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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 counts as action?

    I'm trying to avoid too much "standing around talking" in my writing and have more action. Problem is, what counts as action? Maybe I watch too many...

    Started by Wonky‎, 07-16-2009 12:06 AM
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  2. Continuity errors

    The main reason I don't like editing is because it creates continuity errors...if you change one part of the story, you'll have to read through the...

    Started by Wonky‎, 01-07-2008 06:20 PM
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    01-16-2008, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Cock-a-doodle-doo (animal noises)

    Anyone notice that the way people usually write and say animal noises sound nothing like the way the animal actually sounds? I have to have a...

    Started by Wonky‎, 11-18-2007 04:40 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-26-2007, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Strong verbs for walking around

    Hi. I realized I have a problem with something--coming up with strong verbs. In my MS there's a lot of walking around, but if I say, he walked here,...

    Started by Wonky‎, 11-15-2007 07:42 PM
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    11-19-2007, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  5. How to include boring scenes?

    What do you do if there is something really boring that's important for your story? How do you include it? I don't want to write 10 pages describing...

    Started by Wonky‎, 08-26-2007 07:10 PM
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    08-28-2007, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Looking for a word

    Hi everyone. I'm trying to think of a word that would describe the sound of something soaking wet hitting something really hard...like if to took a...

    Started by Wonky‎, 08-25-2007 04:29 AM
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    08-26-2007, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Removal of Topics

    A number of topics in this forum have been removed as they had strayed from the 'writing craft' theme. We hope it is now easier to see the posts...

    Started by WN Moderator‎, 11-22-2009 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-22-2009, 09:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Removal of Threads

    Please note the removal of two topics which were not providing any useful purpose here in the Writing Craft forum. As a number of members pointed...

    Started by WN Moderator‎, 10-26-2009 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-28-2009, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  9. Please review my Prologue

    Prologue Wilson wiped his greasy forehead. With no towel or napkin, he kept rubbing oily sweat residue across his khaki pants repeatedly...

    Started by Winston McMiller‎, 08-08-2007 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-10-2007, 01:43 PM Go to last post
  10. My Blog

    Dear Netters: I would so appreciate it if you'd go to my blog, read a few entries (it's best to start at the bottom of the "Archives" to read the...

    Started by Winnie Willard‎, 10-22-2007 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-23-2007, 04:30 AM Go to last post
  11. document help

    This is a simple matter: suddenly, my XP Home Edition Microsoft Word is acting up. Specifically,when I open a document or start a new one, up at...

    Started by Winnie Willard‎, 08-28-2006 08:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-29-2006, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  12. First person vs. third person

    I just sent out a partial manuscript to an agent. It was written in the first person perspective. She responded back that the first person voice...

    Started by windso‎, 03-05-2004 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-06-2004, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  13. Opinions on openening scene

    Hello, I haven't posted for quite some time, but I would greatly appreciate any input you may have on the opening scene for my new novel. Thank...

    Started by Win Prue‎, 04-16-2008 04:39 AM
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    04-24-2008, 01:25 AM Go to last post
  14. query letter

    I have finished a manuscript based on my adolescent experiences with my best friend's older, mentally challenged brother. In my query letter I state...

    Started by Willis Wilburn‎, 11-22-2008 05:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-23-2008, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  15. walking it off

    To anyone, What kind of wine do you find goes best with a rejection letter?

    Started by Willis Wilburn‎, 11-12-2008 06:16 PM
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    11-13-2008, 01:02 PM Go to last post
  16. agents and query letters

    Is it proper ettiquette to send out only one query letter at a time and wait for that agent's response before sending another to a different agent? ...

    Started by Willis Wilburn‎, 11-01-2008 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-01-2008, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  17. word count

    I have a simple (and perhaps stupid) question. I have just completed my first manuscript and have been reading alot of the sample query letters...

    Started by Willis Wilburn‎, 10-30-2008 09:22 AM
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    11-01-2008, 03:55 AM Go to last post
  18. Rule of Three

    This came up in another thread: What is the "rule of three"? I was going to write a pedantic and overly analytical response. Don't have to....

    Started by William Watson‎, 01-27-2006 07:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-04-2006, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  19. Criticize me....please.

    Hey all, I just started writing this recently, and I am curious as to what sort of response I will get from this community. I am looking for...

    Started by William Rush‎, 05-29-2007 01:09 PM
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    06-02-2007, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  20. New writers quiz/dictionary

    Compilation has started on the dictionary of the absurd, where perfectly good words are defined in absurdist fashion eg Faraday - a long time ago...

    Started by William Meikle‎, 08-09-2001 04:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-09-2001, 04:20 AM Go to last post

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