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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 snip here and a snip there...

    Finished my first major edit of my manuscript this weekend. Managed to cut it down from 240,000 words to 162,000. Now I'm going over it again to...

    Started by David M.‎, 08-02-2005 06:55 AM
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    08-02-2005, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  2. The Writing Life

    Hey all, Here's an interesting and funny interview with the novelist Charles Bock about making it as a writer -- http://wp.me/pJNFE-v "trying...

    Started by David Marchese‎, 01-09-2010 09:23 PM
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    01-09-2010, 09:23 PM Go to last post
  3. frozen moments

    are you inspired by everything? i try to be. there are nine identified sister muses, how many forms can they take? sometmes i have to drop life...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-13-2011 06:57 PM
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    08-25-2011, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  4. stage and screen

    Has anyone written for the stage and (other than credible dialog), what is a good reference for guidelines (other than emulating Ibsen, Miller, etc.)?

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-26-2011 12:50 AM
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    08-26-2011, 12:50 AM Go to last post
  5. MINOR dilemma

    In my first novel, two of the main characters lose their virginity at relatively young ages (for some). When the main character, a male, loses his...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-25-2011 08:45 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
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    09-07-2011, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Reversing Genesis; punctuation

    Ok. I spoke the first five verses of Genesis with suspicion that if I reversed a recording of it that a hidden message would be revealed. One of...

    Started by David Mivshek‎, 04-24-2008 08:27 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 61
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    05-01-2008, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 38
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    04-19-2008, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  8. The one that just WILL NOT sell!

    I write what some people have called "Nature stories," though I would not call myself a "nature writer." I have an article called "Providence...

    Started by David Rice‎, 11-16-2004 06:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 442
    11-21-2004, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  9. Stupid Google Ad

    The Google advertisement: Do you have a Story? Do you want it Published? Earn up to L1500 and more. How can one earn \"up to\" an amount,...

    Started by David Rice‎, 11-06-2004 06:39 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 360
    11-16-2004, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  10. Editing Software Suggestions?

    Greetings, I was hoping to obtain some advice on editing software. Is anyone aware of a product that they have found particularly useful? I think...

    Started by David Simmons‎, 09-21-2004 08:13 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 363
    09-26-2004, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Opinions Continued

    Can I disagree with how people have read 'The Emperorís New Clothes'? www.altair-australia.com/altair/agree.html (sorry, I don't know how to...

    Started by David Squire‎, 08-31-2004 03:00 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 479
    08-31-2004, 07:02 PM Go to last post
  12. little confused but im trying to learn

    Hello. maybe someone can help me out. Im currently reading Stephen King's "On Writing" He speaks of the difference of what is "situational" and what...

    Started by David Summers‎, 03-06-2006 01:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-06-2006, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  13. writing workshop

    Hi, The folks who run Writers Net have suggested we let you know about a special writer's workshop through this forum. So here it is: The "Why...

    Started by David Vigoda‎, 03-28-2003 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-28-2003, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  14. Interesting article

    I came across this article and thought to share it: http://www.denisdutton.com/language_crimes.htm

    Started by Davis‎, 01-07-2004 02:30 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
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    01-08-2004, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  15. Get out your poison pens - a sample

    Tiny hands slowly reached up to touch my hair. I kissed, then gently caressed Kyra's cheek, marveling that this small Chinese baby, who until a few...

    Started by Dawn Dickson‎, 05-04-2009 09:11 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 347
    05-04-2009, 02:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Hello All

    Hey All My Name is Dawn, and I am new to WritersNet. I came here hoping for a positive experience as I try to hone my writing skills and find my...

    Started by Dawn Gale Prince‎, 05-30-2005 09:09 AM
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    • Replies: 19
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    05-31-2005, 10:18 PM Go to last post
  17. Opening paragraphs

    Hello All: oops sorry about the italics, double postings--i am trying to get the revision to the top, but it is not working today. Thanks for the...

    Started by Dawn Prince‎, 06-12-2005 07:15 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 768
    06-15-2005, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  18. Opening Paragraph

    Hello All Okay, let's try this again. Missing words. Notepad moves my sentences around when I click my mouse in a certain way I have yet to figure...

    Started by Dawn Prince‎, 06-11-2005 02:28 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    06-12-2005, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  19. Opening Paragraph

    Hello All I hope your weekend is turning out to be fabulous. It is smoldering here. Anyhoo, I want to know what you all think of the opening of a...

    Started by Dawn Prince‎, 06-11-2005 02:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 329
    06-11-2005, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  20. A Little More Story

    Hello Everybody: Here is a little more of the story. Please know that I appreciate your time and effort in reading and giving me feedback. A...

    Started by Dawn Prince‎, 05-31-2005 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 512
    06-01-2005, 11:39 AM Go to last post

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