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I Want to Write For a Living

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    I So Do.

    That's why I need to pace myself with my time. I am addicted to EP and spend too much time here. I need to get busy on my book and stop coming here every single free minute. WTF? I spent the entire morning doing research. Then came back to EP and stayed for too long. Then I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 20, 2011

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    I Would Love To Write, But Who Would Pay For It.

    I've been writing for years, but the marketing is the problem. People want to pay for the usual pabulum, not truth and reason.  Or, perhaps I'm just not good at marketing.  Carpe Diem!
    DozerDan DozerDan 66-70, M May 7, 2013

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    But Who Would Read It?

    I love writing about witchcraft, but who would read my book? I mean, I'm sure there are a few people who would check it out but in all honesty.... I won't be saying much that hasn't already been said. Maybe some outlooks or personal opinions, maybe a couple of new techniques (or...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Poem, Lyricist And Song Writer!

    I am looking to do this for real as a goal in this upcoming year. I feel at peace when I write poems. I think constantly of songs to write, or ways to make words blend and flow.I think this started from being bit on reading all my life as well. Hope to hear from interested...
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F Dec 31, 2010

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    The Fire

      I stared into the flames, entranced by their blue and orange hews and wondered what it would be like to be consumed by these dancing devils. I knew the coals beneath their feet were keeping them alive as they writhed and flickered mockingly, knowing that I couldn’t...
    sunmaiden sunmaiden 51-55, F Oct 4, 2009

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    This is a long time dream.

    Or having a publishing house. Nobody pays enough, nor any good offers there have been.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 May 15

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    A Poem For All To See

    I know some people wont enjoy this, i know some people wont like my taste in words, but i figured I would give it a shot. Remember i am young. The rest of the universe is unspoken for the lot of us. Is it better this way? Living among the stars. Seeing how life, whether you...
    IndigoRue IndigoRue 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

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    Its Me and How I Express Myself

    I used to write very deep and detailed. its another way that I expressed my pain and the random thoughts going through a very quick paced head. I wrote for hours and hours.. Now I find it as a gift. I find that romance stuff is really hard to write because its not as...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    I Don't Understand What They Want...

    Here is an example of a magazine article I wrote that ended up being rejected:   The Art of Public Reading   Before the clay dried, immortalizing the first crude cuneiform etchings and marking the invention of the written word, a new and challenging communication...
    copyghost copyghost 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2008

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    I Want To Write For A Living

    I have been writing ever since I was eight years old....I am a lifelong reader and writer of fiction
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F Dec 19, 2010

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    throughout my life i have been pushed down, kicked repetitively, fought to get back up only to be knocked down again. life is strange for me sometimes. the more i want something...
    ForgetableMe ForgetableMe 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I was wondering what you think is wrong with this story intro, or maybe what I could add to make it better. Just want your honest thoughts. Calm. Calm. Princess Marasana tried...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Fear I let you become a living thing Breathing, pulsing life within me For all those steps I thought to take I let you hold me back You whisper slyly in my ear I feel your breath...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Stop thinking you're not good enough and start living. Even though you went through rough times, it's time to change the way your life is going. You were so alone back then, why...
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    "When will she come again and hide things for us to find?" " I don't know..."
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 7 hrs ago

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    societies ' idea of perfection really needs to change. I've been slightly overweight since like my 5th grade its my body structure i couldn't help until i got depressed of all the...
    manaremad manaremad 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    A Bit About Me 1. Name? Robert....named after no one but the wind 2. Male or female? Male 3. Were you named after anyone? Ooops...see above 4. Does your name mean anything? It...
    zax2 zax2 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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    I wish I could forget all those memories that just make you want to sit quietly and cry. I just want to remember the good parts if my life.
    BrokenAngel38 BrokenAngel38 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    If I don't end up dead in a few years, I want to be a wanderer someday. Save up enough money to travel and leave the urban world, and just learn martial arts and ways of living and...
    SanFransokyo SanFransokyo 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    A candidate from Midnapore appearing for the entrance test of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was shocked to find his admit card sporting the photo of a dog.Eighteen-year...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 12 hrs ago

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    Am I driving to, around or from the nasty storm? Lightning flashes furiously and heavy rain downpours. My truck is slow at the best of times, but when the skies darken they...
    RoadPoet RoadPoet 41-45, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm tired living in a society of small minded people, I want to be free. Travel the world, meet new people, different foods, cultures and getting to see experience some amazing...
    cammxo cammxo 18-21, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    All he does when he comes home is ague with my mother and complain about everything she does, when he is the most annoying person in the house. He snores very loud in the living...
    SpanishCristian SpanishCristian 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    A excuse to make it through another day of why I won't start living. Your family will reject you. You will never be able to face your work. You wont be able to handle the rejection...
    himnum1 himnum1 22-25, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    If Wishes were Fishes: FAT EDITION EP Note: In the past I've done stories like this and there has been some confusion. I'm not looking for solutions I'm venting/looking for other...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    If Wishes were Fishes: EP Note: In the past I've done stories like this and there has been some confusion. I'm not looking for solutions I'm venting/looking for other people in...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I remember in grade school hearing about how everyone over the internet are dangerous. Of course, that's not true at all, but I eventually became too carefree and that really...
    SomethingPink SomethingPink 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I Believe People Come Into Your Life For a Reason I believe this whole heartedly. A man came into my life this past January. I didn't know then that talking to him would change...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want someone who wants me for me not someone who just wants to be with me for popularity.
    unknowngirl10 unknowngirl10 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You always come back in my mind... Someone save me.
    paige2020 paige2020 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was listening to Queen, when I heard Freddie sing the line "does anybody know what we are living for?" The phrase felt odd for a moment. I focused on it, and I realized it was...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 6 days ago

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    Assignment Mountain is the best dissertation writing service
    JohnUnger JohnUnger 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I was on Facebook this evening and stumbled upon this picture. I couldn't help but feel annoyed by this post. It's a collection of 4 pictures combined into one picture to...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So i havent been on in a long time. Things have been well but they always get WORSE. I feel my life collapsing and sanity slipping from my hands. I just want to ram a sharp spiky...
    karasummit karasummit 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    We all wanted recognition for all of our efforts.
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F Jun 22

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    Anyone in the Poconos area willing to give me a forced headshave?
    parishart parishart 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I really want a big change in my life. I want to start living better and be happier, I just want everything to me different
    Babygirl3799 Babygirl3799 16-17, F Jun 21

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    I want two daughters some day! I have a younger sister and it was always just the two of us. I think two sisters is like, the best. I'd name them Stella and Nora! I just love the...
    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I wish I can find the perfect man for me.
    MaharlikaAko MaharlikaAko 22-25, F Jun 20

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    One has to have some pity for the average Aussie (read - bogan). Economically they are not all that viable or competitive. Socially they are inept and awkward. Linguistically they...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 7 Responses Jun 20

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