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    Teaching Creative Writing

    Hey there fellow writers! I am a published author who loves to teach. I am currently a faculty member of  the online writing school "To Write Well." If anyone is interested in taking a course either from me or another faculty member, courses begin Oct. 4, and registration...
    CLRoss CLRoss 41-45, F Sep 4, 2010

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    I'm working on a new draft of my masters thesis

    and I need some readers to let me know if what I've got so far is moving in the right direction. Comment or shoot me a message if you're up for reading a "hot off the presses", Craig Newman original.
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 41-45, M Feb 18

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    So Many Started

    Hi All,I have been writing since I was old enough to hold a pencil instead of a rattle. I have always loved to read and as I got older I just wanted to write a novel. I write poetry, articles, essays, just about anything that had to do with words. I even write Haiku. The one...
    clemderk clemderk 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I recently launched my website

    for my writing career. On it, you can find my stories, poetry, scripts, and essays. I also have a blog on it about writing and being a writer. Please come visit it and let me know what you think of it. www.acraignewman.com
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 41-45, M Mar 20, 2014

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    Guys Please Help Edit A Story?

    i've started writing a short story/novella whatever it is i dont know yet. but im writing it and i wanted someone's opinion on it and on some things i could improve so it would be better. this is the first part of my story or chaper 1 if you like. i have more i just need to type...
    ciapcia ciapcia 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Advice For The Reader Of The Writers Material.

    This article I found at one of my sites and is not my material. However it is sound advice when a writer needs/wants a person to read his material for editing, or anything else he needs done. Be sure the person you choose to read your material is aware of this information before...
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F Aug 14, 2013

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    Can anyone help me with writing?

    Writing a story is overwhelming. I get caught up in details and pacing and transitions. How do you do it? I really feel like I have stories to tell, and I've been told I'm a good writer but when it comes to writing a story, I choke. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
    elizabeth111 elizabeth111 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    The Forbidden Forest

    Thousands of images overflowed her dreaming mind every night of things she has never seen or touched. Her countless never-ending dreams seemed to emerge from one particular place, a forest. The place seemed familiar and magical, but it didn’t depict any form of safety; it was...
    GiftedDreamer GiftedDreamer 22-25, F Jan 28, 2013

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    No Passion

    Without passion, heart, and soul writing is nothing more than words on a blank screen. No feeling, no meaning, and no thought to be understood.  I have lost the spark.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    When I am trying to write,

    it makes me appreciate my English teachers all the more. I should have paid more attention. Adverbs and prepositions, pronouns and conjunctions: what a mess I was. Working with a tutor helped, though I was the guy who always wanted to be outside playing ball and not stuck in...
    rickie53 rickie53 41-45, M Feb 10, 2014

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    I think the best way to improve your writing

    skills is to read. Read as many books as possible and you will notice your mind is able to put things into words in new and interesting ways. The more literary influences you have, the more interesting your writing will be. I've noticed this is true of myself anyway.
    ThomasYep ThomasYep 22-25, M Feb 6, 2014

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    My Throat Ties Knots Around Itself And I Can't Say A Word.

    When I speak of something important, every sound trips over itself until my sentences turn into a blended mass of sharp, confused, jutting, distressed syllables. Equally, when I write, my fingers just stumble around, feeling keys and paper and pen for some hint of the right words...
    KillerKoalas KillerKoalas 18-21, F Jan 3, 2011

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    Ashes To Ashes, Dust To Dust.

    I have decided to write my experiences from my journals. The idea is to have short stories and poems dealing with my journey after the divorce, to this place I am now. I would love if you could read this, and tell me what you think. Is it worth my time to continue with the...
    Grieta Grieta 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Life Is An Image.

    It is said,"Life is full of struggles."Right from one aspect.Some says,"Life is nothing but full of illusion."Right from a point of view.I want to say that life is a dream.Dream your life and start to think how would you manage it.Dream creates an image.The image require means to...
    skrc4u skrc4u 46-50, M Apr 10, 2012

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    Very Much a Work In Progress ......

