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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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    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 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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    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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    Sometimes I wish I could say everything I know and want without getting in trouble or hurting others. I don't. I keep too many things inside wondering and worrying what people...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
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    Kinda ironic... Never been in love, but I just love romanticism. Romance is my passion when writing poetry or stories... Idk if I really like romance in real life because I have...
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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 Apr 21

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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 Apr 27

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    well i used to. but for some reason i can't get myself to write much anymore, unless it's something i wanna share here or something . but other then that for some reason i just can...
    ekkert ekkert 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    http://www.blogthings.com/whattypeofwritershouldyoubequiz/results/?result=Film I got film, but I prefer writing novels. I am character writer. I also took What your greatest...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 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 Apr 20

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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 Apr 21

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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 Apr 24

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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 Apr 25

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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 Apr 25

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    I have three poems published (well, one is an essay :/) and I wondered if any of you would like to hear them! Or I could write you some material; I love to write! I even have a few...
    MadiofAsgard MadiofAsgard 16-17, F a week ago

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    Currently I write Loki/Thor/Jane fanfiction . . . I also write Supernatural fanfiction I'm Rebekah1213 at fanfiction.net
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I always write from the heart......Scorpio by nature....so my writing is deep...intense...emotional whether it is happy or sad.... I feel it inside, visualize what I want it to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel it easier to write my feelings because barely anyone cares so I have no one to explain my feelings to so instead I write them to myself, I just wish more people cared:(
    katieleigh2408 katieleigh2408 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have Horrible writers block I alway have a plan for a story but then I get writers block and as I'm trying to come up with something I get a new idea for a new story and the...
    YummyKupkakes YummyKupkakes 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i write stories and would love to exchange some with others.
    bob926543 bob926543 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I think it's something I've always liked to do. Books have been one of my escapes for as long as I can remember, so I guess it's kinda natural I started writing? I don't know. I...
    Malixce Malixce 13-15, T Apr 6

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    I wish people would write about their experiences instead of just keep adding experiences to their page .It is how people get to know each other and can make friends with others...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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