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I Delete Or Erase a Lot of Things I Write

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    Rough Draft

    I think that if I just left everything I've written alone, unedited, I would have more stories to share. I have always been like that. If I just write and do not re-read what I have written, I am less likely to erase or delete. Once I begin the editing, my stories change, even...
    luvme23 luvme23 36-40, F Apr 14, 2013

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    All the Time.

    I constantly find myself getting rid of something i've written - before i've posted it. It's not really that i worry about what others people will think of my opinion - cause i'm fine with that, it's more because i think what i'm writing is probably really uninteresting. I...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2009

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    Sometimes I Write Meaningless Crap

     I have written stories that are pretty pointless.  Sometimes I have a weird thought or silly story that I feel like sharing because it's interesting to me at the time.  I often go back and delete these experiences because they have no value to anyone.  I...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Sidetracked

    I usually manage to get sidetracked by something so I have to delete all the no necessary stuff and get back to the point. Most of my stories are actually twice the size they are when I first type them out. But I felt the need to get rid of all the stuff that really does get off...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 27, 2007

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    Almost Everything

    Sometimes I can't find right words or I then realise there is a better way to say what I wanted to say then I erase a lot of words.
    nicerain nicerain 18-21, F Mar 31, 2008

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    Story After Story

    I've started many many stories and books in my fifteen -almost sixteen- years. But start them is all I've ever done. I've written about guardian angels, werewolves, nightmares, schizophrenia and mental hospitals, and too many dystopian societies to count. All, I have either...
    justyouandthelights justyouandthelights 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 22, 2012

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    It's Good Practice

    This Is the way I am I write things on the computer and sometimes I will not reread them for months then when I do in most cases I decide that they are not good enough and delete them. I have always thought that this is good practice as sometimes when I write the words just flow...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M Jul 26, 2012

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    I ask a bunch of questions,

    read the answers, respond to some, leave them up a few days and then delete them. I think I just don't like to see them on my profile so away they go.
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F Mar 9

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    Hours Wasted

    Type, type, typing away. Carefully crafting my words to display my inner most thoughts as best as I can. Then I read those thoughts. *gag* DELETE!
    MuffinAss MuffinAss 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Oh Yes

    I am always erasing something or another, or deleting something that I have written. Can't even tell you how many stories I have written on here and deleted it, or erased it and started over, or didn't even bother re-writing it. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2012

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    Because...

    Its not good enough. Someone won't like it. It'll confuse people. I'll have to go into too much detail! Someone won't understand. I'm going too in depth. This is idiotic sounding... LOL
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    That awkward little dance your thumbs do

    when you don't know what to reply to someones text.
    BeatTheBest BeatTheBest 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Sometimes I read what I wrote earlier

    and I hate it so I scratch the whole thing and maybe start over, if it's worth revisiting those thoughts. Maybe not. I write a lot of my stuff after drinking here too, so often I need to take a 2nd look at it later.
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Mar 16

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    Anonymity Doesn't Make Honesty - Safe

    I don't even remember how I first stumbled upon EP, but armed w/an undergrad pysch major, I immediately saw its therapeutic value. I resolved to use EP as a vehicle to: 1. compare my sanity 2. test my limits of introspection 3. glimpse the lives of others 4. gauge my relative...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    I used to be in this group

    but I deleted it.
    Simplified Simplified 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    It Feels Nice To Just Type It Out

    Sometimes I come across a comment that just ticks me off. I'll spend half an hour sometimes just typing a very long response. Once I get it out of my system I read it over, a lot of times I end up erasing it all because I think that I got the satisfaction of saying it but it isn...
    Jupiterfalling Jupiterfalling 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Posting Guilt?

    Interesting stories. gelroller got me thinkin, maybe I should have a folder where I type all my thoughts before posting and go back to them later and see if they would still have the same meaning to me as it did when I typed it all "excited-like" and make a fool of myself haha...
    PK14 PK14 31-35, M Jan 5, 2013

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    Simplify

    I habitually compose complex responses to emails, facebook and experience project stories and comments, and then whittle them down before posting. As Albert Einstein suggested: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M Jul 4, 2010

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    I Do It All the Time.

