun takes over, shining with a vengeance, as though angered by the rude interruption. It...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    She thought she knew it all.

    Until he told her something new. “Everything's okay, right?” “Sure,” she answered. When really she didn't know what to feel. So scared to start a relationship because of abuse and loss. He opened her up and made her happy. She found out something knew and felt like her...
    AquamarineLove AquamarineLove 16-17, F Jul 27

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    "You are the protagonist of your own story,

    the antagonist of someone else, and the possible love interest of some others." -from yuffie :)
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    My Writer's Manifesto

    Whether its exploring experiences sexual or platonic, writing must be detail oriented and character driven. The secret to truly inspirational writing is immersion. The reader must be transported wholly into the work. Smell the odors, consume the tastes, feel the textures, hear...
    GwydionFrost GwydionFrost 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2012

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    You know what the most hurtful thing is?

    Is that I really wanted him to love me. Love me deeply and mean it. I wanted him to tell me that I meant something to him. But I suppose I didn't think that what I needed was for myself to be honest. Be honest... What does he mean to you? Everything! Or maybe not... But he meant...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I love how people respond to posts

    and say, "I'm a writer," or, "Published author here" as if it gives more validity to their words. Anyone can get published and you're not any more immune to being an idiot than the next person.
    N0VERA N0VERA 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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    So I'm writing a novel called 'Thunderstruck'

    which is the story of a 19-year old girl whose life changes drastically, split into past and present. To be honest, I need motivation to keep going but I'm getting there. I also write Fanfiction for the book series The 39 Clues and for the game Portal. My writing is found on...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    I actually had some short stories published in

    smallish magazines. The stories were artsy and deep and filled with angst every time. I depress myself when I go back and read them. LOL. Now, I write a variety of things for a living. Some of it technical, some of it more in a p.r. vein. I enjoy it and get paid for it. I...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    I just started writing erotica books

    for Kindle. I'm very excited to have them written and posted. I love it to be able to write about what I know and love which is hardcore BDSM.
    StoryofOGirl StoryofOGirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    This story starts off like most.

    .. It's a Cinderella story of sorts. A young boy who always saw beauty, surrounded by evil in a world full of magic. This story isn't pg though and there was nobody there to save him. No carts made out of pumpkins, the only thing carved was created on his wrist. There were only...
    baconrind baconrind 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Upon the ivory tree the Dark Father be,

    He beckons and sways, his lustrous gaze. Fall further into the arms of bold, and there I tire, Forever old, so loathe, do I loathe. Quiet your cries, is what he whispers, But I am so far, I wither. Here in the breaks of gust, His steeling eyes do lose lust. So far gone the Dark...
    TheWanderingWriter TheWanderingWriter 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Introduction From My Latest Book...

    The Way I See It A psychotherapy client once accused me of not having the ability to appreciate his situation because I was “happy.” I thought about that for a second and then replied, “Do you know what it's like to be 'happy'? When your home life is going well, work...
    musicbook musicbook 56-60, M 10 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    roryta roryta 26-30, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I have a 100 theme writing list challenge

    if anyone wants to use it for inspiration and ideas.
    Gorgeouswreck Gorgeouswreck 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Certain Things.....

    Did you ever notice that certain things only happen in the movies, but never happen in real life? For example: 1. It is always possible to find a parking spot directly outside or opposite the building you are visiting. 2. When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you...
    milander milander 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    Let's face it. We're writers

    because we love words. We love the way they build worlds and convey emotions. We love the way they roll off our tongues like succulent morsels and flow from our keyboards in an ever streaming river of thirst-quenching ideas. Words are our babies and one of the toughest things we...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 4

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    You know when you wake up in the morning,

    and you feel as though your soul has found a new way to smile. You feel so at home in your body that you begin to question why you've ever felt insecure. You feel empowered by your own song, a song of truth running in your veins and you are ready to take on the world. But then...
    TheRebel99 TheRebel99 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Foreign Beauty

    “Ai! Ai! Ai!” The fat, balding archaeologist with a severe case of molar gingivitis chuckled. “Look what we just dug’er up!” “Ehhh!” His band of equally hideous imbeciles chortled. “Is that Mulan?” the only sane person in the group asked. “Alright...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    You know what makes me nuts?

    I'm gonna tell you. It's when I've been stuck on a scene for months. MONTHS. Then something or someone throws out a little spark that ignites an idea in my mind and all of a sudden I realize I'm going in the wrong direction in that scene. All I had to do all along was...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I wrote six children's books

    so far, but I'm thinking on "going adult" and write a thriller. What you guys think?
    writerprincess writerprincess 26-30, F 17 Responses Aug 12

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    Are you a thinker? Do you think like me?

