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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. My opening page...

    I am curious to hear what others might think about my opening paragraphs. By the way, I recently upgraded my version of MS Word, and that has caused...

    Started by David B‎, 11-16-2010 07:51 AM
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  2. Typing Assistance (WPM exercises)

    Hey, i'm sure you all are able to find your own sites with WPM exercises; however, I wanted to add this one as I think it's pretty cool. ...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 02-24-2009 04:04 PM
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    03-01-2009, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  3. World Revolution - input please

    Hi. I been treading dangerous waters for some time with my writing, and this is the sort of things I have been churning out lately. I would love...

    Started by marmot marmot‎, 03-26-2008 10:35 PM
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    03-26-2008, 10:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Opening paragraphs (revised)

    I am having trouble showing instead of telling while using the first-person narrative point of view. I have revised my opening paragraphs from my...

    Started by di lynn‎, 02-11-2008 09:42 AM
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    02-12-2008, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Short story award

    Hi All, I recently won a short story competition sponsored by my local library. I have posted the 2,000-word story, "The Key of David," under my...

    Started by Roger Duval‎, 04-07-2003 09:42 AM
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    04-08-2003, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  6. another awkward sentence

    To this day, they, and everyone else, summon(s) me when anything with wires and cables have to be connected or programmed. Is it they or everyone...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 06-16-2009 08:28 PM
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    06-23-2009, 06:28 PM Go to last post
  7. Dr. Yakaboff

    I'm trying to describe this guy: http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Cincinnati/staff/Kevin_Yakuboff.aspx This is what I have so far (Be kind:...

    Started by s glen‎, 08-16-2007 05:49 AM
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  8. Perceptions of height

    An eccentric question, perhaps: this affects a descriptive piece I am writing. I stand inside an old Gothic-style church and the guide say the...

    Started by Clyde Finney‎, 09-19-2002 09:25 AM
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    09-22-2002, 01:34 AM Go to last post
  9. Plotting

    Bored and wanted to start a new topic. Actually I think this is the first time I started a new one. Okay, here goes. How do you guys plot your...

    Started by Norman‎, 08-03-2001 06:20 AM
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    08-06-2001, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  10. This is not about William Shatna!

    Started by martin shaw‎, 11-20-2010 02:28 PM
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  11. Foreign Languages in English

    We grazed this subject a few days ago, but I wanted to ask a full-fledged question about it. I'm writing a thriller about trouble in Western...

    Started by Maestro‎, 09-16-2003 08:51 PM
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    09-19-2003, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  12. How to connect?

    Okay, in my novel, I don't know how to show the time span between two events. It's a fair amount of time, ranging from 2-3 months, but I don't know...

    Started by Shadow‎, 02-24-2012 02:52 PM
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    03-06-2012, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  13. Opening

    Hi, it's my first time here and I would appreciate it if anyone would take the time and effort to read and comment on the opening of a book I'm...

    Started by Ashikin Aidura Shahfudin‎, 08-07-2009 09:40 AM
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    08-09-2009, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  14. research, continued

    Improved? "They worked their way back down to the 46th floor leading her to his condo. It was relatively small, but tastefully done. Looking out...

    Started by C Bets‎, 05-24-2005 09:50 AM
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    05-25-2005, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  15. benefit of an agent

    That Patti sure has alot of questions, huh? Any Canadian writer's here? The reason I ask is because I have read that an agent is not as important...

    Started by patti new-writer‎, 03-23-2004 11:56 AM
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    03-24-2004, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  16. would you find this offensive?

    Not sure if you know about sickle cell anaemia.The heroine in my story is a sufferer and she meets a fellow sufferer while in hospital here is the...

    Started by Fluffy‎, 04-10-2004 12:09 AM
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    04-10-2004, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  17. unnamed characters

    Just looking for thoughts on unnamed characters. Does it create distance from the reader or do you think the reader can relate better to a nameless...

    Started by Dee Bum‎, 11-14-2008 11:03 AM
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    11-18-2008, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  18. Writing Advice Database

    Writing Advice Database Reposted here per Stan's suggestion. Great links. Edited x 1 for one of my typical screw-ups.

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 02-06-2011 05:29 PM
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    02-07-2011, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  19. What would you suggest?

    The idea for this story came to me as I talked with family members about ghostly experiences we each had encountered. Sometimes we do that,...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 08-02-2008 01:50 PM
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    08-05-2008, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  20. Structure question

    When writing dialogue, is it a golden rule that each new speaker starts a new paragraph, an indent if you will? What if it is a long conversation...

    Started by Oliver Reed‎, 05-21-2003 05:01 AM
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    05-23-2003, 06:51 PM Go to last post

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