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I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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    I Believe This Helps

    I have written a lot of stories here lately. Also gotten a little sassy chatting here and there. They say if you want to write, do it every day. I always found that difficult. But only needing to write short pieces of my own choosing has motivated me. I really believe that...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Add A Line. (Make A Complete Story One Line At A Time)

    The woman placed the baby on the blanket she brought with her and the child promptly stuck his thumb into his mouth.
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    A Bit Exciting~

    I've decided to take a creative writing class this summer, which will take place weekly in the redwoods. I'm very excited about it, actually. I'm getting more and more serious about my book and have slowly been piecing it together. I'm hoping this will give me more direction in...
    GoodToBeMe GoodToBeMe 22-25, F May 26, 2011

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    Writing About What Matters

    I sometimes wonder where I would be without the freedom  to write. For me it's a way of clarifying my fleeting thoughts and emotions. It's a way of grabbing hold of fragments of time. It's a chance to say,'This was important to me.' As I get older I find time moves so quickly...
    yapyap56 yapyap56 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 5, 2011

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    First Rule Of Creative Writing: Show, Don't Tell

    Remember, when writing try to show, not tell. For example, you could say "Bernie is crazy because of all the men in her life" or you could say "After getting off the phone with her most recent boyfriend; she began to mumble incoherently about this universal conspiracy that all...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    A Class Is In My Future...

    It's my goal to find a creative writing class this summer or fall. I love writing, but find I am stifled a bit in my vocabulary and creative ideas. I think being around like-minded people will help set a fire under me and make me want to write again. 
    tnsugarcane tnsugarcane 46-50, F Jul 19, 2011

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    Writing It All Out.

    Often my head just gets so full of things, I feel that the only way I can make sense of it all is to write. It's like therapy without the bill at the end of the session. It's very much my way of coping. It leads to freedom and allows me to view the minds clutter from a...
    yapyap56 yapyap56 51-55, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2011

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    Writing

    I loved writing  when I was growing up. It helped me get waay from my home life. There were folders and folders of it. Creative writing is so helpful in many way that everyone should write. If only to express what you feel at the time, it has done me some good . It should get...
    teri37 teri37 36-40 1 Response Apr 4, 2011

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    Writing Away

    I'm always trying to improve my creative writing. Also, the technical side. I never got great marks in grammar but I try to learn from my mistakes as I figure them out.
    thatgrrl thatgrrl 41-45, F Oct 8, 2009

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    Silently

    "Finally," I sigh as I step on the green bus after a long hour of waiting and cutting in line. "many things have changed, " I think to myself. Everything seems to be slackening off; electricity, all day, is on and off. Taking a bus is no longer easy. Catching a bus is also a pain...
    solako solako 22-25, F May 5, 2013

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    That Feeling

    I've been getting "That Feeling" again. "That Feeling" that everyone gets once in awhile, for some reason or another. It just seems like I'm the only one who get's "That Feeling" the most and it stays with me longer. Why so? Why does if feel that I'm the only one with this...
    Wistina Wistina 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2012

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    Using My Words To Touch Other's.

    Sometimes I sit down to write and just want to get a whole lot of jumbled thoughts out of my head. When I write like that I'm doing it souly for own sanity. Other times however I want to connect with other people. I want to take a memory, an emotion a reflection and see if other...
    yapyap56 yapyap56 51-55, M Apr 9, 2011

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    A Short Story

    I do not have an experience to share but I do have a short story that I would like to get some feed back on.  Let me say that I have wanted to be a writer for a while but have been very scared to actually write anything because I feel that my writing is weak.  Since I am...
    bittersweetjesus bittersweetjesus 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2011

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    My Outlet

    Writing is my outlet. It's how I express myself, it's how I live the different lives I feel like I should have lived. I like writing fantasy. I am pretty good at it, but I want to be better, much better. I don't necassarly want to be the best, but I want to be up there, so...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 4, 2010

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    How Do You Know

    There are days when I look out and think to myself , when did it all go so wrong. I can't tell you how bad I feel that my marriage is not working. I am so tired of people who don't know me passing judgement. My husband and I are at odds with one another and he has gone out of...
    teri37 teri37 36-40 2 Responses May 6, 2011

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    Oh My!

    looking back, i think i had always wanted to be a writer.be it a fashion editor,novelist...whatever,you name it,but what i think i really lack is motivation. no one to share my stories with, to laugh with...man, i was just plain stumped. i look at great writers like nora roberts...
    nkiruka nkiruka 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    I Love To Write

    And it started because I first liked to read. Then, I'd get books confiscated in school (for reading too much), and so I'd whip out some sheets of notebook paper, turn my imagination loose, and write about the adventure in my head. Then, if my story got confiscated, I'd read...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F Dec 9, 2011

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    Flowers Can Speak!

