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I Want to Write For a Living

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    It's just so hard. I have so many amazing things going on right now, but here I am thinking about more amazing things to come in the future. I already have my class schedule...
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    I want to stuff my next door neighbor in college because he is plump and cute. He has such fat cheeks. I just want to tie him to a chair and feed him all day.
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    Please help. I just turned 25 and I've never had sex. I've had little more than a kiss when I was young. If I can't be appealing and have someone I don't think I can let myself...
    anon787mous anon787mous 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    I love to write, all night I've been on here, writing my opinions. I love writing about what I think and what I see in the world. I would write forever if I could, but my hand does...
    francake16 francake16 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    I love to write these days, because it is one of the few times I feel good about being alone. It helps me recreate a happiness that is hidden somewhere in me. It helps me dream of...
    wanderingfalcon wanderingfalcon 22-25, F Oct 16

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    Im a poet, well of sorts, or maybe something else entirely that i dont know what yould call it.Maybe somebody with too much heart, and time on my hands. I have words that pop into...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I am hurting because I feel like I give so much love to people and don't get it in return, with friends I write them.songs give them cards the clothes off my back and they still...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
    marcuscash marcuscash 18-21, T 1 Response Sep 27

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    There’s a window in my head That only I can see It is the gate way to my fantasy There I am a hero, master and king I am capable of doing anything When I dwell there the world...
    meetme63 meetme63 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I'm 21 with a baby and engaged but not in school. He's working but we barely make enough to get by. We live with his parents. My family hates him and he hates them. We live with...
    DP915 DP915 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I have been with my husband for a total of 10 years, 4 years of marriage, we have 1 child together, a 3 year old. About 6 months into our marriage I should have divorced him. He...
    1standlast 1standlast 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I really don't understand what's wrong with me. Imma lazy perfectionist who doesn’t give a **** about anything but at the same time cares too much about everything .. If that...
    lostwithin25 lostwithin25 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My first story was born out of rebellion. As a young kid in school, I used to question why was it that we were asked to learn the histories of far away places that, for me, and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 24

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    Okay, so I was introduced to Aloe Vera Jel by Forever Living Product which would assist in weight loss :) I'm still trying it and seeing if it would help me lose weight. First off...
    angela84 angela84 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 26

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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    I need a co-writer for a realistic drama novel about a woman in prison. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
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    Poets and authors have tried to define love for centuries, whereas scientists have only recently started. Many of us know intuitively that love is a major purpose for living; that...
    Cpaz33 Cpaz33 26-30, F Sep 29

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    The only instrument I play is the Cello though. I sing a bit but I also smoke . Maybe I should just write for a band .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Oct 12

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    My idea (things to change) is lose 30ib, more good friends and more money on my dads page so me and mom don't have to wipe butts for living :) (my dad is under payed)
    ForeverAutumnsLove ForeverAutumnsLove 16-17, F Oct 13

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    Everyone has their own reasons for waking up every morning.. Mine is Him!! He's the reason I choose to wake up every morning, the reason I fight for a better life!! He's my reason...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    ***** not worth it been there done that!! It take awhile to build a portfolio and don't think a top modeling agency is going to look at you just because you think your different...
    MsAnonymous1 MsAnonymous1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    After I have experienced how it is like to be with you, I can't help but long to be with you again soon. I want you for sure! Now, please? ;)
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 51-55, F Sep 27

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    I really, really want to form a band. I have this idea for a band, it would be a metal band, but with groovy and psychadelic riffs, riffs that would make people wanna dance...
    downer12 downer12 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I need so much attention, I'll start a group on a really cool premise and then ruin it with my first post. I need sooo much attention that I'll tell you I don't want it for even...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 28

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    It's all I could ever want out of a girl that I love dearly. It's something I've wanted since I've ever picked up an interest for girls. All that ever happens is that my heart gets...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Well hey. I'm 15 and from California. Id love to leave "home" and never look back. I've been wanting this for a year and this weekend made me want it even more. I'm not looking for...
    TakeMeAway15 TakeMeAway15 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 5