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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. First impressions

    My science fiction/adventure series is currently set in a universe created by others. As suggested in another forum, I am considering relocating that...

    Started by MUSKETTER 3‎, 03-13-2013 08:22 AM
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    03-21-2014, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 10:19 AM
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    07-07-2009, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  3. "25 Reasons Readers Keep Reading"

    http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2011/11/16/25-reasons-readers-keep-reading/

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 11-16-2011 07:43 AM
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    11-27-2011, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 05:52 PM
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    05-24-2009, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Editing & Revision

    I know they say to leave it and come back in a years time nice and fresh but my work is kind of getting beyond that. Took me two years just to finish...

    Started by Aver0n 2o11‎, 07-31-2011 11:39 PM
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    08-13-2011, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  7. 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 06:07 PM
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    06-11-2011, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Whaddya Think? Notice

    I have all of your submissions and I'm holding off putting them up until the problem is solved. I think Roy may have a solution which won't cost...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-12-2003 05:36 AM
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    07-14-2003, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Creative writing course

    I'm looking at fiction writing courses and could do with some advice. Is it better to take a course that is university accredited? Is it something...

    Started by Susan B‎, 03-08-2012 11:14 AM
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    04-05-2012, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  10. $107 per word?

    A week from today, I will be going before a judge in an action that could mean foreclosure on our home. The details are many and complex so I will...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 06-03-2003 01:45 PM
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    06-06-2003, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  11. What does "selah" mean?

    Okay. Tossing down my National Enquirer in a huff. Kane got me wondering so I had to look it up. No, it's not a variation of "Stella!" From "Bible...

    Started by Lindi Hobbs‎, 06-26-2003 04:21 PM
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    06-27-2003, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Character description.... Important?

    ...5 minutes (read my other thread, you'll get it) Anyways, I have intentionally not been descriptive with the appearances of my characters. ...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 08-11-2015 11:06 PM
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    08-14-2015, 05:21 AM 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, 08-12-2015 12:00 AM
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    08-14-2015, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  14. POV Questions

    I understand the basics of what each POV is 1st, 2nd, 3rd limited/omniscient etc. Putting it into play is a whole different story. I...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 03-31-2015 11:30 AM
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    04-03-2015, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  15. Turning a novella into a novel

    Around Easter, a new idea seized me and I was so excited I did a quick plot outline and some character sketches and dove in headfirst. This summer...

    Started by K in Michigan‎, 09-30-2003 11:03 AM
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    10-02-2003, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  16. U.S. Vocab question

    Obviously people in the U.S. know what gas is and what a gas station is. In general, are people in the U.S. familiar with the U.K. terms 'petrol'...

    Started by Tayble‎, 10-20-2014 04:54 PM
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    11-17-2014, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Need help. Tense question

    Background: My new story takes place__in the future__on a spaceship that still exists. My main character is a kid who still exists. Of all the...

    Started by SFPete‎, 05-27-2002 09:39 PM
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    06-05-2002, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 05:08 AM
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    04-10-2003, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 01:42 PM
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    08-07-2009, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  20. Best POV for new novel?

    I have a new novel that I've just started working on, and I was wondering about the best POV to put it in. The storyline is with a setting in Poland,...

    Started by Jody Mosier‎, 07-23-2011 12:49 AM
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    08-26-2011, 09:26 AM Go to last post

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