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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. Creating Characters

    A while ago, I read in an article that horror writers don't base their characters on the "dark side" of themselves; the article also said that most...

    Started by imported_Mayesha Kpah‎, 03-17-2011 08:00 AM
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    03-18-2011, 04:25 AM Go to last post
  2. about my book name is THE BREAK INSIDE ME

    ?s it difficult to be author or write book "The Break Inside Me" Levent Islek

    Started by levent islek‎, 01-26-2011 05:14 AM
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    03-16-2011, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Hello World - a digital book out of this world

    "Hello World" first printed in 2008 is a digital book with an interesting puzzle theme. It contains clues that lead to chapters of a real story which...

    Started by imported_Samantha Bezuidenhout‎, 03-15-2011 04:29 AM
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    03-15-2011, 04:29 AM Go to last post
  4. non fictional character in fiction book

    I am new to writing and am working on a book where the fictional characters meet someone who was a real person. Letters and journals of the real...

    Started by imported_amy nigro‎, 03-10-2011 12:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-12-2011, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Semicolons

    So who else gets told off for getting it wrong? Just kidding, I'm out of school and haven't had anyone critiquing my grammar in ages. Still get...

    Started by Aver0n 2o11‎, 03-12-2011 02:48 AM
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    03-12-2011, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  6. Organizing a complex book - nonfiction

    I'm working on a book that is very broad and very complex. It touches on a lot of areas and I am using many many sources of information. I'm getting...

    Started by imported_Todd Phillips‎, 03-04-2011 05:02 AM
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    03-06-2011, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  7. stuck with past tense

    i naturally keep writing in the past tense instead of the present tense... any tricks? As soon as i hit a groove i also notice ive been writing in...

    Started by imported_Brap s.‎, 02-08-2011 05:15 PM
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    03-05-2011, 12:51 AM Go to last post
  8. Nice Article

    Donald Maass. Need I say more? Maass Post

    Started by Keith .‎, 03-02-2011 07:05 AM
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    03-02-2011, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  9. who? whom?

    Can never remember who or whom. As in who/whom are you trying to reach with this website?

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-28-2011 11:13 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-01-2011, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  10. Novelists, Inc.

    I'm not at all sure this is the proper forum, but wanted to pass this along to any and all interested parties. >>I belong to Novelists Inc...

    Started by Ce Ce‎, 02-25-2011 02:07 PM
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    02-28-2011, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  11. Showing vs. Telling

    This is to all you wonderful and experienced writers, agents, and editors. I have heard a lot of talk about showing and not telling, but if I am...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-22-2011 01:45 PM
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    02-26-2011, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  12. Short Stories vs Interludes

    Hey all! I'm new to the forums but I'm in rather desperate need of some assistance for my works so I thought I'd holler at you and get your advice....

    Started by Michelle Schad‎, 02-20-2011 08:17 AM
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    02-22-2011, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Having brain-freeze--in sentence: "Welcome folks of Cleveland,"..

    ...wouldn't there be a comma between "Welcome" and "folks"? (And, wow, this site has changed! tripping on the number of categories :)

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 02-17-2011 09:04 AM
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    02-19-2011, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  14. Flashbacks

    I've heard you aren't supposed to start a novel with a flashback but mine does. It's quite short though and the purpose of it is that when the story...

    Started by Candice A‎, 02-11-2011 07:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-18-2011, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  15. Line spacing and font size

    Regarding font sizes and page spacing in the books that are normally in the shops. As one who is considering self-publishing and who wants to have...

    Started by Hansen Nees‎, 02-15-2011 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-16-2011, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  16. Writers Block

    Major case of writers block. Haven't had writers block this bad for a while. I know what I want to say & it's at the tip of my tongue so to speak,...

    Started by good morning‎, 02-07-2011 08:54 PM
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    02-13-2011, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  17. This paragraph has me troubled

    I don't know if I am getting the message and feel of the first impression right..I have read it TOO many times to be any longer impartial. I,...

    Started by Tobias Garrett‎, 02-07-2011 11:14 AM
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    02-07-2011, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  18. Writing Advice Database

    Writing Advice Database Reposted here per Stan's suggestion. Great links. Edited x 1 for one of my typical screw-ups.

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 02-06-2011 05:29 PM
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    02-07-2011, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  19. Writing Advice Database

    Multiple links from agent Nathan Bransford's blog: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/06/writing-advice-database.html

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 02-06-2011 07:35 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-06-2011, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  20. Question

    Maybe someone can explain this to me. Seeing how very difficult it is to get a publisher to accept a manuscript, how is it that there are so many...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-21-2011 09:48 AM
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    02-05-2011, 08:06 PM Go to last post

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