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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. a question of balance

    Hello all! I'm venturing into my first novel - a fantasy set in 12th century northern China during the time of the Jurchen invasions. Prior to...

    Started by David Chin‎, 07-30-2004 04:09 AM
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    08-14-2004, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  2. My prologue (500 words)

    Hello, I'm new to these boards so if this is in the wrong place, my apologies. I know the first few pages of a story are crucial, so I'm looking for...

    Started by David Dalglish‎, 10-11-2007 02:30 PM
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    10-24-2007, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  3. help on plots

    Hi Writers, I'm new to this forum; I have been using the agents forum. I have a question about craft. An agent I sent my Ms to said she loved my...

    Started by David Edwards‎, 08-17-2006 06:53 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-24-2006, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  4. New Short Story

    "The Contextual Importance of Eye Contact" Here: < http://daviderictomlinson.blogspot.com/2009/05/contextual-importance-of-eye-contact.html >

    Started by David Eric Tomlinson‎, 05-14-2009 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-15-2009, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  5. Query Letters

    Hey all - wanted to post 2 versions of my query letter (some are asking for different styles than the "hook first" format). Just wanted critiques of...

    Started by David Gaffen‎, 01-08-2006 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-10-2006, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  6. question about query letters

    A while back a bunch of you folks were nice enough to help me polish up my query, but I've been reading lots of sources, and I have a question: ...

    Started by David Gaffen‎, 01-06-2006 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    01-08-2006, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Critique my synopsis?

    About a month ago a bunch of you were nice enough to critique a query letter, which got better and better as a result, and is now in a shape I'm...

    Started by David Gaffen‎, 01-04-2006 12:23 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-04-2006, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Please read, is it any good?

    I have revised this a couple of times. Is it done do you think, is it any good? I have really tried hard to be conscious of character development. ...

    Started by David Harris‎, 11-09-2004 03:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-10-2004, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Looking for writin\' comrades.

    I\'m a relatively new writer and am looking for some sources of regular feedback. At the moment, I\'m working on a per diem, crank-out-some-ideas,...

    Started by David Keates‎, 10-07-2004 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-09-2004, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  10. okay, I'll try AGAIN!!

    Okay, so, again, I've just been writing chapters about these characters, Levi and Pearly, and I don' think when (and "if," I suppose) I put this...

    Started by david lidz‎, 08-08-2008 09:55 AM
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  11. okay, I'll try -

    I submit for your ruthless review - a chapter of my own. It is not a first draft; neither is it a final... Thanks. ________ pearly

    Started by david lidz‎, 08-07-2008 06:57 PM
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  12. need some advice

    A friend of mine is of the opinion the following two paragraphs aren't clear in their transition.I'm curious as to what some of you think. Here goes....

    Started by David Lindsay‎, 08-19-2002 08:54 AM
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    08-24-2002, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Dialect

    Could some of you give me your opinions on writing dialogue in dialect?I am writing my first novel,set in the Deep South between the year 1900 and...

    Started by David Lindsay‎, 08-14-2002 03:27 PM
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    08-15-2002, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  14. studies vs practice

    Hi all! I have a question. I love Fantasy novels and have read books from authors such as; Raymond E Feist, David and Leigh Eddings (my personal...

    Started by david lloyd‎, 06-03-2004 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-08-2004, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  15. use of a word

    hi everyone! i was just wondering if the word mecca would be appropriate in the following sentence. "The power of the written word is a mecca in...

    Started by david lloyd‎, 06-01-2004 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-02-2004, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  16. FRIENDLY

    Hi everyone! This is my third or fourth post but i have been reading threads for a few months now. I would like to say that everyone here is so...

    Started by david lloyd‎, 05-25-2004 07:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-26-2004, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  17. beggining

    Hi all! This is my first attempt to actually write a story. I know its not the best but it is a start for me. Over time i will eventually become a...

    Started by david lloyd‎, 05-18-2004 10:05 PM
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    05-25-2004, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  18. 50 tips for writers from a publisher

    Drawn from the experience of dealing with authors in my own publishing company, here are 50 simple tips to keep writers on track and motivated:...

    Started by David longfield‎, 11-15-2010 01:51 PM
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  19. Need a beta reader...

    Seeking a beta reader for the first three chapters of my crime novel, about 50 pages. It’s a young man’s memoir of his “transition” from poor drifter...

    Started by David M.‎, 01-03-2006 07:30 AM
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    01-04-2006, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Brief chapter excerpt

    Hi all, This is a short paragraph from one of my chapters. I'd like some feedback on how it reads and how it makes you feel. Does it sound...

    Started by David M.‎, 07-21-2005 12:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-22-2005, 04:30 PM Go to last post

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