    Yesterday, when I was sitting in my backyard sipping my coffee and reflecting on the beautiful flowers of the garden, I thought to myself "Oh, these silent plants can speak! people all over the world use them for communication. People enjoy exchanging flowers at any occasion yet...
    solako solako 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Character Story

    I love to write, I'm in the process of writing a novel I hope to someday get published. But until then I need to keep my skills up and possibly get better so I'm going to create a character on here. A character who has a life and different experiences from my own, someone with a...
    danaheeroduomax danaheeroduomax 22-25, F Oct 5, 2012

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    Unforgettable Memory

    It all started when she said," you must go to the wedding!" Since I was a teenager, I had always been a shy girl. I had always avoided dealing with people especially strangers. I had always hated weddings because they involved dancing and socializing with people. My mother had...
    solako solako 22-25, F Mar 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So I'm only 15 but I've loved creative writing since I was about 6. I'd love a career in it but nah, all I ever get told is 'that won't get you any money' or 'you have to be...
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I like creative writing because it makes your mind feel like it has felt that way or like it has experienced that emotion
    babylovestar15 babylovestar15 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Creative Writing is what I do I like to test myself and others to see who can write the best
    shadyxgboo shadyxgboo 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Kinder, Kurche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Sixty - Five We arranged for the delivery of the few pieces of furniture we couldn't take with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 8 hrs ago

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    I have a USB flashdrive with a writing piece that I haven't finished because I feel like it isn't good enough. I have two other story ideas. Idea #1 relates to me having split...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The bare lightbulb over head buzzed more than gave off light. My eyes had to constantly dart about the room in order to remain aware of my surroundings and in control of the...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M Jun 26

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    I love writing sm it's like my passion and I've even righting a novel about these group of teenagers who are going through the struggles of being in love and getting into a lot of...
    aflurryofemotions aflurryofemotions 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    I love writing, I just don't know what profession to go into, any suggestions?
    Shelbyyarkin Shelbyyarkin 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 15

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Six When Mary Jane had come to stay at Christmastime, within a matter of days - or was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 26

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Two It was a couple hours after Robert and Jimmy left when I got the phone call I was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 1

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    Kinder,Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Six With no area clear in mind, we began to check the west shore area. Enola. Nothing...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 3

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Seven We rolled down sweet. quiet streets that were also wide. I couldn't take my eyes...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 4

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Eight Before we left Pennsylvania, Robert and I sat down with Jimmy and Barbara and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    A bony finger jabbed me in the back just as I was remembering the correct formula for Velocity. When I looked to right towards the aisle I saw the class leader. She pointed to the...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Five Jimmy wanted to take a shower and turn in. I told him to go ahead and just call...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 25

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church,Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Seven When Mary Jane issued the invitation, Jimmy was in Carlisle with Barbara's family...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 26

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    In my English class last year we had an assignment to write a story from the book Keeper 'n Me in a character's perspective, complete with colloquial and vernacular language. This...
    Skirefly Skirefly 13-15, F Jun 26

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Eight When I put down the receiver, I was so upset that I missed the cradle and had to...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 27

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Thirty-Nine Robert was up - I guess the row that Jimmy and I had had woke him. He was standing...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Three I wondered what kind of a mood Robert would be in when he had had the meeting with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 1

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    Her Grey Eyed Baastard Part 1-She woke up by instinct. Something was tickling her belly. In the quiet darkness of the hotel room with the television turned off there all seemed...
    TenThousandSorrows TenThousandSorrows 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Four Jimmy seemed to be a little more grownup after the Philadelphia excursion alone with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 2

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Eight Now that we had a home (at least picked out) in Harrisburg, we wanted to make sure...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 5

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-One April 10th would be Mary Jane's seventeenth birthday. For all of the people saying...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 7

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Two Despite her joy of being back in Pennsylvania, Mary Jane was very distracted and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 8

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    Untold stories of an individual who did not want to be silent - Rain such a state of peace I took a deep breath, i felt the breeze touch my face, i felt the scent of flowers, and...
    VictorFernando18 VictorFernando18 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Kinder, Kirche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty-Three On Mary Jane's birthday, Bobby took her to breakfast and then do a little...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 10

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    Sleep was just starting to get good when cold air lashed my back and a split second later my head smacked the ground. A nauseating smell of booze,cologne,and scorch made me gag...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Fifty - Seven May 1, 1964 - Barbara's graduation. Jimmy was the only one of the Gordon family...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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