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    Writing Your First Draft.

    Ernest Hemingway once said "The first draft of anything is ****." After several years I have come to believe that statement is true. When I first sit down at my laptop to write I write exactly what is on my mind or from a quick draft that I hand wrote. Going back over that...
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    You Write The Next Line. (Make A Story One Line At A Time)

    I will add each line into the story as it is written. It may sound great or it may sound silly. It is all what you the writer puts into it. Have fun.     Original first line or story: Jackson fished the body out of the water and turned it over. Added: There was something...
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    My Brain Has Atrophied Like a Lot

    I am really concerned about the quality of my writing.  I feel like I've regressed a lot in this area.  I had much better grammar when I was in college.  I welcome all grammar fiends to inspect my stories on EP.  I usually write about whatever is on my mind...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2008

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    Writing...

     I want to write something good. But I just can't think clearly.
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    I'm a new writer looking

    for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I didn't spend time with those boys. I spent time dreaming, sticking to my close circle of friends and no one else. I was never...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    Just a Writer of My Own Poetry

    I am not a proffesional writer.. i just wish i am. I wish i could write a good novel , i just wish i could make a journal in a news paper  but i am just an average woman with an average mind. Im not as smart as  professional writer   but i can write a good...
    Longing4Luv Longing4Luv 26-30, F Aug 30, 2008

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    Prompts For You To Start A New Story

    PROMPTS 1* Tell a story about your meeting with a group of alien ambassadors. 2*You wake up chained to a midieval tourchure room. The tourchre devices are laid out on a table in front of you. write a scene. 3*You're cleaning out your attic. You find a shoebox which is quite...
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    Some Questions For You To Answer "so You Want To Be A Writer?"

    If you want a little inspiration on writing or maybe some tips I am setting up some Articles on my profile page. You are welcome to go and read them and I hope they will help you. This will take me some time so be patient and come back often to see what else I post there for you...
    Firewalker001 Firewalker001 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    I Would Love to Be a Great Writer

    I wish i could be a better writer.  I am not so poetic with my choice of words. I think that i do much better telling stories orally. I have many great stories to tell but just can't manage to translate it from spoken word to written. My grammar is really not at the top of...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    It Sucks!

    I have many stories and experiences that I would like to share here @ EP, but how can I? my grammar sucks! I have to refresh my memory first..so when I write my story, ul like it...
    Bluepearl Bluepearl 22-25 Aug 31, 2008

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    Afraid To Write

    I have a burning to desire to write, not only because I love books, reading and writing, but also because I have a lot of stuff inside me and I need to get it out. I want to write, so I can control the constant voices inside my head, and hopefully make sense out of it, and more...
    BigChild BigChild 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    Information For Writers Who Need Readers For Their 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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    I Love to Write

    But my grammar sucks ... I actually was doing paralegal courses but quit because i couldnt make a prepositional phrase ..  I need to take an english course  i suppose .
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    I So Want To Improve What I Write.

        I like to write so much. That I don't know if i'm improving my writing at all. I like to write about what ever ciomes to my mind. That I hope that I'm improving my writing. I guess that it is. I have been writing a story. It seems to be a good story so far. I...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2010

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    You may not by A.D.H (me) You may not hear me But I hear you. You may not see me But I see you. You scream and fight But promise you're alright. These walls become thin When it...
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    11:11, make a wish. Make a wish before time shifts 11:11, Hurry! Quick! Hurry! Quick! Before the tick! Better think fast, what do you want? To flaunt? An aunt? Or an evening...
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    The Babysitter Murders Chapter Twenty-Six Things settled to a more or less uneven keel after Daddy reluctantly agreed to Priscilla and Denise as being our babysitters. Of course...
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    Dear you, You don't know how much I appreciate your presence in my life. Yes, you are a patient I see twice a month or sometimes only once but you are an inspiration and a bless...
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    1. Name? Lily. 2. Male or female? Female and very happy about it. 3. Were you named after anyone? Maternal great-grandmother's spinster sister. 4. Does your name mean...
    LilySincere LilySincere 41-45, F 14 hrs ago

