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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. Does this work?

    I've read that beginning a story with a broad bit of scenery, and tapering the scope of the description until it is so narrow as to invite the...

    Started by Clayton Lindemuth‎, 07-06-2007 07:45 PM
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  2. My first novel, (Feedback).

    I have just finished my first attempt at writing a novel and I would be grateful if anyone would be kind enough to give me some independent feedback...

    Started by Lewis R‎, 07-07-2007 05:15 AM
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    07-10-2007, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  3. A Recent Article for Critique

    Thank you for your comments on my article "Regrettable". In addition to being a learning experience, posting here has proven to be a great exercise...

    Started by Denis Bonneau‎, 07-08-2007 07:05 PM
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    07-10-2007, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  4. Revised query, please critique.

    Dear All, A revised version of my query for 'Life Becoming: A Journey Through Broken Woods.' Please let me know what you think. I thank you for...

    Started by Chris Mikkelsen‎, 07-09-2007 08:47 AM
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    07-09-2007, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  5. First 200 words... please critique

    Hi, I have recently completed my first novel and would be delighted if anyone would be kind enough to give me some feedback on my first short...

    Started by new girl‎, 07-03-2007 06:01 AM
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    07-09-2007, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Query letter critique

    Dear All, Thank you for your time! I need a little guidance through the wicked jungle of query letters and would appreciate any comments, tips...

    Started by Chris Mikkelsen‎, 07-02-2007 10:38 AM
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    07-09-2007, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  7. What is the best way...

    What is the best way to post a short story on this forum? Cut and Paste? I've had trouble in the past with the paragraphs running together using the...

    Started by Regina White‎, 07-09-2007 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-09-2007, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  8. Please critique

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

    Started by mary reigstad‎, 07-09-2007 12:11 PM
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    07-09-2007, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  9. New Poetry Site

    Hey, I've seen some poetry posted here before, and thought this site might be fun/useful to some of you looking for feedback on some poems:...

    Started by John Doe‎, 07-09-2007 09:13 AM
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  10. WORD HELP

    Good Day Writers, Could anyone out there suggest to me a good book or booksto buy when you are grasping for just that right word and cannot find...

    Started by Brenda Roberts‎, 07-02-2007 01:38 PM
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  11. Seeking Feedback on my Article

    The following article is the first published on my blogsite. I'm seeking honest, no-holds barred feedback. Thanks, REGRETTABLE As we...

    Started by Denis Bonneau‎, 07-08-2007 05:15 PM
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    07-09-2007, 03:36 AM Go to last post
  12. How To Write Good

    Didn't want to hijack the "Rules for Writing" thread, but I've always loved these "rules": 1. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. ...

    Started by Amber Scott‎, 06-28-2007 03:41 PM
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    07-08-2007, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Genera blender. . .

    While still struggling with my query letter, I have some difficulty offering a concrete category for my novel. The novel is set in 1905, in a...

    Started by Patrick F‎, 07-08-2007 08:54 AM
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  14. Query-ish

    Alright, I'm pulling a Rogue Mutt here. I've been going through my novel, and I had one of those horrible author realisations that the main character...

    Started by LJ Hall‎, 07-07-2007 02:36 PM
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    07-08-2007, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  15. Book Openings - Part 2

    It was suggested to me on a couple different occasions that I needed a more gripping opening. Please refer to the 'book openings - opinions?'...

    Started by Janet Ford‎, 06-30-2007 05:42 PM
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    07-07-2007, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Whats that publishing help website?

    I just got a new laptop and the saved links are gone. Whats that website where they help you with publishing. whatca call it letter, query? ...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 07-05-2007 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-06-2007, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  17. Critique My Poem?

    This is the first creative writing I have done in a good long while. Let me know what your impressions are, please. Sunday Lust ...

    Started by Denise G‎, 07-01-2007 08:05 AM
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  18. Prologue of my novel - Your views plz

    Hi, here is the prologue of my novel. I'm looking for some honest views about this. I have put single quotes to denote the thoughts of the character...

    Started by Mita Jain‎, 06-03-2007 06:37 PM
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    07-04-2007, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Last chapter 1st?

    I read an advice piece recently wherein a writer recommended writing the last chapter of a new novel first. The idea being that facing the blank...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 06-27-2007 01:05 PM
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  20. Mention name brands, yes, no, sometimes?

    Do you mention name brands in your book? Would you have one of your characters "put on his blue jeans," or "put on his Levi's." "get into his...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 06-28-2007 07:25 AM
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    07-03-2007, 08:37 AM Go to last post

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