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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 died last night and I thought I would tell you about it. I imagined it would be far more dramatic. In fact, it sort of tickled, and that was it. ...

    Started by Ian B‎, 05-28-2007 09:17 PM
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    05-28-2007, 09:17 PM Go to last post

    I thank all who are giving me ....ahm...not so polite feedback. Are any of you best-selling authors? Did others criticize your work harshly to give...

    Started by larry moses‎, 09-12-2009 12:17 PM
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    • Replies: 32
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    09-13-2009, 12:37 PM Go to last post
  3. A harmless challenge-POD'ers vs. Commercializers

    Simon Ravencroft Catherine Leslie Guliver and other haters out there I have never seen any of you put any contribution on this website but...

    Started by Randall Fields‎, 05-18-2006 01:20 AM
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    • Replies: 23
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    05-21-2006, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  4. A Writer’s Net Acknowledgement Page

    (Just to remind people there help here has been appreciated.) Committed For A Year’s would look like Special thanks to Ann Crispin, Amanda R.,...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-18-2003 11:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 940
    07-21-2003, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  5. A 'Love' novel

    Is it possible to have a love story novel without turning it into a romance novel. Essentially, I'm writing a novel love story, but I DO NOT want to...

    Started by Randy Briggs‎, 06-28-2005 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 539
    07-05-2005, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  6. A bad review

    Writers should have a thick skin. When dising out criticism, beware it could come back to haunt the reviewer and/or sell even more books for the...

    Started by Julia‎, 09-08-2003 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 521
    09-13-2003, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  7. A bad start??? Feedback please!

    This is the start of my novel, which is now completed but being revised. A little preface and Chapter 1. Is this engaging enough? Does it need to be...

    Started by Jason Buzi‎, 11-19-2002 04:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-21-2002, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  8. a beginning of a short story. tell me where it fails

    It's been a while since I last posted anything,t hough I've been reading. I have also published four articles in a refereed writing journal and its...

    Started by Iris Orprecio‎, 10-31-2005 07:49 PM
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    11-02-2005, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  9. A beginning-- Critique, please...

    This is the beginning to my newest attempt at a novel. It is intended, at this point, to be a YA fantasy novel. I just want to see if its palatable...

    Started by Jonathan Lynn‎, 12-23-2004 06:46 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-23-2004, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  10. A better word...

    I need a better word than the one enclosed by asterisks in the following sentence: She extended her hand, to touch the *clear* space of wood in...

    Started by Lady Lunesia‎, 09-10-2004 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-15-2004, 02:45 AM Go to last post
  11. a biography

    i am working on a new project called "The Gray Area" i am going to be going to churches of every religion for three weeks at a time. i am going to...

    Started by sheena‎, 07-17-2001 07:07 PM
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    07-26-2001, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  12. A bit of assistance? Re: Opening to novel-in-progress....

    Hey, all Below is the opening to a novel I'm currently working on. Originally, this wasn't a part of the piece, but as I worked through the story,...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 09-03-2007 11:27 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-07-2007, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  13. A bit of Darkly Gothic fun

    The "Goth-O-Matic" poetry generator http://www.deadlounge.com/poetry/poems.html

    Started by Avon‎, 09-09-2003 06:17 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 344
    09-12-2003, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  14. A bit of fluff relevant to the story

    Crit this piece for me please. She has a thread running through my book and she's been briefly introduced earlier on in the story, but now she starts...

    Started by Patricia‎, 02-18-2004 12:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-18-2004, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  15. A blog to help writers

    Hi, I am happy to announce that we have started a new blog for writers, http://writershelp.vox.com. There is some advice and tips for writers. We...

    Started by Sunil K Poolani‎, 09-23-2009 01:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 508
    09-23-2009, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  16. A Book about Dreams

    I have been thinking about writing a book on dreams. I know there are already many out there. Here is the first page. Any comments? Matthew 1...

    Started by Irvin Rozier‎, 12-15-2004 06:17 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 467
    12-15-2004, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  17. A book hook for shredding

    Please by all means, be mean as you can, judge harsh, and be honest! Just a page and a half Product of War Chapter 1: The prodigy lost In...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-21-2005, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  18. a book I'm reading

    Man it's dead here today, guess I'll blame the 4th of July. Anyway, I want to talk about a book I'm nearly finished reading. The Stone Angel by...

    Started by M T‎, 07-04-2003 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,602
    07-04-2003, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  19. A book on witchcraft

    An introduction as my introduction. I have about half a book written though there are gaps in the middle rather than a chunk missing of the end... I...

    Started by ez stacey‎, 12-21-2010 07:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    12-22-2010, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  20. A bunch of short excerpts and questions about voice

    I'm fascinated by the concept of voice. And really need to quit cluttering up someone else's thread. :) I'm posting below some paragraphs (or so)...

    Started by Laura M‎, 11-26-2009 07:31 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    12-03-2009, 08:13 PM Go to last post

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