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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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 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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    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, F Dec 9, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    I want to start writing a fiction story but I don't know where to start. Any ideas/suggestions?
    chicagommm18 chicagommm18 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 7

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    Here is Part 4 of Mindscape. Enjoy and please comment on any improvements I should make in Part 5. Thank you and Happy New Year! Part 4 Mike awoke in what seemed like a dream...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Dec 31, 2014

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Eight "I wasn't expecting any company," I demurred, as Kelly released Jock's hand. She didn't run out again into the yard like any polite...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Four Obediently, because I had no choice, I took out my books and began another attempt to study. I was beginning to hate the sight of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 2

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Ten There was no question about telling my parents about our encounter. Neither of us mentioned it.Mother would have been hysterical, had...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 7

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Eighteen I worked steadily, almost blindly, so. Everything Jock had attempted to pound into my stubborn Irish head seemed to fly out of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 13

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    Hi everyone I will be posting all the parts of a story I started on my other profile(Cassandrae) on this one, so enjoy:)! Here is the first chapter of a story I will be writing...
    Cassandrae1 Cassandrae1 16-17, F Jan 15

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    This year I had this English teacher I really liked named Mr. Wilson, he told us once to write a creative story so I wrote a story about this girl getting murdered and he wrote on...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have this weird writing block wherein, a story is very clear on my mind, and I can picture everything perfectly and how I want it to be told until you sit in front of the monitor...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    It just calms me down. I've been having a really bad time and writing about other people's stories and trying to get their personalities and their struggles out is a good way of...
    sfairy27 sfairy27 13-15, F 18 hrs ago

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 3 Three Hours Later “So, I’m driving Skylar home then?” Katie asked, with keys in her hand. “Yes, please!” Tessa begged, annoyed at her drunken...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Jan 1

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Three I burned with an active curiosity. The minutes ticked by as I watched Jock talking to Dada, quietly but clearly. I wanted to be in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 1

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Eight Most of the items we both were after were either unwieldy or plain big and heavy. Jock had assured my mother he would help her and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 6

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Nine When we were about a mile from the farmlands, Jock slowed the horse's frantic gait to a walk. Gabrielle obediently slowed to the...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 6

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Twelve Jock kept his word. He came by early the very next day and told me to pick up two of my books. "We have a lot of catching up to do...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 8

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 5 A few hours later… Hey, it’s Skylar. Go screw yourself. *beep* “Come on, Skylar, pick up your phone!” Tessa commanded, worriedly. “I need to...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    the Big Dipper Chapter 12 One Hour Later “Hey, Billy!” Tessa yelled, running outside to greet her boyfriend. “Hey, Tess!” Billy greeted, with equal enthusiasm, greeting his...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 14 Forty-Five Minutes Later “I can’t believe you put clevage on this!” Brooke screamed, trying to fix the botched logo with Billy by her side. “I did...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Part 5 of My New Life: I ran to my room, buried my head in my pillow and cried my eyes out. After I cried for a little while, I got mad, mad at myself for doing nothing about it. I...
    Cassandrae1 Cassandrae1 16-17, F Jan 15

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 15 August 14, 2012 The Last Day “HAPPY LAST DAY!” Tessa, Renn, Skylar, and Katie screamed as Billy walked out of Kellogg’s for the last time. Billy...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 23 August 15th, 2012 8:42 am Skylar's POV The sun streaming through the blinds woke me. It took a moment, but I stood up, walked over to the window, and...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F Jan 21

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    The Big Dipper Chapter 29 August 16th, 2012 6:03 pm Skylar's POV “So, no hard feelings for the whole breaking you guys up thing?” Hunter and I were watching the intervention...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    This is just a little short story describing the murder of Skylar's parents. October 12th, 2012 4:30 pm Skylar's POV When Skylar got home, she was greeted by her dog Fluffy. She...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Fourteen The end came - faster than I could believe it. Jock came up to the cottage at the end of the week to report that Brenda and his...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Two I didn't tell Mother or Dada what had transpired. Dada was asleep when I came in again and Mother was busy trying to make Kelly help...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 31, 2014

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Six I was up earlier than usual when Jock rolled up to the gate in his farm wagon, just before dawn. I was also nervous as two long-tailed...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 3

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Five - Chapter Eleven Jock didn't come back in with Mother. She came back in with one of the burlap bags in her hand and a quizzical look on her face. I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jan 8

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