Are you writing a book?
Another guy was writing for a magazine.
He was writing something on the tablet.
She moved to the counter without writing anything down.
Yet he paused over the writing as though it were difficult.
I sure wasn't checking the time and writing it down!
Selyn hurried across the room to a pad of paper and pen that Wynn had clearly left behind, if his tight writing on the back cover was any indication.
Fred nodded and began writing on his pad.
When she's writing the notebook she's been in the life some time.
And there were papers in her purse in her writing that matched, too.
Only in the last year had his sister started writing, and it was always stiff and formal.
In one case, the technology, writing, probably resulted in our memories getting worse, but we gained much more than we lost.
Betsy screamed, It's like if The Lord Jesus was standing here, writing a mother's day card to the Virgin Mary, you'd be sitting around on your asses discussing if it was really the month of May!
I questioned the newspaper woman in Boston, by telephone, in hopes of enticing her to meet with me under the guise of my writing a magazine article.
We talked about writing a will, but it was one of those things you never get around to doing—we're all going to live forever.
She didn't understand the significance of the pictures or writing and frowned, wondering how such a simple place was considered sacred.
Afterward, she was writing some information down in her dairy journal when Alex wandered by.
Dean could not tell from the writing if it compared to the signature Jeffrey Byrne left on the many expense forms Dean had reviewed—it was only a scrawl.
Her back was bare to display the name of Darkyn amid the Immortals' geometric writing that marked her as an Immortal mate.
He kept writing all one summer—ten or twelve letters.
While Cynthia was writing down the dates, Jennifer bit her tongue and looked at Dean.
He tapped the lectern on which the Oracle was busy writing in her book.
It was tempting to let her writing session go, since she would see him at noon, but she had agreed to write instead of speaking.
Instead of pointing to the four directions, its edges were lined with ancient symbols he took to be writing from the time-before-time.
I might have a later text with similar symbols I can use to trace the roots of the writing, Tamer answered.
She couldn't read the writing, but she knew the numbers well enough to find the grids.
The walls were covered with colorful pictographs of couples and Anshan's geometric writing, telling her a story she couldn't read.
But it doesn't look like a child's writing to me.
With all the writing I'm doing, I need more paper!
It's part of their permanent collection and I wasn't supposed to even take it out, but I'm sure if you explain about the book your brother is writing, they'll let you make a copy of it.
"But Annie was writing her sister after that date, in 1898, and she wasn't married yet," Dean said.
Dean bit his lip, assuming the little woman was about to complain about Gladys Turnbull's late night writing, but she had other concerns.
From her writing you can tell she was cultured and well educated.
"Claire is writing up her notes about Mrs. Martin," she said in her usual shy fashion.
Miss Franny would never resort to writing something like this.
I'm not writing any letters to the Vatican proposing Jerome Shipton for sainthood.
He shrugged again, writing something on her chart.
One night the king sat up very late, writing letters and sending messages; and the little page was kept busy running on errands until past midnight.
The amount of writing we are talking about is staggering.
As I was writing these words, my ten-year-old son came in and asked, "What are you doing?"
I replied, "Writing about polio," and he asked, "What is polio?"
O'Neill observed that scrutiny of government had become so intense that officials never could have gotten away with that—and he was writing in the late 1980s.
In O'Neill's day, getting a copy of the federal budget meant writing away and buying a hefty paper copy.
Her passion for writing letters and putting her thoughts upon paper grows more intense.
He was himself always occupied: writing his memoirs, solving problems in higher mathematics, turning snuffboxes on a lathe, working in the garden, or superintending the building that was always going on at his estate.
Prince Andrew without replying took out a notebook and raising his knee began writing in pencil on a page he tore out.
The local folks call this spot the writing on the rock.
I'm writing this book and you're an important part of what I have to say.
What do you want form me; to stop writing about it?
My name is Elizabeth Anne Morganthaw Gustefson, called Betsy and I'm writing these horrifying remembrances at the request of my husband Ben.
Cheered by the pink demon, she looked from the unfamiliar writing to him.
He's writing things down now?
"The writing on this is from the time-before-time," Tamer said, motioning to the compass.
"I'm no expert, but I'd say the writing is the same hand, wouldn't you?" he said, holding the book next to the lettering.
It's so exciting writing them, I haven't had time to send them to my publisher.
Cynthia surmised that when they did appear, they were oversights on the part of the writer who unconsciously placed them as if she were writing in a normal, un-coded fashion.
We said the writing in the notebook matched the Annie written in the underclothes.
While her writing demonstrates education, most likely her background ill equipped her for the practical realities of the real world.
Remember, she said her brother was writing a book about the family.
He's sending it and the samples of Mrs. Shipton's writing over to CBI in Denver, just to make sure.
He keeps writing little stories about her.
At the time I was writing "The Frost King," and this letter, like many others, contains phrases which show that my mind was saturated with the story.
It seems to me that the great difficulty of writing is to make the language of the educated mind express our confused ideas, half feelings, half thoughts, when we are little more than bundles of instinctive tendencies.
At other times, in the midst of a paragraph I was writing, I said to myself, "Suppose it should be found that all this was written by some one long ago!"
Mr. Vining was a stranger to me, and could not communicate with me, except by writing braille.
With this machine movable type shuttles can be used, and one can have several shuttles, each with a different set of characters--Greek, French, or mathematical, according to the kind of writing one wishes to do on the typewriter.
Teacher is writing letters to her friends.
I go to school every day I am studying reading, writing, arithmetic, geography and language.
