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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. Fantasy Fiction "rules"

    I am creating a new world here and would categorize this piece as fantasy/adventure. However, as it is a "new" world, may I still use familiar naming...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 07-01-2009 10:48 AM
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  2. walking it off

    To anyone, What kind of wine do you find goes best with a rejection letter?

    Started by Willis Wilburn‎, 11-12-2008 06:16 PM
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  3. My first novel, (Feedback).

    I have just finished my first attempt at writing a novel and I would be grateful if anyone would be kind enough to give me some independent feedback...

    Started by Lewis R‎, 07-07-2007 05:15 AM
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    07-10-2007, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  4. A comprehension question

    In a book length manuscript I have recently finished there have been comments from other writers (not on this forum) about the clarity of the...

    Started by Denis Bonner‎, 08-04-2006 06:50 AM
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  5. A western romance

    I found a magazine market last night, and it listed what it was was in short supply. So, I decided to write my first romance. A western. I am having...

    Started by Denise .‎, 07-18-2005 02:31 PM
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    07-19-2005, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Co-writing the Short Short

    Objective: To help each other write better by 'getting into each other's heads'. This activity can be helpful as a substitute to longer critiques...

    Started by F L Gonzalez‎, 07-09-2005 06:57 PM
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    07-10-2005, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  7. Advice needed for newcomer

    This is my first post, and basically I'm looking for anyone who'll help me with advice. I've been a writer forever, only now I'm trying to make a...

    Started by Jessica Sieff‎, 07-14-2004 09:33 AM
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    07-19-2004, 04:34 AM Go to last post
  8. Confusion

    I was once told, by someone (probably) far wiser and (definitely) far older than myself that "In order to be a good writer, you have to realise that...

    Started by Emma Ridley‎, 07-11-2004 10:34 AM
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    07-12-2004, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  9. languages

    Anyone here made up another language for their books? If so, any tips on how?

    Started by Devin Jordan‎, 07-02-2004 08:05 AM
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    07-10-2004, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  10. how could you write it?

    also, to go along with the fight scene, how would you describe a death scene? He died is way too straight forward, a whisper of breath escaped his...

    Started by Devin Jordan‎, 06-30-2004 08:07 AM
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    07-12-2004, 07:28 AM Go to last post
  11. New Rules for Writing

    I have decided to have new rules for writing... THERE WILL BE NO RULES FOR WRITING.... So go ahead and have all the typos and and run on...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 08-21-2003 03:10 PM
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    08-22-2003, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  12. Let’s get back on track – Sick but true

    Folks, I love this site. I come here when I am down and need someone to give me a reason to start writing again. The last two weeks have been the...

    Started by Jay Saunders‎, 07-18-2003 04:21 PM
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    07-20-2003, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  13. Writing technique

    I was talking to a friend yesterday, also a writer, who found it odd that I edit and polish each paragraph before moving on to the next. I just...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-15-2003 08:17 PM
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    07-16-2003, 08:04 PM Go to last post
  14. Gentle Feedback requested on New Novel

    Haywire By Tracy Johnson It was an April night, a night just like so many others I'd spent in San Francisco, wobbling...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 07-06-2003 08:14 PM
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    07-07-2003, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Excuse me?

    Hi folks, My wife pointed out something she saw on CNN today. Somewhere in the U.S.A. there was a court ruling against a church wanting to use...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 07-03-2003 03:45 PM
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    07-04-2003, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  16. smell memory

    MT mentioned that smell memory thing. The taste of water through a garden hose. Suntan lotion army surplus pup tents old spice after shave the...

    Started by toby‎, 07-03-2003 02:04 PM
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  17. That first chapter

    Anyone ever have a hell of a time with writing that first freaking chapter? Knowing exactly where to begin? Am I the only one? From chapter two on...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 07-03-2003 11:33 AM
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  18. Pictures. Words. Ideas

    After the army, I started my professional career as a cub copywriter. I guess it is only natural that, when I was presenting a new idea, I mumbled...

    Started by Jack Klaw‎, 04-04-2003 07:07 AM
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  19. Best POV for new novel?

    I have a new novel that I've just started working on, and I was wondering about the best POV to put it in. The storyline is with a setting in Poland,...

    Started by Jody Mosier‎, 07-22-2011 11:49 PM
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    08-26-2011, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  20. MINOR dilemma

    In my first novel, two of the main characters lose their virginity at relatively young ages (for some). When the main character, a male, loses his...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-25-2011 07:45 PM
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    09-07-2011, 06:52 AM Go to last post

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