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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. \back-slash\

    Out of nothing but curiosity...why do some people use a \ when writing? I've noticed it on many posts and find it a little strange. (I\'ve found it a...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 07-09-2008 10:41 AM
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  2. Zombies!

    I wrote this for a prompt for another site. It's supposed to be 100 words or less about something falling from the sky that isn't rain. Enjoy. ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 10-08-2009 01:42 PM
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    10-11-2009, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  3. Zoetrope Virtual Studio

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience using this online workshop? (You must critique ten stories for everyone you submit, and All-Story Extra...

    Started by scribbler2‎, 08-30-2001 11:48 AM
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  4. Yvonne, Ya gotta start somewhere

    Are you pleased, I spent time thinking about the opening to your book this morning. As of now, it's actually for thought than what I put into my own...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-11-2002 05:06 PM
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    12-12-2002, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Yvonne, when was the last time?

    An alphabet story was created around here. I'm ready to play one soon.

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 05-17-2003 08:31 AM
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    05-18-2003, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  6. Yvonne, what Genesis?

    You didn't ger my post about mistaking a chamber pot for a giant tea cup. (okay who else is lurking here.) It's possibly an easy mistake to be made...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 06-05-2003 04:57 AM
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    06-05-2003, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  7. YUKI!!!

    Hey, I just finished reading most of the "Does anyone get these jokes?" Thread... (FUNNUY ;D) I heard you talk about your story, The Valley of...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 05-13-2009 10:13 AM
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    05-13-2009, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  8. Your Writing Method

    Do you write by following a predetermined outlined plot or do you just wing it? I used to feel that outlines,etc. were the way to go, but recently...

    Started by d d‎, 10-20-2009 09:54 PM
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    10-26-2009, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  9. Your typical day?

    What does your typical day look like? (if you are writing full-time or even part-time). Do you devote certain specified hours to writing and others...

    Started by Shannon Clark‎, 05-06-2006 01:39 PM
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    05-07-2006, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Your thoughts, please.

    I am starting out my career with writing children's picture books. I feel fairly confident with prose; however, I have recently completed a short...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 02-28-2003 03:02 PM
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    03-01-2003, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  11. Your thoughts, please!

    Some background before my questions. Eight years ago a newly-established landscaper did some work for me after I waded through his poorly...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 05-31-2003 05:27 AM
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    06-01-2003, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  12. Your thoughts on this

    "I have no birth name. The gals, they call me Teo. I don't favor that name, no. I see myself more of a Bill. Or Vincent. I'm a well built man in...

    Started by v m‎, 01-11-2009 09:02 AM
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  13. Your thoughts on POV?

    One of the problems novice writers must deal with is all the contradictory advice he/she will be showered with. Also, that advice is often contrary...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 10-22-2009 03:10 PM
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    10-26-2009, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  14. Your thoughts

    Here is a excerpt from my novel. I'm throwing you right in the middle, so I'll fill you guys in a little. I'm also going to give you two relating...

    Started by Steven Leonardo‎, 01-26-2009 12:41 PM
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    01-26-2009, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  15. Your Participation Requested

    Hi - I feel a little risky doing this but what's this forum for if not to take a risk? The book I'm working on is a bit of a hybrid so I've built...

    Started by Laura‎, 12-19-2001 03:48 PM
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  16. Your opinions solicited

    Here is an attempt at a prologue, or perhaps it will turn out to be a flashback. It occure several years before the main story begins. I would...

    Started by Sheila Leverson‎, 06-23-2009 03:31 PM
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    06-25-2009, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  17. Your opinions please... Literary essay/short

    The Eternal Outcast (A Meditation of Merlin) It has been said that our sight is clearest looking back. Only in doing so have I truly...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 06-15-2003 04:20 AM
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    06-16-2003, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Your opinions please.

    In this scene, Katherine (one of the main characters) just found out that her grandmother is on her death bed. She lives with her uncle and for some...

    Started by George Kozi‎, 10-16-2006 04:29 AM
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    10-23-2006, 04:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Your Opinions Please

    Hello everybody! I have been enjoying reading this site for some time, and think it is high time I posted something! Please be gentle! ...

    Started by Jimmy C‎, 06-13-2005 07:37 AM
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    06-13-2005, 11:18 AM Go to last post
  20. Your opinion...

    Hi all. I would like to hear your opinion on a fragment from something I recently wrote. It is the beginning of a longer story Iím working on...

    Started by G. Kozi‎, 05-03-2006 04:23 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-04-2006, 12:33 PM Go to last post

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