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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. How does this

    “Looks like you've got your work cut out for you” Matthew's opened grimly as the oncoming Swartz was about to wrap his lips around a donut. “Yep”...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 03-19-2007 02:31 PM
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    03-20-2007, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  2. An Excerpt from Silent Tears

    Here are two chapters in the beginning of my book, SILENT TEARS. Keep in mind that at the start of the story, we are suffering from severe culture...

    Started by Kay Bratt‎, 03-07-2007 06:01 AM
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    • Replies: 31
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    03-19-2007, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  3. advice needed please!

    Hi all, i have written a proposal for a non fiction book thats a humorous take on motherhood..i had feedback from an agent who said that she was...

    Started by libby-jane charleston‎, 03-04-2007 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-18-2007, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Writer's block

    I'm experiencing the worst writer's block ever. I'm pretty much demoralized. Any suggestions... besides cursing- I've been doing a lot of that...

    Started by mar quesa‎, 03-11-2007 10:29 PM
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    03-18-2007, 03:44 AM Go to last post
  5. The Writer's Craft: Part 2

    The first pages of my 2500 page memoir in which I tell of the development of my writer's craft: _____________ "Not beginning at the Beginning...."...

    Started by Ron Price‎, 03-17-2007 04:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-17-2007, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  6. The Writer's Craft: Part 1

    RESUME OF MR RON PRICE: the writer's craft: a lifestory ____________________________ Preamble: In addition to my standard resume found below,...

    Started by Ron Price‎, 03-17-2007 04:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-17-2007, 07:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Thanks To Doris Lessing

    CALMING LIFE'S WHIRLPOOL I came across Doris Lessing in an interview on “Books and Writing,” an ABC Radio National program, on 16 January 2000, ...

    Started by Ron Price‎, 02-04-2007 07:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-17-2007, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  8. blatant self-promotion

    There's an interview of me on author Cynthia Leitich Smith's blog today. <http://cynleitichsmith.livejournal.com/10235.html> I'm trying to do a...

    Started by Debra Storky‎, 03-14-2007 09:33 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-16-2007, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  9. Critique needed YA novel excerpt (800 words)

    Hi all, a bit of background before I post this. I put up chapter 1 of my rough draft on AW. A lot of people seemed to like my writing over-all, but...

    Started by Eric Hammer‎, 03-14-2007 06:41 AM
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    03-16-2007, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  10. shame, shame, shame

    The sound, that is. The swift clicking of the tongue you hear when someone is shaking a finger at you for doing something wrong. I always thought...

    Started by Angel Kemory‎, 03-14-2007 10:27 AM
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    03-16-2007, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  11. The single quotation mark twisted

    Hey, all I've been trying to figure out how to somehow format my automatic set-up to turn the single quotation mark around on things like...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 03-08-2007 03:07 PM
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    03-15-2007, 02:43 PM Go to last post
  12. Barry Eisler interview

    Bestselling author Barry Eisler will be interviewed in the Writer’s Chatroom on Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 PM EDT. No password is necessary to enter. ...

    Started by Joe Moore‎, 03-15-2007 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-15-2007, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  13. Literary Devices....

    Share your favorite literary devices...how can one make fiction more interesting??

    Started by Tulika Inez‎, 03-11-2007 11:59 PM
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    03-14-2007, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  14. JOINING HARPER - WORD SNAFU

    Dear Fellow writers, In Word, you can create a full line by using "---" (three dashes) and pressing enter. Problem is, I can't get rid of the darn...

    Started by Star Love‎, 03-12-2007 08:21 AM
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    03-13-2007, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  15. One more small step...

    I don't think I can handle this! I just got an e-mail from the agent who requested the first 50 pages of my novel. After screwing up the...

    Started by L. J. Kottke‎, 03-12-2007 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-13-2007, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Question about Flashbacks

    Hello everyone! I am writing a story that primarily focuses on the past of the main character. However I started the story in present day and then...

    Started by Bryan Coughlin‎, 03-11-2007 09:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-12-2007, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  17. Problem with Word documents

    Not sure where to put this: I went into a Macro toolbar thing, and now when I open a new document, it is tiny: about two by three inches, and I...

    Started by Harper‎, 03-11-2007 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-12-2007, 05:14 AM Go to last post
  18. Techie Question

    Here's my dilemma. What I'd like to do is combine three documents into a single document and print, for reference. Can "merge" be used for three...

    Started by Wendy George‎, 03-09-2007 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-11-2007, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  19. Fairly random short stories: advice?

    Good afternoon scribes....I've been penning a few fairly odd short stories a la Brautigan, Barthelme etc...been published locally in a magazine, just...

    Started by Cal Gibson‎, 03-06-2007 04:05 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-10-2007, 04:21 AM Go to last post
  20. One small step...

    Hi! Just a note to let you know that a revised query a number of you helped me with has attracted an agent who has asked for an exclusive and the...

    Started by L. J. Kottke‎, 03-09-2007 12:15 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 397
    03-09-2007, 06:04 PM Go to last post

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