    Are you the thinker of the thinker? Can you think clearly? Perhaps you're just a mind-reader.... And that's okay. If you can't think straight then what else is there to say? You could be the talker? The one who says things... But talking isn't cheap, Unless your voice sings...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    Really, A Writer?

    Writers are carnal bastards that talk with their fingers. We live to tell everything. We live to expose our soft under bellies because we are all shameless exhibitionists. We are profoundly sensitive and we care too much, but, oddly, we won’t answer the phone when our best...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 14 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Ahhhh, that sweet smell of… rejection.

    It’s not something I’ve had any personal experience with – yet – but I don’t for a moment suppose I’ll be any different than even those wonderful writers and novelists I grew up reading, and that I’ll somehow be spared the wrath of a...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    I've been here for only a short time

    and I am exceptionally impressed by those who are able to post daily or even regularly. I have no idea how you all are able to keep up so well. It's a bit inspiring that people have so much they are willing to say and share so often. The writer in me wants to do a study on it...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 4 Responses May 7

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    He stopped breathing,

    please awake into her. The last breath he exhaled was just the beginning of an open wound. The feeling of their pulse together slowly drifted away until the existence of none. She couldn't seek the purpose for what they had... The feeling of being blindside was too much, She was...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I'd nearly forgotten how utterly annoying it is

    to be an independent writer, silly me! I got caught up in the mood, the moment, the excitement, and now I'm caught up in piles of work. Ha! The key thing I missed was, while yes I can pound out those articals, getting a reading base was another story. My hand is cramped.
    RmTesla RmTesla 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am writing a book about political life in

    Belgium if u want to know more pm me
    AHqt AHqt 18-21, M Jul 29

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    I have planned for years to write several

    fan-fictions, and some original stories, to improve my narrative writing skills. Unfortunately, I have always had issues with getting back to a project that I don't have to do for some sort of evaluation. Even when I do have a deadline for a project, I will always do it at the...
    EmbracetheInfinite EmbracetheInfinite 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    Not a pro but my story I'm writing I've been

    doing it for two maybe three years and I'm at page 81
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Sometimes I think I'm going crazy,

    But maybe I'm just high. I'm addicted to my e-cigs And I have no sense of time. Maybe nothing really matters And I'm just losing my mind. Maybe there's something in the water, That makes me feel alive tonight. Why doesn't anybody see what I see? Why do I have to be so strange...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 7

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    Almost Finished

      I’m almost finished, after 7 month’s of labouring evenings and on the bus (I write on my palm pilot) my urban, sci-fi adventure novel is almost ready for its first painstaking draft! The anticipation is so great that the few hundred words I wrote last night...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 12 Responses May 9, 2007

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    Man sometimes I really hate having

    such a creative mind because I have to go to sleep but I can't stop coming up with ideas for my story which damn have I become a fast typer in about 3 minutes I can type an entire page with size 11 font on Microsoft word and right now I am about to hit page 90 of my story
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    THE TWO SIDES OF THEIR NATURE Humans are

    strange creatures neither one has fixed features Beautiful than angelic essence uglier than hideous than monsters Peaceful like innocent doves Violent like ravenous crows Wise as the great Solomon brainless as the starfish Materialistic like business tycoons hermits abandoning...
    RainSerenedrops RainSerenedrops 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    I shared some of my work with my mom

    for the first time in many years. I read to her all day! She loves my work, and wants to see me pursue it. I don't know how to feel about this. It's done privately in this room where I've spent the last seven years, barely leaving the house. No one in the 'real' world knew I...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2

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    Looking for a buddy!!

    Not a co-writer but someone who's determined on finishing their novel too and we can motivate each other to that finish line. Anyone interested?
    ItsRoz ItsRoz 18-21, F 8 Responses May 8

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    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    I have a small question

    for all of you. Who do you think you are? I know who I am. I'm a... Dreamchaser. Yes. I am a dreamchaser. In other people's perception, I'm a person trapped in dreams of grandeur and hopes of reaching unrealistic goals. 'Unrealistic', this word shouldn't exist at all. It's a...
    RVLP RVLP 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    You will never know how much I love you.

    How much I fantasize about you. How much I feel unworthy of you. How much I miss you. How infatuated I am with you. You see there is something about this type of love. It grabs you deep inside your soul and no matter how much you try to run from it, how much you try to...
    ButtercupBrown15 ButtercupBrown15 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    - When you look at a person,

    there will be one aspect within themselves that makes them who they are. It may be the same ink imbedded in their skin, their body language, or maybe their own way of speaking. The more you recognize their marking, the more they make a connection in your presence without you...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F Aug 16

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    Yes I write! I love to write

    and read. It's therapeutic. It gets me to a place where I feel safe, where I can be someone different. I recently had someone actually make fun of me because I would rather sit at home and write and read then be around a bunch of superficial people at a bar!
    ButtercupBrown15 ButtercupBrown15 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Differentisgood Differentisgood 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014