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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. Intro, Prologue, Or Forward?

    I usually post on Agents, but have a craft question. What is the difference among these? I added a "prologue" to the front of my juvenile novel; a...

    Started by Alice Clay‎, 02-13-2006 05:29 AM
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    02-13-2006, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  2. The First Five Chapters and Scene and Structure

    A brief review. The First Five Chapters is straight forward and user-friendly. I used it as a checklist - Introduced main character? Check. Too...

    Started by alice clay‎, 09-09-2011 05:33 PM
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    09-20-2011, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  3. Oh Geez

    And now I have a new procrastination. I can catch up with all the stuff on Writers Net. What an idiot I am.

    Started by alice clay‎, 03-01-2017 10:18 AM
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    03-01-2017, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  4. Is this any good?

    Shark feeding time. This is the first paragraph of my WIP. Can I get some opinions? Spring 1956 I imagine it exactly as it was. I...

    Started by Alice Martinson‎, 01-18-2004 08:41 PM
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    01-22-2004, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  5. suggestions for query letter

    Here’s my query letter and I would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Should I post my synopsis for you to pick apart as well? I used to...

    Started by Alicia Jones‎, 06-26-2006 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-26-2006, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  6. Feel free to let me have it.

    I'm new to this site and usually prefer to remain a ghost, however, seeing all of your suggestions has convinced me to take the leap. Me, like so...

    Started by Alisha Basso‎, 07-23-2006 12:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-24-2006, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  7. is this just one GIANT run on sentance?

    I start with the biggest influence in my life right now. My fiancé. The man in my life that has given me everything I ever wanted. Or has he? Right...

    Started by Alishea Sears‎, 08-16-2005 02:56 PM
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    08-18-2005, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  8. First chapter critigue please!

    Ok, so i took what some of you guys said to heart about my prologue and have found the time between being sick and working to write a little of the...

    Started by Allan Davis‎, 09-11-2005 10:09 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-11-2005, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  9. A revised prologue in need of opinions

    Hello, I posted some of my "work" ok the unpublished writers forum and after looking through this one i thought it a little more apt for the topic. ...

    Started by Allan Davis‎, 08-31-2005 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-01-2005, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  10. The ongoing saga of Dracula

    Since we're getting close to Halloween, this thought crossed my mind: Bram Stoker wrote Dracula in 1897. He created a fictional character based...

    Started by allen‎, 10-12-2003 07:43 PM
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    • Replies: 18
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    10-13-2003, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  11. Would you grade this snippit for me?

    I'm working on a memoir. This is a sample of my style: I’ve been with my wife Elizabeth for 22 years plus. We were married a tad over nine...

    Started by Allen Scott‎, 09-02-2009 11:16 PM
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    09-08-2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  12. Adverbs and Harry Potter! Oh My!

    I have been reading a variety of books on the writing craft today, including the discussions on writers.net. All of these sources say NOT to use...

    Started by Allen Singer‎, 11-08-2003 11:46 AM
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    11-10-2003, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  13. It's...

    Alright, here's a grammar question. If you have a sentence such as: 'The dragon lifted it's head to the sky.' Is there any time that it's becomes...

    Started by Allison‎, 07-17-2003 07:41 AM
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    • Replies: 23
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    07-20-2003, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  14. A Really Good Series

    I'm reading the Wheel of Time series and they're really good! Anyone else read them?

    Started by Allison‎, 06-08-2003 02:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-10-2003, 09:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Writing for an accent

    How do you capture an accent within conversation? Do you write it phonetically or spell it correctly in English and state that he said it in his...

    Started by Allison Biron‎, 01-05-2006 04:26 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    01-14-2006, 02:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Call of Darkness

    This is a poem that corresponds with the book I am writing. And well... Do I need to say why I put it here? Round in circles runs the wind, Up...

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 12-12-2010 07:40 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
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    12-25-2010, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Page of my story

    Hello. I'm a new face here, but I'd like to put out a page or so of my book. Definitely feel free to tear it apart like a pack of starving jackals....

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 12-03-2010 12:31 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    12-05-2010, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  18. Going too far?

    So, my stories, most of them, are all fit into the same universe, an alternate one to this one where there is (was) still an Earth, but it ended up...

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 05-22-2011 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-25-2011, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Outlines and timelines

    Just a quick question because I'm curious. In the book I am working on I have made quite an extensive timeline to keep everything in order and so...

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 01-08-2012 08:16 PM
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    01-29-2012, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Critique groups?

    Hi there, I've enjoyed lurking on this site for over a year now. Does anyone know of any good critique groups who are taking in new writers? I...

    Started by Allison Moreser‎, 08-05-2004 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 434
    08-24-2004, 03:33 PM Go to last post

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