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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. Love or money?

    Hello! I\'m a long time lurker but this is my first post. Please forgive me if this has been covered, but I was just wondering how much commercial...

    Started by Kaci Chandler‎, 03-26-2006 01:31 PM
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    03-30-2006, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  2. Good start?

    When I met Cyril, the lack of fame made me feel naked. I couldn’t figure out how to approach him, he was a Greek god dressed in Armani, and had a...

    Started by Reggie Gerrard‎, 03-27-2006 02:35 PM
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    03-30-2006, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  3. those, that, or just plain scrap?

    For what happened next not only altered my destiny, but (that/those) of countless others. Since "destiny" is singular as I wrote it, "that" sounds...

    Started by Ryan Bell‎, 03-26-2006 10:53 AM
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    03-30-2006, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  4. What Genre?

    Hi everyone, I hope I'm posting this in the right forum. I'm almost finished my book and am starting to look through agents, but I'm having...

    Started by Amanda Rosko‎, 03-21-2006 09:18 PM
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    03-29-2006, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  5. newbie here intro

    Hello all my name is Ramona and I would love to write a moving story ! I am active in horse rescue and have many tearful and wonderful stories to...

    Started by Ramona Foxworth‎, 03-25-2006 09:06 AM
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    03-28-2006, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  6. does anyone else have a mountain of research material?

    In one of my stories, I decided that I needed a transexual character. Knowing almost nothing about the subject, I did a lot of research, spoke to...

    Started by storm willis‎, 03-10-2006 05:18 AM
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    03-27-2006, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Da Vinci

    Just wondering about characters' name. Now that we have a case on the way, perhaps we can reflect whether it is wise to use an anagram to...

    Started by Shangri la‎, 03-12-2006 02:04 AM
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    03-27-2006, 09:48 AM Go to last post
  8. Critique please: Fantasy/Detective novel

    Hi all, This is the proloque of a fantasy/detective novel I've been working on while my previous work is on the desks of a few agents (A big...

    Started by S. D.‎, 03-23-2006 03:18 PM
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    03-27-2006, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  9. Three dumb questions

    1)Graphic novels? Are they just illustrated novels? Like a picture book? I picked up Jodi Picoult's latest at a bookstore and found some comic...

    Started by Liz Taylor‎, 03-22-2006 03:31 PM
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    03-25-2006, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Is this paragraph clear?

    Please let me know if you have any problem understanding what happened in the following paragraph. Sure, it's easy to just write "Such and such...

    Started by Ryan Bell‎, 03-21-2006 07:20 AM
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    03-24-2006, 06:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Any help?

    Breaking up this sentence? Or at the least wording it so it will fit in with the rest of the paragraph. I keep going over and over it and I just...

    Started by V.L. Grodin‎, 03-21-2006 09:40 AM
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    03-24-2006, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  12. What Topic part 2

    Amanda has inspired me to ask a question about the story I'm currently working on. I know it's a thriller/horror/suspense; however the word count is...

    Started by Geoff Breedwell‎, 03-24-2006 01:27 PM
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    03-24-2006, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Offensive?

    Since it is much easier to critique material by posting it here on the open forum should I go ahead and do it, even if it may be offensive to some? I...

    Started by V.L. Grodin‎, 02-02-2006 09:20 AM
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    03-24-2006, 06:40 AM Go to last post
  14. How do you know if you\'ve written crap?

    I don't know why, but for some reason I can't get past the current chapter I'm on becuz I keep wondering, "What if this is the worse thing anyone...

    Started by Phillip Kopp‎, 03-21-2006 05:36 PM
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    03-23-2006, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  15. Critique, please?

    Originally, I had began writing this as a query letter, but my fingers had a different idea and turned out something else. Please tell me what you...

    Started by Rachael E‎, 03-19-2006 10:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-22-2006, 08:01 PM Go to last post

    THE HOGS OF COLD HARBOR The Civil War Saga of Private Johnny Hess, CSA, by Richard Lee Fulgham, M.A. Whitmore Publishing Co. This is an...

    Started by Selena Dreamy‎, 03-10-2006 11:45 AM
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    03-22-2006, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  17. Second Person

    What are everyone's thought on the second person style of writing? I have enclosed an example that I have written. Thoughts? Critiques? The...

    Started by Geoff Breedwell‎, 03-19-2006 08:16 PM
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    03-21-2006, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  18. My book

    BTW I am a 13 yr old Critique please Imported Children

    Started by Chris Collins‎, 03-17-2006 04:54 PM
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    03-21-2006, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  19. Numbers?

    Ok, I have one style manual that says for numbers under ten, use words. For number over ten, use letters. However, I also saw in another manual...

    Started by S Glen‎, 03-21-2006 06:19 AM
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    03-21-2006, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Outlining / Planning

    I don't know why, but I can't 'plot' a story to save my life. Plot as in, write it down on paper where I can write out the Goal and result for each...

    Started by Cynthia Delker‎, 03-16-2006 01:33 PM
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    03-20-2006, 04:25 PM Go to last post

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