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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. 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
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    04-05-2010, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
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    03-16-2010, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  3. 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 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-10-2010, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 08:19 PM
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    02-07-2010, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  5. Is there a way?

    A young lady just turned 18 last month. She is writing a trilogoy (or more). I urged her to become a member of WritersNet; she did. She also asked...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-25-2010 01:02 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-30-2010, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  6. Is he right?

    Hubby does NOT read fiction, period. He was working late; I couldn't sleep. I didn't want to go work on Faith more; I'd begun to wonder if I'd...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-18-2010 02:58 PM
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    01-21-2010, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  7. Learning the craft

    I've been good about keeping my fingers off the keyboard while I followed threads or thought about trying to present an altered version of my story. ...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-16-2010 03:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-26-2010, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  8. Your comments, my story

    I've been thinking very carefully about all the feedback you've given me. You're right, Raven, it is to detached. And now I understand why. Sure,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-06-2010 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-10-2010, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  9. Please be patient with me.

    I know; I'm supposed to be quiet and learn for a while. But the pen and/or the keyboard keep calling. I have to wait for a new semester at the CC,...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-04-2010 10:19 AM
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    01-07-2010, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  10. DUMB QUESTION

    Recently I have seen and heard about Writers' Groups. Is that what this is? It sure feels like the impression I got of what a writers' group is.

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 01-01-2010 02:32 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-01-2010, 05:45 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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    03-11-2013, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Just a big thank you :)

    Hi there, Just wanted to say thanks to the people who critiqued the start of my story a little while ago. I've been unsettled with it for some...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 02-22-2009 10:44 AM
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    02-27-2009, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  13. Do you know what I mean by this?

    Hi all, Just thought I would run something by you. I am writing a piece of dialogue, and want to know if I am conveying what I want to with this:...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 10-14-2005 06:03 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    10-16-2005, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  14. New York Location Help

    Hi there all, Hope this is the right place to post this. My story is partly set in New York, and while I have visited the city as a tourist (I...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 12-29-2004 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 552
    12-30-2004, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  15. A funny to share with you....

    I was watchng the British Book Awards last week and heard a funny! Lynne Truss was accepting an award for her book "Eats Shoots and Leaves - The...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 04-18-2004 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-20-2004, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  16. Genius can allow flouting of "the rules"

    Hi all, Just thought I would share this excerpt from Samuel Beckett's "Watt" with you all. Being an admirer of Irish writers (and having a...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 02-01-2004 04:09 AM
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    02-02-2004, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  17. Tricia, John, Ian Allison, Russ, Luna et al... Severe edit!

    Hi all, Sorry if I missed anyone's name off that read this last time. I have taken on board a lot of what was said, and actually feel liberated...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 01-31-2004 10:28 AM
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    02-03-2004, 12:15 AM Go to last post
  18. Oops! Please read this instead!

    Oh my... I am mortified!!!... just when I said I would look stupid if the code didn't work, I messed it up. here is a more reader friendly version,...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 01-25-2004 09:38 AM
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    • Replies: 19
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    01-26-2004, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Short Story Critique

    Hi all, I wonder if anyone could help me with a critique of the following, which is a short story that I recently entered into a competition. I...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 12-11-2003 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,609
    12-13-2003, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  20. 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: 1,063
    06-15-2011, 08:24 AM Go to last post

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