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I Write to Inmate Penpals

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    Convict Pen Pal

    A couple months ago my house burned down and not long after I received a letter in the mail from a prisoner who read about what happened. I thought it would be rude not to write back to him and that's when it started. We started writing letters back and forth talking as just...
    Lunarmoon22 Lunarmoon22 22-25, F 2 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Saving For the Book!

    When I tell snippets about my life,  many different areas,  people say "you should write a book"! I am not depressed today,  but more so this week.  I am brand new and don't understand how to change it.   Also with the matching of...
    HollyBelinda HollyBelinda 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2009

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    hisgirlXOXO hisgirlXOXO 22-25, F Mar 29

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    Pen Pals

    I used to write to inmates when I was younger...but not for very long. Then after my divorce and everything....I decided to start writing to them again. I figure that they would make better pen pals than most, since they would have time to write and also thought it would be...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F May 2, 2012

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    Complain

    So you'll complain about the rising cost of prisons and housing prisoners, you'll complain about them having access to internet and penpals. You'll say they should never be allowed outside the 4 walls yet somehow when they are on the third, fourth or even sixth prison term - you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 22, 2010

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    Lve Life To The Max!!!!

    I write to inmate penpals that are sad or depressed that need a little fire starter like me to help cheer their moods! I am very energetic and vivacious i'm very approachable I don't care what colour,race or ethnic background you from just want to know how are you feeling today...
    komal1 komal1 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    The Unlikely Noble Masses

    There are no doubt many people who will question, caution or outright denounce me writing inmates. But just because you are stuck in punishment for a crime to society that is a financial mortal wound doesn't mean you are not still human. Nor does it mean that you don't have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 25, 2010

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    My Mickey

    i was browsing through prison penpal sights. i found his profile. my eyes were fixed straight away.i was drawn towards him. like the picture was saying write to me. so i started writing. i got a reply three week later. took longer because of me been in the uk.the more we write...
    avongirl33 avongirl33 31-35, F Jul 21, 2011

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    Magazine

    Hello everyone. I came across this group and have read through some really inspiring and emotive stories. It's brilliant that some of you have formed such good friendships with inmates. I am a feature writer in the UK for women's magazines and I was wondering if any of you would...
    littlestar89 littlestar89 22-25, F Feb 22, 2013

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    Friendship For Life

    I was watching a documentary about inmate pen pals and thought I would give it a go and hopefully brighten someone's days with my letters. I found a site and got to the 1st page and there he was, I'm not sure what it was but I just had a gut feeling that this would be him. We...
    FreeVic FreeVic 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    I Am Doing This For Me As Much As For Her

    First, I must acknowledge the person who encouraged me to reach out. PRP, a core family member in my circle here, and I  had a long discussion about initiating contact with inmates. Many hours and research went into this. While he forged ahead, and gave me updates...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 29, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    ..... But not for long! My boyfriend finally gets out April 15th! That's in literally less than 24 hours. Oooooo it's been a long 6 months. This app has helped me out so much. I...
    london21 london21 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always get nervous about sharing my writing with people. I'm so eager to gain someone's opinion and work off of that. Easily I am also afraid that in this vast world someone may...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
    ILYBlackVeilBrides ILYBlackVeilBrides 13-15, F 11 hrs ago

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    I want to write something beautiful. I want to write one of those stories that just speaks to somebody, that seem to flow so gracefully. I want to write one of those stories that...
    CantThinkofAUsernameNow CantThinkofAUsernameNow 13-15, F Mar 24

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    It isn’t the content of what we write that is so important. It is that we write at all. To be a great writer one must do whatever anyone does to become great. Practice. We...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Small handwriting- I used to write bigger but I write untidily when I write big (in my opinion) so I decided to write small. It looks neater when it's small and I feel safe when I...
    Jbriefs Jbriefs 16-17, M Apr 7

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    i had fun write that story ,,, I'm not the OW,,,,i had a boyfriend he dare me to write that story ,,,,play that part true but it with my boyfriend yes he single and i'm single to...
    pullupgirl103 pullupgirl103 31-35, F Mar 20

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    I write poetry. I love poetry(: I like the fact that you can write how you're feeling, that's it's calming, and entertaining. I write mostly dark poetry. I write love poems here...
    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Your so difficult to get to know But you still have my sincere interest It's the way you play that black piano And the way you wear that tight white vest You never look right at me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 19

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    My inner voice is a narrator, calm and logical. My higher self when I'm writing simply to sort out my thoughts. I can jump into characters and speak for them. I'm working on my...
    SmashedUpSanity SmashedUpSanity 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    As soon as I started learning how to read and write, they were two of my most favorite things to do. I absorbed written stories readily and for the majority of my childhood I...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    i specialize in horror and erotica. I'm a rlly fcking good erotic writer! Like i think I could make a proffesion off of that :P mother would b so proud! xD I mean sometimes I write...
    casssss casssss 13-15, F Apr 4

