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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. 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
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    05-03-2015, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    04-24-2015, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
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    editing, editor, professional editing, professional editor, writing
    • Replies: 17
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    04-15-2015, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    • Views: 1,474
    04-06-2015, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Replies: 13
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    04-03-2015, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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
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    03-06-2015, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  12. Manuscript format

    What is acceptable manuscript formatting that agents and publishers require?

    Started by tjm‎, 02-21-2015 10:55 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-21-2015, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  13. Advice on Drafts?

    So I'm currently 25k into the second draft of a novel that I've been actively focusing on for about a year now. I'm a full time nursing student...

    Started by JQGinger‎, 11-27-2014 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-29-2015, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  14. First Person

    Does anyone want to offer an opinion on first person narratives? I've done my research and read a ton about it, but I've never written something in...

    Started by JQGinger‎, 01-16-2015 10:19 AM
    advice, first person, narrative, view point
    • Replies: 7
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    01-29-2015, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  15. U.S. Vocab question

    Obviously people in the U.S. know what gas is and what a gas station is. In general, are people in the U.S. familiar with the U.K. terms 'petrol'...

    Started by Tayble‎, 10-20-2014 03:54 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    11-17-2014, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  16. Help!

    I'm writing the second draft of my novel, and I have writer's block. Any suggestions?

    Started by tjm‎, 07-25-2014 01:08 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
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    09-11-2014, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  17. Back to Simulated Mayhem

    I've put my rewrite of my fantasy series back on hold for the moment. It just wasn't coming together for me, which made it a bit of a grind. Instead,...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 06-01-2014 09:24 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    08-15-2014, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  18. Basic writing questions

    Some questions I've wondered about in writing my novel is: Is it necessary when it is clear that two people are speaking to each other, to end...

    Started by tjm‎, 07-11-2014 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-18-2014, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  19. Continuing stories or separate stories?

    For me personally, I've always been a big fan of trilogies and sagas. Stories that keep on going and continue to add depth with each new book....

    Started by Wickett‎, 03-21-2014 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-17-2014, 10:19 AM Go to last post
  20. I've got a Damsel in Distress, but when? Help!

    Hey, question for ya'll. In the book I'm currently working on, I need the secondary character to kidnap the protagonist fairly early on in the book,...

    Started by JQGinger‎, 06-13-2014 05:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,949
    06-14-2014, 10:55 AM Go to last post

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