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I Write Shorthand

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    Pitman's Shorthand Reading Material

    I am delighted that many people are still interested in shorthand both for work and hobby. I learned in the 1970's but since starting my shorthand websites, I have discovered that there are very many people learning, and wanting to learn, but nowadays they have to study on their...
    blpuk blpuk 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    It Is Indeed A Skill

    I came across All1Rog's post on *I write shorthand* and I became interested in knowing about anyone who is able to acquire such a skill. Then I realise that I am also interested in knowing how many of us are actually bilingual. I attended a wine symposium in Italy recently. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    Work Experience As A Stenographer

    A stenographer is far different from a typist. The typist work is to type the existing document or manuscript as the case may be. A stenographer has to maintain speed in his writing. He has to possess excellent memory power to recollect the strokes into English language at the...
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F Sep 7, 2013

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    A Rare Skill

    I learned Pitman shorthand at college in the 1970s.  I used to use it every day back then and for many years at work or just as a useful way to make a note in any situation.  It's also handy for secret diary entries if you really want to keep something private!!It...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2010

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    A Shorthand Admirer

    I learned Pitman's shorthand in 1960 and completed the whole course only in six months and passed a test at 120 words per minute.  I have ever since kept in touch with it by using it during my studies in England and then in taking Minutes of meetings during employment.  Even...
    shareefmm9 shareefmm9 66-70 3 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    if you can't ever come up with story ideas, Last night, I decided to use all the song titles on my phone that ended up writing a story about a girl thinking her bf was cheating on...
    foReverYOURS3211 foReverYOURS3211 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    That moment you're listening to music, you feel inspired but you're not that talented and you try to write lyrics. So much for falling for ya When it's love what's the point of...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F 3 hrs ago

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    Want to help write for videos? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Want to help w/ scripts or turn a poem into a video? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    I want so badly to write stories again, but the ones I want to write are very personal and I don't want my fiance to see. I've never really let too many people see my stories I've...
    KimmyWhite920 KimmyWhite920 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    From as young as I can remember I was always huddled over a notebook writing stories about anything and everything. My imagination was wild and there was no limit to what I could...
    thisisjuno thisisjuno 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Want to improv or write jokes? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Want to write for a film group? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Want to write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Wanna write scripts? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games? I have 2 free groups on FB (& Tagged, Yahoo & Google Groups) forming. Comment/message for links...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Ironically, I can write a lot about not being able to write anything. But yeah...I really want to write, and yet I find my mind completely blank when I start to write anything...
    curiouscallipso curiouscallipso 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I don't actually tend to write down my thoughts, feels like it's a waste if it's just for me, anything for me feels like a waste. But I do write to my friends, which is why this...
    KittySoules KittySoules 22-25, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    https://youtu.be/GYoATwI0c0I I wrote this song for someone in EP that died over a year ago! We were very close. He only had a couple months to live and I wrote this song write...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    In the tattered shards of lasting embrace I feel the nick of you lingering cool as winter's solstice, feel the nick of you like a dagger cold upon the intangible grace of my skin...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love to write stories but k can never finish them I start and write for a long time but I don't know why I just stop and start on a totally different book!?!
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Feb 4

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    "As little as you want to write when your happy that's how much you have to write when your miserable. Your passions have to go somewhere and this is the only place left. Your...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M Feb 3

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    I have three that I write in - sounds busy, but each has a purpose. One is simply me listing 3 happy things each day, which could be absolutely anything. The second is my 5 year...
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    All my life I've searched for words that will somehow manage to convey a meaning beyond the material and will leave a lasting impression. Yet, the more I think about it, the less...
    dearstranger dearstranger 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    How I write is....I just go with it If a thought pops into my head as I'm writing, I just think Well it appeared for a reason. And I'm grateful for it because I have had writers...
    Mars000 Mars000 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Dear Muse I think a lot about that weekend when I was with you. It brings a smile to my face when I think of it. I know I should have let it go by now but I struggle at times...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I write in my journal everyday and I write down just about everything that comes to mind - fears , emotions, desires. , so I'm wondering what are you writing about?
    paolo13579 paolo13579 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    hi..people ....i signed up for EP...because i wanted to get a new start for my life.i wanted to write my whole life story in here.but then i thought.I've already taken a new start...
    survivoroflife survivoroflife 18-21, F Jan 28

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    What is this? You're a demon disguised as Melpomene You can't fool me I've been around the block, and I write about it. I need no help from the likes of you. You want rhyme? You...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Nothing is more joyful than obscuring how I feel. At least, when I write, I am free to write how I please. The only limit there seems to be is how I am feeling when I write.
    TotidemVerbis TotidemVerbis 18-21 Jan 28

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    *Looks at last post to remember what was said last* Aha! My friend had a birthday party yesterday, and it was really nice, but my other friend was having our Modernist Society...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Jan 25

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    It doesn't matter what you write, even if it's only your name, the goal is to write something.
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M Jan 25

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    It occurs to me that I've always been a writer. It's intrinsic, a trait passed-down to me by my writer-mom. I wrote a children's book when I just 10. I've written everyday (in...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 24

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    I need to write an article for our project but I can't write anything. I mean, its just that I have so many ideas in my mind but I can't write any of them. Whenever I decide to...
    LightHigami LightHigami 13-15 Jan 24

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    It's quite interesting the response you get from people when you tell them that you write and you write ero fantasy and fiction (as wells as poetry and short stories). The...
    SapioT SapioT 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    Seeing as I skipped yesterday's entry, it's safe to say that I'm a commitmentphobe. I went out drinking with some friends who said it was going to be girls' night out only for two...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I want to be a professional writer some day and write a million books before I die. That's impossible, I know, yet it would be awesome if I achieved that.
    Xerit Xerit 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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