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I Am Trying to Be a Writer

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    I think it's a common conception, that you can tell a writer's talent by their attitude as a reader. You can tell that those who read and understand all the artsy novels and...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    On the Inside Looking Out Writing is all I ever wanted to do. The first diary ever given to me was a gift from my brothers’ godparents back in 1975. Kindergarten was soon to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    While I do have around 15 script ideas bouncing around in my head. Sadly none of them are close to being finished. My biggest weakness as a writer is connecting the dots. I get a...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150 22-25, M Jan 6

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    I adore writers,any writers or novelists for their passion in writing and expressing their thoughts and creativity :) their passion in writing inspires me a lot. I wish I could be...
    Likeylalayys Likeylalayys 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    The flashing of the cursor is the worst part. Always mocking when a writer has lack of ideas. It never fails to make me hate it as it mocks me while writer’s block overtakes me...
    DrakenWriter223 DrakenWriter223 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I became a writer about 9 or 10 years ago (wow I feel old lol). My first story was kinda like a Beauty and the Beast story set in medieval times. Hayao Miyazaki actually inspired...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I do, I've I've written a children's book but trying to get it published is difficult...
    maddie91101 maddie91101 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    Reading romance books helps me a lot to have an idea what was inside a relationship, not only what I see with my eyes. And I prefer Young Adult. I am writing this to tell you the...
    misscheyenne misscheyenne 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    If you have written a book or are a writer, contact me. I am interested in finding out about your publication and perhaps obtaining your written material.
    RogersNursery RogersNursery 46-50 Dec 31, 2014

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    As you can probably tell from reading any of my other stories, I am definitely not the best writer. I am actually quite terrible at it. My diction and syntax are simplistic and...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I know I'm young, but ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. It's my passion, it's what keeps me happy in those sad times. I find that writing is the only way for me...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    UnGagged eZine NEW ISSUE is out I have a couple of stories in there, and some other amazing writers as well. Adult material. Available at Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com...
    Beau72 Beau72 70+, M Jan 15

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    What I love the most about being a writer is grabbing the souls of others. The idea that a few simple words, sentences, paragraphs, or even pages can grab someone and bring them...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    "Writers have thousands of ways to express their characters' feelings and emotions and neither one to express their own." Pretty weird, but true.
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Is it possible to have writer's block caused by a traumatic experience? Or even a year long period of it? I feel as if the thoughts have stopped flowing in a way worthy of putting...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've been writing since I was little. I simply loved the thought of the paper and pen. They may be simple objects, but they possess the power to create anything! When I was younger...
    Seaspiritaria Seaspiritaria 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    I am trying to improve myself. I had a bad reaction to the Barium I had to drink for a CT Scan. I have missed almost two weeks of work. I feel better, but weak. Today I asked my...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Dec 27, 2014

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    Lol I'm trying to change my life away from this hole I've dug myself into... But I can't do it all at once. I've never been good at organizing, so I'd like it if someone could help...
    MonkeyGirl0909 MonkeyGirl0909 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    Ugh, figuring myself out and trying to be okay with it and trying not to worry so much about it is so draining and difficult. I think I've discovered a new part of myself and it's...
    figuringmyselfout figuringmyselfout 18-21 1 Response Jan 7

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    I've been trying to talk to other guys. It helps a little bit, but still all I can think about is my ex. I still cry. He doesn't care about me. He wants to come pick up the rest of...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I have been trying to reconnect with my oldest friend but she just doesn't seem to care. its both our falts that we lost contact and I'm trying to fix it but she seems not...
    bw32 bw32 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    I am trying to find the person I used to be. I lost my identity over the last 15 years and have been trying to figure out what I actually like and what I will gladly leave behind...
    kelbase kelbase 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    Had a get 1 hour visit with my "girlfriend" tonight, plus a couple of nice talks. The fact that she left to go home to her other live in boyfriend has once again left me feeling...
    DrHowl DrHowl 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been trying to get pregnant for months now. I just got through my cycle, so I hope I get pregnant soon.
    Impregme Impregme 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    as I was growing up in los angeles in the 1970's it was the in thing I guess for girls to have short hair. my mom always kept my hair cut short so I looked like a boy ; and as she...
    desire2bebald desire2bebald 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 1

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    Seeing someone depressed & sad makes me want to cry . Im trying so hard to help!
    Davidthree Davidthree 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    I had deleted my account but made another and now am trying to find my old friends (and new ones) my old username was deathISpainless if we talked before please message me...
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F Jan 4