I Am a Writer

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    This is a quote I wrote

    for a poetry book I am working on for one of my friends. I thought I'd share it here even though it's in her book. To SMG from me: "The stage is set. I won't jet. The concert was bad. I won't be had. I see the spotlight on me in sun moon and stars. I can make my own concert...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Apr 10

    I LOVE writing. But since my depression I have

    been having a really hard time finding the motivation to write. I have about three different stories, two of which I have outlined into future books as well. But I can't get out of this funk and start writing. I hate seeing this awesome story I have written and being too afraid...
    Alexz72 Alexz72
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

    The only thing standing in my way of publishing

    my book is the domain name for a website. Even though I'm getting set up with someone to help me publish, I don't know how it's going to go. I don't have the ability to pay for the domain name. That's my only trouble...
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    Well, hopefully, my next visit with my

    Counselor, he'll set up something with a friend of his--an already published author--like he said, to help me with publishing my book! I'm looking forward to it!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Apr 1

    The only concern I really have with EP going on

    a "temporary pause" is that I probably won't be able to share the link to my book!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25

    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
    Poolofsouls Poolofsouls
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 2

    I think I might write a story on ep about,

    well, things that happen in the bedroom. 😘😊
    Mabel128 Mabel128
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 4
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    I am indeed a writer

    but I wanted to share something I said to my friend just now in Yahoo Instant Messenger: "charcoals are diamonds only the chosen can see."
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 7

    a decision has been made important in my life I

    don't want the friendships to end or to cause strife if either man meets me and wonders what choice I made then I will let him know since he has met me halfway I don't want this choice to be a crossroad I want to know these friends will always be around keeping my heart safe and...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    Apr 11

    I haven't posted many identifying statements on

    EP, with only one exception until now. I'm a journalist by trade, and I believe I've been blessed with one of the best jobs on earth. But that's not what I mean when I say I'm a writer. I write to bare my soul, to say things I don't know how to express aloud. I recently fell...
    ashadams244 ashadams244
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    We used to talk , we used to fight ,

    we used to share each others problem & now its all going to end !! seriously came as a shock to me !! I know you would be mad at me for posting this but I couldn't resist myself !! you were the most awesome person i met here ( & the only one too).. May you live happy ever after...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 30

    "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, 2015

    Well, what a difference in the weather from

    yesterday! I was able to go outside and write for awhile!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Mar 25

    Well, I'm excited to say

    that I have a friend that's willing to do the cover of my book for me! I get the design that I want (yay)! ^.^
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 24
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    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

    My book made my friend cry!

    I like that! That's what I was looking for!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    It was so hard to write in a hospital waiting

    room, with so many people talking! I could even hear them over my music!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5

    https://www.wattpad.com/story/33979199-way-of-the-woad-book-one-of-the-laoch-series Free historical fiction novel on Wattpad. completed and it's sequel is being written. it had magic, gods and Immortal Warriors, a great read.
    RebekahS RebekahS
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 9

    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
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    I don't think I'll ever have the courage to

    publish anything. My heart and soul goes into everything I write. It would feel so unsafe to give it all away.
    rainandbooks rainandbooks
    13-15, F
    Apr 3

    https://www.wattpad.com/story/33979199-way-of-the-woad-book-one-of-the-laoch-series great read, please check it out!!
    RebekahS RebekahS
    18-21, F
    Apr 3

    Well, my Counselor got me hooked up with

    somebody to help me publish my book! Let's see how this works out!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20

    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...
    TheFluffyGozette TheFluffyGozette
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 15, 2015

    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
    Apr 15, 2015

    "You are the protagonist of your own story,

    the antagonist of someone else, and the possible love interest of some others." -from yuffie :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2015

    Leave it to me to have

    yet another dream to turn into a story. I didn't get to work on my book's cover today, because I spent the time that I had, writing down my dream.
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Mar 29

    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
    7 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    Well, I've finished my cover,

    but it didn't turn out as I pictured! I know my friend will make it perfect, though!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3

    “Hollow” A cacophony of emotions flood

    through my crimson veins. A sting of sadness burns the capillaries inside my chest suffocating my lungs from the oxygen needed for survival. Second by second, my internal clock is running out of time. The grief forces me to shed my scaly dry skin like a snake cleansing itself...
    writingmyrelease writingmyrelease
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    If you could adapt one piece of media (book,

    tv show, movie, song, poem etc) to another form what would you adapt and from what form to which other? Last night I got hit with the outline of an entire trilogy of a live action Danny Phantom movie series. I was so pleased with how the outline unfolded in my head that I'm...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 30

    Days like these kill me!

