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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. Dialogue-Driven books

    Am I the only one in the universe who find books with page after page after page after page of dialogue annoying? Was browsing my local book store...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-12-2003 08:07 AM
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  2. Dialogue: Critique as needed

    Hi everyone! A quick excerpt of dialogue. This happens after the love scene I posted awhile back. Critique away! * * ...

    Started by Jason Guevara‎, 11-01-2005 09:20 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-03-2005, 04:54 AM Go to last post
  3. Diaries of a vegan lesbian in small town America

    Looking for some ideas on how to improve - any critiques appreciaited! Diaries of a vegan lesbian in small town America I have a...

    Started by Amy Boyce‎, 04-27-2011 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2011, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  4. Diary, notepad, notebook?

    Just out of curiosity, which do you use? Or do you use a a combination? Right now, I'm using all three. I have my diary, which I babble on in on...

    Started by Eva S.‎, 06-25-2002 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-01-2002, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Dickens research problem

    I read a huge, two-volume biography of Dickens which was loaned to me by an old Quaker school teacher (retired), and in it I found a print of a...

    Started by Wendy George‎, 04-08-2007 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-10-2007, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  6. Dictionaries, and Hamish

    My dictionaries are a bit dated, and I'm venturing further in the writing hole (financially) by buying a new one. I'm leaning toward the fourth...

    Started by KBG‎, 08-01-2002 01:02 PM
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    03-04-2004, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  7. Did I do this right?

    Ok, guys. I need some help. I am changing Maddy from present to past tense. But in the following excerpt, the second paragraph is italicized, (though...

    Started by Denise .‎, 03-14-2005 06:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-15-2005, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  8. did I make it worse?

    Thanks for your help on my first one. I see that there was a lot of confusion. Is this one any better? Thanks in advance!!! Synopsis: The Waas...

    Started by Jackie Lynch‎, 11-21-2005 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-02-2005, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  9. Did I post on the wrong board?

    Hi, all! The other day, I posted a considered query letter concerning the WWII book I'm ghosting for a lady. In my post, I asked for two types of...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 01-19-2003 09:29 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-21-2003, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  10. Did you ever stop writing because of a broken heart???

    I was just reflecting on why my writing stopped for six years. It's been great to return and pick up the prose again. But for the past four years,...

    Started by Jon Campbell‎, 07-29-2005 12:45 PM
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    08-01-2005, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  11. Did you evr stop writing because of a broken typewriter?

    Or because there was a war? Or a famine? Or a death in the family? Or the grass needed cutting? Or the fish frying? Well, did ya?

    Started by frank wilson‎, 07-29-2005 02:38 PM
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    08-02-2005, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  12. Did you know Strunk & White is online?

    <http://www.bartleby.com/141/>

    Started by Denise .‎, 02-25-2005 07:00 PM
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    02-26-2005, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  13. Die Arbeit!

    Alright, this is particularly shameful to do, but yet I cannot resist. I just spent 10 hours with my new scanner and concocted a new "art gallery"...

    Started by Kane X. Faucher‎, 07-03-2003 01:59 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-03-2003, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  14. Difference between genre & literary fiction?

    Am I alone in my confusion about where a book finds its fit? Does time & place determine genre or is it subject & style? Oublishers & editors...

    Started by ike‎, 04-05-2003 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-07-2003, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  15. Difference between offset & POD?

    Hi, Is there any way to tell an offset trade paperback book from a POD trade paperback book? I'd sure appreciate any responses. Johnny.

    Started by Johnny Hess‎, 03-04-2005 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-07-2005, 07:22 AM Go to last post
  16. different Genre

    Let's do something different. For your disecting pleasure I offer page 37. Page 37 of what, you ask? That is part of the enjoyment. Published,...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 06-14-2007 02:24 PM
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  17. Different prologue for critique

    I reworked the other prologue, trying to take into account everyones suggestions. It lost something in the rework. It was the first prologue I've...

    Started by Tina Brockett‎, 04-12-2010 03:08 PM
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    04-16-2010, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Different Style of Writing

    I'm currently experimenting with a different way of writing in my current project. Usually, I write from start to finish, never deviating from the...

    Started by Chris Scott Davis‎, 04-07-2005 10:52 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-10-2005, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  19. difficult opening...what do you think?

    - It was the afternoon that Mallorie would recieve the phonecall, and she was on her way home. She swerved her delapidated mountain bike away from...

    Started by cheshire cat‎, 06-09-2007 12:53 PM
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  20. Dilemma

    My dilemma is English spelling v American spelling I posted the first few pages of my book a few weeks ago. Those who read it could see it was...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 11-15-2002 12:19 PM
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    11-22-2002, 10:12 AM Go to last post

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