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    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 Apr 4, 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "Be crumbled. So wild flowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for Too many years. Try something different. Surrender." -Rumi When speaking of creative writing...
    girlingrey girlingrey 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    For those who want to write seriously, who have aspirations of writing a novel and/or publishing one, you must write consistently. Carve out a period of time everyday and write...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    The oldest rule in writing is still one of the most important rules. Write what you know. When developing a story, you want to create a believable world for your reader the way...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Outlines. Are incredibly important. And I wouldn't start a single project with out one. Outlines. Keep you on task. Act as a guide. You have worked out all your problems in an...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My summer holidays were entirely composed of sleeping, eating, reading and writing. Then sleeping again ;) ;)
    IAmANinja19 IAmANinja19 13-15, F Mar 5

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    I love writing sex scenes. It's a great way to release tension when you can't do it in real life. :) It's also fun to imagine what music would play if it was a movie. :)
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 6

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    After nearly 20 years of being out of school I've decided to pursue a degree and am currently in the admissions process which requires a short essay explaining why I should be...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 11

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    How do you deal with a character's death? Every time I work on this particular death scene I cry my eyes out. I've actually had to take a break from writing because I was breathing...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 20

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    Every time I feel sad I always write a story but then I always end up erasing them idk why but writing story's help me feel better even tho it might sound weird
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've gotten into writing since about a year ago and honestly... I never knew just how much I love creating worlds with diverse characters. It's a pretty fun habit.
    VoidFunk VoidFunk 18-21, M a week ago

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    There I was, all alone, about to leave this world of pain and torture. Was I making the right decision or was this just all an act based on my feelings from years past and present...
    Becca7799 Becca7799 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Lately all I've wanting to do is go hide and tune the world out and put my music on nd write like a month ago I wanted to write a journal for my momma just how I love her and...
    Dezitorsmilez Dezitorsmilez 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    Just something I've been editing and working on. Let me know what you guys think. :) Incomplete I opened my eyes and you were there. Just like that, it occurred to me that...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F Mar 20

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    Damn death scenes suck. I wish I'd stop crying already.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Mar 7

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    Where shall we go, when we explode, its all said and done, now I have no where to run. Shy love, shy love, dont give me up........
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M Mar 9

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    Life is full of mistakes and hardships, but those aren't what define you. What defines you is the way you pick yourself up afterwards and how you continue on. "The world is not a...
    Loislane29 Loislane29 22-25, F Mar 11

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    I know I promised the first part of my story but due to unseen circumstances, I was forced to hold off until things get back to normal.
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Mar 12

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    Something I wrote on a day I was sad. Any thoughts? Through the quiet, I am able to move. Free to navigate while being quiet. Through becoming two, we will be able to embrace...
    Coranpharel Coranpharel 22-25, M Mar 13

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    Damian Eliot West had adventures. The Doctor was nearing his final regeneration . Thirteen lives . But he knew this was the end . One final visit to the world that he really...
    Homejames Homejames 46-50, M Mar 14

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    Thanks for waiting! This is 1st part of my new short story. It is entitled: Nick and the Mystery of the Mirror Part 1 The warm afternoon sun provided a warm glow onto the...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Mar 14

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    This is something I wrote when I first discovered that I really loved to write. So this was written about 2 years ago, but it has since been edited. :) a garden of scars I...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    OttoMBurch OttoMBurch 26-30, M Mar 20

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    Here's a Little story words do hurt such as rumors. Tear a pillow in half the feathers fly every where dare you to find every last one of them? you can't. See a person may...
    paytonolivia paytonolivia 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    just gonna leave this here okiee. Don't you think we are like guinea pigs in laboratories? I mean our minds have been poisoned with filthy lies. We are the test subjects of the...
    paytonolivia paytonolivia 13-15, F