I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2011

    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
    1 Response May 6, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I had a dream last night.

    ... My voice was lost in the deafening whispers that echo around the silent writhing shadow imprisoned by the tethers. The tethers are thoughts that aren't it's own but are birthed by the husk of the man that projects this shadow. And though he is a shadow of his former self he...
    joshuabailey0412 joshuabailey0412
    22-25, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    Dec 9, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Oct 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2013

    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

    Related Experiences

    I have been on so since 2012 and this was a big part of my life. I've poured my heart and soul into it. It was my outlet for my darkest times and I will miss it very much. As so...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    Less than three hours to go. I don't feel terribly creative. So, whether or not I get the last story... it appears that my last post will be boring.
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo
    46-50, M
    Apr 21
    The REAL Reason EP is Closing Down: Death of an Orphan There are multiple factors that have brought us to the point where EP is closing down. I think the most important factor is...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Apr 21
    A Manifesto for Experience Project Successor Websites The new EP we want is not the EP of the last few years when management has been dismantling the website piece by piece and...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    Apr 21
    if there was anything I could have stepped up and done including make 300 dollar donations etc and my personal check for the month I would have done it to keep this place alive. I...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
    26-30, M
    Apr 21
    no more green dot... the only way I was able to tell when you woke up... since you often ignore me. At least I could see your stupid green dot and know you were alive. no more...
    Missjayne1 Missjayne1
    36-40, F
    Apr 20
    EP Management's Butchering of the Website Did the Website InWhy is EP ending? If you want to believe the noble-sounding explanations given in the Farewell Message, go ahead. The...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Apr 20
    I want to let everyone know I am a guy pretended to be a women for all those years. I reported a lot of sick people that like children. I have seen stuff I wish I never did. For my...
    beautifulluzy beautifulluzy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Why is EP so nasty this last days? I tried to download my files here and the most important and the top reason why I want to download is because I want a copy of the...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 20
    Since today is the last day of being able to post for the foreseeable future, I thought I should let everybody know a few things about me. 1) I love the great outdoors. I could...
    HaleyAnnabelle HaleyAnnabelle
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Lol, I tried to sign up for relate to that... Apparently they don't want ep refugees... Lol
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    I'm writing a story on Wattpad and I'm writing more on my laptop ^-^ any ideas for a fictional story would be amazing.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 17
    Just want to thank each and every person involved in this site and all the people who I've engaged with good or bad it's been a great experience and I'm glad and so greatful for...
    myselfxox myselfxox
    31-35, F
    Apr 16
    From mid-2012 EP management dismantled piece by piece the great website it had previously built. Why? Long before the end of EP I figured it would have a halt, but I was not...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Apr 15
    I'm very sad and I really hate myself. Everyday I wake up and I don't have a purpose. I don't know what to do with myself. I don't really have friend's and even when I'm with...
    tlmboo tlmboo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    Shouldn't EP sell the site to the membership as the petitioners ask? I refer to the petitions at https://www.change.org/p/ep-keep-ep-open-don-t-close-ep/u/15957350 and https://www...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 14
    I'm posting this because I want to record my EP journey. Even if I'd left all of my stories intact, it wouldn't really have shown the true picture of what this site was to me, it's...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30
    22-25, M
    Apr 14
    I wanted to start writing my diary here... But decided to wait for the new EP...
    jing747 jing747
    36-40, F
    Apr 14
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    Check out the new and improved EP! http://exp2.xyz/
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Check out the new and improved EP! http://exp2.xyz/
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    I'm writing , actually typing this letter to you because I need closure in my life. I didn't expect you to break up with me. I wonder if you still love me.I have so much to tell...
    auntwinnie auntwinnie
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    Just started about 2 to 3 months ago, but I already like creative writing. I'm still an amateur but I enjoy it.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 11
    Check out the new and improved EP! http://exp2.xyz/
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    My social skills suck sooo message me :)
    churchdadatnight churchdadatnight
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Apr 10
    Check out the new and improved EP! http://exp2.xyz/
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    Apr 10
    Check out the new and improved EP! http://exp2.xyz/
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    Apr 10
    I just want to say thank you and take care to my EP friends. You will be missed.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    1 Response Apr 9
    this book will be on my entire life from birth to my end it will be very detailed and thoughtful every action I've done good and bad it will be the truth. in it's pages. I'll write...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Apr 9
    i am a writer..writing articles for small local free magazine and organizing lectures. what i want to do is..writing poetry again with passion and soul. since that day,empty in...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 9
    The only man to have touched me in the last year has been the trainer at the gym. I don't do anything fancy, I just discovered the free classes that no one takes advantage of and I...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    Writing is such a huge part of me it's difficult to pinpoint an exact reason as to why I do it. Because it's me. I mean I can't stop; I don't know how. Without my words and my...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24
    18-21, F
    Apr 7
    Yestestarday at the night when I was in my bed, I was thinking about how would it be my first travel to the abroad. Firstly, I am considering travelling on ship to India to meet...
    miishkin miishkin
    22-25, M
    Apr 7
    The winds of change! They are blowing and continuing! What a wonderous fate befalls me, and oh how eager I am to receive it! Enough of that, but seriously, WOW! I'm super...
    Nateindenver Nateindenver
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 7
    Like many, I came across Experience Project when I needed it most. It was a time in my life when everything had been going wrong and I felt completely alienated from everyone in my...
    KnightBlade KnightBlade
    36-40, M
    1 Response Apr 7
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