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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. what did you do?

    when you were kids, did you ever get picked on because you acted like you were older, and just not like the other kids? if so, did you outsmart them...

    Started by sheena‎, 09-04-2001 05:33 PM
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    09-06-2001, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  2. Help!

    Which is correct? " ... submitted an essay in a contest," or " ... submitted an essay to a contest."? Thanks!

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-04-2001 04:41 PM
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    09-06-2001, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  3. You thought it was tough now

    Ready for more competition? http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,9560,FF.html

    Started by Norman‎, 08-25-2001 05:09 PM
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    09-07-2001, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Copyright symbol

    Not long ago, a discussion about whether or not the copyright symbol should be used in manuscript format took place here. I personally do not use...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-07-2001 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-08-2001, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  5. What to expect, if anything

    The small town I live in, has finally decided to have an "Authors Night" at the local library. To me this is very exciting, however I am unsure what...

    Started by Traci Dumpprope‎, 09-06-2001 06:28 AM
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    09-08-2001, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  6. New Here!

    Hi! I'm new and have a quick question - what is the standard software most publishers/agents prefer electronic/diskette submissions be submitted in?...

    Started by Kaliannah Shirah‎, 09-08-2001 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-08-2001, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  7. I'd love to hear your comments

    Completely out of context, but I'd love to hear your thoughts anyway! This is a very short excerpt from chapter four of my novel. Julie is just a...

    Started by Lou‎, 09-06-2001 06:37 AM
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    09-09-2001, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Third person - First person

    Hello to all~ Does anyone out there know of any multi part books that start out in the third person and then move to the first person? I'm almost...

    Started by Dianne Loomis‎, 05-16-2001 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-10-2001, 05:23 AM Go to last post
  9. Run-on sentences: for or against?

    Ever since my literate childhood, run-on sentences have been my defended weakness. I enjoy using this breathless approach, albiet with guarded...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 09-07-2001 03:36 AM
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    09-10-2001, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  10. Among or amongst?

    Are these two interchangeable, or are there contexts where you would use one instead of the other. Can anyone help?? Many thanks. Alex

    Started by Alex Magid‎, 09-08-2001 06:06 AM
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    09-12-2001, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Challenge

    On Saturday night Sept, 22, I will be hosting a Fiction Flash challenge on another web page. A flash challenge for those that don't know is where you...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 09-13-2001 03:20 AM
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    09-13-2001, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  12. My Idea To Help The Victims

    Well I sat all day and watched the tragedy unfold before me much like the rest of the country did. I sat here in Illinois wishing I could do...

    Started by Bryan Wolford‎, 09-11-2001 10:58 PM
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    09-14-2001, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  13. RE: Chapter headings and partitioning

    I really need some input for this one. 1. My current WIP has about 30 chapters 2. They are all varying lengths; some are very short but some...

    Started by Patricia Cooper‎, 09-09-2001 09:37 PM
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    09-14-2001, 02:51 AM Go to last post
  14. First Person V's Third

    I would really appreciate some adive or opinions on what would be the best way to go-first person or third? I absolutely love writing in the first...

    Started by Kathryn‎, 09-10-2001 05:49 AM
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    09-14-2001, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  15. A step towards moving on

    I want to try to get moving again, it is going to be hard I think for all of us to get away from the TV and the news about what is happening. So I...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 09-15-2001 03:23 PM
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    09-18-2001, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  16. Bly - and any other children writers

    Hi Bly, I'm working on a ryhming story and since this is a new genre for me, I'm not up on the rules. My story is in couplets (sp?), each is...

    Started by C. Van Vleet‎, 09-18-2001 08:28 AM
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    09-18-2001, 10:42 AM Go to last post
  17. Follow-up on copyright symbol

    I have received another email from the editorial assistant at Writer's Digest whose supervisor -- stranded in L.A.due to the national tragedy --...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-12-2001 01:29 PM
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    09-19-2001, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  18. Naming a town

    Hi! Is it better to make up a town, location, school name? Or is it alright to use a real town? I was just wondering about all the legal mumbo...

    Started by Nicky Blade‎, 09-25-2001 08:12 AM
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    09-27-2001, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Fear of Completion

    Okay, its written and still in final editing, BUT, I am now blocked with final edits/storyline. This to me represents fear of...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 09-26-2001 12:47 PM
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    09-28-2001, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  20. just curious

    So, I take it that this is a discussion board for writers for obvious reasons. Do you think you could fill me in on some things and maybe we can...

    Started by Muff‎, 09-27-2001 07:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-28-2001, 03:14 PM Go to last post

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