    I cannot spell to save myself , but since joining ep and writing bits and bobs on here i feel it has improved , that and a daily sacrifice laid at the alter of the god of spell check .....
    salar1 salar1 51-55, M 10 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Fifty Shades Of English

    The first time I ever became conscious of my writing was when I met a girl named Nikki. Nikki was a tall slender girl with green eyes, flowing black hair, and light skin. I would talk continuously though text message to her. You could say we had a “thing.” Nikki and I became...
    Chaggy Chaggy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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    Teachers can't even read it I can't

    even read it sometimes
    Doctor124nick Doctor124nick 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    Writing A Research Article

    I have just been set an assignment at university where we have to write a research article based on the results from an experiment that happened in class. I am dreading this as I am no good at writing so I definitely need to improve my writing skills. Luckily, my lecturer...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Grandmother Weaver

    "Grandmother, why do you talk to yourself?" The old woman's eyes drank in the small form of the youth. "To keep them away child." Curious innocence stared back at her "Who's them?" A feigned surprise stretched some of the wrinkles that marked the elder's face. "The sheep of...
    Thefamiliar Thefamiliar 36-40 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    I Really Do!

    I really want to improve my writing skills. I really admire some people who can write really well. I hope more people read and comment on my stories and blog though....
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Death And Bridges

    Micheal closed his eyes took a deep breath, and jumped. He wasn't afraid of falling, he was only afraid of what would happen next. What if this didn't work? He didn't want to live the rest of his life in a hospital bed. He knew it was stupid to kill himself over simple problems...
    TheOneThatWantsToShare TheOneThatWantsToShare 16-17, F Sep 28, 2012

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    Some Thoughts From An Experience Writer

    As an expert academic writer, university writing instructor, and professional editor--the first thing you need to know is that writing is a process not a product. Learning how to write even reasonably well takes time, dedication, attention to detail, and an ability to understand...
    Southpaugh Southpaugh 18-21 May 23, 2012

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    Ashleyyyb Ashleyyyb 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I always get (what I believe are) great ideas, but always end up not writing them down or sidetrack to some lesser class story... I need to do something about it or I lose one of...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 30

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    At the risk of being accused by a staff member of always complaining about the things that EP admin impose upon us, while never seeming to appreciate the good things (It has...
    SolarKing SolarKing 36-40, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I had wrote a vampire story on Sept 9 2008 in I sharing a vampire story. Is against the rules to continue writing that story? That is no adult content. I had written in my own...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    How the heck are you supposed to write a story about your body getting aroused by your brain if you don't put some details in it??? Yes I checked the 'Not Appropriate for under 18...
    shoreguyct shoreguyct 46-50, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My story on aspiring to live in the wilderness. It's about 12 A.M and I would like to write a more proper, and in depth story -- but I just want to put this on paper for now. I...
    Imaginist Imaginist 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    Okay so I've been completely clean of drugs for upcoming 5 months now? My life and confidence has improved, My relationships with my family has improved. Loving myself and the...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    want to improve stop judging people and Look into the violation before you actually delete or take down something
    Summerdogs Summerdogs 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 26

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    WHY CAN'T EP STOP THE KOREAN SPAM? May 13, 2015 As most of us know, the Question & Answer section is now filled with Korean SPAM. I have tried flagging the SPAM, but it stays...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Seeing a lot of the Asian spam lately, whatever has been done to improve the current flag system to combat malicious flaggers has opened up a whole new can of worms to assist SPAM...
    DevilinaSundress DevilinaSundress 31-35, F 8 Responses May 9

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    I speak French, Spanish and English... Learning Japanese... It's not that hard, but once you get to the freaking Kanji, that's when you know that no language is easy to learn. :) I...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 4 Responses May 11

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Nine - Chapter Twenty I discovered several things when I was finally able to read the contents of the letter. One, the letter was from Brenda. He never...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 14

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    I love writingI love writing for himSoft and sensuousErotic and naughtyMy head is filled with thoughts waiting to be pulled outThe way an artist takes a brush to canvasOr a chef...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F Apr 30

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    I want to start writing stories but I don't know how to, I have many ideas but don't know how to ever start a story. Infact I want to publish a book ^.^ but I'm so lost. I need a...
    Barbiebased1 Barbiebased1 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    I have been weathered lately but I have been fighting it with one of my biggest tools I've been given, my writing. I've been doing tons of writing and putting old and new writings...
    neverendingfairytale2 neverendingfairytale2 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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