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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    yep! if you write every day,

    your skills will improve
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2015

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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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    jeez.. it seems that everytime i sit in

    decision to write i find my head muddled with other things and end up staring at a blank page..
    mismax mismax 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    My dorm mate has been asking me to proof read

    his writing for spelling and grammatical errors. He has dyslexia, and since writing is my major, he's been asking me to help not only in his essays, but in a story he would like to publish. I only have the first four paragraphs, but it has been fun editing. It's been helping me...
    JonRoberts JonRoberts 18-21, T Aug 28, 2015

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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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    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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    Teachers can't even read it I can't

    even read it sometimes
    Doctor124nick Doctor124nick 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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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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    Related Experiences

    Dream Jobs. Well for one I would like to write my own book. Maybe acting, and modeling. I do some of that on my own, within my own space. But nothing serious. Writing...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 1 hr ago

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    If I had to change my character. 1-I'd change my social skills. How I interact with others. How I hold a conversation. 2-much more confidence in myself, not looking to others...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Definitely no cheesy bs, I think I'd die of embarrassment, but the idea of helping anyone who needs it, beating up anyone who tries to harm the innocent, and using high class...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hello there I would like to know people around the world, my purpose is one and real, practice some English skills specifically "Listenning". Believe or not I think the best way...
    Ferruco Ferruco 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Fourteen Relations didn't improve very much as we resumed our travel. It wasn't Barbara's fault. I liked Barbara. She was neat, clean, and helpful...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I want a "Dark Lotus" writing with a cool type of letter. Because it has a deep meaning to me.
    darklotus01 darklotus01 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    In My Ears And In My Eyes Thirteen "That lady, and her daughter - " Mommy pointed in the direction of the two in question. " - are all by themselves." "Where's her daddy...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 61-65, F 8 hrs ago

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    Support Crew Offer: Thinking about getting back to the AT this summer. Hiked from Springer to Damascus in '89, but this time I'm going to do day hikes and pull my popup camper...
    DrJohnL DrJohnL 66-70, M 9 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was betrayed by one of my closest friends, I've noticed more and more how lonely. It's not that I don't have a lot of friends, I just miss the feeling of making new...
    awesomefallenangel awesomefallenangel 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    To The Girl Who Stole My HeartYou're the first person I think about.In the morning after I eat and go out.When I jump in the shower to wash my body and head.And the last, after...
    theophilusmartins theophilusmartins 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    Equality is important for the sake of harmony, understanding, and self improvement. It's important to treat everyone how you would want to be treated yourself, in any position...
    JustTheSun JustTheSun 26-30 16 hrs ago

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    I don't expect others to blindly accept me and not have some of their own personal standards. I like to surround myself with people who realize and enjoy the fact that life is...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    We all are lonely. we are ship which is slightly sinking.. we want to get along together we want to love each other but we donno how to be friends with luck of communication...
    blackandwhiteperpule blackandwhiteperpule 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    At seventeen, I had a hankering to write letters. And so when I read in my favourite Fabulous 208 magazine of the '70s that it had teamed up with a US teen magazine for their...
    LadyTea LadyTea 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyone on the app review is saying this. It says I forgot my password. type one in and get either success or failure. typethen the same screen comes up again to reset it? when...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Writing is a good way to express yourself. I want to meet more writers. But no one seems to like writing nowadays
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How To Do-it-yourself On A Home Improvement Project Owning a home entails a lot of responsibility, including home improvement projects. Even if your past home improvement projects...
    ststeininger75 ststeininger75 61-65, M 5 days ago