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I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 4, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 14

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    It's pretty apparent on my profile, but I can't even voice how much I love to express myself into words. I honestly think it has something to do with the fact that from my young...
    YourSweetestAddiction YourSweetestAddiction 18-21, M May 21

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    My New Life:Part 8 I ran and ran and ran, back to my tent, back to everything I knew. I don't know if he was telling the truth or not, and a part of me does not care. Here, I know...
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    Since I have met my lady and we built a friendship to help each other I have become very open with my thoughts and feelings something I am not used to or have ever been before. So...
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've wanted to be a writer since I was fourteen. There's just something so therapeutic and exhilarating about the act of writing. :)
    StayStrongBeBrave StayStrongBeBrave 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Nine When Martin dropped us off at the fieldstone house and waved as he drove off, I saw Jock coming around the corner of the MacKenzie...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Twelve Kelly had told Mother exactly and precisely where I had been when I didn't come home with her. She had the grace not to announce it...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Fourteen Father Michael was one of those men who everyone said was too handsome to be a priest. He was what Mother termed to be a "people...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Two We climbed the all-but-weatherbeaten track through the grass which still stood fresh,lush, and knee-high at this point, then dropped...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Three I didn't say a word. I could barely breathe at that. I didn't like his stiff, standoffish attitude, and the wrong word from me would...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Ten The wet weather season hit early, abruptly,and without fair warning. The mornings were damp and soggy, the balance of any given day wet...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Seven School was just as boring as ever. I no longer practically begged my parents to quit - and since Jock took time out from his daily...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Thirteen I obeyed Mother - to a point. Without being too inquisitive, I made inquires around the church, and discovered Father Paul was...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Fifteen Jock took a few minutes before resuming work in the fields to accompany me until we found Mother. She was in the kitchen...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 9

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Eighteen I threw the new liner on the bed, reached for the top of the waste bucket, and snatched the envelope and letter. My hands shook...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Five I existed through the day, paying just enough attention in my classes and study hall so I wouldn't get detention. It was bad enough...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Thirteen I couldn't move beyond the door for a few minutes. My eyes sought wherever Kelly had gotten to. Then, I saw her at the side of the...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Eight Sister Patricia's lecture droned on. I began to develop selective screen doors for ears, barely listening to what was being said. I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 3

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Sixteen As any person who has ever served a punishment detail can tell you, even only a week of it can be the longest week of your natural...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 9

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Nineteen I swallowed my breakfast almost whole as I finally was able to sit down to it, all the while feeling the purloined letter inside...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 13

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Ten - Chapter Four When we returned to school on Monday, I still felt the effects of Jock's heavy-handed, but somewhat deserved, discipline. The redness...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 21

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