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I Am Trying to Be a Writer

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    In my senior year in college I took a literature course which examined the works of the English author, Jane Austen. The object of the class was simple, we were to read all 6 of Jane Austen's novels and have a test on each one. The first novel we were assigned was "Pride and...
    rhking rhking 61-65, M Jul 26, 2013

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    I'm Working On It...

    I've been writing novels for about three years.  A lot of ideas and half-started ones have been scrapped but recently I've been kind of proud of myself and my writings.  The subjects have gotten more mature and I think my writing style has really improved. I haven't...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 5 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    I am attempting to write some interracial

    romance novels to self publish through Amazon!
    nicet97 nicet97 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I Want to Self Publish

    I am a writer of childrens stories and have two books ready to market. I want to self publish if I can and am going to eventually do it. Right now I have a few people reading my stories and they have said they are good so I guess it's off to the races as...
    joeybear11958 joeybear11958 46-50 1 Response Dec 10, 2008

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    I Guess Its Ok

    I really love writing, I think, but I can't seem to get it together. Its a bit disscouraging when I hear that sometimes it takes years to create a story good enough to get published, I don't think I can wait 10 years for someone to like my stories.
    1scaretoomany 1scaretoomany 16-17 1 Response Apr 12, 2012

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    Any Tips?

    First, i just want to say, that the reason why my english might not be accurate is that i live in Denmark :) - Okay, so i'm writing this story. It's about a circus, and it takes place in the end of the 1800s and in the start of the 1900s. I won't take your time by giving you any...
    Hejsa007 Hejsa007 16-17, F Feb 26, 2013

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    My Blog

    Well, me too. You can read my blog for more.  
    womanofsubstance womanofsubstance 18-21 Nov 30, 2008

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    Fishing For Love

    When I was a young man of 15, I enjoyed fishing in a stagnant slough near my home. I often caught a good number of catfish and bluegill in the slough but my mom rarely cooked any of them because she feared that they might be contaminated. One beautiful spring day I went to my...
    rhking rhking 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Why Try So Hard?

    I love writing - i write everyday. Songs, poems, stories, novels and so on. I don't write fast though, but i'm good at it too. But what makes me different from all of you guys, is that i don't write because i wan't somebody to 'like' my story. I don't think about, that someday...
    Hejsa007 Hejsa007 16-17, F Feb 25, 2013

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    Lisa's Confession

    My wife, Pam and I have been married for more than 30 years and I consider her family my family. Pam has many close relatives whom we see on a regular basis. Pam has a first cousin named Lisa with whom I am particularly fond. Lisa was in the 6th grade when Pam and I were married...
    rhking rhking 61-65, M Jul 30, 2013

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    Hidden Light

    I am not her. I am trapped inside her stupid, miserable life, but I am not her. I am far more beautiful. I am powerfully creative. I burst with love and light, every color. I am not her. She only lets me out in sobs of longing, keeping me veiled. She aches for me. I live inside...
    SeekingTruth2013 SeekingTruth2013 41-45 1 Response May 22, 2013

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    10 Tips For Aspiring Writers

    10.  Become an alcoholic.  (Supplement this with substance abuse.) 9.  Learn a handful of obtuse quotes by writers unknown to "regular" people.  Use them inappropriately and scan the confused expressions with disdain and fin de siecle ennui...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 18 Responses Sep 21, 2007

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    Trying Anyway

    I have wanted to be a writer ever since I was a child. There was a time when I was 100% sure that I could make it happen, but I'm not so sure now. I write to vent. I write because I know I am good at it and every time I let someone read my work, they confirm that. But my biggest...
    TheRealJade TheRealJade 18-21, F Mar 5, 2012

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    Thoughts On My Freedom Part 2 ( To Be Continued)

    Though I was born of one mother , whom I called "Mom" when I lovingly learned how, I was truly given back to my original Mother--The Cosmos--the Earth Herself. She had all I needed. She grew food for me. She provided oxygen for my newly functioning lungs. She provided all of the...
    SeekingTruth2013 SeekingTruth2013 41-45 Jun 24, 2013

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    Working On It

    I write a lot of short stories, and am attempting a novel, but I'm not sure where to get started as far as publishing or selling them is concerned. I would love to make my living as an author, but that is going to be pretty hard if I can't find someone who is willing to publish...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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    "Trying"

    It's kind of funny that I stumbled across this group (another example of why EP is so amazzzzzing).   Anyways, in a way I have always considered myself a "writer" in a sense, because just like any other art there are different severity's, talent levels...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Eight Years and Counting

