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I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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    For all my fellow EPers (is that

    even a phrase?), I would like to make a suggestion. I know a site for those of us who are inspiring and/or struggling writers. Go to www.writerscafe.org. Here, you can meet other writers, submit your work, and get reviews from your peers. Best of all, it is free. I am not...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    RandomExistence RandomExistence 16-17, M Oct 13, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Seventeen In the days that followed - we were stopped for a couple of days to refuel, rest the tires, and add water to the motor - Diane began to make...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 2 hrs ago

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    Want to help write for webseries, short films? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Greg, the Prarie Lazarus, cont. But Greg would not speak at any length about his purgatorial experience. He didn't seem to Eva to be reluctant, exactly, though a note of...
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    When I was little, I always wanted to grow up quickly because if I were 18 years old, I can do many things with no restriction. Especially since I'm a little geeky, the no...
    Rosiinysr Rosiinysr 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    A)slow thinker(=not big texter) B)Art is my world. C)MSP.New Order,The Libertines,Nineties&Eighties brit rock and french rap,pop,Swedish rock D)I'm into salty or sour foods.not...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I finally did it...finally. I'm writing article for local free magazines. It's not fashion magazines,we pick up serious topics like sexism,abuse,health,mostly about how can we...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am a creative, I've always have been since I was little. I even have a degree in Fine Arts. But lately, I'm in a slump. I know I can write, draw, paint, sculpt, design, bake...
    aremcee aremcee 31-35, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Sixteen Mommy backed me none too gently out of hearing range before dropping my arm. Fainter, but still audible, in the background, the spanking...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 21 hrs ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Fifteen As we reached the bottom of the incline, Diane wrenched away from me and spun to look me in the eyes. Her arms were stiff and straight at her...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    ...i hate it when i'm not interested or motivated though. having bipolar (part of my schizoaffective disorder) makes this happen. psychosis can also drain me, taking away all the...
    sunriseinmyeyes sunriseinmyeyes 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    If I had to change my character. 1-I'd change my social skills. How I interact with others. How I hold a conversation. 2-much more confidence in myself, not looking to others...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Fourteen Relations didn't improve very much as we resumed our travel. It wasn't Barbara's fault. I liked Barbara. She was neat, clean, and helpful...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Thirteen "That lady, and her daughter - " Mommy pointed in the direction of the two in question. " - are all by themselves." "Where's her daddy...
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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Twelve The raised car hood at the roadside,in the direction that we were going, was a sure sign of trouble. From the puzzled and frustrated look on the...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I've realized maybe I should just stop trying. Stop trying to control what happens to me. Stop trying to make people like me. Stop trying to achieve things I will never achieve...
    Thelostsoulslasthope Thelostsoulslasthope 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Eleven Susan must have left the circle of family. She caught up with me and the dog before I had gone too far in the dark. Catching my one arm, she...
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    i love to rap cuz it gives me streght to fight bullies
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    My name is madseddik I have the tallest **** Cant believe me Take look At genis book I have the genuis look I turn around in the souk And i **** people like the pirate hook...
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