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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. A few short excerpts...

    I posted a short paragraph from this same piece of work a couple weeks ago and received excellent feedback which is why I'm doing the same thing...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 06-26-2009 08:40 PM
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    07-05-2009, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  2. A few things to avoid

    I thought a good way to start this new forum off would be with suggestions for polishing our work. What distinguishes a sophisticated, polished...

    Started by Mary Ellen‎, 04-09-2001 07:41 PM
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    06-28-2001, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  3. A Final Tea - please help

    This is the first little part of a short story I've written. I'm having some trouble with telling the reader what the narrative character is. A...

    Started by Misti Wolanski‎, 12-07-2005 06:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-13-2005, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  4. A final try

    Hi, gang: Here is what I hope will be a beginning of my story that gets your attention and keeps it. I've tried to incorporate all the suggestions...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 01-07-2003 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-13-2003, 10:07 AM Go to last post
  5. a first time for everything

    I may well regret posting this, but I too, as others have done before me, am putting my writing in front the firing line. let the pot shots begin....

    Started by Miss Daisy‎, 06-20-2009 05:17 PM
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    06-21-2009, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  6. A Flashback First?

    Has anyone ever read a book where the protagonist is shown in a terrible bind (maybe a whole chapter's worth) and then the rest of the novel is one...

    Started by Joy Riches‎, 12-04-2007 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-19-2007, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  7. A flashback....it works?

    Hi gang.....Val Gadon's history continues, preparatory to the Narius scenes. If you read the posting where Val was in prison and being transferred at...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 07-08-2003 08:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-08-2003, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  8. A Form of Punishment?

    I really need to ask all of you a question. Since I post a lot and have whined in the past. Am I being punished now? Don't take this as complaining...

    Started by Chad Fleagle‎, 01-22-2007 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-23-2007, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  9. A funny to share with you....

    I was watchng the British Book Awards last week and heard a funny! Lynne Truss was accepting an award for her book "Eats Shoots and Leaves - The...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 04-18-2004 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-20-2004, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  10. A Gary K Question

    Me again, I've been reading the info about writing a true crime story and have a related question. In one of my novels, I've used the name of the...

    Started by Ele Thurman‎, 03-18-2002 05:32 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-19-2002, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  11. A genre in a bottle

    I am wondering for those of you who write in particular genre or theme--i.e. mystery, romance, detective, historical fiction, etc., -- Is this the...

    Started by Brian Shafer‎, 03-19-2002 03:38 PM
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    03-21-2002, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  12. A good book can help to write a good book

    I would like to thank Shelia for her tip to buy 'Sol Stein on writing and a good grammar book. Only just began reading them and found many errors...

    Started by Robert Griffiths‎, 06-15-2006 03:18 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-17-2006, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  13. A good editor...

    is absolutely priceless. I just got my WIP reviewed by WN own Karen Dionne, and I feel like I've been completely blind. She pointed out (nicely)...

    Started by Jeff‎, 04-01-2004 12:48 PM
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    04-02-2004, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  14. A good meeting

    hi all i m working on my first novel. and i want to make the protagonist meet a girl(who becomes her best frd subsequently). but i want to make this...

    Started by Ankita Patil‎, 08-24-2009 02:37 AM
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    09-09-2009, 01:03 AM Go to last post
  15. A good quote about writing

    Hey, everyone - I have a rectangular section of wall that juts down from the ceiling in my work space and I want to paint a really great quote on...

    Started by Kris Williams‎, 09-08-2005 11:54 AM
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    09-10-2005, 05:26 AM Go to last post
  16. A Good Read

    I recently finished reading THE LONE PILGRIM, a collection of short stories by Laurie Colwin, and enjoyed it.

    Started by Eva S‎, 06-08-2003 08:06 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-08-2003, 09:34 AM Go to last post
  17. A good start? Or boring?

    -(**'s where there were itlaics, to indicate thoughts) -It would be cool if you could also give me insight into how my rendering of the "bandit"...

    Started by Amanda Nikese‎, 07-14-2009 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-22-2009, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  18. A good thing...but, in a way, a bad thing, too

    I'm sure I'm not the first person to ever have to deal with this, but I'll express it anyway: Have you ever wrote and wrote and wrote and made it...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 10-18-2007 12:09 PM
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    10-23-2007, 09:20 AM Go to last post
  19. A great site...

    I want to share with you a site I find so helpful! I hope it is ok to post this type of thing. I frequently see questions here that are answered on:...

    Started by Sis Bauman‎, 09-12-2002 08:24 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-12-2002, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  20. A green hat

    I glanced over his figure and his face, his broad shoulders and shaggy hair, because his hat grabbed my eyes, tugging my sight to his shabby crown. ...

    Started by Ian B‎, 08-22-2005 11:12 AM
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    08-23-2005, 06:10 PM Go to last post

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