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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. Description--sky

    Just a bit from my WIP-- how does it "feel"? I know that's a vague question, but I'm trying to see if I've captured the "feel" for this skyline. ...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 05-10-2004 08:45 PM
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  2. description..luring???

    In the background, flashes of lights come from the TV but no sounds fill the room. The click of a laptopís keyboard is the only thing heard as I type...

    Started by Sophia Dirango‎, 06-20-2010 06:53 AM
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    06-20-2010, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  3. Descriptions

    Okay, I have a question for everyone here. How much descriptions in a scene is to much and how much is not enough? I know when I am reading a story...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 11-18-2001 04:21 AM
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    11-21-2001, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Descriptive Exercise

    Hello everyone. Though it might be a good idea for everybody to post a descriptive part of their story so others can critique them, to increase the...

    Started by Olufemi Taiwo‎, 06-16-2003 12:27 PM
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    06-17-2003, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  5. Descriptive sentence, or too corny??

    This is the opening line of the MS (5 chapters complete). Part of me thinks it is very descriptive showing the seriousness and magnitude of the...

    Started by . Castleman‎, 08-28-2009 05:07 PM
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    08-30-2009, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  6. Descriptive words and terms

    Hey guyz( and ladies.) Can anybody please tell me where i can maybe find a site with some nice descriptive words and terms that i can use in my ms?...

    Started by Jay Schnetler‎, 12-31-2009 05:36 PM
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    01-02-2010, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  7. Descriptive writing

    I was just wondering what people thoughts on descriptive writing are. Example: I have a number of characters in my book. Two main characters, but a...

    Started by MJ Preston‎, 04-18-2010 06:56 AM
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    04-18-2010, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  8. Descriptive writing.

    As a writer I find that I am capable of describing human situations, conversations and emotions, but I have a hard time describing places such as the...

    Started by Paul Teodori‎, 01-04-2002 10:18 AM
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  9. Descripton question.

    I know I just posted something but I'm in desperate need of advice, so... How do you go about describing things your character is seeing for the...

    Started by Lo Rin‎, 01-24-2006 07:11 PM
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    01-29-2006, 12:27 AM Go to last post
  10. Designated Paperwork Day

    Do you find that you have to do this? Set aside a chunk of a day (after you've finished your daily writing requirement, of course -- lol) because...

    Started by Eva S‎, 12-14-2003 08:47 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-15-2003, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Designing paragraphs

    I've been reading a little of "The elements of Style" by William Strunk jr. and E.B White and there is a passage on paregraphs. It basicly says a...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2006 06:05 PM
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    10-21-2006, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  12. desperately appreciate critiquing

    I would desperately appreciate any critiquing, or input offered. Not real sure about some of my punctuations either. ;) Thanks. CHAPTER ONE ...

    Started by K. Rivello‎, 01-26-2009 09:55 PM
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  13. Desperately need feedback

    Please be so kind to review and provide opinions on my work below. It is the opening to the first chapter of the novel I am writing at the...

    Started by Juynal Miah‎, 07-26-2009 01:37 PM
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    08-01-2009, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Desperately Seeking Wisdom

    I need advice, please. My 12-year-old niece loves to write, which I encourage strongly. (Encouragement was lacking when I wrote as a child.) She...

    Started by Murg‎, 06-06-2002 08:32 AM
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    06-08-2002, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Destroy all Adverbs

    I used to sprinkle my writing with the dreaded "ly" adverbs all the time. I thought it was creative to say things like "she said happily", or "he...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 06-13-2003 06:49 PM
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    06-15-2003, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  16. Details (conference report part ii)

    Ok, part two, details. Basically, we all know that details are important for setting scene, making characters come alive and so on. So why do...

    Started by Pamela‎, 10-06-2003 11:16 AM
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    10-06-2003, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  17. Details - true or false

    Greetings fellow writers~ Anyone have an answer for this one: I need to know if I should feel free to mix fact with fiction in my novel's...

    Started by Joy Riches‎, 08-28-2006 12:22 PM
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    08-31-2006, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Details and Fillers

    How do I fill in a scene with interesting detail?Iam one of those people who skips all the "scenery" fillers when reading a book,so writing is...

    Started by Heather Lea‎, 03-09-2004 12:12 PM
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    03-09-2004, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  19. detective novel...beginnings

    I have one detective finished and am about to start the second in the series. The problem is that I tend to write the type of books which I also like...

    Started by nathan‎, 02-25-2002 03:27 PM
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    02-27-2002, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  20. Deus ex machina

    Over the years I've heard the phrase deus ex machina. Like many similar things, I had a vague idea what it meant. I was wrong. If a critic calls one...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 06-19-2002 09:08 AM
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    07-08-2002, 09:43 AM Go to last post

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