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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. flashbacks

    Help! I'm writing a book and have to add some flashbacks. If the flashback will cover about ten or more pages, can I use chapers or just run it as...

    Started by larry moses‎, 07-29-2008 12:53 PM
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    08-05-2008, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  2. Tense help please?

    690 word story opening and I'd appreciate any feedback, with a special eye for tense switching. ---- Two girls leaned on each other in a dark...

    Started by Mandy Pauza‎, 08-02-2008 08:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-05-2008, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  3. What would you suggest?

    The idea for this story came to me as I talked with family members about ghostly experiences we each had encountered. Sometimes we do that,...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 08-02-2008 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-05-2008, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Single sentence paragraphs....

    I'm all over the place today. :) Anyhow, I'm catching myself using sentences at the ends of my regular paragraphs as a way of making a particluar...

    Started by Nikki Smith‎, 07-31-2008 03:00 PM
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    08-04-2008, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  5. As a reader...

    Are there certain cliches (which apparently isn't a word) that you will not accept in the overarching plot line, even if the book is well-written?...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 07-26-2008 11:24 AM
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    • Replies: 17
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    08-03-2008, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  6. Critique Group

    Anyone got any tips/advice on starting and maintaining a critique group? I've managed to have my ms. requested and read by almost a dozen agents,...

    Started by Number One‎, 07-26-2008 08:46 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    08-03-2008, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  7. first page

    If a book started this way, would you continue to read? Any feedback appreciated. The rain was falling steadily in the foothills east of...

    Started by Dave S‎, 07-27-2008 10:12 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    08-03-2008, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  8. First page of manuscript

    Hey, this is the first page of my manuscript. It is 107,000 words long, and is a fantasy. Hopefully the reaction is positive. Chapter I The...

    Started by Keith Bouchard‎, 07-24-2008 08:11 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 61
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    08-03-2008, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  9. Please critique

    Here are the first 5 pages of my novel. 1: is it ok to have an introduction? 2: I don't have chapters. I have 4 parts, and I divide up...

    Started by Dennis Boyle‎, 08-01-2008 05:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    08-03-2008, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  10. A newbie's story

    hey, I just joined. I\'ve been working on a story. Please read and give me feedback. She looked at me and said “Izzy, what do you...

    Started by mike saechao‎, 08-02-2008 12:01 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-02-2008, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  11. I am new

    I am a budding writer. I am newly introduce here. I have a passion for writing. Literature has been my domain of interest since my babyhood,...

    Started by haribol Acharya‎, 07-29-2008 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-02-2008, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  12. What's wrong with this sentence?

    I think I need the grammar police. Word keeps on telling me this is a fragment: Dozens of skull fragments hung by threads of hair and skin. I...

    Started by s glen‎, 07-21-2008 06:43 AM
    3 Pages
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    08-02-2008, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Vampire themed Young Adult

    I just finished reading the first two books of the young adult series, "Twilight." I do read a good bit of young adult but I'll admit that it's more...

    Started by Kate B.‎, 07-21-2008 04:23 PM
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    • Replies: 18
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    08-02-2008, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Critique me...

    I'm not finished with this story yet, but out of pure curiosity I need to hear someone else's opinion besides my mother's. This is the first...

    Started by Nikki Smith‎, 07-21-2008 08:14 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    08-02-2008, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Subjects to choose from

    Writing is a domain that entrenches us in society and of course it elevates our positions a little higher than the rest. I chose to be a writer from...

    Started by haribol Acharya‎, 07-29-2008 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-02-2008, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    08-02-2008, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  17. HOW DO YOU TURN IT OFF??/...

    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
    • Replies: 7
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    08-02-2008, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    • Replies: 11
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    08-02-2008, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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    • Replies: 11
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    08-02-2008, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  20. 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

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