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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Do you like erotic romance stories and/or poetry? Follow my Twitter @dreamer_writing to see my writing and let me know what you think!
    FantasyDreamerWriting FantasyDreamerWriting 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    Do you like erotic romance stories and/or poetry? Follow my Twitter @dreamer_writing to see my writing and let me know what you think!
    FantasyDreamerWriting FantasyDreamerWriting 26-30, F 9 hrs ago

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    BLOGS MAINTENANCE ? OOPS THIS PAGE HAS NO HEART! I even tried to place the heart back into place....It won't go! How sad, but WHY???? My blogs, others blogs, they held a...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I love writing. I've been writing stories since I learned the alphabet. But my ADD and over active imagination always seem to keep me from finishing a story before I'm coming up...
    KellerKing13 KellerKing13 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality. You are...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not that social and I really wanna work on those skills so I prefer a girl who is about 15. I'm into rap music, anime, I love tumblr and I don't share or send photos. Not...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know if I want to see EP improved anymore or not, but since I have been here for a long time, I have seen many many changes here, I have seen good staff members here, and...
    zemli zemli 22-25, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I mean no harm to anyone. I just wanted to write this. As I always say my life is a r-rated movie(only for nudity and language), but this is the PG rated version. So read on and...
    BADLIFEFORME BADLIFEFORME 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Hello everyone, To all those who are on or know a loved one whonis on medications and are tired of the side effects, the expenses, no progress and wishing to have lower doses of...
    PlexusSlimChick PlexusSlimChick 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is so wrong for anyone to be without loving family, without mom and dad. I have a very nice husband and together we decided to support a young girl or single mother of one...
    Kindmama Kindmama 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Being an accountant or in the accounting profession doesn't require much of intelligence to be honest. I don't mean to underestimate accountants, it takes a lot of skills to be a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I studied Taekwondo for many years as a kid, until I became a 1st degree black belt but I'm not sure about my self-defense skills by now. That was something I stopped doing since I...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Why More Onions Can Remarkably Improve Your Health? (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4346) Do you know that eating onions can remarkably improve your health? Click on above...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I need to change my life .. My way of thinking .. I need to be another Person .. I need to learn how to talk .. how to look .. How I present .. I want to change my habbits .. my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's a feud going on between Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears. I have no idea if it was started by them or commenters or if it is real or a PR stunt. I think both Iggy and Britney...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    my parents want me to use my creativity, and mathematic skills for a career in engineering, but I want to be an artist.
    Bethy1234321 Bethy1234321 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I do like writing, but one of my friends said they wrote this poem and I liked it and the message or idea I get from it and she said I could post it because I wanted to share it...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I started putting out my writings on my blog! I wanna get published, but i also wanted to share my work and see what kind of responses i would get. Please check me out? naomixou...
    naomiXO naomiXO 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate my life. I am born into a semi wealthy family, however, money has nothing to to with this (maybe a little). I grew up thinking life is wonderful, and that I will experience...
    itshouldhavebeenezbb itshouldhavebeenezbb 13-15, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hello, my name is Laurentiu and I'll be 18 next mounth on the 16 of july. My father abandoned me and my mom since my birth, so I grew up without the leading of a father. Since I...
    b16laurentiu b16laurentiu 16-17, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    www.wikihow.com/Be-a-Renaissance-Person I have wanted to be a renaissance woman for as long as I can remember. I don't like the thought of only having a couple of skills or types...
    katappi katappi 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Actually, this is not the whole story. I wanted to label this as "I enjoy writing and sharing sensuous poetry with receptive ladies", but EP insisted I keep under sixty characters...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 51-55, M