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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. Critique please?

    I am reworking E.M. Forster's HOWARD'S END (now in the public domain) and setting it in 2006 New York. Any critique is appreciated as I am still...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 08-22-2008 06:48 AM
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    08-22-2008, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Short Prelude, looking for critique.

    I\'ve spent the last few days reading countless posts on these boards. For the most part, I encountered educated critiques and informed opinions....

    Started by Shane Smith‎, 08-20-2008 02:01 AM
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    08-22-2008, 01:39 AM Go to last post
  3. The Things We Tell The Silence -- intro critique?

    Thought I'd post the intro to a short story I've been working on to get some feedback. I have a particular fondness for first person present tense...

    Started by Stephanie Kraner‎, 08-19-2008 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-21-2008, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  4. writing plan

    hello there. I\'m a new writer, and I\'ve been having some difficulties on planning my writing to meet the plot, getting lost in details, etc. I...

    Started by D C‎, 08-18-2008 04:06 PM
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    08-21-2008, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  5. Thought I would get your critique...

    I thought I would bite the bullet and get the boards critique of a scene from the book I’m currently working on. This is my first book, I have...

    Started by Thomas Rayne‎, 08-18-2008 11:41 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-20-2008, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  6. grammar question

    Hi all, I've just started reading a new novel written in 3rd person, omni. When the narrator reveals the main characters thoughts (not actual...

    Started by Tracey Kallab‎, 08-18-2008 07:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-19-2008, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  7. Condensed = synopsis

    Here we go again. Squeeze 300 pages into a 1-page synopsis. There's not much space if they don't accept double spacing so here goes. I look forward...

    Started by Christopher Chance‎, 08-17-2008 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-18-2008, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  8. Comments and criticisms welcome...

    I was wondering if anyone would give me comments on this revised portion of my book. It's the prologue, and is meant to be distant and dreamy before...

    Started by S Stull‎, 08-15-2008 12:40 PM
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    08-17-2008, 07:41 PM Go to last post
  9. Sick of Romantic Vampires? Check this out!

    I'm sick of the romantic, all-powerful, goth vampire genre! Check out the first page of my new story and tell me what you think. From the...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 08-13-2008 01:38 PM
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    08-17-2008, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  10. AH:FCP - Chapter 1 (pt.1) Your thoughts welcomed.

    Here is the first part (re-written) of the first chapter of THE ANGELIC HERITAGE: THE FOUR CROWN PRINCES. I like it a lot more than what I had...

    Started by Jay Elwood Seymour‎, 08-12-2008 12:29 PM
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    08-16-2008, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Critique my chapter?

    I've read some of the critiques on this board and was frankly pretty impressed. I thought I'd give all of you a little more to critique...as if you...

    Started by Kimberly Knowlton‎, 08-04-2008 02:47 PM
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    08-16-2008, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  12. Opening Line

    How's this for an opening line: "If my mother had stuck the pitchfork an inch to the right I would never have existed."

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 08-12-2008 11:10 AM
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    08-15-2008, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  13. Please Critique My Short Story

    Actually, just the first 1200 (of ~3000) words or so. Any and all critiques welcome. Thanks! (By the way, I'm new around here. I'm digging...

    Started by old time‎, 08-04-2008 10:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-15-2008, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  14. Where do you get your inspiration?

    I was just wondering where you come up with ideas for your stories? I actually get most of my ideas from my dreams. I\'ll admit, sometimes I do...

    Started by Kimberly Knowlton‎, 08-04-2008 12:18 PM
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    • Replies: 24
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    08-14-2008, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Writers & Book Lovers Cruise

    I just wanted to let everyone know about this: “WRITERS & BOOK LOVERS CRUISE” Carnival Cruise Lines Mexico-Baja 4 Day Cruise On the Carnival...

    Started by Susan Waitkuweit‎, 08-12-2008 08:11 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-13-2008, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  16. My Chapter 1 ~ I would your thoughts.

    Anyone who is willing to take a look, I've love your opinions and thoughts. Thank you to anyone who is nice enough to give it a read. ...

    Started by Jay Elwood Seymour‎, 08-12-2008 04:59 AM
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    08-13-2008, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  17. okay, I'll try AGAIN!!

    Okay, so, again, I've just been writing chapters about these characters, Levi and Pearly, and I don' think when (and "if," I suppose) I put this...

    Started by david lidz‎, 08-08-2008 10:55 AM
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    08-11-2008, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  18. Quoting two sources with same last name

    I\'m writing an article in which two sources have the same last name. Normally I would only put a last name after a quote such as: \"I really love...

    Started by Vifx Twokay‎, 08-08-2008 03:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-11-2008, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  19. okay, I'll try -

    I submit for your ruthless review - a chapter of my own. It is not a first draft; neither is it a final... Thanks. ________ pearly

    Started by david lidz‎, 08-07-2008 07:57 PM
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    08-10-2008, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Queen of the Passive Sentences and....

    How to break from it. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I think actively?

    Started by Laura McCarthy‎, 07-30-2008 10:25 AM
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    08-08-2008, 04:15 PM Go to last post

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