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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. Prevention

    This should be fairly fun topic, and a helpful one maybe. In reading a good many posts over the last few months, it seems that the majority of the...

    Started by Gibby‎, 04-02-2004 12:08 AM
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    04-05-2004, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  2. You aren't joking

    A little style question that may not have a right answer: Do you usually write 'You're not' or 'You aren't'? I can see that it probably doesn't...

    Started by Gibby‎, 03-30-2004 04:54 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-02-2004, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  3. Words Of Wisdom

    He who is wise is the wisest. Rise early and yee shall get the goat. Never argue with a poor man. A cat in five, saves ten. Flutter,...

    Started by Giggles‎, 03-19-2004 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-26-2004, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  4. POV

    Is it acceptable for a novel to have a shifting POV? There is a main charachter but this doesn't become apparent until a little later in the novel....

    Started by Gilbride‎, 05-18-2004 01:01 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-19-2004, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  5. Best printer: laser or bubble?

    I need a new printer. In your experience which is best in terms of quality for printing novel-length quantities?

    Started by Gilbride‎, 01-02-2004 10:52 AM
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    01-03-2004, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  6. as/ing

    Excessive use of 'ing' and 'as' is a bad thing right? I started writing this novel when I was 16, I've since taken courses to try to improve my...

    Started by Gilbride‎, 12-07-2003 07:48 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    12-11-2003, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  7. Sci-Fi language

    It bugs me so much when I start reading a sci-fi novel, and right from page 1 I get bombarded with unecessarily complicated/made-up/scientific...

    Started by Gilbride‎, 11-12-2003 04:52 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 518
    11-14-2003, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Honesty (Truth)

    Irene: I did see your question tucked away in your great response to Nora's question. Yes, I did find the Hemingway quote I was looking for, thanks...

    Started by Giles Hemstreet‎, 04-29-2002 05:50 AM
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    01-24-2003, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  9. The Elements of Good Writing

    I've been reading the posts for months but not chiming in much. But some posts set me to thinking. Lately it has been about what makes writing...

    Started by Giles Hemstreet‎, 04-18-2002 02:38 PM
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    09-09-2003, 01:40 AM Go to last post
  10. An Old Series Reborn, and a Question about POV

    So I've been hemming and hawing about my next writing project for a while, trying to decide what to tackle next. While I do need to get cracking on...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 04-05-2014 06:59 AM
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    04-17-2014, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Nevermore!

    A quick question for you grammar gurus out there. I'm drawing a blank on this one, regarding "anymore" vs. "any more". If I tell someone I no...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 05-26-2014 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-01-2014, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  12. Back to Simulated Mayhem

    I've put my rewrite of my fantasy series back on hold for the moment. It just wasn't coming together for me, which made it a bit of a grind. Instead,...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 06-01-2014 09:24 AM
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    08-15-2014, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  13. word processors and tools

    I have a technical question -- a question having to do with writing tools. I use an iMac and the AppleWorks word processor. I am looking for a...

    Started by Gill Doyle‎, 02-28-2004 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-29-2004, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  14. is this sentence okay?

    I've read this sentence over and over, and I just can't figure out how to break it up. Suggestions please!! Her arrival had changed everything,...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-06-2009 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-12-2009, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Yet another from Ginger

    I promise I'll stop inundating y'all soon. It's the weekend and I've actually had time to work on this today. I've rewritten my second chapter,...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-04-2009 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 398
    04-06-2009, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  16. trying it again in first person

    So tell me if this is any more interesting reading it in the first person vs. the third person in my previous post... ...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-04-2009 12:12 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-04-2009, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  17. Reworked shower scene

    Sorry to post two back to back for critique, but my kids are sleeping and I'm not, lol, so I need to get this posted while I can! I took this on...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-02-2009 06:39 PM
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    04-04-2009, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Critique please

    This is from the second chapter of my novel. I'm trying to work on my info dumping and showing, not telling. Just wanted to know how I've done. ...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-02-2009 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-03-2009, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  19. Feedback wanted and appreciated

    The first few pages of my first novel. Have at it :) Prologue "You what?" "I don't love you." The words hit Virginia like a slap in the...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 03-30-2009 03:18 PM
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    03-31-2009, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Looking for review

    Hi everyone, I am brand new here and so glad I found this site. I\'m working on my first novel and have the first few chapters completed. I\'m...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 03-30-2009 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 407
    03-31-2009, 06:50 PM Go to last post

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