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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. Excuse me?

    Hi folks, My wife pointed out something she saw on CNN today. Somewhere in the U.S.A. there was a court ruling against a church wanting to use...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 07-03-2003 04:45 PM
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  2. smell memory

    MT mentioned that smell memory thing. The taste of water through a garden hose. Suntan lotion army surplus pup tents old spice after shave the...

    Started by toby‎, 07-03-2003 03:04 PM
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    07-05-2003, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  3. Toby's letter to the Corinthians

    Dear Corinthians, In these recent days of war and bickering, I can think of no more important subject then ‘safely storing a keyboard away from...

    Started by toby‎, 07-02-2003 02:35 PM
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    07-03-2003, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  4. OT: The search for the perfect snake

    Hi folks, Well, a lady on our boas-and-pythons list felt a tug at her heart upon hearing about the loss of Merlin, the Ball Python. She contacted...

    Started by Lindi Hobbs‎, 06-29-2003 11:24 AM
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    06-30-2003, 10:15 PM Go to last post
  5. Elitist School For Writing?

    Does anyone know the name of some known pricey/pretentious well known college or university, etc. where someone rich would send their kid to study...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 06-20-2003 03:44 PM
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    06-21-2003, 04:01 PM Go to last post
  6. 'Heck'

    I have had a lot of kind help with US background detail for my WIP especially from Bob, Gary and Glen,and I was wondering whether I could ask one...

    Started by Elizabeth‎, 06-19-2003 02:13 AM
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    06-20-2003, 12:30 AM Go to last post
  7. Going 100 miles on empty...

    Isn't the weekend supposed to leave you feeling refreshed and rested? I laid in bed last night for two hours just trying to not feel like crap. In...

    Started by T. L. E.‎, 06-09-2003 07:42 AM
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    06-12-2003, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  8. Really Writing is TOUGH

    It has been some time since I posted in this forum. The practice of law, raising three children (have I updated my bio on this subject?)and the...

    Started by Thomas H Johnson‎, 06-03-2003 07:53 AM
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  9. Today I am proud

    Today I am proud..... I learned to drop and drag and burn my own CD. My son showed me how..... and I am proud that I did not yell at him one...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 05-31-2003 07:08 PM
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    06-03-2003, 09:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Just amusing myself at 3 am...

    I'm trying to find the right metaphor (or is it a simile... I don't remember)and came up with this stunning prose: "The coffee pot gurgled and...

    Started by laura Gibson‎, 05-21-2003 02:54 AM
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    05-24-2003, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  11. Robin Williams

    Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan.. what we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message. ...

    Started by linton lewis‎, 05-03-2003 09:55 AM
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    05-06-2003, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  12. more about dialogue

    This is from my recently completed adult mystery novel The River Nile. Tell me about the dialogue and I gave up being offended years ago. It comes...

    Started by linton lewis‎, 05-02-2003 10:32 AM
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    05-05-2003, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  13. The Death of Past Perfect?

    Well, I ran a search on "past perfect" on this list. I figured this was a tired and talked out topic. But upon searching I found zero results for...

    Started by Lindi Hobbs‎, 04-22-2003 06:01 PM
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    05-25-2003, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Can't Hurry Love

    "Every breaht you take, every move you make every bond you break every step you take I'll be watchin you" Patience. Patience is like a fine...

    Started by Gregory Robinson‎, 04-21-2003 11:25 AM
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    04-22-2003, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  15. How to overcome writers block?

    Can anyone give me any clues as to how to get over writers block? saiyanloveruk@yahoo.co.uk

    Started by Amy Winter‎, 04-15-2003 09:08 AM
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    06-21-2003, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  16. Pictures. Words. Ideas

    After the army, I started my professional career as a cub copywriter. I guess it is only natural that, when I was presenting a new idea, I mumbled...

    Started by Jack Klaw‎, 04-04-2003 07:07 AM
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    07-04-2003, 11:59 PM Go to last post
  17. Same names - to M.T.

    M.T. I just read your post from a few days ago. No, I'm not the famous "Robert Fulghum". But aren't you Margaret Thatcher? If not, indeed our...

    Started by Richard Fulgham‎, 02-21-2003 07:43 AM
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  18. Prepositions please

    Stan tapped at his pocket watch with the tip of a finger and frowned at the mantel clock, concerned *with time. ABOUT or WITH, please?

    Started by Picture Books‎, 02-10-2003 01:26 PM
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  19. Beyond Iraq

    I'm trying to project for a story set 10 years in the future about political trends. Let's assume that there will be some kind of armed conflict...

    Started by Jeff‎, 01-19-2003 08:28 AM
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  20. Question about word count

    Whenever I do word count for a completed manuscript, I simply use the word count feature in Word. No one has ever complained but I am wondering if...

    Started by Deejay‎, 10-15-2002 04:07 PM
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    03-17-2003, 07:32 PM Go to last post

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