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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I keep a journal. I write in it every day the things that have happened. I write about my feelings. I write about my body. I write every day to keep account of what happens.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    OMG so I was at target today and I went to buy a journal. I just wanted to buy a blank one but they had some guided journals too! I know this is corney but I swear I wanted to...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F Mar 30

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    The real letter to my biological father, that I can't ever write .. Dear dad, I have gotten your letters. You ask why I don't write you often and how is life going here. I get that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    So You Want To Be A Writer - Poem by Charles Bukowski if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and...
    Camouflage Camouflage 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    If I ever I need to deal with a strong emotion, like anger, sadness, love pain, whatever, I don't take a walk outside, or take deep breaths and count to 10. I write. I usually...
    JaySmith9999 JaySmith9999 16-17, M Mar 29

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    the words used to flow so easily sitting there in the dim light, my thoughts screaming as they escape my fingertips. it would be raw and beautiful and good. now I struggle to put...
    loveandlight29 loveandlight29 26-30, F Apr 2

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    what am I going to write? well, maybe i'm not a good writer but it's ok i dont care i just write what's in my mind. oh my god i have a deadline?????? but i dont know how to deal...
    lyly29 lyly29 26-30, F Apr 4

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    What is the best how to write book that you have found? What is the best website or software that you have found to actually write your book? What does it offer over others? I...
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    I just love writing and listening to music, it is the most soothing thing in the world. I can escape for a few minutes or hours even, it all depends on how much I want to write...
    SefysMommy SefysMommy 16-17, F Apr 19

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    I used to write in a diary every night from 3rd grade to 7th grade. I stopped in the eighth grade, however, I would write in it once in a while. I looked through it the other day...
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I have been doing this my whole life, ever since I got my first diary when I was a little girl. I was about 7or 9 years old. I wrote in that diary everyday and I carried it with...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I am going to need more freelance writers, bloggers and interns for this music site I help run, swurvradio.com If you love hip hop, R&B, and music in general and are willing to...
    stephenmj12 stephenmj12 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I am going to need more freelance writers, bloggers and interns for this music site I help run, swurvradio.com If you love hip hop, R&B, and music in general and are willing to...
    stephenmj12 stephenmj12 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I am going to need more freelance writers, bloggers and interns for this music site I help run, swurvradio.com If you love hip hop, R&B, and music in general and are willing to...
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    I am going to need more freelance writers, bloggers and interns for this music site I help run, swurvradio.com If you love hip hop, R&B, and music in general and are willing to...
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    I am going to need more freelance writers, bloggers and interns for this music site I help run, swurvradio.com If you love hip hop, R&B, and music in general and are willing to...
    stephenmj12 stephenmj12 22-25, M Mar 30

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    Do you think I am good? In my expedience of writing. I find that if you are a great writer then the most basic of things can capture people's attention. So here is a letter from my...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M Mar 30

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    if you want to write legit stories and have them reviewed by everyday people get wattpad. you can write your own stories as well as read other people's.I am working on my first...
    thatgirlfromtx thatgirlfromtx 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I used to. Not anymore. when i used to write it was like i was possessed, i would have so much stuff pop into my head, i think i was having a spiritual awakening at the time...
    Iseeitall Iseeitall 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I write a lot, when I'm feeling down I put it all in paper, my worst times are written down, while my bests are in pictures, life is not easy, it will never be. I like to write...
    franchesval franchesval 18-21, F Apr 5

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    ...And about 10% of the time, it's decent, haha. It started with a love of rhyming; when I was a toddler, one of my favorite things to do before bedtime was listen (and try to...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I write in my journal, yes and it's almost everyday. I am very specific in writing about my daily life wether it is good or bad, extraordinary or nothing exciting. I put date, day...
    mySweetestMistake mySweetestMistake 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

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    I love to write but whenever I start or try its always delete-delete-delete, start over and I don't like this idea. How can I stick with something and purely write about it?
    me2biblio me2biblio 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Ever since I can remember i've loved to read books. From short stories to the thickest books I can find, i'll read it all. I would spend hours curled up in a chair somewhere in my...
    TheoInDenile TheoInDenile 16-17, F Apr 13

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    I hear she is going to write another Potter book.Hope she does as she is one writer who has brought the children back to reading good literature.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I like to write poetry. I write with pen and ink. There is a problem though. My poems usually stink.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I have published my book of poems on Kindle. It is listed at .99 but will be free for 5 days beginning Friday the 17th. I will renew that free offer as long as Amazon allows.The...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I reach for you to give solace in the nightWhen the shadows dance on your wallsLet me bring for you a smileI want to write away your fears tonightRide with meWhere do you want to...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Today I just thought up a new book idea. I am going to write it soon. It will be about a society that fixes all problems and has a place for the homeless. I am excited to write...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hey peeps 😊 As the title suggests, I'm a writer. Usually it's only poems and such, which I find fun to write and a bit mysterious to understand O.o but lately I am working on a...
    fragilegirl6 fragilegirl6 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel like written words mean nothing anymore. Everywhere I look words are glanced over while pictures and videos grab ten times more people. Then a simple book will. Even books...
    AllTheEmotions AllTheEmotions 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love to write. It feels like my dreams, my feelings and pieces of me on the paper. Then sometimes it is as though my imagination gasps and says Oh! Are you really going to write...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Yes, I love writing. Always have. I write silly fan fiction about King Philippe of Belgium, just for my own enjoyment. I can write poems, but usually just when I feel like...
    UselessNobody UselessNobody 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I write fan fiction for youtubers and of bands. I also write one shots. Just tell me who you want it to be about, if you want a fan fic or just a one shot, How you want things to...
    Bandfanfic Bandfanfic 16-17, F 2 days ago