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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. Acknowledgements

    Should this be part of the query? ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author has, as much as possible, tried to maintain realism in this work of fiction by...

    Started by Dale Day‎, 07-17-2007 10:24 AM
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    07-17-2007, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  2. Folksinger's Blues

    This is a short story I wrote. I'm not sure how good it is. One thing I'm really not sure about is what kind of money a band would make for a gig...

    Started by Ross Smith‎, 07-16-2007 04:14 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-17-2007, 04:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Is this better?

    I made some changes based on suggestions all of you made. I think it reads better...thanks so much. Let me know if I'm on the right track. ...

    Started by Ava Rosien‎, 07-16-2007 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-17-2007, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  4. Critique please/ new to the boards!

    Hey! I've been looking for a place like this for a while and finally found it. There are so many writers here it's almost amazing (I come from a very...

    Started by Victoria Taylor‎, 07-15-2007 01:04 PM
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    07-17-2007, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Another re-write

    Ok...I am loboring here now...although I am happy with your suggestions. I appreciate your time and help as it will no doubt make me a better writer...

    Started by Ava Rosien‎, 07-17-2007 09:25 AM
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    07-17-2007, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Cocheta's Journey

    Here is an Introduction or Outline or Query - I would appreciate your thoughts upon which. And, does this interest you? COCHETA’S JOURNEY By:...

    Started by Dale Day‎, 07-17-2007 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-17-2007, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  7. Here's a stupid question:

    I'm curious if there is a consensus view on how many characters a reader can handle? I'm in the middle of a 100,000 word project, and I have given...

    Started by Clayton Lindemuth‎, 07-16-2007 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-16-2007, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  8. Silly question perhaps: Police cruiser sound?

    Hello, all I feel somewhat silly asking this, but I must because I'm very interested to see the responses. You guys know the sound the police...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 07-13-2007 09:43 AM
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    07-16-2007, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  9. Crit Groups--For Chuck Shaw

    Chuck, I started this so we wouldn't hi-jack Anders' thread. J W-D "Join a critique group, in person or on-line." Would you recommend any...

    Started by Janice W-D‎, 07-15-2007 12:30 AM
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  10. Crit requested: A Hungry Hades query letter (dark pseudo-YA fantasy)

    I have received a handful of partial requests from agents for queries consisting just of the last three paragraphs. I've enlarged the query to add a...

    Started by Anders Bruce‎, 07-11-2007 05:46 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-15-2007, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  11. How many well known quotes do you use?

    EG: Whenever the soul of a nation is stirred the bottom most parts come to the top He who the gods want to destroy, they first make make ...

    Started by Ayo Akinfe‎, 07-12-2007 10:05 AM
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    07-14-2007, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  12. Book Ideas from one-liners you've heard?

    have you ever heard a single sentence or comment in a movie and it gave you an entirely different concept for an entire book? Or perhaps just a...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 07-13-2007 07:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2007, 03:48 AM Go to last post
  13. My synopsis

    All right, an agent would like a synopsis from me, plus 45 pages, great. I am thrilled do not get me wrong it's just i have only been working on the...

    Started by Jennifer Million‎, 07-12-2007 07:36 PM
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    07-13-2007, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Short story

    Well here goes. I was not able to use word pad as Mr. Rogue suggested. I used microsoft word instead. Hope the formatting comes out okay. Sure wish...

    Started by Regina White‎, 07-11-2007 07:01 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    07-13-2007, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  15. Free Copyediting and Proofreading

    Spell check can be in a bad mood and take it out on you! Thatís why Iím here! I am a copyeditor/proofreader looking to expand my resume. I was an...

    Started by Lisa Taylor‎, 07-10-2007 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-13-2007, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  16. Operator action sequence

    Well it's been a while since I've loged in lol....anyway on everyone's recamendation (you've all been really helpful btw) I put an acction sequence...

    Started by Robert MacDermant‎, 07-11-2007 04:44 AM
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    • Replies: 18
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    07-12-2007, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  17. ONE PAGE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION - Get your script Produced


    Started by Matthew Toffolo‎, 07-12-2007 02:00 PM
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  18. First vs. Third Person

    For more years than I'll admit, I've worked on a historical in first person POV. I've been submitting for a while, requests for partials have turned...

    Started by Lisa Yarde‎, 07-11-2007 07:41 AM
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    07-12-2007, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  19. Looking for a title

    Hi Im writing a horror story, about 7 pages (just the outline mind you) and I haven't come up with a title, I've got lots of cannibals, and...

    Started by Scott Staley‎, 07-10-2007 11:55 AM
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    07-11-2007, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  20. ok critique again please

    CHAPTER 1 CAPRI TRUE KELLER COOPER The weather in Minnesota is as unpredictable as a toddler during a church sermon. Wild and stormy one...

    Started by mary reigstad‎, 07-09-2007 04:16 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 987
    07-11-2007, 05:11 AM Go to last post

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