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I Want to Write For a Living

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm always very careful to avoid using the "L" word... and no, I'm not talking about that L-word. I'm talking about the other one. The one that leaves you to process everything...
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    I planned on watching a few TED talks to get my mind flowing, but my internet is deciding not to let me do so. I'm talking complexities with a friend of mine instead to do the...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 5 hrs ago

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    I shared some of my work with my mom for the first time in many years. I read to her all day! She loves my work, and wants to see me pursue it. I don't know how to feel about...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    For the past two years or so I've been extremely depressed. It seemed my life was just one catastrophe after another. Okay, not a catastrophe, but it was pretty ******. I've...
    Merciers Merciers 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I remember when we were only teenagers living miles and miles apart on the phone for hours writing to each other could only see her once or twice in a year until we eventually saw...
    Alii7 Alii7 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    In my past I was seeing a man who already had a girlfriend. In other words I was "The other woman" I was young , stupid , naive and inlove. I trusted this man. I spent THREE years...
    xBambi xBambi 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    This is a poem I wrote hope everyone who reads it likes it.... Broken I awake in the morning with that same down cast face Wishing I was still in my dream...
    Amubarak88 Amubarak88 16-17, M 9 hrs ago

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    Everywhere I go You follow me Everywhere I live You follow my steps Tell me what is it That you want from me Are you my lost soul That I have waited for so long If you show me...
    VisionOfLove VisionOfLove 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    Asians are barely tolerated in Australia. They are generally not liked by the majority of whites, and are only tolerated because somewhere in their thick neanderthal skulls they...
    boganbait boganbait 46-50, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have been a nud ist for the last almost 50 years. My wife joined me even before our wedding. Now for more than 40 years she is totally in it, alone, with me and with friends. We...
    oldnakedcouple oldnakedcouple 56-60, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I believe that it is God Himself who created these worlds of mine. That is these movies inspired by my life. You said that our world was romantic when you saw the movie....In the...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I want change for this site as I'm sure a lot of you do but if we want change we all have to join together and if anyone could please give me an email for me to send a complaint to...
    Meninist Meninist 18-21, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think people often underestimate what depression does to a person. I go from externalization/narcissism in dissociative states to internalization/depression. In other words; I...
    Outdoctrination Outdoctrination 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    what passes as poetry? words that an amateur writer forces into stanzas.
words that a confused teenager scribbles into their lit textbook.
words that a social worker whispers...
    1musicloverever 1musicloverever 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    anyone who wants to force me or punish me in a cyber/virtual haircut? The final result is in your hands... My hair is yours
    lostgirlonep lostgirlonep 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 59 years old. I am a BBW who is also an FA, although I am not into feederism. I truly love heavy men of all sizes:stocky, chubby, fat, or supersize. I so hope to one day meet...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today had been a decidedly good day, she thought to herself. This sort of day had become a rare breed in her life, what with the constant cacophony of things going on in her brain...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Lately this has been lacking. I want look forward to having some true fun.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    I have got really good at this actually. Even when I was really young my go to method of coping was to distance my mind from reality. After 30 something years I don't feel much at...
    AltRealityFanboy AltRealityFanboy 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    Depression is real I know I live with it everyday
    ArkansasWildone ArkansasWildone 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    my method of dealing is to take all the bad memories and make them...good or leave them at a good point and disgard the rest that happened. its weird but works for me.
    lilmissanon lilmissanon 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all. So we must forget what hurt u.
    Beverly1105 Beverly1105 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've had the worst writer's block of my entire life for the past year now. Writing is my passion, but since I've developed depression I haven't been able to write for more than a...
    FayetheBrilliant FayetheBrilliant 16-17, F Jul 25

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    TrafalgarLaw TrafalgarLaw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I just want to forget all those memories and finally move on. If there's any short cut to this I will take it.
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    One day I hope to get to a place where I practice loving kindness in all that I do. I want to forgive others and accept that they are not headed down the same path as me. Each...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    The worst time for fake people to come to you is when ur already down and depressed and struggling with life. Doing the best you can to keep urself happy and others on here happy...
    Lovelivelearn247 Lovelivelearn247 22-25, F Jul 19

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    I am looking for a best friend/girlfriend I live in England and feel like all the girls that I know want me for my looks
    RSM2645 RSM2645 13-15, M 5 Responses Jul 19

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    I am writing a novel in teen friction...and I am desperately in need of editor. Guys whose English is fluent and Who are intrested please msg me asap. Its not some great book or...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am writing a novel in teen friction...and I am desperately in need of editor. Guys whose English is fluent and Who are intrested please msg me asap. Its not some great book or...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am writing a novel in teen friction...and I am desperately in need of editor. Guys whose English is fluent and Who are intrested please msg me asap. Its not some great book or...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am writing a novel in teen friction...and I am desperately in need of editor. Guys whose English is fluent and Who are intrested please msg me asap. Its not some great book or...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F Jul 19

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