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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, scripts, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    The reason why I love creative writing is that when I express my feelings it's in words because it makes me more collected; when I'm angry I just rant awful and rubbish things to...
    AnimeGeek AnimeGeek 13-15, F Apr 5

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    I have always done well in all my English classes in high school and in college. I love creative writing and expressing myself in doing so.
    femalelovesanimals femalelovesanimals 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I love creative writing and I get all these ideas and write them down. But I can never get far in a story because my inspiration seems to leave me and whenever I keep trying to...
    Kperr14 Kperr14 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Fourteen I continued to try to reach Christoph and Kristel, on and off during the next few days, at...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 31

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Seventen Like most two-year-olds, Bobby didn't want to share his precious possessions. What little boy does...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 1

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty-Six I don't know if something that night left a lasting impression on Bobby, but he seemed to grow...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 7

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    Writing I feel can heal you it can let you share your emotions and if you have no one to talk to instead of sharing your emotions with a person I would rather confide in my journal...
    maceylovesyouug maceylovesyouug 13-15, F Apr 3

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    I recently launched my website for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M Mar 20

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    When we have to do a report or creative paper in class: My classmates: "ugh" "oh dear god" Teacher: "I know it's not the most fun, popular choice" Me: "YAY!"
    PteMatriarch PteMatriarch 13-15, F a week ago

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    Doesn't mean i am good at it though! Anybody have any good literature on writing lyrics for beginners? (I'd like to try but i've never done it before or taught.)
    stryk stryk 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I love writing! I write and upload books on wattpad.com Add me if your on there Cass984
    iloveyou984 iloveyou984 16-17, F Apr 7

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    My dream job is a published author. I wann share my writing with people.
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Kinder, Kirche. Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Two - Chapter Thirty-Seven I was dropped off about mid-afternoon in front of my townhouse. The street was busy with people...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 21

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One - Kitchen The night after our wedding, I couldn't sleep. I was up at two in the morning, brushing with...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kiche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Two Unbeknownst to me, Robert had formulated a plan in his mind to make sure my words were not just that...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 23

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twelve As I said, we moved into our house in April. In June, we had our anniversary. In July, I discovered...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 29

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    Kinder,Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Thirteen I wanted to share the news of a second baby coming with the remainder of my family in Philadelphia...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 31

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Fifteen In the Before-Dr. Spock-Approved-Era, Robert and I sat down with our firstborn to tell him about...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 31

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children. Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty-One I had never seen such an interminable afternoon as this one while I waited for Robert to get...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 4

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    Kinder,Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty -Two We began our search next morning. Robert made a few phone calls - first. to Philadelphia and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 5

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty-Seven In midspringtime, 1947, Bobby was four, Jimmy was two. I began to dream about having a Tochter...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 8

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Thirty It took me several months - but I finally accepted the coda of the doctor's pronouncement of "no...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 9

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Thirty-One Stephanie Lambert - Christoph's intended - was a very beautiful young lady with honey-blonde...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 10

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Thirty-Six It was a sticky and just-plain-HOT midsummer in 1948. Bobby was five, Jimmy was three. We were...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Forty-Four The kindergarten teacher had it "in" for Bobby the rest of the year - and that was a mild...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Two - Chapter Thirty-Five The city of Philadelphia was just beginning to stir into life at this hour. As we pulled up in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Two - Chapter Thirty-Eight An ominous silence in the direction of Germany fell across both sides of the pond. America knew...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Three On February 9th, 1943, two weeks after my eighteenth birthday and two weeks early, Robert David...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 24

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    Kinder,Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church,Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Four When the hospital finally released us, the February winds were slicing through the branches with a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kirchen) Part Three - Chapter Five I had what used to be called in the olden days "new mother blues" for at least a week. But the tears...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 25

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Six Despite my entreaties, and then my demands, Robert refused to tell me what the "surprise" was. We...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 25

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Seven It was a sweet two-story house, gold with white trim. The porch was accessible by a set of three wide...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Mar 25