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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. utterly confused by these sentances

    I was hoping someone could explain why these sentances are the way they are. I have looked through my grammar books that I have multiple times...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 02-03-2011 09:17 PM
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  2. Twilight??

    Im completely at a loss for words after reading this series. After reading so many posts on how to write correctly, Im very confused as to how...

    Started by Jenna Johnson‎, 11-01-2010 11:43 AM
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  3. Glad I found this forum--- I have a question

    Not sure if this is the right section to post this in, so I apologize if its not. Ive been writing since I was a little girl and wrote my first...

    Started by Hillary W‎, 09-20-2009 03:06 PM
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  4. Midnight Sun - Advice on writing please

    G'day one and all, I'm am new to this forum and writing in general, I am starting my first novel (hoepfully) and have had time to think of what I...

    Started by Beth Kenneh‎, 01-30-2009 04:28 AM
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    08-26-2011, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Criticism welcomed

    Allow me to post an excerpt from my finished sci-fi novel for your review. Bus stops set out a line of lone-standing, thin like twigs lampposts...

    Started by Sergei Sheinin‎, 01-13-2009 09:53 AM
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  6. Use of N-word in novel

    I'm writing a novel that has a number of scenes that take place in a prison environment. One of my main characters is an old white guy who gets...

    Started by Tony D‎, 11-01-2007 06:30 PM
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    11-10-2007, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Small Part of my prologue...

    Prologue How lonely she is now, the once crowded city! Widowed is she who was mistress over nations; The princess among the provinces has...

    Started by che ross‎, 10-11-2007 05:51 AM
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  8. Question

    This is the opening of my book, and something just really doesn\'t seem right. Could someone help me with this? \"God damn wigger, what the hell...

    Started by Chris Ortiz‎, 09-20-2005 10:44 AM
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  9. Excerpt of Maddy for critique w/Britty in mind

    A little while back, I posted a scene from my novel and got some really good feedback. The reason I say in the title of this thread that I have...

    Started by Denise .‎, 02-24-2005 01:08 PM
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  10. realistic weapons?

    I have another question. I can't tell you guys how helpful this site has been for me. So, here goes: I recently read a book in which the main...

    Started by r p‎, 11-17-2004 07:44 PM
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    11-23-2004, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  11. MSWord ratings

    I'd give Word's "analysis" of your writing VERY little credence. And I'd turn the grammar checker OFF. CB

    Started by Comma Boy‎, 04-11-2004 03:31 PM
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  12. first person/present

    The first draft of my junior teen/YA novel was written in first person/present (switching to third person in sections of the book). In trying to...

    Started by patti new-writer‎, 03-27-2004 08:39 PM
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  13. embarrassing usage question

    First, I'm different from 'just curious' who also posts here. Second, I'm embarrassed to ask this, but here goes: When should the word 'human' be...

    Started by Curious‎, 02-13-2004 12:51 PM
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  14. fantasy story in need of critique

    I just joined WN today, so forgive me if this is completely in the wrong place. I'm not even sure if WN gives critiques. But, here it goes anyway....

    Started by Kelsey Cox‎, 01-23-2004 11:24 AM
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  15. What's the first book you read...

    or was read to you that left a lasting impression? I recall a lot of picture books, fairytales, and joke books from early childhood. ...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-01-2003 12:19 PM
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  16. Titles

    I need a little feedback please! What would this title conjure up in your mind, and I'm also hoping it hasn't been used before (it's an adult...

    Started by Picture Books‎, 01-30-2003 04:09 PM
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  17. Character's Thoughts

    Greeting Gurus, I am writing a piece and have a question about convention -- how does an author best indicate that a comment or statement, or...

    Started by Kevin Summers‎, 11-05-2002 09:15 AM
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  18. how I came to be at the RedrumTavern

    "Its really very simple, he was driving me nuts. He didn't want to leave me alone when I was working. I kept trying to explain it to him but he...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 07-10-2001 09:37 AM
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  19. Punctuating Decryptions

    Hello. I am seeking advice concerning inserting punctuation into uncommon sentence structures. The words of the sentences cannot be reordered,...

    Started by David Mivshek‎, 04-18-2008 12:50 PM
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  20. I accept constructive criticism and advice on my way of conveying ideas.

    As I already said, English is my third language and this is an unpretentious text posted in a forum, hurriedly written and without any literary...

    Started by Paradise Wolf‎, 04-04-2008 02:00 PM
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    04-28-2008, 09:16 PM Go to last post

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