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I Don't Write As Much As I Would Like to

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    'I'll Teach Her to Write Her Manifestos On Cocktail Napkins..'

    I used to write all the time. I could write a poem on a minute's notice and I often did. once, I was in class and my friend was talking about how she drew this picture for a class project but she wanted a quote or something to go with it and could I think of anything? right...
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F Jan 21, 2008

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    “It's like everyone tells a story about

    themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    salmanrana salmanrana 22-25, M Aug 7, 2014

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    due to some mental issues I gave up creative

    writing a long time ago. it is one of my few talents so that still makes me sad at at times. I do however get to edit a lot of other people's writing and I enjoy that.
    Polis195 Polis195 36-40, M Jul 3

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    Which is embarrassing

    because I call myself a writer.
    utahwriter utahwriter 41-45, M Jun 7, 2014

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    The only thing that's holding me back from

    writing like a mad womyn is not having a P. C. Hand writing tends to hold me up. My mind thinks faster then my fingers and so I end up forgetting words phrases important parts of my story because my fingers can't keep up.
    Borinquen Borinquen 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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    When I Was In High School I Us...

    When I was in high school I used to write creatively a lot, including short stories, introductions to novels, and a little bit of PBEM role playing. However, in university, I feel like I do not have enough time, which is probably why I have taken to EP, it gives me a chance to be...
    bluemooon bluemooon 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    so much that's in my head all in thousands of

    aisles and categories..ready to pour out and evolve and admire.. ready I get that pen and white sheet in front of me again..time to extract and relieve my head..empty some spaces to read a later day..I stare at the white, it immediately begins to burn my eyes..yet again nothing...
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F Jul 13

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    I Know What You Mean...

    I used to be a reporter, and now I can't get motivated to write one line. I have great ideas, but lack motivation!
    Miggs Miggs 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 2, 2007

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    Catch-22

    I've got this Catch-22 thing going: I'd write more IF I could get a little recognition. But I won't get the recognition UNTIL I write more. Does anyone else have this sitch? You know, like "If I could just get one story published, then I'd be motivated to turn out reams more...
    gottatell gottatell 31-35, F 7 Responses May 20, 2008

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    Blocked

    When I was younger I use to write poems all the time. I have books filled with them, but I have not been able to write anything in over 5 years, no matter how I try the words just aren't there anymore and I have lost the best way I ever had of expressing myself.
    mindlessmumbles mindlessmumbles 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    I originally meant to write a story

    for each of my experiences, but I've never gotten around to it. Now I have 226 experiences and 48 stories. Oh well. Maybe I'll change my goal to having stories for at least a third of them ;)
    howie79 howie79 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    i,m not sure why it is,

    but i come up with some great plots for a story, and then for some reason.............
    looking4somefun1 looking4somefun1 46-50, M 1 Response May 17

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    so I have made it my aim,

    to leave a pen and notebook in places around my house, in my car, in my shed, out on my verandah so when something does come to me, I'm not going to let the opportunity pass..
    raggedeagle raggedeagle 31-35, F Jul 3

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    I Want To Finish Writing A Novel

    For once. Just for once would I be so proud of myself if I finished a novel. I've been working on the same book for over 2 years now because I refuse to let myself quit on a brilliant project. I've wrote at least half of the first book and I jump back and forth between novels in...
    Megz13 Megz13 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Sometimes just too busy.

    Other times get too wrapped up around the axels about what others may think. When I do get the chance it is like a catharsis of the thoughts and ideas from somewhere inside. Sometimes from the heart, sometimes from the head and other times just from no where. I am not...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M Feb 13

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    Obsession

    Ever since i was little i wanted to write, in school i hated writing. i think it was mostly because they told me what to write. and i never but much thought to my creativity, until i was 12 and my mom was joking around about writing a book and becoming a millionaire. and that...
    Shatteredglassz Shatteredglassz 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    I Need My Drug And Don't Get In My Way.

    The story is getting intense, I can hardly wait to know the next part. That is how writing can be for me or there are the times I know what is happening. I have to get to my computer or some paper and anything to write with, my own blood and my finger if I have to. I might...
    TLWalker TLWalker 51-55, M 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    There's So Much Fog That I Can't See While I'm Surfing The Waves

    Well I don't write as much as I would like to anymore. I mean do my best to come up with good stuff to write about and how to express my happiness and joy of the world. I go deep in the mind and swim in my thoughts and watch the dolphins play while I'm swimming past them in the...
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Feb 27, 2013

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    a discipline problem.

    ..probably because of my ADD...
    dragonshine dragonshine 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 14

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    It's Unfortunate...

    ...but factual that my life has become somewhat full. So much so that writing for pleasure and for you, dear reader, has become nearly impossible. It's no secret that I like to keep myself busy. Lately, I've been SO busy that I've been frantically looking for things to cut out...
    WorldWarYou WorldWarYou 31-35, M Jun 8, 2007

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    I always have these flashes of great ideas

    for stories and song lyrics... And by the time I get the chance to write them down I can't remember exactly where I was going with the thought thread...
    ComplexNotComplicated1 ComplexNotComplicated1 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2014

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    All In Good Time

    At one point it was pretty common for me to post several stories a day about one thing or another.It was a way for me to get all those buried thoughts and emotions out of my system.Recently I have not posted a whole lot.Life has gotten to be pretty crazy these days and my mind is...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Things Have Changed

    I used to spend hours writing almost every day, until I had to go back on medications for bipolar 2. Now, it's difficult to find the creativity and motivation to do so like I used to. I really miss it :(
    PrincessPumpkin81 PrincessPumpkin81 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I Am So Lucky - That's Why............