    I have been working on one story for the past eight years.  It's a children's fantasy story, and try as I might I just can't seem to get it 'good' enough.  It's into its third rewrite now and I have a team of friends proof reading it for me.  My plan is, once it is...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2008

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    Spring Break

    When I was in college, I met a beautiful girl named Beth on the first day of my freshman year. We were both engineering majors and many of our classes were very technical so it became our habit to study together. Beth had a boyfriend throughout college so our relationship...
    rhking rhking 61-65, M Jul 2, 2013

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    Thoughts On My Freedom (To Be Continued)

    They say I am free. I was somehow born free and not so. Born as any human creature, through my mother and into the world of earth: of earth and sky and space., of living and breathing and eating, digesting, eliminating, of feeling and dreaming, of loving...of learning. I was born...
    SeekingTruth2013 SeekingTruth2013 41-45 Jun 24, 2013

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    If You Want To Be A Writer Then Act Like One

    That's what someone said and he might be right. Also for being a writer u have to work hard but I'm not sure if it is not more important to have an inspiration and talent? Hm, well, I guess both matters. I just like the act of writting and creating something in my own stile, but...
    nezka nezka 26-30, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Long time ago there were two friends in a village. Among one of them was rich but he hated his father because of his ruthless profession of earning tax for his land from his...
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21 Sep 2

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    Or possibly not. When I was younger I used to write a lot. Most of my output were silly stories I wrote to try to amuse my friends and get attention. The stories were mediocre at...
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M Sep 5

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    Once you have completed your particulars and The outline from the service or item asked for you can click the Mail my Quotation Request button and quote requests will probably be...
    Lillafyq Lillafyq 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    You Should Be a Song Writer You have the ability to evoke emotion, tell a story, and hook someone... In a very small amount of words, perhaps with some deft rhyming. Even if you...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    You Should Be a Film Writer You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind. You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really...
    diablesse34 diablesse34 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart. You can find the romance in any situation, and you would make a talented romance story writer...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Once you've finished your details and The outline with the company or products requested you'll be able to click on the Send my Quote Ask for button and quote requests might be...
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    You Should Be a Film Writer You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind. You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really...
    WildHearted WildHearted 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from. And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    My gf is a writer. I never dated one before. Actually, she doesn't consider herself one, but her writing ability is pretty impressive. We're working on a novel together. It's...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    One day, I aspire to be able to publish novels at will. Right now, I'm still working on my first. I have had a short story, a poem, and multiple articles published. Is that...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 22

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    You Should Be A Romance Novelist You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart. You can find the romance in any situation, and you would...
    Jadedlace Jadedlace 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    You Should Be a Film Writer You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind. You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Yes i completely agree. I am not a good writer. I want to tell you my thouoghts and my experiences everything in interesting way. i will keep improving but for now this is what i...
    blackytale blackytale 22-25, M Sep 1

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    You should be a song writer.... You have the ability to evoke emotion, tell a story, and hook someone... In a very small amount of words, perhaps with some deft rhyming. Even if...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    My mom says that I can be a good writer having to do with the creativity... Use of words... Not so much...
    TheTypewriter TheTypewriter 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    In my spare time I am a writer. I am writing my first book now. Also, I love to write erotic material and stories for my husband and our adult children and other personal friends...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    i really want to be a writer i grow up but my mom thinks i cant.
    liamtwerksforme liamtwerksforme 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    By writer I mean changing the names in certain books to my name . It's time consuming, but writing is very important to me.
    Neitherami Neitherami 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    im trying to live in the "now". i read a quote that said something about how...."the most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something our heart knows...
    LostInTheLight LostInTheLight 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im just all over the place right now. I recently divorce And now im trying to find my happiness and figure out what will truely make me happy as far as moving to a new state and...
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F Sep 9

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    Is this trying to hard. I'm at work, and the girl I like is by seafood getting something for her online order, so I talk go by her and try talking to her, midway through the...
    Somebodycares Somebodycares 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I thought i get it all off my chest on here seeing as I was reading lots of emotional abuse and psychical abuse stories on here a few weeks ago that got me moving in my decision to...
    catgirl87 catgirl87 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm trying to find my own version of happiness and a life that feels right for me. I have so many sides of me I'm trying to fit all together. I consider myself relatively traveled...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F Aug 28

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    I'm always trying to settle arguments between my friends/close acquaintances. It's hard, and sometimes hurts- no, make that usually hurts, when I can't help all that much, but at...
    mintycat mintycat 13-15, F Aug 28

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