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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If any one possess pitman shorthand transcriptions with them (old or new) they can send me the scanned copy of the content to get it translated. As I have professionally worked as...
    srenukasteno srenukasteno 56-60, F Sep 8

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    To escape my thoughts, I write them down, but when I can't write I'm at a loss of where or whom I could turn to, when I say something in this "blocked" mind set it sounds OK in my...
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    FEAR When i have to write a song it will be for you love of my life love that gives redemption love that leave all fear. When i have to talk about you I,LL TALK YOU SINCERE no...
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    I do lol. Me and my brother have played a make believe story for soooooo long now its got quite complex as we got older, all about different empires colliding, lots of back...
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    ~Short & Sweet~ I write poetry... Oh yes I do & to the world my thoughts, I love to spew a poet, discovered, myself, who knew it wasn't always, like it is now words pouring out...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    ~Responsive~ I wrote this for you Wyesman.. lol Is this poetry, or something else I once was told, but have forgot myself If you think that it, all has to rhyme Go read the...
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    I would totally love to help people engineer and create the bones of a story for their book, and get credits not as a writer, but co-creator or co-author, you know, like a how a...
    DoctrineDark DoctrineDark 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I would totally love to help people engineer and create the bones of a story for their book, and get credits not as a writer, but co-creator or co-author, you know, like a how a...
    DoctrineDark DoctrineDark 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I've been stuck in a rut for about a year now. The only thing I have been able to write is teen romance- which I'm terrible at. The plots are never original. Boy meets girl- or...
    QueenOfLosers QueenOfLosers 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
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    Hey fellow writers, so I'm currently working on a book. I've been looking for people that have a passion for writing and that are just starting—like me. The goal would be to work...
    BasicWritingInc BasicWritingInc 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Mines isn't "writing proper" like short stories or anything. I mean, I write poetry, opinion blogs and essays and that's it. However, I write because it's my form of expression...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F Sep 3

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    So You Want To Be A Writer? By Chuck Bukowski. if it doesn’t come bursting out of youin spite of everything,don’t do it.unless it comes unasked out of yourheart...
    Iblis88 Iblis88 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Or possibly not. When I was younger I used to write a lot. Most of my output were silly stories I wrote to try to amuse my friends and get attention. The stories were mediocre at...
    somethingx3 somethingx3 31-35, M Sep 5

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    As The World Rhymes: A True Story of A Man That Rhymes by: Rob Paquin I've been rhyming a real long time. Hell, it goes all the way back to my formative years when I was writing...
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    You Should Be a Song Writer You have the ability to evoke emotion, tell a story, and hook someone... In a very small amount of words, perhaps with some deft rhyming. Even if you...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart. You can find the romance in any situation, and you would make a talented romance story writer...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I do. I love sharing them and knowing that people read what I write. If people hate what is said in my stories, understandable. Haters gonna hate. But I write because I love to...
    StoryTellar69 StoryTellar69 22-25, M Aug 25

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    You should be a song writer.... You have the ability to evoke emotion, tell a story, and hook someone... In a very small amount of words, perhaps with some deft rhyming. Even if...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Long time ago there were two friends in a village. Among one of them was rich but he hated his father because of his ruthless profession of earning tax for his land from his...
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    The first Traitor is the big story I'm working on right now on my word page. It's the story I got about 50 pages into before my computer decided to die and my "friend" tried to fix...
    ImaginaryPrototype ImaginaryPrototype 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I try. It get's so frustrating to continue to try to do things that you know you are going to fail at. I was diagnosed with Adult Onset ADD when I returned to college at 25. I...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F Sep 8

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    An argumentative essay is a genre of writing that requires the student to investigate a topic, collect, generate and evaluate evidence and establish a position on the topic in a...
    davidweb09 davidweb09 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    The general rule for writing is write what you know. This way you will find it much easier to write a story with a beginning. A middle and an end. But I look at my life experiences...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    My writing had been stalled for a while because of my own procrastination based on a pretty puerile reason. After recognizing the importance of not allowing something so trivial to...
    MRH1978 MRH1978 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    Most people write beautiful quotes here. Shame I can't think of any to write today.
    maiomeN maiomeN 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Some people here seem to believe they write poetry just because they write sentences with words that rhyme...lol...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Romance Novelist - You see the world as it should be, and this goes double for all matters of the heart. You can find the romance in any situation, and you would make a talented...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I love when other people on here write stories. I enjoy reading the stories and enjoy getting a little insight about the person doing the writing. Everybody has been given a great...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I write poems now and then... To express my feelings and emotions, etc. But I never post them... over fear of just being judged by them or someone telling me they're rubbish. I...
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F Aug 20

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    For awhile now I've mostly been posting trivial crap because somehow that makes me feel better. I've been writing for release rather than enjoyment. I used to I wrote for the joy...
    Friability Friability 18-21 1 Response Aug 21

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    I write short stories like mad I also write fanfictions I am currently working on a Blackheart love story (you know Blackheart from the movie Ghost Rider yeah that one)
    HeatherNightmare HeatherNightmare 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I do. Sometimes I'll like an experience here, just to have something to write. That's how much I like to write stuff!!! :D :D :D :D
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 21

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    My gf is a writer. I never dated one before. Actually, she doesn't consider herself one, but her writing ability is pretty impressive. We're working on a novel together. It's...
    ACraigNewman ACraigNewman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Written in complete darkness, it is english, its purpose is not for you to understand, it's purpose is to be understood. Feel it. kereSometimes, you just need to write, create...