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    Review for the book Dark Wishing Well By Lucian Wilde. If I had to describe this book in one sentence: Looking upon the Dark Wishing Well is like looking into the vampires' souls...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F Apr 10

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    Hello, lass. Remember me? I used to sing to you about flowers, while staring at your pretty pictures. You always said they were dull. But they amazed me. We used to talk for hours...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Often I tell people words of hope, strength, faith etc.. to give people back to themselves (or in hopes that I do that, let's put it that way!) because I simply love helping people...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I really do. There are moments I think, I should write this down because it would be a great story and maybe it would make someone smile or rethink. Then I think of how it might...
    Soulartgirl Soulartgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    I love to write. I just enjoy it. I really don't care if its good or not I just like to write out my ideas or not. I think my ideas are good, well I hope they are. This is part or...
    silentlyhurtingeveryday silentlyhurtingeveryday 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I do have a dream to be a writer. I have taken some creative writing classes in the past and enjoyed them. I am planning to take more of that type. I also want to take just regular...
    charmedrainbow charmedrainbow 41-45, F Mar 22

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    So today is my one year anniversary of being a writer on Experience Project! It's so exciting! I just want to say thankyou to all of you as you've inspired me to write, to act...
    JJSapphire JJSapphire 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I have a lot of story ideas, but it's in the character's backstories that I have the most trouble. They're hard to write. Any writers here have, I don't know, an easy technique for...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    There's this one story I've been writing for sometime now.. I just couldn't get it right so I'd write draft after draft hoping to fix it.. Everyone's given up on reading it.. I don...
    Duckiy Duckiy 16-17, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm not a professional writer, but I enjoy writing whether I'm happy angry or whatever. Writing is always better than speaking in my opinion, if you have a disagreement with...
    roleydy roleydy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    1. I suffer with an eating disorder that constantly leaves me forced to choose between having a life or having a body. 2. My taste of music is stuck in the early millineum ('00...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I have dreamed of being a writer since I a child but never have been able to commit myself to writing. I have had lots of ideas, but there were not workable as short fiction. Hence...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Thank you whoever started this one! Listen to safe music Light candles Make a nice cosy atmosphere in my house Make soup for later Clean up and tidy round Walk about in the back...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    i love writing in my diary all the time and i love writing letters to people, when i write in my diary i feel like i can open up and write anything i want and no body can see it at...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I really want to write about this world I've been developing since I was basically 5 years old. It's deeply complex and rich with material. My only issue is, the world is so big...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    My best friend. She goes Diana u are gifted in language arts. I go gifted? I hate that class. She goes but when u write your essays and stories. You have a gift in it. U get good...
    Diana14R Diana14R 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I write a variety of things, I write poems and short stories mostly. Message me if you want to read some?
    EmptyAgain EmptyAgain 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Meeting e-Jane... He stepped in to meet his online friend Jane for the first time.He entered the house and it looked like the middle of some family function or family lunch was...
    thoughtbubble thoughtbubble 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I write and read far too much fanfiction, I am currently addicted to TWD ff, but in the past it has been Harry Potter, Youtubers, pretty much everything and mostly always slash. I...
    ksnaps ksnaps 22-25, F Apr 10

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    When I was severely mentally unstable, I could write poetry. Now that I'm semi-normal, I can't write my beautiful poetry anymore. At first it used to flow without thinking, but now...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F a week ago

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    I write poetry I love it ... how you gently weave the words into a wonderful song that only you can hear ... I love poems and poetry I do I feel like it gets out all of my...
    emmawinterfrost emmawinterfrost 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A-Bomb a Nation..........Abomination.........really, is their a difference??? I sort through the detritus of my thoughts, searching through the meaningless words, for hints and...
    coloroutoftime coloroutoftime 51-55, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always write because it's harder for me to actually speak up but it easier to write on page.
    Hidden4eternity Hidden4eternity 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Write from your heart Write from your soul... Make the best of your talent And don't ever let it go Not for anything...
    Emma307 Emma307 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I love to write yet my grammar is so bad but I continue to write with my heart and soul.
    DomoNagron DomoNagron 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I keep a journal in a secret place. Well, it's not so much a journal, it's a collection of my most private thoughts along with some poetry I've written. I keep it hidden from my...
    staystronglivelong29 staystronglivelong29 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was having my afternoon coffee when I heard about Gabriel García Márquez death... so sad, he...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Someone very close to me used to write songs and poems for me. He would always capture exactly how I feel in his writing, just by observing my behavior. My favorite memory with him...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I will write the best novel in the world. I do not care about any perceived limits; I have all of the most meaningful ideas and the heart to write them. If you want to know more...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response 21 hrs ago