    I write alot and I can be sat here for a long time writing it but when I'm finished and I read it back to myself my stories always have a dumb sound to them in the end no matter how I intended them to sound. I don't want to sound this way but I can't help it. So I delete. I wish...
    ASortaFairytale ASortaFairytale 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2007

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    Wish I Had....

    Wish I had a nickel for every time I have hit the delete button.  If I did then I would be filthy rich....LOL
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2008

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    Usually Accidentally

    but occasionally deliberately, if I feel I can't quite find the right words at that particular time. My pc continues to play silly buggers, so it erases quite a lot for me as well!
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 5 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    I Just Did, Actually

    I was going to delete my entire account here, but then I just decided to delete a bunch of stories. I don't know what it is..it's just, looking back on some things I wrote..I want to erase that part from my life. When I write, I include little aspects of my life and in the past I...
    SavedByHim SavedByHim 18-21, F May 11, 2013

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    Some Days

    There are seriously some days when I am inclined to delete all my stories and just mingle with my friends and stop commenting altogether. Why? Because I always get some neanderthal who cannot see past the tip of their nose either putting stupid or careless comments if not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24, 2009

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    Most of It

    most of it is crap or very personal, i try to get rid of as much old stuff as i can, id be terrified of anyone finding anything i wrote, it would really hurt
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 20, 2008

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    Too Much Erasing.

    i've always second guessed my thoughts and my writing. What if it isn't good? What will people think? I've always been this way, even drawing i'd have a huge pile of eraser shaving next to me.lol. I guess i just have ocd.
    LadySarah09 LadySarah09 22-25, F Nov 26, 2011

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    I Seem to Be Doing It More and More Often

    Unfortunately I don't realize how bad some of my stuff is until I've posted it, and usually a few people get to read it before I can delete it. Even if I don't delete stuff, I frequently go back and edit it. I think every writer does it except Stephen King, who apparently just...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 4 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Comments

    It's mainly comments here on EP that I find myself re-writing a lot. I worry that other people may take them the wrong way, especially if I am being sarcastic or something, sarcasm can be taken the wrong way, especially online. A few times I have gone to comment on a really sad...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F Nov 27, 2007

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    Now, What Does This Say About Me?

    I tend to second-guess everything that I say or do.  Now that I think about it, this may be the reason that I prefer to exist solely on the Internet...  There is no "rewind" or "delete" button for life.  Which pretty much sucks, because I'm a...
    DopeyGirl DopeyGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2008

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    The Deleter

    should be my alias. Over the year+ I've been using EP, mostly actively, I've written a lot. EP got me into the act of writing for release. It's therapeutic and insightful, and always a pleasure to learn when something I've dropped out of my mind is appreciated by a passing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Most

    I delete most of everything I type. I drunk type quite often and in the morning I am appalled.
    Dayzed Dayzed 26-30, M Aug 9, 2010

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    Personal Experience With Racism

    If you are looking for the story, I removed it. It was gathering too much attention and it started to get petty and personal. The point was missed and now it will never be realized because Internet drama got in the way of my real life experience. How could that be the...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Well,Sort Of,...

    I give some thought to what I write,with the possible exception of the ***-for-tat teasing that sometimes occurs - then all bets are off. What usually happens is that I look again at a thread and find somebody has deleted the piece I was responding to,so my response looks wildly...
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    Regrets

    I have deleted experiences and the stories that goes with them thinking at that time that either I am over that experience, it's just not really important, or just trying to clean out because I have so many. But... I realized it is just a part of me and I have nothing to be...
    DraygenD DraygenD 41-45, F 1 Response May 20, 2011

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    Death Is Cruel

    I have learned to hide the pain. But, the memory of my past will always be there. What you did to me and those girls is cruel. I have forgiven you but I will nevr forget. You are cruel. Life is cruel. Your murder will be just as cruel.
    RebalLover RebalLover 13-15, F Mar 24, 2013

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    All The Time.

