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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. Looking for your Expertise, Part 2

    Here is the first of two taped interviews that Diane is playing for Hope. I know it's long, but... Pleeeeease. D The Neighbors Talbot Settled...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 05-05-2010 12:14 AM
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    05-12-2010, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  2. Looking for Your Expertise Part 1

    Hi, all, Despite my concerted efforts, the Creative Writing class filled before my name rose high enough on the waiting list. I'll try again for...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 05-05-2010 12:12 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-12-2010, 09:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Telling, not writing

    One piece of advice that you've given me (more than once until I got it, thankfully) is that I need to worry less about "being literary" and more...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-20-2010 12:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 436
    03-25-2010, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Yo Ho!

    I've eliminated a dozen "I's" and a couple dozen "That's." :) :) I also wrote an alternate beginning. Hope's taking her walk; you learn her...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-17-2010 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-05-2010, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  5. I need to start over -- again.

    I not only sent stuff I didn't mean to, I sent stuff pre-rewrite. I've concluded that you can't help as effectively if you don't have the right...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-16-2010 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-16-2010, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  6. I'd like to pester you again

    Here's another offering for your critique/consideration. Thank you. 2 more weeks til school; I'm so excited! Another offering from the story I'm...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-15-2010 07:41 PM
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    03-16-2010, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  7. IN CASE

    In case these mystical people who know about writing and who magically appear on WN start vacationing away from WN, how do I find you (and your help)...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-07-2010 10:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 409
    03-10-2010, 12:11 PM Go to last post
  8. 3 weeks till new quarter

    I'm on the waiting list at the nearby CC for their creative writing classes. My 66 credits transferred with a 3.83 GPA. My advisor discussed me...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-06-2010 04:37 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    03-11-2010, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  9. I know you're sick of it, but...

    I'm almost afraid to say(write) it, but I believe I have the first chapter of Faith written. As usual, I haven't the confidence to be 110% certain,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 02-15-2010 12:40 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 675
    02-19-2010, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  10. I've begun to learn; RIGHT?

    As expected, I've rewritten the 1st chapter of Faith 4x now. Don't want to be greedy so am submitting 550 words, not 1k. BUT in addition to the...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 02-02-2010 07:19 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    02-07-2010, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile A nice rejection!

    Just thought I would share this with you. Received this morning via email from an agent: Dear Debbi Thank you for sending us ****** and for...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 03-11-2013 05:48 AM
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    • Replies: 18
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    03-11-2013, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  12. How does this come across? #2

    Following advice and input from Charles Simon and John Oberon (thanks to both!) I decided to re-write and ditch the diary idea, instead writing this...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 06-04-2010 04:18 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    06-08-2010, 09:24 PM Go to last post
  13. If only this sentence was mine...

    If I go to my grave having written at least one phrase as beautiful as this following one, then I will be happy. From "Northern Lights" by Philip...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 05-28-2010 06:10 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 889
    06-01-2010, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  14. How does this come across

    Hi there Just taking a moment out of working on my novel to try this out on you kind folks. A short diary entry from my MC, written when he was...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 05-28-2010 06:02 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 777
    06-03-2010, 02:59 PM Go to last post
  15. Killer opening sentences

    Inspired by an earlier thread... I just wanted to throw in one of my favourite ever opening sentences. This is from "The Travelling Hornplayer" by...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 06-07-2009 06:07 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    06-13-2009, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  16. "Caution Advised" Forum?

    In the light of the reaction to one of the posts on here, which had some characteristics that some people found offensive, wouldn't it be a good idea...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 11-06-2004 10:59 PM
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    11-08-2004, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  17. This is bugging me! (Critique please)

    This passage from my WIP is bugging me. What's wrong with it? Please pick it apart. Some background to it. My narrator is receiving a dreaded...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 11-04-2004 05:44 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    11-05-2004, 05:18 AM Go to last post
  18. Laid? Lain? Help please!

    Hi all, Sorry to trouble you after a long silence (I have been deep in writing mode, so I guess I shouldn't really apologise!). I am having...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 06-17-2004 02:36 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    06-18-2004, 02:30 AM Go to last post
  19. My newborn

    Members only forum seems slow, so I am re-posting here.... Okay, while I wait to see if my firstborn is a hit with anyone out there, I have...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 06-13-2011 02:50 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 934
    06-15-2011, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Just keeping myself occupied with this...

    Okay, I should be working, but you know, it's New Year and I am not into it today. Just amusing myself with this. It might lead somewhere. Might...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 01-03-2012 03:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,632
    01-17-2012, 09:01 AM Go to last post

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