It shows how much the gift of writing is, in the early stages of its development, the gift of mimicry.
It is Sunday morning, and while I sit here in the library writing this letter you are teaching hundreds of people some of the grand and beautiful things about their heavenly Father.
For a whole week it has been "cold and dark and dreary" in Tuscumbia, and I must confess the continuous rain and dismalness of the weather fills me with gloomy thoughts and makes the writing of letters, or any pleasant employment, seem quite impossible.
I was greatly amused at the idea of your writing the square hand.
As I sit by the window writing to you, it is so lovely to have the soft, cool breezes fan my cheek and to feel that the hard work of last year is over!
Mr. Vining was a perfect stranger to me, and could not communicate with me except by writing in braille.
But it is to be remembered that Miss Keller has written many things in her autobiography for the fun of writing them, and the disillusion, which the writer of the editorial took seriously, is in great part humorous.
She enjoys punching holes in paper with the stiletto, and I supposed it was because she could examine the result of her work; but we watched her one day, and I was much surprised to find that she imagined she was writing a letter.
Helen's pencil-writing is excellent, as you will see from the enclosed letter, which she wrote for her own amusement.
For a whole evening she will sit at the table writing whatever comes into her busy brain; and I seldom find any difficulty in reading what she has written.
A curly-headed little boy was writing: I have a large ball.
The teacher was writing on the blackboard: The girl's name is Helen.
The memory must be stored with ideas and the mind must be enriched with knowledge before writing becomes a natural and pleasurable effort.
Helen has had the best and purest models in language constantly presented to her, and her conversation and her writing are unconscious reproductions of what she has read.
Any teacher of composition knows that he can bring his pupils to the point of writing without errors in syntax or in the choice of words.
She was at work upon it about two weeks, writing a little each day, at her own pleasure.
Writing of the moment when she learned that everything has a name, she says: We met the nurse carrying my little cousin; and teacher spelled 'baby.'
Helen Keller writing "The Frost King" was building better than she knew and saying more than she meant.
Then came the work in college--original theme writing with new ideals of composition or at least new methods of suggesting those ideals.
This book, her first mature experiment in writing, settles the question of her ability to write.
Writing for other people, she should in many cases be true to outer fact rather than to her own experience.
It seems worth while, however, to quote from some of her chance bits of writing, which are neither so informal as her letters nor so carefully composed as her story of her life.
To him Homer was a great writer, though what his writing was about he did not know.
After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing, in the forenoon, I usually bathed again in the pond, swimming across one of its coves for a stint, and washed the dust of labor from my person, or smoothed out the last wrinkle which study had made, and for the afternoon was absolutely free.
All I know is that his real will is in his writing table, and this is a paper he has forgotten....
The large table covered with books and plans, the tall glass-fronted bookcases with keys in the locks, the high desk for writing while standing up, on which lay an open exercise book, and the lathe with tools laid ready to hand and shavings scattered around--all indicated continuous, varied, and orderly activity.
She sat down at her writing table, on which stood miniature portraits and which was littered with books and papers.
And he went on writing, so that his quill spluttered and squeaked.
The old prince stopped writing and, as if not understanding, fixed his stern eyes on his son.
He was one of those, who, liking work, knew how to do it, and despite his indolence would sometimes spend a whole night at his writing table.
The clerk, with cuffs turned up, was hastily writing at a tub turned bottom upwards.
"And so they are writing from Potsdam already?" he said, repeating Prince Vasili's last words.
The one who was writing and whom Boris addressed turned round crossly and told him Bolkonski was on duty and that he should go through the door on the left into the reception room if he wished to see him.
On a third estate the priest, bearing a cross, came to meet him surrounded by children whom, by the count's generosity, he was instructing in reading, writing, and religion.
A trained midwife was engaged for Bogucharovo at his expense, and a priest was paid to teach reading and writing to the children of the peasants and household serfs.
Nowadays everybody designs laws, it is easier writing than doing.
I do not approve of it, said Arakcheev, rising and taking a paper from his writing table.
And he's hand in glove with Speranski, writing some project or other.
There in Petersburg they are always writing--not notes only but even new laws.
Nowadays they are always writing! and he laughed unnaturally.
After reading the letter Natasha sat down at the writing table to answer it.
He sat down at the dusty writing table, and, having laid the manuscripts before him, opened them out, closed them, finally pushed them away, and resting his head on his hand sank into meditation.
Pierre rose, rubbed his eyes, and seeing the pistol with an engraved stock which Gerasim had replaced on the writing table, he remembered where he was and what lay before him that very day.
Kutuzov wrote that the Russians had not retreated a step, that the French losses were much heavier than ours, and that he was writing in haste from the field of battle before collecting full information.
They had an opportunity that day to send letters to the army, and the countess was writing to her son.
At home Natasha placed herself in the position of a slave to her husband, and the whole household went on tiptoe when he was occupied--that is, was reading or writing in his study.
The men went into the study and little Nicholas Bolkonski followed them unnoticed by his uncle and sat down at the writing table in a shady corner by the window.
What are you writing, Mary?
She was afraid that what she was writing would not be understood or approved by her husband.
I could make up some story; maybe I'm writing a magazine piece.
The writing on the tablet was too faded to make out, and the symbols he did see looked nothing like those on the compass.
For a long moment, it was dark and silent, until the interior of the pod lit up with two screens, one displaying the empty space outside and the other displaying a control panel with writing similar to that of the battle planning station.
"My brother is writing a book about Annie's life and her sacrifices," Claire said.