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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. Titles

    The "Opening Lines" thread set me thinking: What about titles as openers to stories? My only two publishing credits (short stories) both derived...

    Started by Robert Raven‎, 02-25-2004 10:56 PM
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  2. Novel Structure & POV

    I am plotting my novel and am not sure about the best POV and structure for the scenes. I have three main characters: hero, hero's ally, and the...

    Started by TR Wiley‎, 02-23-2004 06:47 AM
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  3. To Swear or not to swear---

    Hello folks, Earlier some fellows were lamenting they couldn't swear more in their young adult novels. Yeah, I know kids swear like sailors these...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 02-22-2004 09:44 PM
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    02-27-2004, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Introduction...

    Is this a catchy piece to open with? If not any ideas? Give me an idea about what could make it better. This is in a narrative form from a...

    Started by Paul Foust‎, 02-11-2004 09:38 AM
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    02-15-2004, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  5. use of commas

    Hi, you have all been so helpful to me in the past so here is another question. When saying something like this: "I love you," she said, as she ran...

    Started by Gloria Sarasin‎, 01-29-2004 05:43 AM
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    01-30-2004, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  6. short chapters

    What do people think of short chapters. In the Brown's D CODE they didn't bother me all that much but at times I felt some were just thrown in. ...

    Started by Janet Ellis‎, 01-13-2004 01:07 PM
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    01-14-2004, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  7. Is everyone away writing?

    Egads - is something wrong with my computer. Nobody posted here in writing craft today? Am I in some try-write zone?

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 10-19-2003 07:03 PM
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    10-22-2003, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  8. To Whom it may concern...

    Lately boys and girls and ladies and gentlemen I have been recieving emails from people that I do not know... I have not opened any one of these...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-07-2003 12:09 PM
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    10-10-2003, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  9. Strange names

    Hello everyone, A while ago I read an excerpt from part of my fantasy novel to my writing class. I received mixed reviews, split in mainly two...

    Started by Shoilee‎, 09-27-2003 08:17 PM
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    09-30-2003, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  10. Slowing Down

    This is going to sound lame, but I've been working on my WIP since early July at a pretty furious pace, writing 1500 to 3000 words a night -- after...

    Started by Keith Postler‎, 09-26-2003 08:48 AM
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    09-30-2003, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  11. The daughters of Cleopatra

    Hello all, A few years ago I met a stunningly beautiful woman with a strange name. She asked me to guess what her nationality was and I guessed...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 09-18-2003 10:00 AM
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    09-20-2003, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  12. Past or Present?

    Hey everyone, Would enjoy some insight from you: Writing my fantasy novel for a while now, and I frequently find myself re-writing snippets...

    Started by Shoilee‎, 09-15-2003 04:30 PM
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    09-16-2003, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  13. And that's why

    Yep, that worked. So, all a troll needs to do on these discussion forums is put up a flaming message under a pseudo, type in the real e-mail address...

    Started by Kary Gessler‎, 08-22-2003 06:15 PM
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    08-24-2003, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 04:10 PM
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    08-22-2003, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  15. Favorite Literary Magazines

    What are your favorite literary magazines and why? I'm curious as to which lit mags people on the forum read.

    Started by Eva S‎, 08-08-2003 11:22 AM
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    08-10-2003, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 05:21 PM
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  17. 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 09:17 PM
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  18. 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 09:14 PM
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  19. 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 12:33 PM
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  20. Book Publisher Style Tips

    In reviewing and editing submissions for the WritersNet Anthology, some issues keep popping out that are not all that bad for writing, but that are...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 07-20-2002 12:22 PM
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    10-05-2003, 09:13 AM Go to last post

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