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Discuss the craft of writing. Questions about how to string words, sentences and stories together? Ask them here, or post a sample to get an honest critique of your work. This is a public forum.

  1. Writers Beware Blog

    For those of you who haven't heard about it, Writers Beware has a Blog. <http://accrispin.blogspot.com/> ~Palmer

    Started by ~ Palmer‎, 01-05-2006 02:41 AM
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    01-05-2006, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  2. Critcism Required

    Hi I originally wrote this for a writing class, and am thinking of expanding it. Any critical comments or feedback are appreciated. Thanks....

    Started by Zooey Jones‎, 08-31-2010 12:40 PM
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    09-13-2010, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  3. multicultural short stories

    Hi! Does anyone know of classic (or the ones that get great literary buzz) american short stories from a multicultural/ethnic/immigrant...

    Started by zoe trope‎, 11-12-2008 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-12-2008, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  4. 1920s

    I'm doing some research for a novel that is taking place in the 1920s. I was wondering if anyone could offer interesting, little known facts about...

    Started by Zoe‎, 05-09-2002 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-13-2002, 03:07 PM Go to last post
  5. two kinds of people in this world

    ok, this could go sour very quickly, but perhaps it might also be a little fun(before going sour heh) Topic: two kinds of people in this world ...

    Started by Zixx‎, 01-28-2004 07:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-29-2004, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  6. When you read a "wow!"

    Ever done that? You're reading a story and come across a sentence that you read twice, not because you can't make sense of it, but because it was so...

    Started by Zixx‎, 01-04-2004 05:30 PM
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    01-07-2004, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Prologue

    Prologue: A warm glow of sunlight shone gently on a small cottage. It was placed in a forest, shaded by tall sturdy rooted trees. It appeared to...

    Started by zhi wong‎, 01-15-2009 09:50 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
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    01-21-2009, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  8. S.O.S!!

    Currently I'm working on a story.But it doesn't have a third person's point of view. The only person narrating the story is the main character.I'm...

    Started by zhi wong‎, 01-09-2009 12:29 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-09-2009, 07:48 PM Go to last post
  9. comment needed--2

    Sorry about the delay in replying. I was busy in applying out your comments that I got carried away on the first day I started out. In reply to buzy...

    Started by zhi wong‎, 01-04-2009 03:07 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    01-04-2009, 08:21 PM Go to last post
  10. comments needed..

    I'm not a professional writer with excessive experience, infact i'm just your average high school student. Right now i'm plucking all my...

    Started by zhi wong‎, 01-01-2009 03:59 AM
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    01-03-2009, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  11. which one is the best publisher in the world?

    which one is the best publisher in the world?

    Started by zheng sheng ming‎, 05-05-2012 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-06-2012, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  12. Mention name brands, yes, no, sometimes?

    Do you mention name brands in your book? Would you have one of your characters "put on his blue jeans," or "put on his Levi's." "get into his...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 06-28-2007 08:25 AM
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    07-03-2007, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Last chapter 1st?

    I read an advice piece recently wherein a writer recommended writing the last chapter of a new novel first. The idea being that facing the blank...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 06-27-2007 02:05 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    07-03-2007, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  14. washing machine argument

    “How much is a new washer?” he asks once he is seated. “Well, the good one’s are seven to eight hundred,” she says. He looks at her as if she...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 03-26-2007 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-30-2007, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  15. My chapter 1 murder mystery

    “Is that exactly how you found them?” said Jarvis. “Yeah.” “You didn’t touch anything?” “No. I started to check for a pulse, but you could...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 03-26-2007 06:34 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-26-2007, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  16. a quotation mark question

    When a character is giving a speech, let's say a 3 paragraph speech, where do the quotation marks go? At the beginning and end of each paragraph? Or...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 03-22-2007 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-22-2007, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Cantatas In Capitol(Poem)

    Let us light candles And sing our cantatas. Let us clap here in the capitol Where our siblings in slavery Hoisted Huge sculpture of freedom,...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 12-24-2010 05:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-26-2010, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  18. Prisoners of Purgatory (poem)

    We are marooned In muddle, In purgatory Between heaven and hell. We, Pronounced impure by prelates, Pressured into purgatory To peel off...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 11-08-2010 12:08 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-14-2010, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Harmattan (Poem)

    Burrows Into marrows of bones. Chill cascades Into crannies of Blanket bound bodies. Goose bumps grow, Teeth chatter. Harmatthan With...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 11-06-2010 04:57 AM
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    11-08-2010, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Frankenstein and his viewpoint.

    This is just a minor question, regarding a grade I got on a paper. I lost three points on a certain question, because I said that in Frankenstein,...

    Started by Zack Little‎, 11-17-2003 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 408
    11-17-2003, 02:23 PM Go to last post

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