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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. How's my dialogue?

    Hi everyone. I'm posting a page or so of dialogue from my book. I'm worried my characters may sound a little stiff, or unnatural. Let me know what...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 07-21-2008 02:48 PM
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    07-23-2008, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  2. More paragraphs (Young Adult)

    I promise I will not post anymore. I just thought a little more advice and I can run with it. (maybe with my tail between my legs and maybe not) ...

    Started by Hopeful Florida‎, 07-21-2008 05:25 AM
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    07-21-2008, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  3. First Few Paragraphs

    Ok - here goes, these are my first few paragraphs. I have brought my thick skin but not my suit of armor so please not too harsh - this is my first...

    Started by Leigh Ford‎, 07-18-2008 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-21-2008, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  4. Allusion

    Do you guys recognize this phrase? "Whoso pulleth out this sword..." And would it still be recognizable as an allusive parody if i substituted...

    Started by The Midnight Writer‎, 07-16-2008 09:12 PM
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    07-21-2008, 05:33 AM Go to last post
  5. Advice?

    Hello all, I\'m new to the site, and was hoping I might get some advice from those of you kind enough to take a moment to help me. With as much...

    Started by Drew Miller‎, 07-13-2008 11:53 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    07-19-2008, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  6. Test Readers?

    I will preface this post by saying that I am very new to this site, and unfortunately cannot seem to find a topic that is similar to what I want to...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 07-17-2008 08:35 PM
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    07-18-2008, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  7. new book

    While going through the process of finding an agent for my first book, I'd like to write a second. I think there is enough in the first book to...

    Started by Stacy Copping‎, 07-16-2008 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-17-2008, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Feedback

    I'd like to post a couple of chapters of my non fiction memoir on here to get some feedback. It is in need of a good hook to keep the reader...

    Started by Becky Means‎, 07-14-2008 11:51 AM
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    07-16-2008, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Please critique this 1850s sketch of frontier life--recently discovered

    For several years I have been working on a book about the life of my great-great grandmother. In this blend of biography and social history, I...

    Started by Elizabeth Harris‎, 07-14-2008 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-14-2008, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  10. what to write??

    Writer always think about what to write. All writer want to success and hope that book will be sold excellently. Its wasting time to write and book...

    Started by saat sulaiman‎, 07-14-2008 05:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2008, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  11. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

    Hello folks, Talk about dialog, that is. Regardless of how much purple prose you can stick in description a story comes to life when the...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 07-12-2008 11:21 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2008, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  12. Not to be overly posty . . .

    . . . and I promise not to be, but I wish I\'d put this up first. It is an unfinished something I\'ve worked on more than the first post. It\'s a bit...

    Started by Anyar Sojen‎, 07-12-2008 10:19 PM
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    07-14-2008, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  13. I need help with inturrupted thought

    This is the first paragraph of my novel; A deep rumble from downstream roused me from a troubled half-sleep. I sat up on the drifting log, cocking...

    Started by Ariion Brindley‎, 07-11-2008 06:01 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-13-2008, 03:58 AM Go to last post
  14. Fantasy Idea - Original or Done Already?

    I'm a musician first and foremost. I wrote a little in high school and always enjoyed it, but I never seriously pursued it. Now, for some weird...

    Started by Tim Koupe‎, 07-12-2008 05:30 AM
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    07-12-2008, 11:54 PM Go to last post
  15. Any feedback appreciated

    I was walking my waterfront route home from work, following the artfully rusted riverside railing, wrought to resemble wood. The daylight was failing...

    Started by Anyar Sojen‎, 07-12-2008 06:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-12-2008, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  16. Chapter 1

    Here are the first two pages. Took out the prologue, will use part of it as a later chapter. This is the morning of the shooting. It happens at noon....

    Started by Pen Fairy‎, 07-11-2008 02:00 PM
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    07-12-2008, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Garsh I missed you guys (gimme crit)

    I havenít posted here in a while but Iíve kind of been keeping up in lurker mode when I have the time. What I have here is the fourth incarnation of...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 07-11-2008 08:45 PM
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    07-11-2008, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  18. Requesting help

    I have been recommended to this site with a problem my friend says this site can help me with. I sent out queries to ten agents. I received a...

    Started by Butterfly Kisses‎, 06-28-2008 06:59 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    07-11-2008, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  19. Impressions please (Adult Fantasy, 728 words, some crude language)

    Hi guys. I've decided to try out a new idea for a book that I have to help keep my mind off querying... So here goes. Tell me what you guys...

    Started by Dave O‎, 06-30-2008 03:16 PM
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    07-11-2008, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  20. New Story (not edited with C.D)

    Many of you recommended writing something else. Here's something I started in the past few months. I think it's better than the fantasy novel. ...

    Started by Pen Fairy‎, 07-11-2008 08:56 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    07-11-2008, 04:59 PM Go to last post

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