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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. 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
  2. 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
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    07-28-2008, 03:59 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Feedback please.

    Hi. I need feedback of how well I did this. Critique would do nicely as well. The Trees swirled past and the echo of hooves followed Farina...

    Started by Donatellia Austin‎, 07-15-2008 07:14 PM
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    07-25-2008, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Feedback

    I'm currently working on the first book and first draft of a series of novels. I've got the central idea, but now here's the hard part for me: the...

    Started by Jason Emmons‎, 07-18-2008 10:46 PM
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    07-25-2008, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  7. Sample paragraphs - Young Adult

    I was given advice to post a couple of sample paragraphs so here it goes. - Young adult/teen romance As I lay on the beach for the thirteenth day...

    Started by Hopeful Florida‎, 07-18-2008 05:29 AM
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    07-24-2008, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  8. Beginner _ need advice

    Hello everybody This is my first post and am currently writing my first novel...or trying to as it seems that certain days my imagination just gets...

    Started by elodie lafitte‎, 07-24-2008 05:39 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-24-2008, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  9. little bit of fun

    This is a poem written by my main character. What do y'all think? My Family Tree My grandmother treasured the trees outside....

    Started by Stacy Copping‎, 07-22-2008 09:00 AM
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    07-24-2008, 04:11 AM Go to last post
  10. First page of latest novel

    Below is the first page of a novel I'm about 30K words into. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Blast away! The conference reception room at...

    Started by Dave S‎, 07-22-2008 09:42 AM
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    07-23-2008, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Into the Fire...

    Kay, so I finally decided to post the first bit of what I have up here. As brutal as possible please, any suggestions for improvement are very...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 07-22-2008 09:32 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-23-2008, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  12. How's my dialogue?

    Hi everyone. I'm posting a page or so of dialogue from my book. I'm worried my characters may sound a little stiff, or unnatural. Let me know what...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 07-21-2008 02:48 PM
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    07-23-2008, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  13. More paragraphs (Young Adult)

    I promise I will not post anymore. I just thought a little more advice and I can run with it. (maybe with my tail between my legs and maybe not) ...

    Started by Hopeful Florida‎, 07-21-2008 05:25 AM
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    07-21-2008, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  14. First Few Paragraphs

    Ok - here goes, these are my first few paragraphs. I have brought my thick skin but not my suit of armor so please not too harsh - this is my first...

    Started by Leigh Ford‎, 07-18-2008 04:09 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-21-2008, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  15. Allusion

    Do you guys recognize this phrase? "Whoso pulleth out this sword..." And would it still be recognizable as an allusive parody if i substituted...

    Started by The Midnight Writer‎, 07-16-2008 09:12 PM
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    07-21-2008, 05:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Advice?

    Hello all, I\'m new to the site, and was hoping I might get some advice from those of you kind enough to take a moment to help me. With as much...

    Started by Drew Miller‎, 07-13-2008 11:53 PM
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    07-19-2008, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Test Readers?

    I will preface this post by saying that I am very new to this site, and unfortunately cannot seem to find a topic that is similar to what I want to...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 07-17-2008 08:35 PM
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    07-18-2008, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  18. new book

    While going through the process of finding an agent for my first book, I'd like to write a second. I think there is enough in the first book to...

    Started by Stacy Copping‎, 07-16-2008 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-17-2008, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  19. Feedback

    I'd like to post a couple of chapters of my non fiction memoir on here to get some feedback. It is in need of a good hook to keep the reader...

    Started by Becky Means‎, 07-14-2008 11:51 AM
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    07-16-2008, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  20. Please critique this 1850s sketch of frontier life--recently discovered

    For several years I have been working on a book about the life of my great-great grandmother. In this blend of biography and social history, I...

    Started by Elizabeth Harris‎, 07-14-2008 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-14-2008, 01:57 PM Go to last post

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