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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. Using semi-colon in fiction.

    (I'm reposting it as I original posted it in the wrong forum, apologies) Microsoft Word makes suggestions for me to use semi-colon in places and I...

    Started by Michael Blumental‎, 07-01-2009 09:19 AM
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  2. !@#$%& paragraph

    Help! Can anyone come up with a suggestion or two (or more) about/for this paragraph? I weary of banging my head against the wall! I'm beyond...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 02-01-2005 05:08 PM
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  3. Nice Rejections

    I was looking through my email archive on Gmail, where I have query rejections from the last six years. Now check out this one from 3/12/07 ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 03-11-2013 11:13 AM
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  4. Part 1 of "Luck By Chance" - Please Comment!

    I was walking in lawn full of lush green grass. The lawn was huge, grassy with beautiful mixture of flowers that introduced a unique mixture of...

    Started by Altaf Hussain‎, 10-17-2010 08:22 PM
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    10-20-2010, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  5. the use of torture in fiction

    Er... this is a question that I posted in another writing forum that is kind of raising more questions than answers so I thought I'd pop it in here...

    Started by Aver0n 2o11‎, 07-11-2011 01:00 AM
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    fictional torture
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    08-21-2011, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Sidebars in nonfiction

    I'm writing a nonfiction book that will include sidebars. By "sidebar," I mean a short essay, from 1 paragraph to 2 pages, that is separate from the...

    Started by Aaron‎, 03-25-2004 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-25-2004, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  7. Average words per day?

    I searched through past posts to answer this, but didn't find too much. 1)How many words per day (on average)do you get to paper? 2)What is...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 07-21-2009 12:42 PM
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    08-07-2009, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Why we write (thanks George)

    Hello writers. I'm a brand new member from Australia. I guess this thread is a way of testing the waters in here. I 've been looking over some...

    Started by Brock Perks‎, 06-05-2011 05:07 PM
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    06-11-2011, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  9. plural of snafu?

    What is the plural of "snafu" ?! Any ideas? My dictionary didn't have one (although, I must admit, my dictionary is not that great). Thanks for...

    Started by Carmella‎, 04-07-2003 04:08 AM
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    04-10-2003, 09:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Best creative writing software for Mac?

    Hello everyone, Just want to start off by saying hello. I am new here and looking forward to being a productive member of the forum. I am...

    Started by John Wolcott‎, 05-09-2009 09:26 PM
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    05-28-2011, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  11. Continuing stories or separate stories?

    For me personally, I've always been a big fan of trilogies and sagas. Stories that keep on going and continue to add depth with each new book....

    Started by Wickett‎, 03-21-2014 08:33 AM
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    06-17-2014, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  12. using initials instead of a full name

    In a non-fiction book, is it a good or bad idea to use the first letter of a person's name rather than their full name? eg. M. instead of Marian.

    Started by M T‎, 02-11-2003 07:51 PM
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    02-17-2003, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Story idea? Where do you begin?

    I'm spamming these threads. But as long as it's writing related, isn't this what it's for? This is more of an opinion then a question, but would...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 08-11-2015 11:00 PM
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    08-14-2015, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Speech, Paragraphs and Indenting

    Three questions. I'm not sure if there is a universal answer or if every country/pub house is different. 1. When writing speech, is it necessary...

    Started by Dave Bolster‎, 03-30-2005 05:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-30-2005, 09:08 PM Go to last post
  15. An Authors Privilege: using fragments and unconventional methods

    A few books I have read helped me develop my craft of writing, which is still in the process. One of them being Ann Rise's Menock the Devil, where...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-28-2005 09:41 AM
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    11-16-2005, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Poll: onomatopoeia in narrative

    Is it acceptable ("He fired a burst--pop pop pop!"), or is it a hallmark of lazy, amateurish writing? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Started by jayce‎, 05-19-2009 04:52 PM
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    05-24-2009, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  17. Profanity Question

    Does not using profanity in a novel hurt your chances of getting published? In my daily life, around the guys, I'll admit to using some profanity....

    Started by Carl Purdon‎, 07-01-2008 06:33 AM
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    09-14-2008, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  18. First Person

    Does anyone want to offer an opinion on first person narratives? I've done my research and read a ton about it, but I've never written something in...

    Started by JQGinger‎, 01-16-2015 11:19 AM
    advice, first person, narrative, view point
    • Replies: 7
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    01-29-2015, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Book word count and cliffhanger ending

    What is the word count for a novel? What elements make for a suspenseful cliffhanger?

    Started by tjm‎, 02-25-2015 02:04 PM
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    03-06-2015, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Beginning of another novel

    Well, I'm going to edit my last for a little while, but in the mean time can you guys tell me what you think of this so far? Mr Mullings the...

    Started by Anie Tak‎, 07-29-2007 08:32 AM
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    08-03-2007, 05:39 AM Go to last post

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