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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Query Letter

    I appologize about the length of this post but would appreciate you good folks tearing this to pieces. The format didn't paste well so ignore that...

    Started by Dennis Anthis‎, 10-19-2005 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-21-2005, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  2. Author Bio

    Many publishers ask for a bio with writing credits in their submission packets. I am wondering how others approach this issue. My writing credits are...

    Started by Dennis Anthis‎, 10-16-2005 03:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 294
    10-17-2005, 12:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Adverbs

    Can someone explain to me why the use of adverbs are considered a weak form of writing. I have recently come face to face with my penchant for...

    Started by Dennis Anthis‎, 09-21-2005 06:22 PM
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,803
    09-24-2005, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Punctuation help with ONE sentence?

    Any ideas on this sentence? I want it to start with the question Marques is asking, but I want to include the fact that the guy is thinking about the...

    Started by Dennis Bergendorf‎, 12-08-2010 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 546
    12-26-2010, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Please critique

    Here are the first 5 pages of my novel. 1: is it ok to have an introduction? 2: I don't have chapters. I have 4 parts, and I divide up...

    Started by Dennis Boyle‎, 08-01-2008 05:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,702
    08-03-2008, 05:37 AM Go to last post
  6. call for submissions

    Searching for Masters of the Written Word Forbidden Plum Press is actively searching for unknown masters of the written word. We are looking...

    Started by Dennis Carey‎, 10-02-2002 10:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 781
    10-02-2002, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  7. Testing an idea

    Hello to the Group. I'm new at writing anything other than technical and looking for a quick critique. Any comments much appreciated. Such...

    Started by Dennis Miller‎, 12-22-2004 08:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 353
    12-23-2004, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Feedback

    The target audience is 3 - 4th grade readers. The Flesch grade level is 4 with a high reading ease rating. In the story, the Least Beast saves the...

    Started by Derb Hampton‎, 01-30-2010 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 459
    02-01-2010, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  9. Receive feedback

    Can a newb get some feedback? If so, donít hold back. I am looking for honest criticisms. This is a YA novel and the girl in the story is twelve...

    Started by Derb Hampton‎, 01-16-2010 08:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 588
    01-16-2010, 09:36 PM Go to last post
  10. The Forgotten Children - Chapter 1

    I am new to this community and thought a good way to start out would be to offer the first chapter of what I am working on for critique. It is a...

    Started by Derek Bacon‎, 01-03-2008 01:43 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 482
    01-04-2008, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Indie film maker needs writer\'s help with movie script

    Hi, I\'m an independent film maker and I write my own stories for film. I\'m working on a story for my second film and am having some trouble. I\'m...

    Started by derek hammer‎, 10-25-2008 07:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,327
    10-28-2008, 04:55 AM Go to last post
  12. The New Guy and His Cult Parodies

    Hi everyone This is my first post here. I'm glad to learn that sites like this exist. Just recently, I've decided to have a go at comedy. I'm...

    Started by Derek Pudding‎, 06-27-2009 06:40 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 981
    06-28-2009, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  13. Please share on my News Release

    Hello, I have self-published my novel, Deacon's Circle, and submitted a press release months ago that pretty much got 'slammed' by members, however I...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 02-27-2008 08:15 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 486
    02-27-2008, 08:44 PM Go to last post
  14. Professionally Edited?

    Thanks I have been to/not to mention that my manuscript has been professionally edited...What do you think? Looking for feedback "With These...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-28-2005 04:43 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 550
    07-28-2005, 02:03 PM Go to last post
  15. #8 and countin'

    OK, I know ya'll are tired, but please look at this query revision (#8) and let me know what cha think! Thanks again Dear Agent: When Brooks...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-09-2005 06:03 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,237
    07-09-2005, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  16. WTH

    Thanks to all for the favorable feedback, some harsher than others, but that's ok as well...Looking for feedback regarding the following...Let me...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-09-2005 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 364
    07-11-2005, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  17. With These Hands

    How is this hook for my query letter....This is my first one, so bare with me...Don't be afraid to say, Derek, it will work...Although consdstructive...

    Started by DEREK VITATOE‎, 07-08-2005 08:09 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 522
    07-09-2005, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  18. shuffling words??

    At what point in the editing process do you decide to stop? I have read my MS so many times that I nearly have it memorized, but every time, I...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 07-04-2008 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 558
    07-07-2008, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  19. oops..

    ...My wife doesn't understand quite why this is such a big deal, but...After two solid days of revisions, I have somehow managed to overwrite my...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 06-30-2008 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 653
    07-07-2008, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  20. the crash after the rush...

    I need somebody to tell me that they understand what I'm going through. I have just finished the first-draft of my manuscript; it comes in at104,000...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 04-22-2008 10:10 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 569
    04-26-2008, 03:22 PM Go to last post

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