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I Write Shorthand

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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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    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 8 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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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 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    A Very Useful Skill

    I taught myself Pitman’s shorthand, years ago, and have used it ever since for taking notes at meetings and on the phone and, occasionally, for making a private note, since so few people seem to be able to read it, these days. It is possible to take a shorthand note and...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Sep 26, 2009

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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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    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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    Ahhhh, that sweet smell of… rejection. It’s not something I’ve had any personal experience with – yet – but I don’t for a moment suppose I...
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    I write because it makes me feel at ease. I write because no one understands me but the lines.. I write because there is no point in explaining myself to someone. I write because I...
    DevilsLilRebel DevilsLilRebel 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I've been trying to write a book for the pass five years now. every time i start i write up to chapter 2 then stop for 3 months then i rewrite or start a new book. i believe it is...
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    That sensation of emptiness when you have so much to write but you just can’t formulate your thoughts into coherent sentences or find the right words to use. That feeling you...
    BewareTheGonzo BewareTheGonzo 13-15 4 Responses Jul 11

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    I write until I can't write anymore Whether it's from loss of blood Or from The salty waves, crashing Onto my pages Whether it's too dark in the forest, or Too light in Heaven I...
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    I am a writer. I currently right a blog about relationships and sex. Nothing to the extent I am sure you all are thinking about, it's more of the trial and tabulation on dating in...
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    I want your advise. You, the reader of my many posts . I'm thinking of writing a novel. Hopefully a best seller. It maybe a murder. It will of course contain lots of what I write...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like to write notes and plan things for video games. I like to write in a diary. I like to write some sort of story or 50. I like to write. *checks off ''Most boring Story'' Box...
    KatIsAMermaid KatIsAMermaid 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    6 weeks ago, I would be crazy to say that I am a writer, but I am a writer now. I had always been complimented on my writing, making visual stories and seem to be real...
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    Simple title for simple thought Every event is a story, if is interesting or not, does not matter. but what is lovely is that they are always happening around us, and they are...
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    Hello! I'm consider myself a writer on multiple things, I write poetry (I'm not very good at that! But I am learning) I write my own music (I'm quite decent,but I'm underrated) I...
    TodaysDreams TodaysDreams 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    ¨My black and white muse I feel sorry that i did not love you But i did not But love itself¨ I ¨write¨ and love poetry indeed, but not to materialize my feelings or to lull my...
    JosueOA JosueOA 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I am an online writer with a passion to...well,write. My name on writerscafe is rayner ramsay,my real name. so please,nobody get any ideas of using it
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    I am an ONLINE writer with a passion to...well,write. My name on writerscafe is rayner ramsay,my real name. so please,nobody get any ideas of using it
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    Tonight I write the saddest words How I loved him, God I loved him Tonight I am without him, Tonight I do not read his words There is no electricity to light up my room That...
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    I like to write and read stories. When I write I usually write about my feelings. I was thinking about writing a book. But I don't know how to start off. I always have a idea what...
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    Author's note: I'm sorry if all this doesn't make sense. It was written to understand, and I worked through a lot writing it. It feels odd posting it but I haven't posted here in a...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M Jul 4

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    It's actually really funny because in the moment I'll be so emotional and full of anger or angst. I'll just write how I'm feeling and it's usually as unorganized as my thoughts. I...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 8

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    So since i just wrote my first post a few seconds ago, I realized that,I actually LOVE the Experience Project. Its such a beautiful platform to just type away! With no one to...
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    I grew up thinking that I would be a writer. I always loved stories and read a lot. I don't know if I'm meant to be one, but I would still like to write a novel.
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    I would like to make some friends on here who are writers. Writers are a different kind of sufferers. I am not published and I have never even had any kind of class, nevertheless...
    beaisforbliss beaisforbliss 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    This is not me personally, but its to people I know who're hurt or afraid they feel like there isn't anything left. I wish I could write a happy ending to that reoccurring...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 12

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    I have issues with writing. I can not express myself clearly. I can not understand English language even though it is my first language. I can not tell if what I wrote makes sense...
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    Yeah. basically thats all I want in life at the moment. and I have a shitload of ideas but I cant pick myself up and write the f***ing story.. I write poems all the time though...
    Mathiiisen93 Mathiiisen93 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I write soo much. I am able to pick up a pen and paper or whip out my cell phone or climb to my laptop and write just about whatever poem pops into my head 8/10 times they are...
    UmmaCoward UmmaCoward 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    storys and many things to write like write about animals pets and people
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    I am a writer but don't won't disclose my real name on this site for privacy and safety reasons. There are experiences from my own life I want to write about but haven't yet...
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    I wonder why I turn mute whenever I am in front of someone I want to talk to; just simply in front of many people. This is the thing I hate about myself, I am not a spontaneous...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    There was a time when I wrote poems in my diary.That was when I was in school.I did not get any of them published I did send one to a magazine but it was rejected.Whatever I write...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I used to write all the time, since before I started school. But I haven't written in months. I used to rely of writing for my release, but over the years it's just kind of stopped...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 19

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    Written words give me a voice. It's a way to express myself. Sometimes it's hard to tell if people are listening when you're speaking...on the other hand you can't tell if people...
    KukeretheFox KukeretheFox 13-15, F Jul 19

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    I love to write poetry so anyone who needs a song message me. I write many types of poems
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    Is it weird that I tend to make a better erotic story writer than anything else I write about? 0.o
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    Writing is my life. It always has been. Ever since I first learned how to put my ideas to paper I have loved it. It's my escape. Yes, I am isolated from the real world because I...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M a week ago

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    I sufficate you like a fire without oxygen, Yet I am as gentle as a mother is toward her baby. And when your body goes limp I will feel guilt. For you have done the same to...
    emoHeartsDieWithMe emoHeartsDieWithMe 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I write dark poetry. Dark poetry for a dark soul :) I am well acquainted with misery. Due to that familiarity, I write dark poems about loneliness, pain, unwanted love, and broken...
    dourpenguin dourpenguin 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I enjoy writing, especially when I get into a mood and have a good idea going. I mostly write from views that are inspired by other people. Sometimes I write somethings that any...
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F 4 days ago

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