    I don't write as much as I'd like to - but here is a story that goes some way to explaining why.I used to be on EP all the time. I wrote a reasonable number of stories, pursued my friends all over EP as they wrote stories and made comment on others. I made some very good friends...
    Inspector999 Inspector999 51-55, M 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Yes, I Do Not.  a Sign Of...

    Yes, I do not.  Perhaps it's a sign of my own laziness, or my ability to be distracted. I do have responsibilities to others that I cannot - will not - put off. But when I have time for myself, I have a wide range of activities clamoring at my doorstep.  ...
    speckles speckles 61-65, M Feb 20, 2008

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    I Have So Much Ideas In My Hea...

    I have so much ideas in my head I want to put down on paper either visually or through writing, i just don't find the time to do so. Sometimes, I make a whole page in my sketchbook dedicated to doodles, sketches, or ideas just to preserve them. I hate thinking that I may have...
    lupin136 lupin136 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2007

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    sometimes I feel like I'm missing the words

    that I need...... sometimes I just don't bother
    muradgh muradgh 18-21, M Jun 29

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    Frustrated With How The World Is Now.

    Wanted to use this to vent a little. To try and voice my opinion which is of optimism, rather than pessimism. As a species, we are capable of so much horror and disdain. Science has proven (through DNA) that essentially we are all alike. The notion that we all think alike is not...
    Zecopolitico Zecopolitico 36-40, M May 12, 2012

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    I Have..

    In my life i have seen and done more than i actually realize. I watched the sunrise at the Grand Canyon in Arizona I had fun at Disneyland in California I felt the rain in Seattle I seen poverty in Mexico I jumped from a plane in Georgia I repelled off a cliff in Korea I had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Write More

    Write more,Great idea,Trouble is,Not enough time,Always comin' up with ideas,Can't keep up,Maybe,One day,I'll write more.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 1 Response May 5, 2012

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    Untitled.

    i feel like my words are breadcrumbs leading my way home. but when i'm finally ready to head back, they've been dried out by sun and turned to dust; blown away; buried in snow; washed away by rain.. i used to have a map that i kept in my back pocket, but...
    BarNapkinPoet BarNapkinPoet 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2007

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    I have about 14 journals I'd written in

    since high school and now I barely even write my thoughts anymore. I have become too busy for any writing to get done. I never really wrote stories about anything, but I did write about my experiences in life. Now that I am going through a separation I'm feeling inspired. Wow...
    ivana821 ivana821 26-30 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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    Gimme A New Idea!!!

    It is so darn annoying! I always start a brand new story, and get tired of it eventually! Some one gimme a new idea! I don't feel like writing anything now...
    belle0416 belle0416 13-15, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    What's a guy to

    do? ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    MidnightRaper MidnightRaper 51-55, M 3 Responses May 22

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    I'm Going To Start Writing Again!!!!!!!

    Tomorrow lol. That folks is procrastination at its finest.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 25, 2012

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    Dreaming In The Driver's Seat, When The Right Words Came To Me

    But then again, I'm not inspired as much as I would like.My best moments, my most inspired are when I should be focused on something else, like class, or driving . It's more convenient in class, because I can write the stuff down, but still not the best time, as I miss important...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M Nov 13, 2011

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    Book Writing Is Hard

    I Don't Write As Much As I Would Like to. I have a fair size novel inside me and it's tricky getting it out undamaged. I have four chapters down and am working on the fifth. I have decided to publish through LuLu.com.    
    AspergicMajor AspergicMajor 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    I love coming up with the ideas.

    .. It's the writing part that I don't like.
    DoucheyDitto DoucheyDitto 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I Am Afraid To Write

    I know that I don't suck.  I'm trying to bag a job as an article writer, but I can't even start building my writer's portfolio.  Somehow, fear is preventing me from writing.  I also want to join a prestigious writing contest in our country, but I'm scared. ...
    bluemoon143 bluemoon143 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2010

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    I remember these quasi educational shows

    that were on early in the morning, some were about writers, the thing about writers is they ALWAYS spend a good chunk of time writing each and every day. Idealistically I want to do that also, regardless of the worth of what is written. The thrill of novelty slips and slides...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M Jun 28

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    Time Tocks Away

    I'm an author, currently writing a story. But, in the middle of schoolwork and Internet, I don't have any more time to do what I enjoy most: writing my stories. It's not easy being a teen novelist, I tell you. I'd like to write books and get them published before I have to pick a...
    HieraAthena HieraAthena 18-21, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    I'm a stay-at-home mom

    and contrary to what some might think it is not a life on leisure! Nevertheless I still have time to write but the unfortunate thing is that when I do have the time to write (poetry, stories, journaling) I am usually too exhausted to actually take advantage of it. EP is usually...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Nov 13, 2014

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