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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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 41-45, M Mar 20, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    yep! if you write every day,

    your skills will improve
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 days ago

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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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    Because, you want me to write it..... so..how is life? job? family? bf? gf? etc etc lol
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