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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. Developing Relationships

    Hi there. First of all, I'm new to this site, so I apologize if any of my questions in my first few posts seem out of place. I'm currently...

    Started by Phil Reynolds‎, 11-19-2008 07:50 AM
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  2. Devices and Advices

    Hello, May I ask for advice on a device? In some stories/films a main character is in some precarious or preposterous position. The reader...

    Started by Tom Impelluso‎, 04-01-2008 10:02 AM
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  3. Devolution (a story of poems)

    The Bard walked down once more to the path he had so often traveled. Beneath his soles crack from heat the gray gravel. He is still carrying that...

    Started by Blue Monday‎, 02-24-2009 05:00 AM
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  4. Dialect

    Hi everyone I'm a little bit nervous about posting this message, as there have been some terrifying comments on other posts. However, I...

    Started by Reehana Taj‎, 06-23-2008 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-07-2008, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. dialects

    We, it seems pretty slow in the WN lately. Thought I'd take advantage of the slack to get some more feedback on accents, dialect, and idioms. This...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 04-09-2004 09:58 AM
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  7. dialog

    When I let you all read my MS for my YA book, someone mentioned dialog and how I don't need to put he said, she said after every thing spoken. I now...

    Started by Andrea Adams‎, 03-14-2005 02:14 PM
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  8. Dialog and description

    Ok, I realize that every writer has his or her particular, distinct style, so what I am about to ask has nothing to do with specifics. How do you...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 11-08-2008 04:32 AM
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    11-10-2008, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Dialog and narrative

    Ok this is the second part of the story I posted. I placed narrative next to the dialog. This is the first time I am attempting this. Here it goes: ...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-13-2009 05:12 PM
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  10. Dialog and other considerations

    I have an idea for a semi-fictional novel in which I hope to influence social change. In the course of this work, it is my desire to engage the...

    Started by P. Ryder‎, 06-15-2007 06:18 PM
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  11. Dialog Tags

    Dialog Tags I have trouble with these in my writing. I try to use the traditional ‘he said, she said’ but I find that I am always slipping other...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 12-10-2009 06:57 PM
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  12. dialog tags

    I was wondering, Is adding dialog tags a bad thing?

    Started by chris redd‎, 08-24-2005 06:22 PM
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    08-25-2005, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  13. Dialog to Narrative

    Hi everyone. I started writing this part of dialog, but how do I go about introducing the narrative? Should I go straight into it? “Come to the...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-12-2009 02:52 AM
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  14. Dialog to Narrative Part 2(Better formatting)

    I am posting this for the second time. This is the first time I have tried writing dialog without tags attached to every sentence. One person...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-13-2009 05:17 PM
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  15. Dialogue

    I'm trying to work on dialogue since I received a few comments about it. This is just an example that is in my manuscript. How does it sound? ...

    Started by Christine Daae‎, 10-31-2010 09:29 PM
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  16. Dialogue

    I read a book on dialogue where the author suggested that readers "try" to overhear dialogue in everyday situations, write the lines down, and try to...

    Started by Wayne G‎, 11-07-2004 05:43 AM
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  17. Dialogue

    Hello again I am having the hardest time writing dialogue. Most of my writing is done in the first person. I tried to expand my horizon so to...

    Started by Robin Blue‎, 05-10-2004 02:19 PM
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  18. Dialogue

    When I write dialogue, I describe the movements of my characters through the room, or their gestures, or facial expressions. I try to keep it very...

    Started by K in Michigan‎, 10-10-2003 05:58 AM
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  19. Dialogue

    For those who may be interested, I asked a writing coach yesterday about the use of dialog and dialogue (often used interchangeably around here). She...

    Started by Liz‎, 04-16-2003 05:33 AM
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  20. dialogue

    I am in the process of toying around with an all dialogue chapter. I am wondering if this has ever worked? I want to make it the first...

    Started by Joseph Koppe‎, 11-03-2002 01:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-05-2002, 09:18 AM Go to last post

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