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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. !@#$%& paragraph

    Help! Can anyone come up with a suggestion or two (or more) about/for this paragraph? I weary of banging my head against the wall! I'm beyond...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 02-01-2005 04:08 PM
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  2. # of Characters

    Hi all I am brand new to this forum and to forums in general so please forgive any etiquette faux pas. I was wondering if there is limit to the...

    Started by Tara Allen‎, 07-03-2008 07:30 AM
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  3. # of Short Stories in a Book?

    I am writing several short stories and they are almost all around 12-15 pages. How many should I have published in a book? Is there an average number...

    Started by Kathy Loop‎, 04-16-2009 07:48 AM
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    04-27-2009, 05:33 AM Go to last post
  4. #8 and countin'

    OK, I know ya'll are tired, but please look at this query revision (#8) and let me know what cha think! Thanks again Dear Agent: When Brooks...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-09-2005 06:03 PM
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    07-09-2005, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  5. $107 per word?

    A week from today, I will be going before a judge in an action that could mean foreclosure on our home. The details are many and complex so I will...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 06-03-2003 12:45 PM
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    06-06-2003, 05:36 AM Go to last post
  6. $64,000 question

    So here's the 64,000 question...I have been seeking an agent for my first novel (Pearl), a western with approximately 66,000 words. After reading...

    Started by stella‎, 03-11-2002 12:13 PM
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  7. <SIGH> That musical sentence again

    The Grand Master Bertram Beddoes and Mrs. Dorothy Beddoes are to be ceremoniously applauded to top table. The rhythmic clapping begins at tempo...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-05-2002 01:46 PM
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  8. " what is eternalty?

    Eternalty is a city made of stone, where a great king lives named Christ, who once lived on the earth among men.he was crucified on a mount called...

    Started by Rosie L Brewer‎, 04-10-2003 10:27 AM
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  9. " " or ' "

    Hi, When do you use " vs. ' in this kind of example. Is it Cindy was the "good dog" of the pack or Cindy was the 'good dog' of the pack? I'm...

    Started by Emma C‎, 06-21-2004 09:49 AM
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    06-25-2004, 08:44 AM Go to last post
  10. " Desperate for Change!" Critique?

    Hello, Thanks for opening this thread. I have completed an E-Book, "DESPERATE FOR CHANGE: How to Re-Create Yourself and Live the Life You...

    Started by jacqueline escalante‎, 08-25-2008 03:47 PM
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  11. " or '

    When you're doing dialouge, would you say "I watched her cross the street and called out to her 'goodbye'." or 'I watched her...

    Started by Devin Jordan‎, 04-23-2005 06:58 PM
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  12. "...he retorted feelingly...."

    This is something that really got to me earlier today. I thought I'd see what you all thought/had to say about it. Have you heard the advice to...

    Started by Jen Nipps‎, 12-08-2001 07:02 PM
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    12-10-2001, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  13. "25 Reasons Readers Keep Reading"

    http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/11/16/25-reasons-readers-keep-reading/

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 11-16-2011 06:43 AM
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  14. "a part of" vs. "part of"

    Hi, grammar friends! Which is correct: "I like being part of this organization...." or "I like being a part of this organization..."

    Started by Happy Soybean‎, 05-09-2006 06:32 AM
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    05-10-2006, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  15. "a" and "an"

    I've never heard the word "homage" pronounced with a silent H. In fact, I've only ever heard the word once on one of my wrestling videos, lol.

    Started by Ste J‎, 11-11-2003 09:33 PM
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    12-08-2003, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  16. "a" vs. "an"

    Ok, checked a few rule books and still can't decide. In question is this: a girl with a unusual name. Should it be as written or "an unusual name"...

    Started by Carmella‎, 01-31-2002 01:44 PM
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  17. "But" check.

    Following on from the thread about checking certain overused words, let me say something about "but" - a word that fascinates me. I first started...

    Started by Goliardys‎, 04-08-2003 04:14 AM
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    04-09-2003, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  18. "Caution Advised" Forum?

    In the light of the reaction to one of the posts on here, which had some characteristics that some people found offensive, wouldn't it be a good idea...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 11-06-2004 10:59 PM
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  19. "Channeling of the Novel"

    "One day last April, Jennifer Egan found out that her fourth novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, had won the Pulitzer Prize. A couple of days...

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 12-16-2011 01:38 PM
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  20. "Chunking" dialog paragraphs

    Question... From the examples below, which is correct? Example 1: "What do you think?" she said. She was thinking about hard it is to...

    Started by Fiction Novels‎, 12-19-2005 08:50 AM
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    12-20-2005, 02:46 PM Go to last post

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