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I Write Shorthand

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Its been a long since i had to write in here..! I like writing, writing for me is a way of expressing my feelings, sometimes is hard to speak for how u feel, u know? and sometimes...
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    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F Feb 18

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    CHAPTER 1 For me, writing is a way of living, it is a way to feel free. There are no restrictions; it is just you. Anyone can be a writer; it doesn't matter if your stories...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18

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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been writing for years now. I haven't gone to school for it, I haven't really let anyone know until now. My best friend doesn't know, my parents don't know. I hate people...
    asinc5157 asinc5157 18-21 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Whatever I post at any given day is my current emotion but it does mellow. Sometimes I write the events of the day because I only wanna vent out. There's no one in my real world...
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    I just signed up for an online course on how to write a novel. It may turn out to be totally useless, but if it can get me writing again, it's worth it. All these feelings and...
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    I do but don't. I love writing but not for no reason. I cant just sit down and write. There has to be a reason. I love sending letters. I know its super outdated but I do feel like...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ...but I have few to no original ideas. I'm scared that if I write based on songs by Vocaloids , I'll be accused of plagiarism, even though I'm not writing a song, and I'm not...
    Kairics Kairics 13-15, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a folder on my computer of started stories just in case I feel like writing, but don't know what to write :)
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    My dads kinda the same his always writing stuff,has done that for years so maybe some of that rubbed of on me lol..I thought it was stupid when i was younger like poetry or writing...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Feb 3

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    mariya03 mariya03 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    My fingers lay quiet. Usually they are the ones to give voice to my words. To write that which my lips cannot say. But they are as unsure as the rest of me.
    SweeetKiester SweeetKiester 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    Requiem For A Friend This is also a repost of a poem I did write and had posted in my blog in my old account. There is a story behind it but I'll keep it private. Rest assured...
    Elandra77 Elandra77 56-60 1 Response Feb 3

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    hi just started this group , I would love it if you would join and maybe write a story for everyone to enjoy :-)
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    theartistt theartistt 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 Feb 7

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    Wallflower Dear friend, I was your Charlie and you were my Sam Feeling infinite Your smile would make me forget where I am I always tried spending every minute You have blonde...
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    I tried to write about how I feel now. But I'm feeling confuse. So, I don't know.
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