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I Am Trying to Be a Writer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I feel as if I may finally be becoming the writer I have always wanted to be and have always felt I was meant to be. Here is a story I have been working on. It is called "Life In...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    6 weeks ago, I would be crazy to say that I am a writer, but I am a writer now. I had always been complimented on my writing, making visual stories and seem to be real...
    grantfilm95 grantfilm95 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Here's more of the book. The Shadow of Pride and Lust. ~enjoy :P Chapter Four: An Unfriendly Wager   We walked to a bar, after I denied everything that was written down in front...
    HEDinTHEclouds HEDinTHEclouds 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    I am an online writer with a passion to...well,write. My name on writerscafe is rayner ramsay,my real name. so please,nobody get any ideas of using it
    orangreeffect orangreeffect 22-25, M Jul 10

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    I would like to make some friends on here who are writers. Writers are a different kind of sufferers. I am not published and I have never even had any kind of class, nevertheless...
    beaisforbliss beaisforbliss 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    I have issues with writing. I can not express myself clearly. I can not understand English language even though it is my first language. I can not tell if what I wrote makes sense...
    CDFox CDFox 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I love to write fiction in my spare time whether it be short stories or long narratives. I'm currently pursuing a career in journalism (broadcasting not writing) which requires...
    JacKovac JacKovac 18-21 1 Response Jul 15

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M Jun 28

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M Jun 28

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!
    blipsycat1 blipsycat1 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I started writing professionally a few years ago, at the time I was working as a freelance writer. I took on a job, what I thought was to be a ghost writing position turned into a...
    iNomaD iNomaD 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Hey writers and researchers! No stories? I am doing mine on indigenous nationalism. Anybody care to share theirs?
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 5

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    Hello! I'm consider myself a writer on multiple things, I write poetry (I'm not very good at that! But I am learning) I write my own music (I'm quite decent,but I'm underrated) I...
    TodaysDreams TodaysDreams 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    And I can never finish my books. I have started like eleven of them and the farthest I got was like one third of it done. I hate not being able to finish anything. My angel is a...
    bentocoffin bentocoffin 13-15 1 Response Jul 8

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    As a writer, I have to be careful of the narratives I create around people, friends, and family. I start believing it. I see things clearly. Do I call them delusions? No. They are...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M Jul 10

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    That sensation of emptiness when you have so much to write but you just can’t formulate your thoughts into coherent sentences or find the right words to use. That feeling you...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I am a writer but don't won't disclose my real name on this site for privacy and safety reasons. There are experiences from my own life I want to write about but haven't yet...
    grettamoss grettamoss 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    How do you start writing stories? I feel like I have the potential for it and it's what I'd want to do, but I can just never get anywhere with the ideas I come up with. Advice for...
    AzureRose317 AzureRose317 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    Betrayed wives, I have been posting stories and resources under "I am trying to save my marriage" and a few other places. An EP pal, Uht2014, has some really good info on her...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    My log, July 9th, 2014 Sometimes i wonder, why am i here, trying to reach out to people...when they rarely ever reach back. I have had luck with one person, not even in EP, but in...
    Alexob13 Alexob13 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm 23 and have been married for six months, now I'm longing for a baby. We've been casually "seeing what happens" since our wedding night but nothing so far.I've got an app on the...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Jul 14

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm trying to forgive an ex whom is not sorry and could care less that he treated me like **** or that he turned my world upside and stomped all over my heart. I'm trying to...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    well, I'm certainly not an expert on relationships and its consequences.I've been trying to get help online for a while but I need advice from real people.My friend is trying to...
    monoxcide monoxcide 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I try my best to fit in with my family but nothing seems 2 work :'(........ at school its the same i changed my whole image just 4 people 2 like me so one day i went as myself and...
    christinababy23 christinababy23 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I struggle with this all the time...I am trying to accept that my parents are not the people I want them to be and they never will be. This is not going to change. I will never be...
    StoneWall77 StoneWall77 36-40, F 5 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    i'm constantly in this place where I'm trying to find my "happy"... my adventure... my story.. L-i-f-e - scares me.. i find myself constantly fearful of making the wrong decisions...
    TinkerFae TinkerFae 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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