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    I need to start off a healthy routine. Like meditating, listening to dharma talks, writing a journal, and exercising everyday even if it's just a 30 minutes brisk walk at the park...
    a1a3r5 a1a3r5 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    Please stop lying to us. Please put your egos aside and accept the truth : some people on here are way more clever than you and will twist your virgin minds. Please stop try to...
    voyelle voyelle 70+, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My whole life literally consists of writing and reading numerous amounts of books. It's like i can actually relate to the characters in the books without a ounce of shame. And i...
    chloewriter chloewriter 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    C'mon, Arsineh! Put the whiteboard and the photos back in more accessible places!! Why did you and your team think it was a good idea to move them where they are NOW? So...
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    There are probably many things I could both praise and moan about relating to EP. I'm a returning member on a new account, and I am admittedly finding it difficult to understand...
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    I love films. And ever since I was fourteen I wanted to make them. I had so many ideas coming at once and still do, that I was convinced that they have to be shown I the world to...
    Rclp5853 Rclp5853 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    improve my body I would love to have brest a nice 36c cup I would be so happy with that
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    11 Surprising Signs You Are Really Lack of Sleep #SleepAid , (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4405) Lack of sleep is unhealthy and can leave you unable to concentrate and...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    1 my name is Emily 2 my middle name is Rose 3 I'm 5'1 4 I'm 15 5 my birthday is on May 6th 6 I'm a Taurus 7 I'm from the U.S. 8 I live in Massachusetts 9 my mom was born in...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm writing a novel that takes place in the country of Osia. Te country has 13 cities. My struggle is that I want each city to be unique. I don't want the cities to be cookie...
    Storyguy007 Storyguy007 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Well another round of changes. I understand that some change is good to improve efficiency and to try to keep things from getting stagnant. One of the features I liked but can't...
    ToyManx ToyManx 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would like to share my respect for EPArsineh, EPKimi and EPHeidi. It takes a lot of dedication to defend the gross negligence of the developers and upper management for so many...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ever since I was little all I've ever wanted to be was a writer my dad use to tell me he remembers me going to visit him every day after school when I was in primary school I would...
    Devilsdaughter100 Devilsdaughter100 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't wrote anything in a while. . . It isn't writers block or anything, I just keep thinking my stories are too immature like I need to get out more and see more before they...
    NutellaCookieBaby NutellaCookieBaby 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Bedroom Door I've wasted far too many pages writing about you You aren't worth a single page in the book that is my life Nor an excerpt, yet I keep writing Writing about the...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 1 Response Jul 25

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    I honestly don't even know why I am writing this. I've never really used writing as an outlet, but then again I don't think I've ever felt this alone. This was my first summer back...
    eshan20 eshan20 18-21, M Jul 22

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    Excerpt from Haunted By Yesterday:A Memoir-My hair was longer now. Too long,straighter and shinier. In the course of a few months,it had grown down past my shoulders,which grew...
    Srebro94 Srebro94 18-21, F Jul 21

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    1)nature2)beautiful days3)occasional rainy days4)funny movies5)a walk on they levee (lakeside)6)walking the dog7)writing8)painting9)photography10)going to a place I've never been...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F Jul 19

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    I love reading. As in reading stories on sites like wattpad and fictionpress. Reading manga, fan-fics. You name it. I can read anything with a paranormal/sci-fic/romance thing...
    cloneX1096 cloneX1096 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I'm on my third novel. The first two, I spent too much time writing around real things and too little time writing about them. The themes and characters were too unreal to bring...
    DaveCthulhu DaveCthulhu 41-45, M Jul 18

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    First of all, I like making lists such as this one. But here are some other things that I like: - Daydreaming about better days that could come, even if they seem impossible...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response Jul 17