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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. Brain Shutdowns

    Recently I have been struggling with a complete brain shutdown. I start to write and then... *poof*. All of the ideas that were in my head were...

    Started by CAlexandria‎, 06-01-2012 09:34 AM
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    02-07-2013, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  2. OK, this one is for my fellow neurotics . . .

    When in the course of writing you decide to make a change, a relatively major one, how do you handle it? Especially when it requires that something...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 08-27-2012 03:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-07-2013, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Can someone lead me in the right direction?

    I hope I am posting in the right place. I applied to a content company and was provided a test to complete, but have not completely passed it. I have...

    Started by atlcharm‎, 01-29-2013 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-30-2013, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  4. Keep it technical?

    I'm working on a novel, drawing from my work experiences to help add authenticity to the story. The main character worked as a crew chief(aircraft...

    Started by BrettArthur‎, 12-09-2012 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,276
    12-10-2012, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  5. what should I do?

    Hi Guys, could you help with something that has been bothering the hell out of me. My next novel - Eternally Yours starts with a beautiful woman...

    Started by mockingbird‎, 11-29-2012 05:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-08-2012, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  6. POV what a nightmare

    Hi Guys, what a nightmare I went through editing my novel with the publisher. You can't do this. You can't do that. Why do we have to write in only...

    Started by mockingbird‎, 11-28-2012 03:54 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,587
    12-08-2012, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Psychic Distance Thing

    Hi Gang! Been a long time since I posted here! I've dropped by now and then for a quick look-see but haven't had a chance to post anything 'til...

    Started by Julie Harris‎, 03-07-2012 10:29 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-28-2012, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Show don't tell

    It's been brought out by the few writers that have critiqued my stuff that I do too much telling, and not enough showing. And, ideally, it should be...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-17-2012 07:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,704
    11-28-2012, 03:36 AM Go to last post
  9. I am having the hardest time

    trying to get my book to behave. When I first wrote it, it came out in a jumble-- three stories, two different timelines. It's a mess. A few years...

    Started by SusanH‎, 08-19-2012 05:27 AM
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    11-28-2012, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  10. Just call me "File Recovery Virus" Slayer

    So . . . I haven't been writing much, nor have I consequently had many posts or pm's to make because my lovely reconditioned Toshiba Satellite was...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 10-19-2012 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,289
    10-27-2012, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  11. The Memory Eater Anthology

    Hello everyone, I'm excited to share with you The Memory Eater: Stories that Erase the Past to Save the Future. This science fiction-inspired...

    Started by imported_C P‎, 04-02-2012 05:01 AM
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    anthology, publish, story, writing
    • Replies: 32
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    08-29-2012, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  12. I'd have already pulled my hair out if I wasn't so dang self-conscious!!

    I've gotten to a point in a chapter I'm writing that I can't seem to get past and it is about to drive me insane. Sooooo, I was wondering if some of...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 08-24-2012 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-24-2012, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  13. Who is your favourite author?

    Do you have a favourite author that inspired you to write? I have several, and I'd say my writing has been influenced by them all.

    Started by Tanya Bell‎, 04-21-2012 04:06 PM
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    • Replies: 32
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    08-19-2012, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  14. In the writing crituge section, can I post a sample of a screenplay?

    Well the topic say it all, but before i post a sample of my screenplay I want to know where I should put it. in writing crituque or screenplays. i...

    Started by gregSMT‎, 08-14-2012 08:48 AM
    critique, screenplays, writing
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2012, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  15. Reading Like a Writer

    So, I was perusing the reference section of Amazon and came across a book entitled "How to Read Like a Writer," or something along those lines, by...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 07-23-2012 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,317
    07-25-2012, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  16. Ian McEwan's Atonement

    So, yeah, this book has been out for a handful of years now and I'm just getting around to reading it. Not that I haven't wanted to, because I have...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-29-2012 06:28 AM
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    07-12-2012, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  17. Confidence

    Not sure if this qualifies as a "writing craft" thread but seeing as how it helps to HAVE this when writing, I figured it might as well. Right? ...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-16-2012 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,120
    06-18-2012, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  18. Wasn't sure where to post this . . .

    . . . because I'm not a NEW member, per se. Just an old one who hasn't posted in a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY (yes, I think my absence quantifies a...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-04-2012 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-06-2012, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Unnecessary use of "that"

    Lately, I've been dealing with my bad habit of using "that" in a lot of my sentences where it isn't necessary. Example: He knew that she was...

    Started by Montana Chick‎, 05-04-2012 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-01-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  20. short question on verb tenses

    Hi all. I usually have no problem with the lie (to recline)/lay (to put down) verbs. But of the following sentences, which would be correct? ...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 02-20-2012 10:41 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    06-01-2012, 05:49 AM Go to last post

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