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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. Not to bore you: A Quick Snippet

    Hello All: Just wanted to know if you get a feel for this piece. It is in the middle of a scene. Please, tell me if the young girl's reaction to...

    Started by Dawn Prince‎, 06-17-2005 01:21 PM
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    06-21-2005, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  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 03:02 PM
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    01-14-2004, 08:41 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: 650
    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 08:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
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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 03:31 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    11-02-2001, 12:55 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. 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 12:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 613
    01-30-2010, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Is he right?

    Hubby does NOT read fiction, period. He was working late; I couldn't sleep. I didn't want to go work on Faith more; I'd begun to wonder if I'd...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-18-2010 01:58 PM
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    • Replies: 23
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    01-21-2010, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 02:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 427
    01-26-2010, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  15. Your comments, my story

    I've been thinking very carefully about all the feedback you've given me. You're right, Raven, it is to detached. And now I understand why. Sure,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-06-2010 08:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 373
    01-10-2010, 04:53 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 09:19 AM
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    • Replies: 18
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    01-06-2010, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 391
    01-04-2010, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  18. I tried a different tact

    Now, I know I need to start over with The Rape of Faith; and again, thank you all. I have another story that I did quite differently, and I'd like...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-01-2010 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-07-2010, 12:00 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-01-2010, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  20. I've been encouraged to seek your critique

    CHAPTER 1 Paramedics and Police I had just finished placing the blanket around Faith’s body when I heard the sirens. I quickly instructed the dogs...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 12-31-2009 11:10 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 635
    01-01-2010, 04:41 PM Go to last post

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