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I Am Trying to Be a Writer

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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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    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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    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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    Boston Story

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Blog

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

    In the words of Alan Watts: "Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a ******* death row inmate...
    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    A mutual song writer/poet just brought up an interesting thought that is extremely resonating. The fact that he wrote very few songs last year compared to previous years. This year...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    Ive always wanted to be a writer because writing is my passion,and it is how i best express myself.
    brandye brandye 22-25, F 2 Responses 25 mins ago

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    Who is also brutally honest. I've made a habit of writing reviews for runaway best sellers on Amazon, and yesterday I made the mistake of reading my latest one to my mother. "I'm...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 3 Responses Nov 30

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    Today I had an epiphany, yes an epiphany (is there an echo in here?) I'm a writer, I write a lot, and write well, and enjoy doing so; therefore if I'm not writing, I'm not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Nov 28

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    Today I had an epiphany, yes an epiphany (is there an echo in here?) I'm a writer, I write a lot, and write well, and enjoy doing so; therefore if I'm not writing, I'm not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Nov 28

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    He had the gun to his head, as he did every night, of everyday. He had the metallic taste of metal invading his mouth as he brought the gun to his mouth. His teeth clenching...
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I believe several people on EP are excellent writers. I think that it is good to occasionally read the stories written by these excellent writers, however, it can be very...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Sitting for hours and hours, thinking of different ideas, too many ideas, and imagining writing them with complete fluidity of the pen which moves in complete harmony with the...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was a professional creative writer .. I was given a grant by my Government to see if I could make a go of it... The 'muses' flowed but I had little success . The BBC said I had...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    it sounds like a tv drama, but this is my life. I have two sisters who are trying their hardest to get me in trouble with the law, and other things. They want me locked up, put in...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    I have a friend who used to ALWAYS ask me, "What's something positive that happened today?" It used to irritate me when I was asked that when I was in a funk. Because he wouldn't...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Why are you trying to "figure it out"? Just let it be! Just let yourself be whatever you wanna be. Stop obsessing over which category you need to be in or what people will think of...
    MissyMo MissyMo 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    If you work hard enough and don't lose sight of your dreams they will come true, but most people usually give up on this because they deem it as "impossible". Nothing is impossible...
    TransmutedHeart TransmutedHeart 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Sample from my auto-biography: The clock on the white hospital wall ticks on and on, dragging out every strained tick of the hand, reminding me that the life I believed to be so...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Sample from my auto-biography. The clock on the white hospital wall ticks on and on, dragging out every strained tick of the hand, reminding me that the life I believed to be so...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Since 4 years I am improvising my writing skills. I want to be a writer desperately. My ambition is to publish a book. :-)
    vinirose vinirose 26-30, T 1 Response Nov 20

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    I came here looking for a place where I could spill it all out like i do onto paper... it didn't matter what... and no one would care who... I crave that place of freedom...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 31-35 Nov 30

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    I tried participating National Novel Writing Month for the first time this year. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to 50,000 words. I only made it to 10,000. I'm really disappointed...
    ImaginaryAlchemist ImaginaryAlchemist 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 30

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    This is my dream but of course it can't be done alone so if your a good writer or creative person with a lot of awesome ideas i would love for you to help me. Im recruiting so plz...
    truthfulwierdo truthfulwierdo 13-15, F Dec 5

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    Never ask a poet, or a writer who they write about.
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm a writer and a poet since I was very young.
    DrBenwey DrBenwey 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm a writer, looking for a new muse!
    lookin4somestrange lookin4somestrange 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    i need some help from some really good writers on here. Hell even a Psychologist or relationship couch or life couch will work to give me some insight on something i am writing...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I try to practice mindfulness. I go for walks, but I'm in tears after fifteen minutes from the pain in my joints. I focus on my breathing, but my chest feels tight; I can't get...
    SimiRayea SimiRayea 22-25, T 4 Responses Nov 21

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    I'm trying, I swear I'm trying but that doesn't seem to matter now a days. My world is collapsing and all I can do is watch it tumble down. I feel like I can't even give the most...
    palomaflys palomaflys 16-17, F Dec 2

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    Like a lot of adolescents, I spent most of those uncomfortable years of change agonising over my own orientation, trying to work out from others around me (without making it too...
    morea morea 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I been trying to forget so much that it is all catching up with me I am trying so hard to get on with my life I been breaking down a lot I cry all the time it don't matter...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 24