    I'm working at my IT nerd day job (which I'm very thankful to have) and my brain is getting bombarded with writing ideas. And the ideas don't come in the form of a soft breeze and a gentle thought, they come like I just smashed a hornet's nest with a flaming baseball bat...
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    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
    70+
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    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, 2015

    I started to write the first couple of

    sentences of my short story and I panicked. Reality kicked in. I am afraid of opening my world and putting it on paper. I know I should write this. I feel it.
    BernadetteAshley BernadetteAshley
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    Far Away Angel Like a revolution you seized my

    heart. From the most unlikely.. I found a friend. Ancient memories remembered Setting sail again for the void. My most secure defenses breached. For me….. I am better for it. Wherever I may go and no matter the endeavor, My compass shall find true north. Your beauty lies...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 1

    https://www.wattpad.com/story/33979199-way-of-the-woad-book-one-of-the-laoch-series Free on Wattpad, historical fiction novel with elements of fantasy
    RebekahS RebekahS
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 2

    I got to interview a NY Times bestselling

    author today at work. Surprisingly, I haven't much enjoyed interviewing authors as, in all my experiences, they tend to go on and on about themselves long after your interest has faded. I'm inclined to believe it isn't so much that their...OUR...species is arrogant, but rather...
    ashadams244 ashadams244
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    I was wondering if any fellow writers would

    give me some advice about a short story I might write
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 8

    For some reason, I feel weird having my notebook

    for writing in this hospital waiting room.
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 4

    I'm a curious soul...

    Across space and time I want to know you To know the you that not everyone gets to know To know your sweetest, deepest fantasies and live in secret places of escape with you In rampant breaths And sounds of desire and beauty Releasing into each other's ears what we have been...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 30, 2015

    Well, I try to sit outside to work on my cover

    for awhile, but it starts snowing!
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    Apr 2

    If you are loved by a writer,

    you will never die... perfect saying I got from a friend. I so believe it. I love that there is that one moment when you just feel comfortable. You sit in the bath and your love has wrote a story about you. He sits with his back to you and reads. capturing your heart. making...
    IGWMH IGWMH
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 1

    Just nailed my intro paragraph

    for a novel, and it's a good feeling. The blessing and the curse of being a published journalist is that my brain is trained to obsess over the lede, which means I can't bring myself to become fully immersed in the rest of the story until I'm confident in the initial bait-and...
    ashadams244 ashadams244
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    Since EP is closing and I have been advised by

    my doctor to not go on social sites for now because of how horrific stress ailments are for me right now, (I will still be going online just not anywhere I can see bad things that my brain can remember or chat with anyone til these stress ailments go away) I am leaving as...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 11

    My mother says i have a sharp tongue.

    which may be true. she said that im short with people. i am. she said that if i am a writer, i cant be those things. i beg to differ. she says i should be careful with my words. i agree. because when i write... when i really write, a different part of me that she doesn't know...
    cillasavage cillasavage
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 22, 2015
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 9

    There are days, weeks

    and sometimes months when I do not follow my passion to write. Thankfully these days are not upon me and my words are attacking the page with great fury. I feel blessed, lucky and thrilled that my raw passion is once again flowing on to the page. To any out there who use the...
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    Recipe For HappinessEditorial Note:I am glad to

    share with you edited and improved version of my almost two moths old book: How To Be Happy Recipe for Happiness.You can see full content on:howtobehappy2015.wordpress.comI hope you will like it.Copyrighted; Coping and Redistributing without acceptance of the writer - forbidden...
    BolekBis BolekBis
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 9, 2015

    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, 2015

    https://www.wattpad.com/story/33979199-way-of-the-woad-book-one-of-the-laoch-series Historical fiction novel, Fantasy, Gods, Immortal Warriors...a story to get lost in.
    RebekahS RebekahS
    18-21, F
    Apr 12

    quietquills.tumblr.com Hey guys,

    Alex here. A friend and I have recently started a Tumblr dedicated to creative writing. Check it out if you'd like :)
    QuietQuills QuietQuills
    16-17, M
    Apr 17
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 30

    Tonight, I just finished the first draft of my

    first novel, "Grey Ice"! ^_^
    Triforce184 Triforce184
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Nov 24, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015
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