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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. 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 01:23 PM
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  2. Southern dialogue

    Working on a project with lots of southern drawl dialogue. Is it okay to leave apostrophes off of words like nothin, somethin, and gettin--or is...

    Started by DB‎, 12-13-2003 04:02 PM
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    01-14-2004, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Great way to collaborate...

    Here is a terrific excercise in writing. Take a look at Story Corner. http://users2.ev1.net/~robertl25/QTVMain.htm

    Started by DC‎, 09-28-2003 04:15 PM
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  4. Please critique

    This is a writing assignment where we have to do the ubiquitous show, don\\\'t tell. Even pausing between reads I can\\\'t tell if the writing is...

    Started by De Bumgardner‎, 10-27-2008 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 745
    10-29-2008, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  5. TV series treatment

    Can some one help me find a sample treatment for a TV series. I found a few but they are all different and I am not sure which one i should follow. I...

    Started by Dean Jardin‎, 10-14-2003 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-14-2003, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  6. What about sci-fi

    I love to read and write sci-fi. Is there any other fans out there? Please feel free to answer here or my e-mail. Thanks (a.k.a: Deano-the-Writer)

    Started by Dean Jordan‎, 06-29-2004 12:18 PM
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    07-07-2004, 06:30 AM Go to last post
  7. Switch of Mind-Set and Genre

    Been working on a short which is a departure from my usual historical fiction and am blocked which I attribute to the change in genre. Has anyone...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 10-07-2002 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  8. How to respond to rejection...

    Oh, well, I must give the Atlantic Monthly credit - they do respond in a timely fashion. Unfortunately it was to tell me they hope my short story...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 05-08-2002 07:50 PM
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    05-16-2002, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Let me share this...

    I got this fantastic advice from my favorite astrologer, Michael Lutin, in this week's forecast. It was exactly what I needed to hear and now it's...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 01-11-2002 09:05 PM
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  10. Sentence Length

    Isn't the rule pertaining to sentence length to keep it no longer than 21 words? I try to. Many of my sentences would do better with length. Is...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 10-29-2001 04:31 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    11-02-2001, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  11. Fear of Completion

    Okay, its written and still in final editing, BUT, I am now blocked with final edits/storyline. This to me represents fear of...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 09-26-2001 12:47 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-28-2001, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  12. I need to start over -- again.

    I not only sent stuff I didn't mean to, I sent stuff pre-rewrite. I've concluded that you can't help as effectively if you don't have the right...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-16-2010 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-16-2010, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  13. I'd like to pester you again

    Here's another offering for your critique/consideration. Thank you. 2 more weeks til school; I'm so excited! Another offering from the story I'm...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-15-2010 07:41 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-16-2010, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  14. 3 weeks till new quarter

    I'm on the waiting list at the nearby CC for their creative writing classes. My 66 credits transferred with a 3.83 GPA. My advisor discussed me...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-06-2010 05:37 PM
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    03-11-2010, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  15. I know you're sick of it, but...

    I'm almost afraid to say(write) it, but I believe I have the first chapter of Faith written. As usual, I haven't the confidence to be 110% certain,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 02-15-2010 01:40 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 763
    02-19-2010, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  16. Is there a way?

    A young lady just turned 18 last month. She is writing a trilogoy (or more). I urged her to become a member of WritersNet; she did. She also asked...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-25-2010 01:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 695
    01-30-2010, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  17. Learning the craft

    I've been good about keeping my fingers off the keyboard while I followed threads or thought about trying to present an altered version of my story. ...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-16-2010 03:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-26-2010, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  18. Please be patient with me.

    I know; I'm supposed to be quiet and learn for a while. But the pen and/or the keyboard keep calling. I have to wait for a new semester at the CC,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-04-2010 10:19 AM
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    • Replies: 18
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    01-07-2010, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  19. Living With Pain

    I was so focused on the help I was receiving that I failed to make note of the person who answered one of my inquiries and mentioned that this author...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-03-2010 12:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 443
    01-04-2010, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  20. DUMB QUESTION

    Recently I have seen and heard about Writers' Groups. Is that what this is? It sure feels like the impression I got of what a writers' group is.

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-01-2010 02:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 460
    01-01-2010, 05:45 PM Go to last post

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