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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. a shadow of an idea

    Hello guys, I am currently in the whirlwind of figuring out what to do with writings I have made. I am currently peddling my idea of a book as a...

    Started by Iris Orprecio‎, 12-19-2004 07:58 PM
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    12-20-2004, 11:52 PM Go to last post
  2. Final Battle Complications- HELP!

    Alright, I've run into a bit of a snag here. My villain can only be destroyed by someone with the same powers. Well, my guy with the same powers can...

    Started by Sheena Bandy‎, 12-07-2004 11:39 AM
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    12-09-2004, 04:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Opinions appreciated..

    Hi all, I am just throwing this in to test the water here. I have had a few people read my WIP and one of them told me she had problems with...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 11-22-2004 07:15 AM
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    11-24-2004, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Finding stories

    I realize i have not experinced much of what life has to offer, but as a sheltered (which isn't all that bad), well educated, yet very ordinary young...

    Started by Lindsay Davis‎, 11-19-2004 02:19 PM
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    12-02-2004, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Copywriting your work

    Today's dumb question... If you copywrite your novel, can you still make revisions to it? JM

    Started by J. Morrison‎, 11-18-2004 07:41 AM
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    11-21-2004, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  6. A Father's Reaction

    Situation: A single father has a fourteen year old son who hates the idea that his father wants to move from NY to peadunk Georgia to build a new...

    Started by KT Stephens‎, 11-09-2004 09:04 AM
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    11-10-2004, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  7. Foreshadowing in your first sentence

    Stephen King uses this technique a lot. One might say he's a weak writer, but I find him the best storyteller alive today. Foreshadowing is a...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 10-10-2004 04:40 PM
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    11-07-2004, 04:31 PM Go to last post
  8. help on newspaper column

    I'm going to audition to write a column in our local newspaper. I think it will be fun and might bring me publicity for my novel. The pay is abysmal...

    Started by Debra Storky‎, 10-07-2004 10:50 AM
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    10-09-2004, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  9. Chapter lengths

    Are there any hard and fast rules governing the page lengths of chapters?

    Started by john folsom‎, 10-05-2004 07:55 AM
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    10-06-2004, 05:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Can I please

    I'm kinda shy when asking stuff but I was wondering if I could send a story to one of you kind people to abuse, throw, rant and rave at. I promise I...

    Started by Kathy Rippa‎, 09-29-2004 05:33 AM
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    10-01-2004, 02:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Writer's Block...

    Does anyone here have any good suggestions about getting over writer's block?

    Started by Dale Laughlin‎, 09-16-2004 06:53 PM
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    09-19-2004, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  12. Please help with word choice!

    Okay this one is bugging me. I've got a header for a page on people who help find homes for the disabled. I need a new way to say this: "Special...

    Started by Queen V‎, 09-16-2004 06:24 AM
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    09-17-2004, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  13. a question of balance

    Hello all! I'm venturing into my first novel - a fantasy set in 12th century northern China during the time of the Jurchen invasions. Prior to...

    Started by David Chin‎, 07-30-2004 04:09 AM
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    08-14-2004, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  14. comma and names

    Hi, I have a question about whether I should use a comma or not. This is referring to someone's brother named Peter. The real anger had been...

    Started by Emma C‎, 07-28-2004 02:15 PM
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    08-06-2004, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  15. Which is correct?

    After wed ridden in silence for a couple of minutes, Brighton asked, are you okay? After wed ridden in silence for a couple of minutes,...

    Started by Melissa Rudy‎, 07-20-2004 11:03 AM
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    07-27-2004, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Here we go...

    I think it was either a week or two weeks ago since I first equeried Candis about my short story. For those that don't know, they replied but didn't...

    Started by Pipistrelle Raven‎, 05-05-2004 05:08 AM
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    05-05-2004, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  18. Short story input

    I just finished doing edits to my second draft of my short story, "Solutions to the Time Travel Paradox". Frankly, while I think the story is pretty...

    Started by Ryan Bruner‎, 05-03-2004 05:51 AM
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    05-04-2004, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  19. which word choice?

    In my WIP, I have a couple dealing with infidelity. As they're trying to work through those issues, would she regard him with MISTRUST or DISTRUST? ...

    Started by maggie‎, 04-24-2004 10:01 AM
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    04-29-2004, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  20. 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 01:17 PM
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    10-13-2004, 08:26 AM Go to last post

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