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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. Too much description?

    Hello, I'm a beginner fiction and I don't really understand when there is too much description in a piece of writing. When is description too much?...

    Started by Chimere Mba‎, 01-31-2011 10:20 AM
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    01-31-2011, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  2. Writing Help

    If you need help expressing yourself, check out these links: Writing exercises for ESL (English as a Second Language) writers from Frankfurt...

    Started by Victoria‎, 12-31-2010 02:07 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-30-2011, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  3. non-linear narrative structure

    Wikipedia: Nonlinear narrative, disjointed narrative or disrupted narrative is a narrative technique, sometimes used in literature, film, hypertext...

    Started by good morning‎, 01-11-2011 04:47 AM
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    01-30-2011, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  4. Edit, cut, revise, edit, cut, rev.....

    Dear All, My tuppence might be worth a penny. I spent two years writing my novel, and two years later I'm cutting, editing and revising, then...

    Started by Stewart Knight‎, 04-14-2001 10:38 AM
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    01-29-2011, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  5. The forum you wanted... and apologies

    WritersNet is happy to fill the gap in our content highlighted by discussion in our forums. This new forum is the place to discuss every aspect of...

    Started by WritersNet‎, 04-09-2001 07:33 PM
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    01-29-2011, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  6. First Page Critique - Middle Grade/Fantasy

    Hello All, This is my third posting for critique of my Middle Grade / Fantasy, 'The Boy from Earth'. I appreciate any comments.... CHAPTER 1...

    Started by Lyle Ven‎, 01-28-2011 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-28-2011, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  7. prologues!!!

    Just wondering what everyone's opinions are on them.. How much is too much? Too little? Anything you wanna say let it fly! :)

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 01-11-2011 12:07 PM
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    01-28-2011, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  8. first person vs narrative

    my novel idea is quite simply a mans journey from earth to space. my instinctive way to write it is in a more narrative style, Is this going to be...

    Started by imported_Brap s.‎, 01-26-2011 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-27-2011, 02:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Critique please..

    Here is a partial of the opening of my book.. I hope it's not too long, and if this gets good feedback/criticism/whatever you want to call it I'll...

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 01-18-2011 12:10 AM
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    01-26-2011, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  10. Hi

    Hi guys, I'm a newbie to this site - and to the world of writing - and am looking for new friends and contacts. I was wondering if anyone on...

    Started by Matthew Munson‎, 01-26-2011 08:56 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-26-2011, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Git along little doggies.

    I was recently playing "Red dead redemption" and came up with the idea for a story, which I decided to write. Surprisingly enough, and I never...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 01-14-2011 02:55 PM
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    01-25-2011, 09:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Do you see that dirty blue? It doesn’t lead to the light.

    I got a rabbit in a hat, it has rigor-mortis. The live one’s thumping below, ready for copulation under the black shiny silk of my magic...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 01-08-2011 07:37 AM
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    01-25-2011, 05:57 AM Go to last post
  13. How does scene read?

    This is a scene from a turn of the century memoir meant to be poignant and, at times, comical. How does the scene read? Although it seems...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 01-12-2011 02:32 AM
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    01-24-2011, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  14. My excerpt wants your help.

    “America…” He trailed off into a pensive silence, biting at his lower lip. “Probably,” he added. “Sometimes I hear her voice.” “You, my friend, are...

    Started by Delany Sierra Sierra‎, 01-09-2011 03:16 PM
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    01-23-2011, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  15. Ms length in words???

    I am sorry if this is an odd question, but an Agent I just sent a query to sent me back their specifications. One of them was to have the MS 70,000...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-15-2011 10:38 AM
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    01-21-2011, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  16. la lingua franca

    story needs to sound Asian = insert random japanese words (even if story is actually set in China/Korea/Vietnam/etc...) story needs to sound cool =...

    Started by good morning‎, 01-18-2011 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-19-2011, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Vocab Thread

    There's a grammar thread already so I'm making a vocab thread. If breakfast & lunch together is called brunch, what's lunch & dinner together?...

    Started by good morning‎, 01-17-2011 06:01 PM
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    01-18-2011, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  18. Memoir Length

    Didn't we recently have a link regarding the recommended length for different genre books? I can't find it, and I can't recall the length for a...

    Started by leslee‎, 01-17-2011 04:36 PM
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    01-18-2011, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Review Needed for my Chapter

    Hi guys, i am from Mysore,India... my dream is to be an mystery writer... but my aim is to blend the Fantasy and Mystery Genre Together... so here is...

    Started by Shrinidhi Kcoundinya‎, 01-15-2011 09:51 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-17-2011, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Paranormal

    Hi I am a new Writer/Author I am also self marketing. If you are interested in the paranormal or not it makes for some interesting read and...

    Started by Frances Nottingham‎, 01-14-2011 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-17-2011, 09:52 AM Go to last post

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