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I Want to Improve My Creative Writing Skills

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Writer's Block. True Writer's block is so incredible rare. 99 % of all professional writers do not get writer's block. And professional writers don't get it because of their...
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    "Be crumbled. So wild flowers will come up where you are. You have been stony for Too many years. Try something different. Surrender." -Rumi When speaking of creative writing...
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    Not only am I suffering from writer's block, but also writer's indecision (that's what I'm calling it). Where I have so many ideas and I know I need to focus on one, otherwise none...
    Moonlight150 Moonlight150 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Sixteen When I was a little girl, I never had any trouble dropping off to sleep readily, and was usually up the first time Mother called...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    For those who want to write seriously, who have aspirations of writing a novel and/or publishing one, you must write consistently. Carve out a period of time everyday and write...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M Mar 29

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    The oldest rule in writing is still one of the most important rules. Write what you know. When developing a story, you want to create a believable world for your reader the way...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    New skills What do you think?
    MNI1982 MNI1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    So I'm writing a novel, and I'm wondering if anyone has tips and such? I think I'm doing ok, could I have someone's opinion though? An exert from a scene is below Ounce she had...
    BrightAurora BrightAurora 16-17, M Apr 7

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    Outlines. Are incredibly important. And I wouldn't start a single project with out one. Outlines. Keep you on task. Act as a guide. You have worked out all your problems in an...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

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    There's not enough space in this world to write down the words that go through such a small mind. There maybe times where writing takes place without pen or paper trying to escape...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    How do you deal with a character's death? Every time I work on this particular death scene I cry my eyes out. I've actually had to take a break from writing because I was breathing...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 20

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    Every time I feel sad I always write a story but then I always end up erasing them idk why but writing story's help me feel better even tho it might sound weird
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've gotten into writing since about a year ago and honestly... I never knew just how much I love creating worlds with diverse characters. It's a pretty fun habit.
    VoidFunk VoidFunk 18-21, M Mar 22

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    Hellooooo, Ummm soooo im a writer, and I was wondering if there is anything you guys would want me to write. I usually do oneshots, and I do quite a few pairings and fandoms like...
    bigotaku bigotaku 13-15, M Apr 4

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Ten I was pleasant, but unusually silent, while we were in the store gathering the items on Mother's list. Jock was wearing what I termed...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Thirteen The sheriff took over, none too gently handcuffing the drunken man and manhandling him out the back door. I heard him blathering...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    Just something I've been editing and working on. Let me know what you guys think. :) Incomplete I opened my eyes and you were there. Just like that, it occurred to me that...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F Mar 20

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