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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    In fact, I'm already writing one at the moment. I originally started working on my novel for National Novel Writing Month, and now at this point I'm just editing and adding...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My dorm mate has been asking me to proof read his writing for spelling and grammatical errors. He has dyslexia, and since writing is my major, he's been asking me to help not only...
    JonRoberts JonRoberts 18-21, T 11 hrs ago

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    The Kansas Prairie Part One - Chapter Four The route I had chosen to make it home faster led off the road and through fields plowed and picked, and those lying fallow to bring...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 18 hrs ago

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    The Kansas Prairies Part One - Chapter Three It was hours later. I sat at my desk, my hands folded, feeling suddenly alone in a sea of empty desks. All the other kids had been...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Kansas Prairies Part One - Chapter Two I managed to get along for about six weeks into the term when I got into trouble at school. Papa was proud of the fact that his...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    The Kansas Prairies Part One - Chapter One There were several newcomers on the wide, rolling Kansas prairies that year, a couple of years after the Civil War officially ended. I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    I need to write more, and in a way that satisfies my need to call myself a creative writer. I found a website that will give me time and space to free write. I just posted my first...
    MsAnnieMack MsAnnieMack 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hansan ran into his room. "Oh, God, what am i gonna do?!" He thought. "Mom is gonna kill me over this!" "HANSAN! GET YOUR *** OUT HERE!" She screamed. He did something he had...
    DemonsFreak DemonsFreak 13-15, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Fifty - Epilog We never moved back home again. After three days in jail and a week on trial, Daddy was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Nine The day lengthened. Mommy didn't come home, and Mommy didn't come home... As it got later, Ellen called her home again and asked her...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F a week ago

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    I would like to know what is your favorite/most interesting thing you have created. I write as a hobby but am trying to get better to develop my skills. I have ADHD so my brain is...
    AJ2487 AJ2487 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 20

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Eight The front door was closed but unlocked. Mommy was in the lead, but I squeezed around my sister and brother and jumped inside right...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Success in college does not equal success in the real world. The job market is tougher than ever. Unless you're getting a STEM degree (or know someone who can get you a good job...
    arrowXheart arrowXheart 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Seven It didn't take me very long to select my dress. It was the one I saw in a "crayon blue" with short puffed sleeves and cream-colored...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I've had a story that's been in my head for a long time that I have longed to share with the world. Just recently I've opened up to my two closest friends about my imaginary world...
    Zahria Zahria 18-21, F Aug 18

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Six Although I liked Ellen immensely, it was a relief to know Mommy trusted me enough to go with her and my brother and sister shopping. I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 18

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    Some good books here, check it out: http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 Aug 18

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Five Mommy got a list in the mail - actually two lists - one each for my older brother and sister. Both were detailed supplies about what...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 17

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    Here's a poem I am currently writing about war veterans... it is hard to write because of the delicate subject matter. :) "I was defending the country, the people But I couldn...
    DKLandon DKLandon 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Four Fall was approaching. My sister and brother would be soon going back to school and there would only be Mike to play with. I was already...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 16

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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Forty-Three Mommy got her way. I think she kind of liked Ellen because she was related to Patsy...and she liked - or was the right word loved...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 15

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    My first international travel was a cultural and artistic shock. When I was 20 years old I went backpacking in Europe for a month. It was the first trip abroad that I went on alone...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 15

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