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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. This Forum is Tough, but powerful

    I just want to say that this forum brings out some strong emotions, but ultimately I think it's a terrific site for writers. It does bring out a lot...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-18-2003 06:52 PM
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  2. Capitalization again. Bong!

    I know, it's been asked a hundred times. But once more, if you please... Is this correct? She looked at Sheriff Unger and shuddered. They...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 07-18-2003 01:07 PM
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    07-19-2003, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  3. getting back to why we are here...I have a question

    I've just completed a "blue" search trying to find anything on passive vs active voice posted in the last 90 days. All I came up with was one...

    Started by Terri D‎, 07-18-2003 10:20 AM
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    07-19-2003, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  4. Update on Penny

    Some of you may remember that a few months ago, I had questions about the origins of some of the sayings about pennies. Well, the pitch for the...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-19-2003 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2003, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  5. Hey Copper

    I was surprised watching the "making of" dvd for "Gangs of New York." They said that the term "cop" for cops was originally a reference to the...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-19-2003 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-19-2003, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  6. Sorry ... another 'am i the only one' post

    After weeks of working diligently on "Haywire" this morning found me crawling out bed sick to death of the damned thing. Couldn't bear the thought...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-18-2003 04:09 PM
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    07-20-2003, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Love Triangles

    I'm working on a character's background, and she was caught in a love triangle and ended up pregnant and had to marry the guy she didn't love as...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-18-2003 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-20-2003, 07:08 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 08:41 AM
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    07-20-2003, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  9. A reading/research recommendation

    Barbara Goldsmith wrote a fascinating book called OTHER POWERS a few years ago. It is defined as a biography of Victoria Woodhull, but is a social...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-20-2003 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-20-2003, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Research: 1940s

    I wondered if anyone could recommend published diaries from the 1940s US. To get even more specific, the New England region would be ideal. Yes,...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-19-2003 08:07 AM
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    07-20-2003, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  11. Sad News -- Carol Shields

    I saw in this morning's paper that Carol Shields died from complications from breast cancer. Her writing is lovely and moving, and she will be...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-18-2003 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-20-2003, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Back from Iowa City...

    Just thought I'd post about my weekend writing workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing festival. I was there for the weekend; they have week long and...

    Started by TLE‎, 07-17-2003 12:04 PM
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    07-20-2003, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  13. novel question...pun intended

    How many central characters should you have in a novel? Should you only focus on one main character but continue minor stories involving the other...

    Started by Terri‎, 07-19-2003 02:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-20-2003, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  14. A writing question about ice cream

    I'm putting together notes for a WIP involving a real restaurant chain in Wisconsin & Illinois that run independent specials each location every day....

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-20-2003 05:48 AM
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    07-20-2003, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  15. Plural possessives

    I really should know this... (sigh) Which is right, if any? "Stu and I's dog" "Stu and my dog" "Mine and Stu's dog" "My and Stu's dog" ...

    Started by Bohdi‎, 07-20-2003 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-20-2003, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Please help me find the work or author

    "The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees. The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas. The road was a ribbon of...

    Started by Don Lowery‎, 07-18-2003 03:24 PM
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    07-20-2003, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Streetcar Named Haywire?

    Since my book has a Blanche DuBois theme running throughout it, and since the story takes place in San Francisco, a city renowned for its streetcars,...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-20-2003 11:02 AM
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    07-20-2003, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Let’s get back on track – Sick but true

    Folks, I love this site. I come here when I am down and need someone to give me a reason to start writing again. The last two weeks have been the...

    Started by Jay Saunders‎, 07-18-2003 05:21 PM
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    07-20-2003, 08:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Thanks

    >>There are several people that post anonymous here besides the one your refer to. Others that made the list above too!<< What's funny is that on...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-19-2003 08:56 AM
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    07-21-2003, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  20. Snake Eyes

    Lame-o question I know, but its a line in my book and, having never been a big fan of board games, I need to know. Are "snake eyes" a rolled double...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-20-2003 08:00 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-21-2003, 06:39 AM Go to last post

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