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I Want to Be a Writer

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    I am in my mid 20's, practically unemployable,

    make horrible sandwiches, own a cat that is most likely an indirect offspring of satan and I have an unhealthy obsession with skinny dipping down into the dark and cold abysses of my psyche. I don't care about becoming rich or famous. All I want is to reach a point where, in...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 Jan 23, 2015

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    I am a writer. When peiple say they want to be

    a writer they mean they want to live off it. But being a writer where the only audience is you can create the most honest peices.
    EllieAmazing EllieAmazing 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2014

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    I've written a book. I wrote it all the way

    through my high school years, but I don't feel like it's The book. I want to write another one, this one to be published, but I'm afraid it will clash with school and life in general. And I don't know if I'm any good, I just write because I love to write and not because I want...
    Claudiassophia Claudiassophia 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Read this and tell me what you think?

    Choice, choice is something we are given at birth yet it is amazing how easily it can be taken away or rather how easily we allow it to be taken from us. Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you had made a different choice? Have you ever asked your self " what is...
    shaunrain shaunrain 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2015

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    Here's a poem I just literally wrote

    for a assignment. I am from the land of misfit toys From broken dreams and heart break Where the sun doesn't shine much A world shaded black and white I am from rude awakenings From a land where nothing is given to you Cities where life is disregard like spoiled milk A society...
    Basedgodbilly Basedgodbilly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2015

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    The Cabin Witch

    She lives alone, in an isolated cabin in the mountains. She is there now, waiting. I've written about Mercy Weaver for twenty years. I age, she holds firmly within her youthful glory. I write her life, I become her inner self. I abandon her. I sometimes leave her in turmoil, or...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I'm trying to write a novel

    but I haven't touched it in a year. I'm just really stuck. And I can't concentrate. Which sucks because I love my story. I think it's so good
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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    I have written books

    and thrown them away. I have penned letters and poems and then set them to the fire. Nothing, I repeat, nothing was ever good enough for me. I feel the fire in my chest when I punch the keys. I style the ink into form and when in the throws of creation; I am water tight and...
    MalingerMind MalingerMind 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Guys, take some time off

    and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http ://wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F Aug 4, 2015

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    I'm gonna write a book soon

    and thinking about the different ideas gets me so excited I get chills :)
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause 22-25, M May 15, 2014

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    I am writing a book, have 480+ pages now,

    I am feeling highly motivated, I want to get it published=)
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2015

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    I am writing a book and it

    now has 800 pages and a lot more to go, maybe double... I wanted to know if I should split it up into separate books. Would you read a very long novel all in one go?
    nicky411 nicky411 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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    Working on a great project,

    with spaceships, blue hair and earth in 2500.
    AlaRubra AlaRubra 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 21, 2015

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    I think it was Dylan Thomas

    who referred to writing as 'my dark and lonely craft'
    jameson939 jameson939 56-60, M Jan 22

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    Inner Child:

    Life is hard as we walk through the years Steps we all take bring laughter or tears. It starts with birth, that first burst of light. Eyes flutter shut, cuz it seems so bright. Needs are so simple, warmth of a breast. A blanket so warm, forms our first nest. Life beckons...
    JLynn23 JLynn23 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Ep Spark

    Never thought myself much of a writer, but my time here on ep has unearthed a passion within me that I never want to extinguish. I don't know if I have the talent, but feel there is a story to be written that may be bigger than ep. Thank you ep, thank you my friends on ep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 11, 2012

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    I wonder if I have what it takes to be one.

    I'm a scatterbrained person and more often than not, I struggle to piece together the content of what I'm supposedly writing. hehe. But I have to say, overtime I've improved once I just started pouring my thoughts and releasing my inhibitions. Before I used to think about what I...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2015

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    I used to write so much more.

    I will be trying to get back into it this year.
    trashspice trashspice 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    The rain splashed his face

    as he recalled that night on the rocky shores of Navarino bay: commanding the fate of his men, his soldiers, his friends . The cannonade around them, the stench of the gunpowder smoke blowing on the salt breeze - leading them to death. The wind lifted tall waves from the surf...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    I want to be a writer one day.

    A famous writer. Not J.K. Rowling famous but like Rick Riordan famous!! I want to be know in the world!
    Justagirllivinglife1 Justagirllivinglife1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    Some things were meant to be kept.

