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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. Double spacing between paragraphs

    Hello; I have a dilemna of sorts, an agent wants my manuscript dbl spaced, does this mean between paragraphs should be the same or another space to...

    Started by John kratch‎, 10-03-2004 07:35 AM
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  2. Dr. Yakaboff

    I'm trying to describe this guy: http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/Cincinnati/staff/Kevin_Yakuboff.aspx This is what I have so far (Be kind:...

    Started by s glen‎, 08-16-2007 05:49 AM
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    08-17-2007, 01:49 PM Go to last post

    Here it is, a beautifully long sentence from a contemporary Pulitzer-Prize winner: "He had fainted with an excruciating, at times almost...

    Started by Karen Dionne‎, 09-25-2002 04:23 AM
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    09-27-2002, 05:40 AM Go to last post
  4. Draft query letter

    Hello all: I'm brand new at this and have my first manuscript almost ready to send out. I'm hoping to receive all the benefits of following your...

    Started by Cindy Betsinger‎, 05-20-2005 09:43 AM
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    05-20-2005, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Drafts

    The term drafts seems to be bantered about rather casually and I wondered what people mean by a draft. I was at a lecture on book publishing tonight...

    Started by Pamela Taylor‎, 10-23-2002 07:00 PM
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    10-25-2002, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Dragging My Potential Behind Me?

    Quickly, this is me: Have I the potential to become a known writer? I ask myself that question more and more, and I keep getting older (almost 25...

    Started by Joseph Frederick‎, 12-12-2005 03:17 PM
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    12-17-2005, 04:37 AM Go to last post
  7. Drama or Melodrama?

    I'm working on the edit of my WIP, a comedy/drama. The humor I'm ok with, but I always have the hardest time with the dramatic passages. It's the...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 06-21-2004 05:58 PM
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    06-26-2004, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Drama: Life in the ER

    Hey kids, I am considering writing a non-fic by this title (have been for a few years). I would have PLENTY of research to do before I could...

    Started by Molly B.‎, 05-06-2003 09:55 AM
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    05-08-2003, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  9. Dramaticizing real events

    I'm new here, so I hope this is the right place for discussing this sort of thing. I am currently in a creative writing class and submitted my...

    Started by Lisa Knupp‎, 03-05-2009 10:05 PM
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    03-06-2009, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  10. drawbacks to my idea?

    hi im new, so anyway - my idea is to make a short film using "Concerto de Aranjuez Adagio" (from Miles Davis' "Sketches in Spain") as the only sound...

    Started by Ric Kraus‎, 02-03-2003 09:09 AM
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    02-04-2003, 06:14 PM Go to last post
  11. Drawing a blank with my "with which"es...

    Hello, all Quick question: With the sentence below, does it need a "to" on the end? "The University Club (a hotel) has the top-notch quality...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 05-04-2009 09:33 AM
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    05-11-2009, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Dream

    Ok, I just wrote this yesterday so, I'm sure punctuation and editing will be an issue. This is what I have for the end of my book. To give you an...

    Started by joe walsh‎, 04-14-2005 09:53 AM
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    04-15-2005, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  13. Dream big...

    Just for fun... If your best novel were made into a movie, what songs would be on the soundtrack? What song would play at the start and what...

    Started by Kemory .‎, 11-08-2005 01:13 PM
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    11-11-2005, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Dream sequence from "Return to Superior"

    A chilly morning breeze pushed its way across the water, clearing the dense fog and revealing the pine trees that were previously concealed on...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 06-15-2009 04:09 PM
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    06-16-2009, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  15. Dream Sequence?

    In the novel I'm working on, I want one of my characters to remember something that happened several months before the book began. She feels...

    Started by A. B. Roper‎, 05-02-2004 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-03-2004, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  16. Dream Sequences.

    Well, i'm stuck. It's my first attempt at writing a dream, and to be honest I think it sucks. If any of you can assist me in making it any better,...

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 09-05-2005 06:41 AM
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    09-08-2005, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  17. Dreams

    Hi all, I have a story about my protag having a dream. The novel is written in third person, past tense. Question -- I have the dream sequence...

    Started by Fujisan‎, 06-20-2005 09:10 PM
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    06-21-2005, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  18. dreams

    Hey all, I have been reading your posts now for a few months and I am getting really inspired to start writing a noval. Never wrote one before, so...

    Started by Vivian Amis‎, 09-09-2004 06:59 AM
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    09-18-2004, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Dreams in fantasy?

    Can anyone tell me if starting a book with a dream sequence (protagonist is dreaming, describes events in dream, he wakes up) is a bad idea? It is...

    Started by Xander Cohen‎, 07-03-2009 11:30 AM
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    07-04-2009, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  20. Drinker With A Writing Problem

    Over the years, I realized that drinking lots of alcohol can seriously screw up one's personal life and the lives of others, but it might enhance...

    Started by Douglas‎, 07-06-2002 01:34 PM
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    09-11-2002, 07:51 AM Go to last post

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