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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. Writing interrupts thought flow

    I have many creative thoughts, but as soon as I write them down my creative thoughts are interrupted. So I have to remember it all in one go,...

    Started by jago pearce‎, 07-30-2008 04:38 AM
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    08-02-2008, 10:55 AM Go to last post

    Ok, i'm not even kidding. i love writing, my mind is always focused on my book. i have 2 little kids and i acidentlly call my girl the name of my...

    Started by Linden Holidae‎, 07-12-2008 10:33 AM
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    08-02-2008, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  3. Reimagining public domain works?

    does anyone know the "rules" for re-imagining works that have fallen into the public domain? I'll give an example (this is not the piece I want to...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 07-13-2008 06:57 AM
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    08-02-2008, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  4. Stuck on WIP-- Need words of encouragement

    I've been working on this YA novel in various versions since September of last year. I'm coming to the meat and potatoes of the story and I feel...

    Started by Laura McCarthy‎, 07-14-2008 05:17 PM
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    08-02-2008, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  5. Point of View and Stream of Conciousness

    Hello all, This would be my first post here, though I have to admit to doing a fair bit of lurking over the past month... I\'m currently...

    Started by Andrew Cunningham‎, 07-15-2008 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2008, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  6. Complete sentences, proper grammar?

    Recently I've noticed that many fiction authors don't always write complete sentences, or even properly contructed sentences. Here's a couple...

    Started by Dave S‎, 07-19-2008 12:59 PM
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    08-02-2008, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  7. How do YOU get started?

    I\'ve finally, finally started establishing an outline for my first novel. It really seems like a daunting task! I\'m already hitting into some...

    Started by Ashmore Laney‎, 07-20-2008 03:29 PM
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    • Replies: 34
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    08-02-2008, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  8. Please critique

    I posted this about a week ago and only got one response. I know it's not entirely cool to re-post things, but it was a slow weekend here in the...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 07-21-2008 06:46 AM
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    08-02-2008, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  9. How do YOU finish?

    I really liked Laney's 'how do YOU get started' thread. It was interesting hearing everyone's views on plotting and writing speed and coffee houses...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 07-23-2008 07:38 PM
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    08-02-2008, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  10. POV issue

    Hi, I'm really new at this and I searched through the threads to see if someone addressed this question already, but I couldn't find what I was...

    Started by Fujiko Duke‎, 07-30-2008 05:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-02-2008, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Simultaneous lovin', baby

    Hi all. What would happen if you had two manuscripts going at the same time? And how many of you do? Just curious :)

    Started by Nikki Smith‎, 07-31-2008 09:07 AM
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    08-02-2008, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Fairy land

    I have a fictional kingdom of fairies in my book and i need names.... mebbe something ending in 'topia'?

    Started by Lauanna Aaronlap‎, 08-01-2008 09:19 PM
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    08-02-2008, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  13. Help with pet names for children, anyone?

    Would anyone like to bowl me some affectionate nicknames for boys and girls? Anything will do, as itís rather the problem that Iíve gone down...

    Started by Chris Chamberlain‎, 07-27-2008 09:15 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-02-2008, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  14. Is this plagiarism?

    I'm an editor of the literary section of our school paper and i suspect plagiarism. A poem was submitted to me by a student. It was in free verse...

    Started by JC Navera‎, 07-28-2008 05:44 AM
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    07-31-2008, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  15. Help. I think I goofed.

    I'm working on a writing assigned and I'm really please with the short story I have written. However, I think I may have screwed up the tense. ...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 07-28-2008 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-31-2008, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  16. Covenant of the Rose (Working title)

    Here is an excerpt from my novel; I've finally braved myself to show it to others. As always, it's copyrighted by me and please do not take. (For...

    Started by Naomi H‎, 07-24-2008 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-28-2008, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  17. Is horror popular?

    From what I see in movies and in the bookstores, horror always seems to be popular. Does anyone else seem to think so? I'm working on my first novel,...

    Started by Naomi H‎, 07-23-2008 09:27 PM
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    07-28-2008, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  18. Who's story is it?

    How do you decide who's story it is to tell when you have three very strong characters? I have a twisted villian who believes he is doing the right...

    Started by Schemer T‎, 07-25-2008 03:32 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-28-2008, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  19. The first page.

    This is the first page of my latest work. Some experts say that the first page should depict the rest of the book. I find this impossible to do....

    Started by Christopher Chance‎, 07-18-2008 08:55 AM
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    07-26-2008, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  20. The Forester (working title)

    Hi everyone! Great to be here. I feel I will spend a lot of time on these discussion boards. Below is the first section of a 10,000(ish) word...

    Started by Aaron Brown‎, 07-25-2008 08:12 AM
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    07-25-2008, 08:24 PM Go to last post

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