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I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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    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

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My strong point is writing non fiction so I'm trying that. --------- "Come on (one syllable nickname)! Are you gonna get up and enjoy South Carolina with us?" '**** you, I...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Creative writing is fun. The first time I wrote creatively, my pencil began to glow and words danced from it, being given corporeal form. They thanked me for freeing them, and I...
    SuspendYourDisbelief SuspendYourDisbelief 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The scientific minds created a living organic intelligence . A top secret research lab existed on a distant Jupiter moon . For a thousand years the Martian terra forming project...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Art is a form of expressions from the human hands that are tools for the mind to use. This subjective and objective work has inspired artist to go as far as the brink of insanity...
    LittlestTwily LittlestTwily 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    More non fiction. Please tell me what I should improve on. --- Today was the day my sister, cousins and I decided to go parasailing. We only had two more days in Myrtle Beach...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to write, I have many ideas I hope to finish a book one day. I use writing to vent too not just stories but poems and letters I dont intend to send and oddly enough I enjoy...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F Aug 27

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc 16-17, M Sep 1

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    I'm a little nervous about putting my writing on here wondering if anyone would read it.
    TheComicAlien TheComicAlien 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Seven Bobby spent most of his spare time checking out places to begin raising his new...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 8

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-One Mary Jane was inconsolable. To be so sick for so long, then bear a daughter instead...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Seventy One I took my shower first, then Robert. He came into the bedroom where I was sitting...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Seventy - Four Bobby's graduation day from college dawned hot and sticky. I was already...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 28

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Seventy-Eight The motel was more like a hotel - two bedrooms with one bath/shower and living...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 1

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    Here's a short story I wrote last year. The sweaty palm of his hand crushed my dainty fingers. My new engagement ring stabbed into my soft flesh, reminded me of a lost love. That...
    chasinglesun chasinglesun 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Kinder. Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty As Bobby came up to me, I noticed the red color suffusing his face - a dangerous looking...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 3

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-One We didn't have much of a breather between Mary Jane's graduation and the following...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 4

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Two It was hot. SO hot that I swore the entire state of Indiana was affected. It...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Five Bobby and Mary Jane's wedding day in Pennsylvania - June, 1964. I helped Mary Jane...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Sep 7

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Eight Christmas, 1964. We had finally succeeded in pinning Jimmy down in coming by the...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Eighty-Nine Christmas, 1964 was spoiled. I looked at Mary Jane's almost untouched dinner and...
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    Kinder. Kirche.Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety As 1964 became 1965, I wished in church and at night that my sons would get together in...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church,Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-Three Mary Jane seemed to turn philosophical in the loss of her first child - especially...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-Four I watched the car pull away from the curb, then closed the door and went back to...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Ninety-Five Bobby came home in an absolutely ebullient mood. He raced into the kitchen, where...
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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three- Chapter One Hundred Seventy-Two The small plastic multi-colored flags flapped noisily in the sudden freshening wind...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 27

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    "How does it feel?", as a teen male whispered in a sinister tone waking me up in a gloomy environment. I decoded my horror into not sentiment, but pure logic. "Why am I here, stuck...
    LittlestTwily LittlestTwily 13-15, M Aug 27

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Seventy-Three When we got back to our rooms, Robert carefully counted our leftover travel funds...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 28

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    Kinder Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Seventy-Five The graduation, as most college graduations go, was long and the room was broiling...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Aug 29

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