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I Want to Improve My Writing Skills

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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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    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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    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 36-40, M Mar 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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 36-40, M Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    Teachers can't even read it I can't

    even read it sometimes
    Doctor124 Doctor124 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 18

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Really a renowned author.I need to improve my writing skills before that.So I will write daily.Have plots to work upon but don't have time.
    UniqueAngel123 UniqueAngel123 18-21, F Feb 5

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    What's the best way to improve communication skills? Please share your experience.
    SandeshRawat SandeshRawat 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    The life is all about that, right? Being at least a step further now as you was yesterday. Improving yourself by sensing, experiencing and doing things you've never done before...
    rolandback rolandback 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Life Lessons - by Jason Wachob 1. "You can't connect the dots going forward; you can only connect them looking backward." Steve Jobs was right on the money with this one. There...
    imurfriend imurfriend 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    Hey everybody. I want to write a novel, And I am gonna name it in a boy's name. who can tell me an amazing name?!
    lovetolivealone lovetolivealone 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I regret never taking a creative writing class in college, I had to take literature classes instead for the humanities requirement. So I figured I would subscribe to a creative...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I want to learn to surf someday and I want a necklace of bear fangs as my only accessory I would wear almost every day. I like making random beats and songs out of anything to my...
    RainMazerra RainMazerra 18-21, M Feb 1

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    Must do something for EP. EP has provided me a place and given me some fans who value me for my quality and genuineness but I want to contribute to EP in someway Since it mostly...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 11

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    RAMBLING LIMERICKS the stuff that I've written so far today hasn't inspired me in any big way. it's not a load of crap; I just want a bit more slap, where a little bit of sting...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 19

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    If I go by your actions I have plenty to base my decision making skills on. Waiting, silence, tension, emotionally stunted they all hurt, but realizing I need to make the final...
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F Feb 9

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    MY SISTER my sister teaches me very well that my Scrabble game has gone to hell. she's been doing this for years, lots of laughter, seldom tears, though listening you can't really...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 4

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    SNOW you gotta love snow or hate it. there's no point trying to debate it. it's white and it's fluffy! it's wet and it's slushy! but why did nature have to create it? maybe it...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Feb 16

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    This latest change you have made to the timeline is just so atrocious.... I have none of my friends latest posts visible.. The only stories I now see are from yesterday or before...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    This is a letter for my counselor. I see her tomorrow. Blood drips from my wrists. But I feel no pain. No physical pain anyway. It only temporarily numbs my emotional pain. The...
    kellezia kellezia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    been taking this english writing class..
    joniel24 joniel24 70+, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I wonder if I have what it takes to be one. I'm a scatterbrained person and more often than not, I struggle to piece together the content of what I'm supposedly writing. hehe. But...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    there's lots of these limericks here; you don't need to read them, my dear. I talk to myself put it up on the shelf. perhaps I'll edit them next year. or maybe I'll just leave...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 5 days ago

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    APPLES these poems are all over the map. you might just be better off taking a nap. it's quite an ordeal, but if that's how you feel, remember I warned you, some of them are crap...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 4 days ago

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    You need to be educated in order to make smart choices about nutrition. You won't be able to eat well if you do not understand nutrition. The following information contained in...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am very comfortable with my plans if and when an out break occurs. Whether it be zombies or just a deadly virus I know where to go and what to do. Luckily everyone dear to me is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    I started writing stories and stuff when I was a kid, but I really got into writing when I was in the sixth grade and my teacher introduced me to poetry and a school playwright...
    LearningHearts LearningHearts 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    What is love? How do you show your love for your partner in life. Love to me means taking care of the wants, needs and desires of the person I'm with. Love is knowing her faults...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    My name is Daniel Daily and for years I struggled with debt and bad credit. Mostly I shrug it off. I had decent jobs making decent wages so I was spending check to check like the...
    newbody76 newbody76 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Frankly, I can separate people into those with social skills and those still lacking in that department. I find this narrows down my perspective friends very quickly.
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M Feb 5

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