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    I have had evolving opinions on the notion of

    "selling out" as a writer. Being someone who has gone from more than a little snobbish about the matter to the classic definition of a sell out, it's something I know about. It was one of my happiest and proudest moments when I was accepted to a prestigious creative writing...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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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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    I am a writer. I enjoy writing

    and that is where my creativity shines through. I've used it to express myself so many times in the past, even times here on this site. There are experiences I have shared here that are true, although very well written out. Previously I was afraid to mention that I am a writer...
    BlackRaven2015 BlackRaven2015 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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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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    Whispers softly spoken,

    words rarely heard, a lullaby sung sweetly as the tide begins to turn It was something that was said, one of the things I heard inside my head Sing to me a bitter sweet melody, whispers of what wasn't meant to be
    MrMobos MrMobos 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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    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 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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    I'm thinking about writing a little short story

    about Persephone and Hades. Hope it works out :)
    blackheartlover blackheartlover 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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'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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    I love to write!!! It takes my mind off stress

    and makes me feel light and happy.
    solicitude solicitude 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 29, 2014

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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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    I'm writing a book for my son.

    It contains a collection of stories about my childhood. When he's older, I hope he'll enjoy it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 8

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

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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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    Long gone days are not just the sorrow The days

    are happiness we borrow Those silly things,those little pranks On the meetings asking who got the ranks The loud voices and those homework fear Those scoldings and of course friendship my dear Singing songs and silence when teachers at the door And talking about the...
    dreamyspider dreamyspider 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "Barbed wire" Shaken up,

    stirred and entirely dismantled. Every time my phone lights up with your name, every muscle in my frail body tightens and my ribcage automatically constricts depriving any oxygen from entering my lungs. My face usually rosey red flushes ghost white and cold sweat beads lather my...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    KindredKings KindredKings 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    roryta roryta 26-30, F 3 Responses May 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 know that moment

    when you're a writer, but you're not writing? That moment when the possibilities swarming through your head create a noise so loud and glass-shattering that to grasp just one and put it on paper seems impossible? That moment when you feel like you are the most unqualified homo...
    MyOwnMuse MyOwnMuse 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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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    "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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    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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    Tears sting my eyes I look inside the mirror.

    Way past my disguise Silently wondering who am I I spent years confused and hurt I think about all the times I've been dragged through the dirt Do I look pretty in this skirt? Almost two years of high school has past Will the negative thoughts swirling inside of my head last?
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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