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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I recall a lot of primary school teachers praising me for my writing ability, not that it was ever that great. I never wished to take it any further but I have found the mental...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    So next semester I'm taking creative writing cause I'm failing my physics class, so I'm switching it out and I can't wait. My teacher is probably gonna think I'm a freak cause when...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Nineteen Things change - and the world goes on. The weather improves. The days grow longer, the nights shorter. The air and the ocean...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 6

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter Seven Jock didn't appear for a couple of days afterward. But, with the onset of "maturity" I didn't feel needy when I didn't see him every...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My English is not bad but my writing skill is beyond bad. I don't think I am going to survive college next year. It's been four years and my writing haven't improve.
    Kimberlye17 Kimberlye17 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm currently writing a story, I'm looking for an editor, just a peer willing to read over it and give me feedback. Any one interested?:)
    DorchaCraven DorchaCraven 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Today I had an epiphany, yes an epiphany (is there an echo in here?) I'm a writer, I write a lot, and write well, and enjoy doing so; therefore if I'm not writing, I'm not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Nov 28

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Four Jock didn't return for a few days after the farm fiasco. My mother was concerned, but she didn't ask questions. I think she sensed...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Nov 20

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Five I looked worriedly, wonderingly, into Jock's blue eyes. There was no answering love glowing back. The plains of his face were flat...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Nov 21

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Twelve The capricious Ireland weather dragged its heels like a reluctant child expecting strict punishment. The skies turned a pewter...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Nov 29

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Fourteen For one of the fewer and fewer times as I got older, I was WRONG - and, this time, in spades. Dada received Jock in his bedroom...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 1

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Sixteen Jock kept his word. He was nothing if not honest in his dealings with people. Dada softened considerably after the presentation...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Part 5 of My New Life: I ran to my room, buried my head in my pillow and cried my eyes out. After I cried for a little while, I got mad, mad at myself for doing nothing about it...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 10 Responses Dec 5

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter Five A pleasant, warm April segued into a slightly steamy May. I was restless. I was bored with schoolwork and wanted to quit the fourth...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Six When I reached the doorway of the shed, Jock was crouched in front of the nearly-completed chair, his back to me. He didn't turn at...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    A goddess with grace, radiant charm & expensive taste. A natural beauty makeup only intensified the amount of admirers; with hazel eyes, dark hair, long legs & a curvy body she...
    livelymind livelymind 18-21, F Nov 23

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    The Cost of Freedom You wanted, you had your way Free, just like the wind revolving the sand Your will involved me in your sway And you took me with you to the water Just letting...
    IrisAxiom IrisAxiom 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Ten I frowned as Jock came back to the gate. He was carrying two burlap sacks over his shoulders. All Mother had asked for from him was a...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Nov 27

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Eleven Mother was delighted. Despite the family's Irish pride, as I had said before, she was also practical. "This will make a good and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    If you thought you could give me fear Well I take what I want and I don't want it You can keep it to yourself Didn't you know they keep me In the bosom of my family I am harbored...
    annickjean2 annickjean2 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    My new life: Part 4 His father stood up somewhat slowly to go after his son. I could tell my father was trying not to giggle. "Perhaps we can talk tomorrow night on the matter...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 1

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Fifteen When Jock finally rolled in the finished chair, Mother padded it with the finished pillows. Then, for the first time in a long...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 2

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Three - Chapter Seventeen I couldn't shake the nagging feeling that I was somehow existing in a fools' paradise. I don't know exactly why, either...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 4

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    Part 6 of My New Life: "I am not allowed what I want, so there is not sense is mentioning it," he said, glancing down at the ground. I was not sure what to say next, so after a...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    Here is a wonderful poem a wonderful friend of mine wrote:)! This is to everyone who has ever loved anyone:)! I hope it encourages some of you:)! Poetry(Love and Pain) how lovely...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    The Night Mike Robinson Relapsed Chapter One "Bark! Bark! Bark!" I heard my dog making noise as he ran into my room and jumped on my bed. He began to lick my face constantly until...
    kassilikescookies kassilikescookies 13-15, F Dec 8

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter One - Scotch-Irish It was what a person with a poetic mind and heart would call a "kissable day" in April - one of those days when the sun...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter Two Jock and I crunched our way to the open doorway - and there, we paused. Before me was the freshly washed and waxed shining floor I...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F