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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Writing out of order

    I am working on my first novel and getting frustrated. I was trying to write it in order, but another part of the novel won't get out of my head. ...

    Started by Sherry Dray‎, 04-13-2010 06:46 AM
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    04-16-2010, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  2. It's Nano time!

    It's now November, and that means it's NaNoWriMo time again. As always, here's a link to <a href="http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/49880> the first...

    Started by Joe Zeff‎, 11-01-2009 12:56 AM
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  3. Copy Editing for $1 per page

    Through this tough economic crisis, everyone needs a great deal. Well, here is the deal of a lifetime. Copyediting for just $1 per page! There are...

    Started by Harriet Wilson‎, 03-30-2009 07:15 AM
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    03-31-2009, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  4. Opening revisited

    Thanks to all who recommended that I start my novel further down on the page. Below is the resulting first five pages. I'm looking for...

    Started by Topher Too‎, 03-11-2009 08:54 AM
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    03-13-2009, 02:20 PM Go to last post
  5. More of Why Whisper/ critques welcome

    "Day turned to night and night never turned to day again." Gone The week before the two officers arrived at my...

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 02-02-2009 02:00 PM
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    02-16-2009, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Where do you go for your Med info

    I'm just wondering where you guys go when you need medical info-medical lingo/jargon, how certain injuries and/or ailments ect would be treated and...

    Started by Lo Rin‎, 04-23-2008 08:55 PM
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    04-28-2008, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Another Experiment

    I've been tossing this idea around for awhile, but I've been a bit apprehensive about doing it. The idea was to tell a story using nothing but...

    Started by Stephanie Kraner‎, 04-16-2008 07:13 AM
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    04-19-2008, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  8. Devices and Advices

    Hello, May I ask for advice on a device? In some stories/films a main character is in some precarious or preposterous position. The reader...

    Started by Tom Impelluso‎, 04-01-2008 10:02 AM
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    04-03-2008, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Sex! How much is too much?

    Hello, I am in the midst of writing a nonfiction book, and i am wondering how graphic the sexual content should be. My target audience will...

    Started by Kevin Haeusser‎, 08-27-2007 11:10 AM
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    08-28-2007, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  10. Scene seperation in chapters: A question

    Heya my good and beautiful people! Just out of curiosity, what do you folks use for scene seperation within the same chapter of a manuscripts? ...

    Started by J G‎, 12-22-2006 12:45 AM
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    12-28-2006, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  11. HELP PRETTY PLEASE!!

    I need help with this sentence. I think it's a bit long-winded, but I'm not sure how I might break it up so it reads easier. thanks!! Even my...

    Started by r k‎, 01-16-2006 08:04 AM
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    01-17-2006, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  12. does this make sense to you?

    I'm not sure if the last sentence makes sense. I would appreciate any thoughts on how I might tighten it up. There was a rather impressive cache...

    Started by r k‎, 09-02-2005 05:24 PM
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    09-03-2005, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  13. puzzled

    Can anyone tell me the proper way of putting a character's thought down? Example: "Did he really just say he loved me?" she thought to herself. ...

    Started by C Bets‎, 06-06-2005 06:41 AM
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    06-06-2005, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  14. Crit,-be tough

    I'm having a tough time with this piece. So far either people love it or hate it, but what I'm looking for is a nice, harsh crit; one that will help...

    Started by Rebecca Fryar‎, 06-08-2004 10:17 AM
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    06-24-2004, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  15. Prologue help

    To introduce my character, I am showing a scene which happened when she was about six. However, the starting paragraph seems quite boring. Any...

    Started by Bex‎, 04-12-2004 07:07 AM
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    04-12-2004, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  16. Help! Opening Chapter

    Hi everyone I am needing some criticism on my opening scene. I have reworked this scene according to numerous rejections. I will take the bad...

    Started by Syndie Willis‎, 04-12-2004 12:52 AM
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  17. speaking of offensive...

    Day seven in my first major self-edit of my WIP. This isn't the start of the book, but it does come up in the first chapter, so the reader is going...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 04-10-2004 09:07 AM
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  18. Assistance with medical research

    No, I’m not looking for organ donors or people willing to be part of a clinical trial! I’m looking for help with finding information on medical...

    Started by AL Gerard‎, 03-31-2004 06:57 PM
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    04-02-2004, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Synopsis Checklist

    Here's a checklist---not a guideline mind you---but a checklist for those struggling with the dreaded synopsis. It's what I used to write mine...and...

    Started by Terri‎, 03-27-2004 02:17 PM
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    10-13-2004, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  20. Whaddya Think? #2

    Following are a few elements which you may want to focus some of your comments upon: Plot and plot development Characterization/character...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-10-2003 05:26 PM
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    07-13-2003, 02:39 PM Go to last post

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