    The first time I lost it I was in a park. Rocky saw a squirrel and WHAP! he bolted lifting me off my feet. I think the jolt loosened the wrist strap and the watch fell silently onto the soft grassy lawn. I only noticed it was gone after reining Rocky in and gathering myself.Later...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M Nov 2, 2015

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    Since I joined EP, I have been writing stories

    about myself on here, and I noticed how much my writing skills, and ideas improved over time. Also my language arts teacher likes the way I write in my notebook, and then once I hit my 100th story on EP, I realized that I have a gift of becoming a published writer/author...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2015

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    I used to write stories a lot back

    when I was a junior in high school. Long since I have destroyed every copy I had and I regret it so now I decided a new path. A new story universe based on the real world rather than my own convoluted fantasies. Character Idea: -When he was younger he was a bit accident prone...
    AKoolGuy AKoolGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2015

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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 to truly express myself. When I write, it's like I'm transported into a whole different world, a world where anything is...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2015

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    I would like to be a published author someday.

    I hope it can happen, but the problem is that nobody is really there to motivate me. Sometimes as well, I can get a pretty good idea but simply feel like giving up. Any helpful advice?
    whatonmars whatonmars 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    whatonmars whatonmars 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California?

    Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links & questions. Film group is no budget, indie, independent, guerrilla, skeleton crew level. No experience needed. Seeking location scouts, actors...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I want to be a writer.

    I would like to write the scenes that keeps popping on my mind. I tried to write them but I only got to a one sentence or two because I don't know how to describe the next scenario.
    cruXiaL cruXiaL 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    From as young as I can remember I was always

    huddled over a notebook writing stories about anything and everything. My imagination was wild and there was no limit to what I could write. All my teachers sang my praises saying I was a gifted writer and I should definitely pursue it as a career. I'm still passionate about...
    thisisjuno thisisjuno 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love writing so much.

    Ever since I was little I would make stories and tell them to my audience (toys) and then I started writing them down. Today I write whenever I get the chance. In my journals, laptop even Ipod. I make notes and get inspired by reading books and watching movies. I hope there...
    rukesh3 rukesh3 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2014

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    i always dwell on my dream becoming a

    succesfull writer and a surgery doctor ever since my mom bought me novels when i was 10
    SpecificallyWeird SpecificallyWeird 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Would really like some advice

    as far as getting more writing done. The obvious answer is just do it I get that. What I would like to here is what method do you use personally and how much do you get done? Do you write 500 words a day? A whole chapter? Can you only devote an hour a day? Stuff like that. I try...
    AJ2487 AJ2487 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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    His line cast gracefully,

    cutting the air and gliding to the lake surface with a satisfying ‘plop’. The sun crested the hills beginning it’s mighty assent into the new August sky. But the light summer air took on a more sinister tone of red as the morning became full. The forest fires...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

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    Plot: a boy is born with a special power,

    and that power is to see how people died when he ingests any kind of pastry
    Kurlzz3Tears Kurlzz3Tears 16-17, M Nov 25, 2015

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    I am getting a poetry book published,

    and I'm so excited! I still can't believe the first publisher we asked said yes! Writing is my escape from everything. It's where I vent when no one will listen, or nothing can be done about a situation. I've gotten quite good at it, and I'm the only one in my class who...
    winglessdove winglessdove 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2015

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    But how can I be a writer

    if I haven't written anything?! Grrrrrr
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I really hope that my brother will never see

    this, you see he doesn't quite think I can do it. I'm studying science though I hate. My parent's aren't making me but it's how our education in Morocco works. I can't wait to graduate to go to college, overseas hopefully. Writing is something I love to do it's my passion. I've...
    meryemJo meryemJo 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    I've always wanted to write

    since the day I learned how to read and by going to school I learned that I want to be a fiction young adult writer. I hope to be notice with help from my friends and soon see my own books being sold in bookstores.
    OnyxAo OnyxAo 22-25, F Aug 19, 2015

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    I'm currently writing a book with a friend

    and one day I hope to have it published, hopefully in the near future.
    Basedgodbilly Basedgodbilly 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    Writing is the only way I can express my

    emotions without telling anyone in person.
    PRS021 PRS021 22-25, T Aug 20, 2015

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    I've always been in love with books

    for as long as I could read and am planning on becoming published whenever I finish a short story I'd like to here everyone's thoughts
    CalibanZXZ CalibanZXZ 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2015

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    I'd like to publish my own novel one day.

    I'm working on it slowly every week.
    DoeADeer517 DoeADeer517 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2015

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    Always wanting, never being.

    .. Honestly, if ever I wanted to be something, I wanted to be a writer. But whenever it came to actually write, I lacked initiative. Every inspired thought I ever had, I left to waiting, to hunger, to starve of my lack of action. A creative, inventive mind can set you apart from...
    citylights589 citylights589 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    It's my thing that my family

    for some stupid reason does not want to except.
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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