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I Want to Improve My Writing

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    elizabeth111 elizabeth111 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Tim Pivarnik is a graduate in Secondary Education, and has also received a Master's degree in Secondary Education from Indiana University, Gary. He is appointed as the Principal of...
    peterson255 peterson255 26-30, F Dec 31, 2014

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    A REPOST FROM THE EP "I AM A HUMAN BEING FIRST" I am a man. I am a man who has unfulfilled needs and wants. There are things I want out of life that only a woman can provide...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Eleven Jock was still talking with his father as I continued to walk toward the boat slip. I felt a little out-of-place as I strolled up...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 6 hrs ago

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    1) I am 16 years old. 2) I go to the gym around 3-5 times a week. 3) I have been to 17 art museums. 4) I'm a sophomore in high school. 5) I plan on moving to California for...
    yxngaj yxngaj 16-17, M 18 hrs ago

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    Royal in Paris when the royal 'we' is applied, not by me, I wonder how royal that that 'we' could be. so many 'we's there are that no 'we's a star. so we think that 'we' should be...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 18 hrs ago

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    Hey! By the way I'm a supporter now. I hear that means you smile when you read this story. Thanks EP in advance for reading this story, and putting up with my sometimes sarcastic...
    ClaudNine ClaudNine 18-21, F 12 Responses Jan 13

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Six - Chapter Eight "I wasn't expecting any company," I demurred, as Kelly released Jock's hand. She didn't run out again into the yard like any polite...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 3 days ago

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    I keep reading complaints about posts and messages getting deleted. This is not just some technical glitch. I've had it, all of us who were using EP to explore aspects of our...
    Uncleleo Uncleleo 56-60, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am writing here in the hopes that an administrator will read this story. For the second time in two months I have been the target of malicious flagging. This has never happened...
    findmeusemehateme findmeusemehateme 18-21 9 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I have not been writing many original experiences lately. I discovered this when I went to my profile to find a new featured story for my Home page. It makes me realize that a...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Under various experiences in the EP app it does not show the accurate number of members in the group. I checked several groups that I know have thousands of members now they say...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Wow, at one time EP was a place where a person could write about their lives and get helpful feedback or a place to support people going through rough times. Now it's mostly...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 7 Responses Jan 13

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    On the Inside Looking Out Writing is all I ever wanted to do. The first diary ever given to me was a gift from my brothers’ godparents back in 1975. Kindergarten was soon to...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Four - Chapter Twenty For the next few days, I crept around the house like a shadow of myself, doing what I was asked, keeping to myself as often and as...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Here is Part 4 of Mindscape. Enjoy and please comment on any improvements I should make in Part 5. Thank you and Happy New Year! Part 4 Mike awoke in what seemed like a dream...
    NeoxExor NeoxExor 22-25, M Dec 31, 2014

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    there once was a man from Berlin who knew what a mess the world was in. he said, "I could move it or try to improve it, but the chance of success is incredibly slim." (Jan.6, 2015...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Jan 7

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    As a passionate member, dedicated to this community, I only want one thing: a place where members can freely express themselves and connect with each other. To my understanding...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    It takes a long time to look through the list of experiences in a profile, especially if the member has thousands of experiences as I do. Yesterday it took me half an hour to...
    Pyramania Pyramania 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 16

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    We hope you're having a positive start to the new year. Here at EP we wanted to take this opportunity to think about the many ways we can improve the site to make it easier and...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 159 Responses a week ago

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    General: Hi I'm Rachel and I'm working on a story that I've been planning for a long, long time. I'm about 17 right now and I'm still not even close to getting it done. I have the...
    Werewolfgal17 Werewolfgal17 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    As a retail manager of over twenty years.One thing I know about is excellent customer service. Without going into specific details I could improve this web site within a few weeks...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I know I'm young, but ever since I can remember I've wanted to be a writer. It's my passion, it's what keeps me happy in those sad times. I find that writing is the only way for me...
    LopsidedLollipop LopsidedLollipop 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Alright EP. Here I go. You don't want to change to how the members want the site to be? I'll make a rant on how I think I site should change. This includes parts of my old rant...
    LostNeko LostNeko 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    For the past few days I've been thinking, writing IS the best form of expressing yourself no matter who you are! You can put all of your thoughts in your writing without fear and...
    TheConfusedOne321 TheConfusedOne321 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Everyone has their ways of running to their medicine to cure their issues in life. My medicine is writing, music and reading personal stories that reflect my pain. This is my...
    Cricket75 Cricket75 36-40, F 4 days ago

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       I discovered this while perusing past posts under the 'I Want To Improve the Experience Project' heading..What a difference 7 years can make! Such a shame they no...
    SolarKing SolarKing 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I am writing this incase anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation . . . Please do not worry about me, I have been free of this relationship for 7 years now. I am a lot...
    elimarie7 elimarie7 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm starting to dislike this app Why? Well I already got accused of having adult experience? I got accused couple of months ago and EP Allie sent me that message again I asked...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 5

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    How about this essay they want you to take that has nothing to do with the site? Why not just be strait forward and say hey you can support our site by taking this survey rather...
    thenicholasexperience thenicholasexperience 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I am trying to improve myself. I had a bad reaction to the Barium I had to drink for a CT Scan. I have missed almost two weeks of work. I feel better, but weak. Today I asked my...
    mom4ce mom4ce 51-55, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I am always looking for ways to improve my mind through reading and learning I'm just not sure if it's working... Or where to go from here
    CatharineMali CatharineMali 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Creating a new and much better version of EP suddenly became very realistic. Today I stumbled upon PHPfox, a software package to start a privately owned social network as...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 1