    I always start writing stories for groups and then exiting out the page before I've finished it and posted it. I just can't seem to express what I want to say properly. Everything I want to say comes out wrong.. and sometimes I go through my stories and delete the ones that...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2010

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    Here is my plan. To reach 100 experiences here,

    then when I find a new one, I have to delete on of my old ones. Should be good.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 14

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    Yeah.

    Its like, i wanna share, but then when i do i feel like i shared too much. So i make it disappear.
    Lilcuppa Lilcuppa 70+ 2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Errraaassssssssssssseee

    Eraaasssseeee is a fairly common quote of mine.  haha  Anyone that corresponds with me via instant messenger, knows this word, intimately!  i think when i'm typing (as oppsed to speaking) i tend to not use my filter.  this can be a problem of grand proportions...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    Yep

    I have conveyed a great deal of strong emotions in my writing and then in wanting to put them behind me, have destroyed them as a way of detaching from those negative or painful feelings rather than retaining them. I have wrote poetry in regards to a past relationship, a number...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 25, 2008

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    You'll Never Know

    a lot of my thoughts run offon their own and I lose my point, so I end up trashing the whole idea of sharing it with others becuase it makes about as much sense as my dreams. Sometimes I simply decide against sharing because I don't think what I've said or the way I've...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Nov 26, 2007

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    All the Time...

    The ability to do this is I think why I like Ep and yahoo so much.  I can literally see how it sounds before I hit enter. That is sure easier then trying to stuff words back in my mouth after I have said them and wish I hadnt.
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F Nov 27, 2007

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    I Keep Changing My Mind

    I type up something and decide that it might be misunderstood so I go through the whole thing over and over again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17, 2008

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    Tittle says it, I'm going away from this site.

    I don't need it. Plus I barely talk to people here. So bye everyone. Nice meeting you and talking. Have a nice life. Because I'm starting to built mines. Ciao!
    wenwen14 wenwen14 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    All The Time

    I always do this especially on here. I'll read a confession or try to share a story and i'll end up taking a few minutes to write something that i don't think sounds too stupid. Then I'll read it feel like an idiot and erase it. I think i do it because i feel that  what i wrote...
    geminixleo geminixleo 18-21, F May 12, 2011

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    All The Time..

    I'll spend a whole lot of time writing something out and then decide it's not good enough to post.. Or it's coming across as different from what I meant it to seem like.. Or it's just too long. In fact I already had a debate with myself on whether or not to delete this post...
    Babycakesx Babycakesx 18-21, F Oct 4, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    For awhile I've been trying not to delete things so much... and it hasn't been working out. xp I guess it doesn't really matter that I delete so much. I tend to say the same...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Sep 23

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    I had a slight lisp as a child, which I got over. But I still have trouble speaking because I stammer and struggle to speak coherently and find the right words. When writing, there...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    Oct 2014 Love born from Lust What would you do if I told you I love you If I said I'd leave my life for you behind What would you're reaction be When this between us started out...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I am a Creative Writer. I write fictional stories about anything and everything. I'm pretty sure I've always been a writer. Even when I was in kindergarten, my teacher had us...
    directioner600 directioner600 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I am going to write a book, having read quite widely and had many experiences, of course it is never enough, But I have been held back by noone other than myself.
    laneyminnie laneyminnie 18-21 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    All bad memories...DELETED All hurtful insecurities...DELETED All desires...DELETED All hopes and dreams...DELETED All wishful thinking...DELETED All memories of myself...DELETED...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    Dear Raisu, Hi! How are you? Now, this is going to really Saap ! Saap! Days Old cold Khichuri... even If I put my , best shot to write in English !!! This Oxford failed to find...
    Pheroswife Pheroswife 41-45, F Sep 30

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