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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I used to write lots of poetry, i stopped when my brother died, I'm thinking of starting up again :) it's been too long
    lostsoul4888 lostsoul4888 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Love this group, below I try to imitate myself in something I wrote a lot of in school years, I'd write these short stories where the word the was used as often as I liked. Was a...
    Annodumbaknee Annodumbaknee 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    With Every Word Could a spider be more than size Slander be more than lies Could statues be more than stone A king be worth more than his throne They think when it doesn't hurt...
    SylvieKitty1015 SylvieKitty1015 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    So I have decided to start writing something, anything, everyday. Maybe one day I might pen down a story. I have realized when I write about my feelings or share some anecdote, I...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    I may not write proper experiences on here but I do like writing stories. Wattpad is a great app to read other stories and create your own
    HollywoodKitty23 HollywoodKitty23 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Who here is an IZ writer? Because ayy-o I am.
    ForgotMyUsername ForgotMyUsername 16-17, F 17 hrs ago

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    But I cant, every time I sit down to actually write on a topic, I go blank. Like complete black out, no thoughts, no ideas and no topics. When I am travelling or moving or doing...
    bujji14 bujji14 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I used to write Diaries but instead of writing about my days I write my experience and thoughts down in Haiku. It makes re reading the diary more fun. Now I write Haiku on fb...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    yah, I've done that before! except i accidently send it, and the recipient was "not happy" to say the least! so, from now on, i shall vent on EP, instead. i dont want anymore...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 days ago

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    I will not write you a song For songs immortalize people, Lyrics preserve memories Melodies refresh feelings And I want to forget you Everything that made me smile Everything that...
    Asurina Asurina 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I could never finish one properly D: It always seems that I have everything planned out in my head then I begin to write and everything falls apart. I've even done the whole note...
    LeoNyxus LeoNyxus 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm almost always in the mood to write. What I write about depends on my mood and inspiration at that time. Writing is an effective therapy for me. I want other people to read my...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    Would really like some advice as far as getting more writing done. The obvious answer is just do it I get that. What I would like to here is what method do you use personally and...
    AJ2487 AJ2487 26-30, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I want to be a writer. I would like to write the scenes that keeps popping on my mind. I tried to write them but I only got to a one sentence or two because I don't know how to...
    cruXiaL cruXiaL 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    In all modesty and all due pride I am a very good writer, but have never written a novel and only once had something published. It was a crap poem which was the ironic part...
    CelticBoxingGuy CelticBoxingGuy 41-45, M a week ago

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    I've always wanted to write since the day I learned how to read and by going to school I learned that I want to be a fiction young adult writer. I hope to be notice with help from...
    OnyxAo OnyxAo 22-25, F Aug 19

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    All the time on here. I write something, leave it up for a while, and then delete it. It's not because of a lack of responses or whatever, because I don't care if people reply to...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Half open wooden curtain and half dark room, 3 days of non stop raining reminds me how long I am keeping my tears inside. Smooth sound of music, Anathema is playing and a strange...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    Does anyone here hire poetry writers? I'm a freelance writer and I'm willing to write for all your poetic needs. Please message me. Serious business inquiries only.
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 Aug 18

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    If I didn't write notes to myself, I would forget everything. I also write down questions that I have throughout the day. The questions are mostly related to how things work or why...
    TheQuirkyQuasar TheQuirkyQuasar 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I started writing a story this summer, and so far I've written 70 pages, but now I'm stuck. I haven't written anything in about a week, and I feel so unproductive. I know how I...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I've had a story that's been in my head for a long time that I have longed to share with the world. Just recently I've opened up to my two closest friends about my imaginary world...
    Zahria Zahria 18-21, F Aug 18

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    yes, if I cannot write what I feel, then y write at all???
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 18

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    This is my first time ever sharing anything from my notebook...it's a top secret...but today I decided to give it a try...I don't know how hard people are going to judge my work so...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I used to have a really nice notebook...I used to write whenever something interesting popped up in my mind. I was once in the bathroom and went I opened the door I saw my cousin...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F Aug 17

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    Of coarse I'm not a great writer of stories, I'm good, but not great, the type of book I want to write is a book full of my poetry, I am very modest but my poetry is one thing I...
    Chadlerroy88 Chadlerroy88 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 17

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    obviously!!! it helps....so, i write, i write, i write
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 17

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    I am too young to write one, yet I feel no one person truly understands me, so at the very least for myself, I am going to write an autobiography. It will be on my being raised in...
    madeofstars madeofstars 31-35, M Aug 16

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    When I die and my family would go through my belongings they would think I was the most unhappy person ever. I only write when I'm sad. It helps so much. I keep several small...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16

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    You know that moment when you're a writer, but you're not writing? That moment when the possibilities swarming through your head create a noise so loud and glass-shattering that...
    MyOwnMuse MyOwnMuse 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I write allot, I have a watt pad which, if some of you don't know, allows me to write out books, stories, even my poetry, and I read back my writings and I'm just not able to...
    Gage13Flores Gage13Flores 18-21, M Aug 13

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    I am a writer. I enjoy writing and that is where my creativity shines through. I've used it to express myself so many times in the past, even times here on this site. There are...
    BlackRaven2015 BlackRaven2015 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have had evolving opinions on the notion of "selling out" as a writer. Being someone who has gone from more than a little snobbish about the matter to the classic definition of a...
    Gladhander Gladhander 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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