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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. 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
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    07-09-2015, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  2. 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
    • Views: 2,945
    06-13-2015, 08:05 PM Go to last post
  3. ?! 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: 1,979
    05-22-2015, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Views: 1,550
    05-04-2015, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Views: 1,920
    05-03-2015, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
    • Views: 5,532
    04-24-2015, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  7. 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: 8,860
    04-15-2015, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
    • Views: 790
    04-15-2015, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
    • Views: 1,116
    04-10-2015, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
    • Views: 1,109
    04-10-2015, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
    • Views: 1,200
    04-08-2015, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  12. 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: 1,731
    04-06-2015, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
    • Views: 1,309
    03-18-2015, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  15. 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: 3,809
    03-06-2015, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  16. Manuscript format

    What is acceptable manuscript formatting that agents and publishers require?

    Started by tjm‎, 02-21-2015 10:55 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,657
    02-21-2015, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Views: 2,505
    01-29-2015, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    11-17-2014, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Views: 12,727
    09-11-2014, 07:23 AM Go to last post

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