Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Trying to Be a Writer

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 120 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Blog

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    "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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am attempting to write some interracial

    romance novels to self publish through Amazon!
    nicet97 nicet97 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    So You Want To Be A Writer - Poem by Charles Bukowski if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need to make time to continue some of the stories I have started. One is extremely complicated and I burned myself out on the plot a while back. As a reader it would be easy...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Trying to be better, but still I'm doing it for other people, people I can't let go of. I f*****g hate myself for it
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like written words mean nothing anymore. Everywhere I look words are glanced over while pictures and videos grab ten times more people. Then a simple book will. Even books...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The man with the high powered rifle When I woke up i was in the woods with no memory of what has happened it was a blur, when a family noticed me they were nervous and the little...
    Hellfire66 Hellfire66 18-21, M Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” - Friedrich Nietzsche I heard music the other night of the most wonderful...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You always had great ideas and thoughts that you wished to express in words. But a feeling that perhaps a convincing photo and sound can do your work even greater, constantly...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm starting to think that my relationship gave me writers block. He's sucked all the life out of me and I have nothing left to put to text.
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey peeps 😊 As the title suggests, I'm a writer. Usually it's only poems and such, which I find fun to write and a bit mysterious to understand O.o but lately I am working on a...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I love it more than anything, and would totally love anyone to check out my stuff or exchange pieces for editing. I'm not the most amazing writer, but I only want to get better...
    BengaliEyes BengaliEyes 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    http://www.blogthings.com/whattypeofwritershouldyoubequiz/results/?result=Film I got film, but I prefer writing novels. I am character writer. I also took What your greatest...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have so much potential I can do so much more So much more I am lazy My mind is lazy I am slow Doctor said my eyes are slow My brain is slow And I think it's the lack of food I...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am guilty, i know. But i am trying to keep myself away from here. I m trying good,my friend. Why did you go away? why.......................................................... I...
    noblerain noblerain 31-35 Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am trying to stay strong despite the PTSD and depression that currently controls my life, dragging me back down into the pits of hopelessness. I am trying stay strong for my...
    LivLivv LivLivv 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Can anyone who has been pregnant or is trying to be pregnant help me out? Okay so me and my fiancé has been having sex every other day but we have been trying for about 6 months...
    kaileyy48 kaileyy48 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is actually a very hard thing to do, especially when you don't have friends by your side. I have two main friends. Lets call the first one "jamie" and the second one "jessica...
    maria67108 maria67108 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I went for my usual every second day walk. Nearly home and some guy (whom I can't see) says something like "losing calories?". Then nothing else. I thought maybe he was speaking...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm trying to figure everything out. I started dating my girl last month and it's going great but she's my first girlfriend.
    koditrust koditrust 16-17, F Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello all, so I posted here a few days ago that I was trying to go Vegan. I have been off all meat products, eggs fish and dairy except for a few squares of chocolate for 5 days...
    restartnow restartnow 31-35, F Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Five thing I'm trying very hard to accept.
    hunter7080 hunter7080 36-40, M Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have the feeling I'll be trying (and failing) for a long, long time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel