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I Was Scared to Show Others My Writing

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 176 People

    I'm Protective of My Words

    I don't show many people at all what I write, or wrote in the past. I'm so protective of it. I don't want anyone to criticize it, because when I write, I empty myself out onto that page, and if it gets critcized, it feels like someone's attacking me. Rarely, someone can convince...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2007

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    Well, Maybe Not 'scared' Exactly....

    In 9th grade I wrote my first poem for a girl. I proudly handed it to her at school the next day as a romantic gesture. As she read it, she first began to snicker...then laugh...then laugh harder. By the end she was sitting on the hallway floor agaist the lockers laughing...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42 41-45, M 22 Responses Jun 25, 2011

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    I'm Shy..

    im just too shy too show my others my handwriting..
    sya sya 16-17, F Dec 14, 2007

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    Scared

    I have never thought my writing was good anoth as people all ways keeps telling me stop liveing in the dream world... I think thay are write
    dlkrol dlkrol 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    So Was I/am I

    I still am a little off about showing others my writing.... It is very personal and very introspective... its hard to give others especially strangers a door into your soul like that!
    Xeno Xeno 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2007

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    Always Have Been..

    I still am scared to show most people my writing. I don't write about regular things... I write about thingsI know people would think of me differently after reading them, so I just don't show many people. Maybe one or two people. I love to write poetry, it is something I...
    purplebutterfly14 purplebutterfly14 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26, 2011

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    Began Slowly

    At first I was hesitant to let parts of my thoughts and feelings out. I didn't know how they would be seen or accepted. In life, off EP, at times over the years when I let my true self show I received, well mixed reactions. So, yea it was hard at first. Then as I wrote more it...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Still Am, Probably Will Always Be

    I've shared my writing with only a few rare people. EP, to me, is one of the most sacred places I feel I've shared it. A lot of the places and people I've shared it with seem so out of range or unappreciative of what I'm exposing. Yes, they tell me it's good, that I've...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    The Something

    Ever since I was little I have been shy and scared to share my writings and even answer questions, ny friends have helped me get out of that phase and now I share at least once or twice a week. I trus that no matter what my friends will b e there through the worst with me
    Dawn1105 Dawn1105 13-15 2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    I Failed 1/4 of 8th Grade English.

    My eighth grade english class was a writing lab, and I didn't get along with 2/3 of the class for required peer review. So I didn't submit work and almost had to repeat the class untill my teacher yelled at me for paying attention to a bunch of jerks. Not the term she used but I...
    evilhg evilhg 26-30, F Aug 28, 2007

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    Family

    A family is a place of wormth when the world is cold......"A" place of safety when the world is sad...."A" place of light when the world is dark...I then walk into my family home full of love and laughter...."My" son's and daughter come running up to me wraped there little arm's...
    dlkrol dlkrol 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    TheUnbrokenGirl TheUnbrokenGirl 13-15, F Feb 16, 2014

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    ME And Writing

    writing for me is the only way to express myself , i prefer keeping the things that hurting me inside than tellling them out , i was and still scared to show any of my writings because i think it isn't good anough to be shared ,ilove to write in English but i don't think it's...
    darkkme darkkme 18-21, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Can't Write Well

    I have a hard time posting stories and writing like others. I wish I could express myself better. The more I try I just  get frustrated! I seem not to fit in anywhere!!
    cbusias cbusias 51-55, F 9 Responses Apr 1, 2009

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    And They Really Want to See

    I just had a giant English project last semester, where I had to amass a large amount of my writing.  A lot of it was rather personal, the personal pieces consisting of a few poems and a short story.  My teacher adored them, and wanted to submit them to the school...
    jeveuxpaix jeveuxpaix 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2008

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    I Think So Highly of My Writing That...

    ...I refuse to show it to others. I don't like to show it because I never actually finish my writing. For some reason, my conclusions (if there is one) has to be forced and is rushed because that is the hardest part of writing for me. But it seems to me that I take away all the...
    reka105 reka105 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Scarred And Scared

    Some people saw a song I was writing. It was dumb to write it at lunch but did they need to shout it out to my advisory? Did my advisory need to laugh at it? Did they need to put me in a void of fear? This is the only place I share my writing. Its the only place I feel safe to.
    BigDreamer1 BigDreamer1 13-15 Jun 8, 2013

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