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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. Story idea? Where do you begin?

    I'm spamming these threads. But as long as it's writing related, isn't this what it's for? This is more of an opinion then a question, but would...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 08-11-2015 11:00 PM
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    08-14-2015, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  2. Character description.... Important?

    ...5 minutes (read my other thread, you'll get it) Anyways, I have intentionally not been descriptive with the appearances of my characters. ...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 08-11-2015 10:06 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-14-2015, 04:21 AM Go to last post
  3. Second Drafts

    Ok so I'm now so close to done my first, first draft ever. I have read a million things about how to approach the rewrite, that wasn't that...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 08-10-2015 08:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    08-12-2015, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  4. Description Challenge

    So in my story, there is this one spot that some of my characters commonly meet up at. It is a very relevant place and the setting is quite often in...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 07-17-2015 04:26 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 112
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    08-09-2015, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  5. two part novels

    What are your opinions on this? As I am on the last leg of my first draft, I have come to a realization that there is a lot of story to tell. ...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 07-30-2015 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-31-2015, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  6. extroverts

    I am an introvert, a thinker and observer and overly self-reflective. My MC may be more of an extrovert, but I'm having trouble putting myself in...

    Started by lyn's beginning‎, 06-13-2015 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-09-2015, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  7. Realism in fiction

    How real do you have to be when you are speaking of fictitious circumstances. I'm usually pretty damn real in that environment. For example,...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-28-2015 11:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    06-13-2015, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  8. ?! another newbie question

    When a question is asked in an aggressive way, is it correct to combine the "?!" I've always wondered that. And now I'm faced with the choice of...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 05-15-2015 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 3,067
    05-22-2015, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Chapter Break Question

    Hey! So my MC and her best friend have traveled to a foreign land to attend school. They've arrived, and everything is going smoothly until Ayoith...

    Started by JQGinger‎, 05-01-2015 12:06 PM
    chapter, character, fiction, question, writing
    • Replies: 4
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    05-04-2015, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  10. Dialogue heavy chapter

    So the current chapter I am writing is extremely dialogue heavy. Most of the chapter is dialogue because it is a very vital part of the evolution of...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-26-2015 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-03-2015, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  11. Sex Scenes

    There is some sexual encounters that happens in my story. BUT I have no desire to describe them. I don't want to go all "fifty shades of grey" ... I...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-21-2015 12:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    04-24-2015, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Now That's A Nice Touch!

    Hello again WritersNet! Thus far I am enjoying my experience with this online community of publishing professionals, and those seeking to stamp...

    Started by NiceTouchEditor‎, 04-15-2015 07:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    editing, editor, professional editing, professional editor, writing
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 15,233
    04-15-2015, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Wink WritersNet Politics!

    A forum for writers and publishing professionals If utilized correctly can lead to book sales with growing decimals My purpose is to serve as...

    Started by NiceTouchEditor‎, 04-15-2015 07:12 AM
    editor, poetry, writing
    • Replies: 0
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    04-15-2015, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  14. chapter length consistency

    Okay I have a bunch of questions Is it important to keep chapter lengths consistent? I intentionally made the first chapter short at 1500...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-09-2015 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-10-2015, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Writers block... kinda

    Ok. Sorry guys, I'm spamming these threads. I have a ton of this story in my head. A lot of future scenes. Here is my problem. The current...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-08-2015 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-10-2015, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  16. Cliffhangers

    I have yet another question. When ending a chapter with a major cliffhanger, probably the biggest in the story. Is it good practice to start the...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-06-2015 11:40 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-08-2015, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Simple words VS. Fancy words

    Is it important to use big, fancy words. When I read something, I find myself having to stop mid sentence and google what the hell I just read. ...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-03-2015 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-06-2015, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  18. POV Questions

    I understand the basics of what each POV is 1st, 2nd, 3rd limited/omniscient etc. Putting it into play is a whole different story. I...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 03-31-2015 10:30 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    pov
    • Replies: 13
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    04-03-2015, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  19. Setting the scene years apart

    I want to start a story with a short scene set 70 years before the main events and located in a particular locale. I'm considering a short line...

    Started by Snell‎, 03-16-2015 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-18-2015, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  20. Book word count and cliffhanger ending

    What is the word count for a novel? What elements make for a suspenseful cliffhanger?

    Started by tjm‎, 02-25-2015 01:04 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 4,857
    03-06-2015, 07:07 PM Go to last post

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