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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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    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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    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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    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"

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Blog

    Well, me too. You can read my blog for more.  
    womanofsubstance womanofsubstance 18-21 Nov 30, 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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    helpful technique to develop powerful personalities for your book . so I know this great and creative author I really like who uses a special trick to make her character's...
    Amacey Amacey 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have Horrible writers block I alway have a plan for a story but then I get writers block and as I'm trying to come up with something I get a new idea for a new story and the...
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 3 Responses May 4

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    any community college students trying to become writers in here? my creative writing teacher just posted about an online literary journal looking for additions to their November...
    atiekay atiekay 22-25, F May 16

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    Hey! I'm an aspiring writer, well I love writing and I've been told I'm quite good at it. I am normally a darker, more serious topics writer but I also attempt other things.... If...
    justordinarygirl2015 justordinarygirl2015 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Who killed you, then? Who tore out your heart and replaced it with tin? Cause now you're a tin soldier, a sin soldier, and I'm trying to bring you back. Who wronged you, now? Your...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F May 17

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    For a long time, I have enjoyed writing. In school, it was always something I was good at. Until recently, I haven't really started to explore options and what I would really...
    UndisputedTruth UndisputedTruth 31-35, M May 19

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    I am trying to stay strong I really am. But I am just so numb. I'm not happy but I want to be, I want to self harm but I can't. I just don't know what to do anymore.
    jessy2341 jessy2341 13-15, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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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...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 4 Responses May 7

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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 7 Responses May 8

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    help: I have a 5 page short-story due tomorrow for my end of the year assignment. problem is I've had a horrible case of writer's block and haven't written anything... any ideas or...
    graveyardwhistling graveyardwhistling 16-17, F 1 Response May 14

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    I was never a writer til my best friend past away so I have started writing then I got a box full of my work so I stop cuz I have to carry the box everytime I move.
    snowcop snowcop 46-50, F May 19

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    I am a twenty-seven year old ineffectual intellectual who tries to pen down all the thoughts that keep him up at night. As an aspiring writer, I write everything from fiction to...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M May 21

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    I have writers block or maybe the passion for writing is gone. I have stories on Wattpad that keep getting request for updates and I can't seem to get myself to write. I hate this...
    sara263 sara263 31-35, F 1 Response May 24

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    I've been trying for so long. It is really starting to deteriorate not only my mind and emotions, but now also physically. I can barely eat, I cannot sleep. My depression is...
    Alexz72 Alexz72 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    I'm at home now, ******** down to get comfortable. Got some packing done but now I am so tired. I'm trying to find a lady to drive me and my car up to Minneapolis, Minnesota from...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M May 5

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    It's been 6 days since our last contact.I'm at the point of trying to let him go slowly,but its hard when your emotionally invested in that person.My heart is trying to understand...
    KAYDUBAU KAYDUBAU 31-35, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I am trying to be strong, i am trying to keep going on, but ive been doing this for to long, how can i go on...
    lynnewolf99 lynnewolf99 16-17, F May 7

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    I'm trying so hard to correct my mind set. I'm trying to be cool but all I want to do is vent and get things off of my chest. Everything seems to be an annoyance to me. I'm...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M May 18

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    I'm seriously trying to eat healthier and exercise regularly, hopefully in the long run it'll help me loss weight and be healthier mentally. I'm putting a lot of effort into this...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19 18-21, F May 18

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    And I'm trying, which is actually going good. I'm trying to think as positive as I can and think as less as I can about negative things. It's been helping me cause I see that I...
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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    I've been broken into pieces for years but it's time to dust myself off and fix myself up. I want to work on my confidence so I can do all the little things everyone else does that...
    kdauthor kdauthor 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25

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    He looked at me like I’d never been kissed. Like somehow my innocence glistened from my skin letting him know that I was untouched, inexperienced. He then proceeded to walk me...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 day ago

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