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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. what is bad writing?

    I get a kick out of hearing writing instructors cut down best selling authors' work. John Grasham is often belittled. In The Firm, he has a woman...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 08-13-2009 01:53 PM
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  2. What do you think? (After Edits)

    Hello all...some of you game me feedback on a piece and in the middle of the process it got picked up. However, I decided to go ahead with some of...

    Started by Natalia‎, 06-22-2005 05:48 PM
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  3. Hesitant offering

    allo, allo again. Well, I require some light editorial assitance for this para, attempting to portray a cavalcade of confusion. I'm going for that...

    Started by Kane X Faucher‎, 07-08-2003 01:28 PM
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    07-10-2003, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Would you continue after this opening?

    Okay, gang, it's my turn to be told I'm too wordy or tell too much. So here's the opening paragraph for a WIP. My main question is: is it enough to...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-30-2002 10:46 AM
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    01-06-2003, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  5. Ok Finally.

    My oops, I put this in the wrong forum apparently. I missed this one entirely. I blame it on lack of coffee and a small screen! So please disregard...

    Started by Susie R‎, 01-20-2010 10:38 PM
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    01-26-2010, 12:39 AM Go to last post
  6. more advice please.

    ok i got some great advice so far and could use some more before i can make the changes. keep in mind im a 10th grade drop out so i am not great with...

    Started by t phillips‎, 10-21-2009 01:35 PM
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    10-24-2009, 03:39 AM Go to last post
  7. Critique please - Be Honest

    I wrote a fantasy book. The short: girl meets a man, he is the head of a council trying to make peace. Council members very from vampires to...

    Started by Cammy Stevens‎, 06-26-2009 10:25 AM
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    07-11-2009, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  8. need critique re baseball paragraph

    I was actually at the game I'm referring to. While I was a Mets fan, I don't understand the finer points of baseball. I've checked facts on Google...

    Started by Carlotta Dotcom‎, 01-08-2009 02:14 PM
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  9. Symbolism overload?

    Hi, I've never written fiction before, but find myself beginning my first book. I'm in the process of coming up with character "CV"s, but I'm...

    Started by Wendy Chocoholic‎, 11-15-2006 01:06 PM
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    11-19-2006, 10:50 PM Go to last post
  10. A wee excerpt

    Since this forum is in the doldrums at the moment, I'm going to post some of my work. This is an except just after the start of a short story I'm...

    Started by Nathan Nicholl‎, 11-03-2005 11:52 AM
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    11-08-2005, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  11. Sank or Sunk?

    Sank or Sunk? Futher or Farther? Stuck in a conundrum of proper language usage can draw a mark across the brain like a knife. The English...

    Started by P Brown‎, 10-01-2005 11:54 AM
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    10-09-2005, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  12. Bardy B....checking in

    You ought not let them bother you, Nikki. They're just blowing off steam and being silly. When you see REASONING then take them seriously. I agree...

    Started by John Oberon‎, 08-03-2005 04:03 AM
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    08-04-2005, 03:23 AM Go to last post
  13. Speaking of POV . . .

    I just asked my professor this last week (I'm sorry to keep bringing up the class I'm taking) and she said that it would take her the whole week to...

    Started by Jane Forsman‎, 02-24-2004 10:53 AM
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    02-27-2004, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  14. Help!

    I wonder if anyone knows how to spell "faux pah" --I can't find it in my dictionary--probably because I'm not looking in the right places if I'm...

    Started by christa‎, 08-21-2003 05:26 AM
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    08-23-2003, 03:43 PM Go to last post
  15. Writing with a hammer

    Greetings to those between the virtual spaces, etc. I need a large favour. Well, this depends on your defintitions of largeness and favourdom, of...

    Started by Kane Faucher‎, 06-21-2003 01:19 AM
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  16. Show & Tell for December

    Hi I haven't been here a few weeks, but I recognize some of your names, the more frequent contributors to the many problems, complications,...

    Started by Jack Klaw‎, 01-06-2003 08:37 PM
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  17. Be Gentle With My Baby! - Critique Please.

    Hi all, I decided to be brave and post the first few pages of my novel "Borders". I have it all on disk, but am currently working through it...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 12-27-2002 08:11 AM
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  18. The first chapter

    Do yuo find that the first chapter often needs the most rewriting? In my rewrite of the novel, I find chunks of the book that need minor tweaks,...

    Started by Eva S.‎, 09-16-2002 05:37 AM
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  19. Struggling with a title

    So many of you have been so encouraging...now I want to take advantage! I'm struggling with a title for my book. I won't explain again what the book...

    Started by Sis‎, 08-21-2002 09:34 AM
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    10-17-2002, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Weaknesses in my writing have not changed that much

    I just had my sixth draft of my first chapter critiqued by someone from Yahoo Groups. Almost all the problems pointed out were the same weaknesses...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 11-08-2011 06:59 PM
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    11-11-2011, 09:54 AM Go to last post

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