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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. I Need Books on Stylistic Editing

    Does anyone know any books that give rules for stylistic editing beyond the one by Strunk?

    Started by Stanley Tweedle‎, 11-30-2004 06:07 PM
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  2. To the Brits - PD James

    Folks: Hi. I borrowed a PD James book (forget the title, sorry) and I loved it although the description became somewhat tedious after awhile. ...

    Started by BBinNC‎, 01-20-2003 12:17 PM
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  3. New Article Idea-New Query

    I'm still working on a rewrite for another article idea I have. However, this one holds more precedence for me as my mother is very sick and I've...

    Started by Misty Keith‎, 02-28-2007 06:54 AM
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  4. To Err is Human...

    What's the best way to coin a phrase, they say? Try looking up your idioms. I found a great site that lists famous idioms and catchphrases. ...

    Started by The One Formerly Known As‎, 01-01-2006 07:05 AM
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    01-01-2006, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  5. writing a memoria ??

    what could be the best possible way to write a memoria. is it possible to wirite a memoria or a short period covered under it. what are the fators to...

    Started by Puneet Pantane‎, 05-10-2004 10:18 PM
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    05-11-2004, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  6. New book-Roget's phrases

    Here's a cut & paste from today's Writers Market newsletter. Roget's Thesaurus of Phrases, by Barbara Ann Kipfer, takes the idea of a word...

    Started by Mirth‎, 04-02-2004 12:36 PM
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  7. Catherine Crier's new book

    Has anyone read her new book (The Case Against Laywers)yet? From the reading the excerpt she digs deep into the justice system's corrupt side (now,...

    Started by Janet Ellis‎, 01-26-2004 08:37 AM
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    01-28-2004, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  8. CRIT: Roy, D'don story

    Hi Roy, Once again, sorry for taking so long on this. I've been writing a lot myself, and haven't taken a break for crits. Anyway, this was a...

    Started by Lindi Hobbs‎, 06-19-2003 11:38 AM
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  9. JK. on 60 mnutes

    Don't know if it'a a repeat or not, just heard a commercial for it int he background. Saw on C-Span2 of Hillary's book signing in DC. Long lines...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 06-14-2003 06:23 PM
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  10. Freelance writing

    For one year I have been writing articles for a friend for his up and coming magazine. Although he pays me for my work I really would like to do it...

    Started by Keshia Watson‎, 05-10-2003 01:32 PM
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    05-11-2003, 07:27 AM Go to last post
  11. For Jack Klaw

    Jack I need to know a few things about the licensing of an illustrated character and protection of artist's rights....wondered if you knew? And if...

    Started by Picture Books‎, 01-17-2003 11:27 AM
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    01-19-2003, 07:18 AM Go to last post
  12. Does anyone know

    I\'m trying to remember what a verb that doubles as a noun to begin a sentence is called?

    Started by scribbler‎, 08-21-2006 08:57 AM
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    08-21-2006, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  13. talk about bad formatting

    My post unoriginally called "opinions on changed beginning" was so badly transposed, I just noticed. Cut and paste in the worst sense. Who'd want...

    Started by Caroline Cox‎, 04-10-2006 09:33 AM
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  14. Free Mystery and SF Workshop (+ other courses)

    http://university.barnesandnoble.com/browse.asp?nhid=bn -Writing Mysteries with Writer's Digest Books -Writing Science Fiction with Gotham...

    Started by grace ~‎, 01-01-2006 04:26 PM
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  15. Writing in parallels

    You will benefit from reading my paid, award winning article with the above title. Just go to http://wexfordpress.com and click on the...

    Started by John Culleton‎, 10-26-2005 03:23 PM
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    10-28-2005, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  16. Oops!

    Okay, this is nuts. It's 2 a.m. and I'm sick w/a cold, sick of this freaking manuscript and sick because of my typos. Please bear w/me. ...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 12-06-2004 12:03 AM
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  17. eBooks profitable?

    Seems ebook publishers are screaming for quality material. I'd send them something if I thought it'd help my career or even get me on the ground...

    Started by Richard Fulgham‎, 06-10-2003 08:00 AM
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  18. Karen - computer stuff as promised

    Karen - here's the info concerning how I'm so "wireless." (All I know is, all our computers are networked, but before we got this equipment, my...

    Started by scribbler2‎, 09-13-2002 07:05 AM
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    09-13-2002, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  19. How did I miss this?

    I'm reading Eric Kraft's novel LEAVING SMALL'S HOTEL. It is bizarre, creative, and entertaining, and I look forward to reading the rest of his...

    Started by Eva S.‎, 08-17-2002 10:21 AM
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    08-19-2002, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  20. WHAT IS A WRITER?

    i would love for all you beautiful writers out there to give me your best shot at answering these questions.. What is a writer? Why do we write?...

    Started by Amador Aguila‎, 05-18-2002 03:14 PM
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