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I Write Shorthand

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17 People

    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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    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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    I love to write I've been writing since I was younger and it's something that I love too do. I mostly write poetry, or short stories, but i have this idea of a good book just need...
    talaunanna talaunanna 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    what passes as poetry? words that an amateur writer forces into stanzas.
words that a confused teenager scribbles into their lit textbook.
words that a social worker whispers...
    1musicloverever 1musicloverever 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    I personally think my happy to sad life is interesting. There are more things I hate than the things I like. I write in a diary and my relative one time read it but didn't...
    lily36912 lily36912 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    What do you think about when you can't sleep. It seems like you want to think of everything all at once. Your plans, your goals, your past, your debt, what will you have for lunch...
    soccerjoe07 soccerjoe07 31-35, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    1. My beautiful niece. She's made me want to never have a baby and have a baby at the same time! 2. My ability to write. I am a good writer and I love to write. 3. My parents...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I like to write down my thoughts so I can free my self from my thought. it is a blessing chance, to write down something it feels like I trusting my ideas to reliable place.
    giga6164 giga6164 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    This was written 11 years ago, in memory of my mother. She had passed away, and my brothers and father were sitting around a bonfire reminiscing. I stay quiet contemplating things...
    loverlesslee loverlesslee 36-40, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have planned for years to write several fan-fictions, and some original stories, to improve my narrative writing skills. Unfortunately, I have always had issues with getting back...
    EmbracetheInfinite EmbracetheInfinite 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I write short books but one of my main problems is i have too many ideas for books that I never end up finishing them. I just write like 1-3 chapters and then start writing another...
    NoOneSpecial4 NoOneSpecial4 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I need to start making daily time to write. I'm always laying in bed at the end of the day regretting the fact I didn't write...
    LarryTheHuman LarryTheHuman 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've had the worst writer's block of my entire life for the past year now. Writing is my passion, but since I've developed depression I haven't been able to write for more than a...
    FayetheBrilliant FayetheBrilliant 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I love to write. I keep a journal and I write everyday. It's a great stress reliever and paper doesn't judge you. It always listens and is always there.
    Anaaaaa345 Anaaaaa345 18-21, F Jul 23

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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT (c) Edward York I sometimes write down words, Just to make you think. I create a feast meant for your mind, And invite you for a drink. The words I write aren...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I write about everything that goes on in my life. I write stories, and poems, and even scripts! I'm currently writing a fan edition of the Hunger Games."A Hunger Games Parody...
    briddybear briddybear 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I see things differently from the technical world. They look for straight answers, and I don't. I am most comfortable when I am inside my own head discovering new ideas of...
    Shaneless Shaneless 16-17 1 Response Jul 20

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    I like writing better then speaking because when I write the pen in my hand is ready to write and share my thought without changing any word, the paper is ready to became black...
    inconnue9 inconnue9 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Ask me what my one true childhood dream was. Since I was little, I enjoyed reading. I liked that feeling I gained after I read a book. I like how books speak. So now I want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 20

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    I write when I'm lost I write all the time I'm not lost when I write
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Jul 19

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    HOW TO BE A WRITER:1. WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW2. YOU KNOW ABOUT SHADOWFISH3. YOU MUST WARN THEM4. ABOUT THE SHADOWFISH5. SHADOWFISH COMETHD:
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I like to write fiction stories, i also write alot of fanfiction stories. i havent really finished any because i do not have a computer anymore and uts difficult on my tablet...
    xoSalvatoreGirlxo xoSalvatoreGirlxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I started to write a history, but the people say that don't like it. I wanted do how my hero TERRY PRATCHETT, but any love my book. Some advice? For write better. What kind of...
    Underwe4r Underwe4r 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I won't write anymore. I'm too illiterate. What I write doesn't make any sense to anyone, but me. I was told that it was mindless rambling. I was told that it doesn't make any...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I just sent off the contract for my first short story. Now I just need to force myself to plow my way through the second novel so I can send it off for consideration. My half...
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I got bored, so I wrote something. I haven't read back through it. I did it all in one sitting just now after a five mile run. I call it the Birth of the Phoenix. Somehow I lost...
    manchild81 manchild81 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    When I write, I can release all my emotions onto a piece of paper. I can say whatever the hell I want and no one knows. I can write about how sad I am, and no one knows it. Then...
    ehp53 ehp53 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I used to write a lot of poetry and short stories. My inspiration was Poe. A lot of things have been going on in my life and I just stopped idk. But I'm trying to get back into it
    Ashera22 Ashera22 22-25, F Jul 11

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    I love writing and reading short stories. They are fun and it's interesting to see what people come up with. I even try to write some but I'm way too embarrassed to show anyone...
    Canis3 Canis3 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    From a combination of early social isolation and my personality, I am somewhat socially awkward. I find it stressful to make casual conversation. I also find it extremely difficult...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    i write many things but i haven't completed them yet. Haha. I write for fun. But i really like it a lot. My let my imagination gets free.
    pamelaLez pamelaLez 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I write many things, love, war, life it doesn't really matter. As long as my reader is happy so am I. I will write u a story if u want, but please message me for one. I like to...
    christophzzzs christophzzzs 13-15, M Jul 9

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    A song I wrote: I tear myself down, cut myself up, bloodstains cover every page that I write. Pain numbs my heart, I drown it with a drink and this makes everything just fall...
    EmilyM18 EmilyM18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    TSBD (The soul by detroit) another installment... So. The kid went up there that night. With them. That electrified punk and his little buddies. You can most likely guess that he...
    MadGeniusGentleman MadGeniusGentleman 22-25, M Jul 8

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    When I'm feeling down I write how I feel but never say them.
    Vicecream Vicecream 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I find it a bit weird that the posts we take so much care to write attract the least attention.Those which are the most popular here I hardly care to read.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 8

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    'I want you write a 15 word story,' typed a very bored intern sitting somewhere.
    mattberkley71 mattberkley71 31-35, M Jul 7

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    So, life has granted me these words of inspiration to those who are lost, confused about what lost is, and is for everyone who is living. Life is life. The enjoyment of living is...
    WarzJack WarzJack 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 7

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