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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 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
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    07-22-2009, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  2. need help

    Hi I was wondering if someone could advice me. I've written a childrens spooky story. I did for an assignment for my writing course and the tutor...

    Started by amanda plowman-denton‎, 04-24-2008 04:15 AM
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    04-24-2008, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  3. What do you think?

    I'm having some trouble getting the opening of my near future Sci-fi novel right. I've posted the first few paragraphs below. Tell me. What do you...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 01-22-2005 09:08 PM
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    01-23-2005, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Opinions Please

    The following is the opening of my new fantasy/alternate history novel. Does it do a good job of drawing attention? Is it too obvious it is a dream...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 06-27-2004 05:12 AM
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    06-30-2004, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  5. Roadblocks to rewriting

    I started working on a novel years and years ago, and played with it time and again. I "finished" it several months ago, made sure there were no...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 09-25-2003 04:04 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-26-2003, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  6. To those who have given me opinions

    I would like to thank any and all writers who have read any of my work in this forum and given me their honest opinions. I appologize for the times...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 08-27-2003 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-28-2003, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  7. You're opinions please....Picture book

    I've written this picture book for about the third grade level and would appreciate any opinions you could give me. Thank you. The Ghost Deer ...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 06-27-2003 04:15 AM
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    06-27-2003, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Your opinions please... Literary essay/short

    The Eternal Outcast (A Meditation of Merlin) It has been said that our sight is clearest looking back. Only in doing so have I truly...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 06-15-2003 04:20 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-16-2003, 03:34 AM Go to last post
  9. "Inside the flap" - opinions please

    I just now finished my first novel, so I have never written the "inside the flap" or back cover blurb. I would really appreciate any advise you...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 05-05-2003 02:20 AM
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    05-05-2003, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  10. Your thoughts, please.

    I am starting out my career with writing children's picture books. I feel fairly confident with prose; however, I have recently completed a short...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 02-28-2003 03:02 PM
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    03-01-2003, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  11. General question about the forum

    I am new to the group, so I'd like to say, "Hello everyone." I am still trying to hone my skills to the best that they can be. Is there a place to...

    Started by Amanda Roper‎, 02-28-2003 06:33 AM
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    03-01-2003, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  12. What Genre?

    Hi everyone, I hope I'm posting this in the right forum. I'm almost finished my book and am starting to look through agents, but I'm having...

    Started by Amanda Rosko‎, 03-21-2006 09:18 PM
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    03-29-2006, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Titles

    Okay, so my novel is written, edited, revised, and edited again. And again. And again. And now the only thing that I can't seem to perfect is the...

    Started by Amanda Townsend‎, 08-27-2009 06:59 PM
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    08-30-2009, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  14. usage question

    Carved or carven? Ex. 1: The globes were (carved, carven) of a hard, yet porous material, in a hollow web work of obscene designs. Ex. 2: . ....

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 06-22-2005 05:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-24-2005, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  15. !@#$%& paragraph

    Help! Can anyone come up with a suggestion or two (or more) about/for this paragraph? I weary of banging my head against the wall! I'm beyond...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 02-01-2005 05:08 PM
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    02-05-2005, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  16. quick question

    A person is talking to the king. Does he say: "Yes, your majesty." (no caps) or, "Yes, Your Majesty." (caps) I have seen it done both...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 02-01-2005 08:01 AM
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    02-01-2005, 06:25 PM Go to last post
  17. interruption of sentence in dialog

    Happy new year. Haven't been around at all, but I'm back now with one of my stupid questions. Please, help if you can! How do you interrupt...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 01-25-2005 10:03 AM
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    01-26-2005, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  18. Have at me?

    I have a draft of a version of an opening to my fantasy novel. Would anyone be interested in critiquing two pages, give or take a paragraph? If...

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 11-28-2004 12:28 AM
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    12-05-2004, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  19. three-hundred-foot drop, right?

    Have to be sure . . . .

    Started by Amanda Turek‎, 11-16-2004 10:43 AM
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    11-19-2004, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  20. It doesn't look right, somehow...

    I'm hacking away at 'Shadow Ether's newest chapter, fifth so far, and the following passage doesn't look right to me. I don't see any glaringly...

    Started by Amarant Kenaston‎, 01-23-2007 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-27-2007, 12:18 PM Go to last post

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