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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. Everyone Should Teach Writing

    Making the case for writing across the curriculum: ...

    Started by Peano‎, 04-24-2014 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-29-2014, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  2. An Old Series Reborn, and a Question about POV

    So I've been hemming and hawing about my next writing project for a while, trying to decide what to tackle next. While I do need to get cracking on...

    Started by Gilfindel‎, 04-05-2014 06:59 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    04-17-2014, 05:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Very Good, but Long Sentences

    Hey, out there, to those that did and those that did not respond to the long sentence game in previous strings on or about 9-27. I know that those...

    Started by Donald Lowery‎, 10-03-2002 11:53 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
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    04-02-2014, 03:29 AM Go to last post
  4. Opinions Please

    Here are the first few paragraphs of something I wrote a few years ago and I wondered if I could get your thoughts. Thanks in advance. The...

    Started by lveach‎, 01-16-2014 11:19 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,639
    03-30-2014, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  5. First impressions

    My science fiction/adventure series is currently set in a universe created by others. As suggested in another forum, I am considering relocating that...

    Started by MUSKETTER 3‎, 03-13-2013 07:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 3,412
    03-21-2014, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Going Back

    I reckon in a forum like this, everyone has my problem. So I sat down a while ago (read years) and wrote 17,000 words as a part of a novel, no...

    Started by Hatchnet‎, 10-02-2013 01:18 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 65
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    03-18-2014, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  7. Plot Holes

    While I can appreciate a good book, I'm more of a manga reader (not the sexually explicit stuff which is sometimes involved but the good story...

    Started by Wickett‎, 02-03-2014 08:22 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    03-05-2014, 05:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Angry "My Hairy Life," writing sample by Jayne Mead

    On one of the first days in New York, I found myself wandering in the Lower East Side, a part of the city that had been formerly Jewish and that...

    Started by Pines223‎, 03-28-2013 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-17-2014, 03:19 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Interpreting anothers writing.

    :o I am mystified on interpretive editing. Why does anyone interpret anothers writing if one edits ones post? I do not believe in reading between the...

    Started by pljames‎, 05-20-2013 08:37 AM
    editing, interpreting, meanings, words
    • Replies: 5
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    12-09-2013, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Red face Thoughts on Perspective?

    So, I know it seems like the very "in" thing to write in the first-person present tense, but is there a time when that style really is appropriate? ...

    Started by Prongsy's Girl‎, 10-17-2013 12:04 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    10-21-2013, 09:45 PM Go to last post
  11. Styles of Writing

    So I thought maybe this could be an interesting subject for the writers here to discuss some. As we all know, every writer out there as his/her...

    Started by Wickett‎, 08-15-2013 11:05 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 46
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    09-16-2013, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  12. Help with classification of short story

    So, I've written this short story and I have no idea where to even begin sending it out for submission. Basically, the story is about a guy with a...

    Started by Mark Phillips‎, 08-13-2013 09:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-14-2013, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  13. Second Book in a Series - Advice

    I've written the first chapter of what is to be Book II of a series. The outline of the book is already complete, now I just need to do the fun...

    Started by matthewkeith‎, 05-05-2013 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,505
    05-20-2013, 05:09 AM Go to last post
  14. Need noob help with something

    Hey everyone, I'm putting together a story and it's still somewhat in it's early stages, and I need to know if this should be capitalized. Here's...

    Started by Wickett‎, 03-29-2013 06:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,284
    05-13-2013, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  15. Software Recommendations?

    What programs would yun's (Georgia public schooling) recommend for an intermediate writer? I have always used MS Word, yet am curious of some of the...

    Started by Jason L. Didicher‎, 07-23-2003 03:51 PM
    2 Pages
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    simon sucks
    • Replies: 16
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    05-12-2013, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  16. Nice Rejections

    I was looking through my email archive on Gmail, where I have query rejections from the last six years. Now check out this one from 3/12/07 ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 03-11-2013 11:13 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    03-12-2013, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Smile A nice rejection!

    Just thought I would share this with you. Received this morning via email from an agent: Dear Debbi Thank you for sending us ****** and for...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 03-11-2013 05:48 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
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    03-11-2013, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  18. Help please?

    I studied some basic sentence structure and, I think I have got part of this right, tell me what you think. Brian layed back on a uncomfortable...

    Started by jesus234‎, 02-28-2013 09:16 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-28-2013, 07:09 PM Go to last post
  19. Chronology?

    I'm beginning to find that my "story" is taking on a life of its own. Going into it I had a general story line and idea on how to put it together....

    Started by BrettArthur‎, 12-13-2012 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-24-2013, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  20. Question Why

    Why do writers write and why do readers interpret the writers writing? How many paragraphs is to many? If I want to make a point can I put a / after...

    Started by pljames‎, 02-18-2013 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,004
    02-21-2013, 05:05 AM Go to last post

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