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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why is it that guys think that's the one thing every girl wants to see? I'd rather see my dog squatting with her tail up to crap than see your random d**k pic. And I'm speaking...
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    I applied for an art school near me a few years back and wasn't accepted. They claimed to be the best in the state. However, the reason I wasn't accepted wasn't because I was bad...
    KatarinaWu KatarinaWu 16-17, F 9 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Seven - Michael/Bonnie/Eileen Duke All three of us remaining in the Duke family mourned in different ways for our missing member. I made a long...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 16 hrs ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Six - Karen Duke (aka Carrie Collins) I breathed a silent sigh of relief as we circled out of the area of boats and fish, heading for uptown...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 22 hrs ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Five - Karen Duke (aka Carrie Collins) David did not stop to make breakfast. He shook me awake while it was still dark outside and pushed my feet...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Four - Christine Chrysler/ Ellen Brody I tried to muffle the sickening-sounding "bark" as the phone rang. I picked it up, swallowing the dryness in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    “HOLD YOUR POSITIONS!” the Captain yelled, but his men were unable to obey. Waves thrashed violently back and forth, and now there were only a few minutes between their...
    TheCuttlefish TheCuttlefish 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Three - Karen Duke (aka Carrie Collins) It was a good couple of hours until David returned. He was carrying two bags - one of them greasy - and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    I hate my life. I am born into a semi wealthy family, however, money has nothing to to with this (maybe a little). I grew up thinking life is wonderful, and that I will experience...
    itshouldhavebeenezbb itshouldhavebeenezbb 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Renaissance-Person I have wanted to be a renaissance woman for as long as I can remember. I don't like the thought of only having a couple of skills or types...
    katappi katappi 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-Two - Michael/Eileen/Bonnie Duke Holding my daughter's warm slim hand firmly, I walked into the living room. The police officers - one officer and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty-One - Karen Duke (aka Carrie Collins) it wasn't much of an improvement when David left me alone. But what was I doing? I was sorry,sorry, SORRY that...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    I want to write a book but cannot due to my fear of no one wanting to read it. Does anyone know how I feel and how I can help myself get over it?
    waters321 waters321 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    This was how I created a story about a sociopathic back alley abortionist. Hope I can make it a TV series one day.
    logan1997 logan1997 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Even though it seems lame lol i love sitting in the dark with my lava lamp on while I gaze into my thoughts and get lost in a daze exploring the beauty of imagination
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Twenty - Karen Duke (aka Carrie Collins) Being in that four-room motel apartment (kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room) was a ugly, dirty nightmare...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    ENTJ ENTJ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the Myers-Briggs personality type. For the Socionics ENTJ, see Logical Intuitive Extrovert. ENTJ...
    StarAngels StarAngels 46-50, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Nineteen - Michael Duke I didn't sleep that night after my wife and daughter called me back to report their findings. My theories had been blown right out...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    so I thought I'd sit down and write blazing a J get on some next level **** like the alien greys this that ultimate form you can't mirror the prodical I'm the one like neo born...
    samstheman9 samstheman9 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Eighteen - Bonnie/Eileen Duke I looked up from my homework as Mom literally slammed into the house,leaving the front door open behind her. She was as white...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    Terror on Extension 29 Seventeen - Karen Duke We were in the car for what seemed like forever and forever. But I wasn't scared. This man had been so nice to me now and on a prior...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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