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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. Please help -- serious WORD formatting problems

    Arghphttzz!!! I don't understand what Word is doing to me. I am typing in a double-spaced, "normal" format. Out of the blue, and repeatedly,...

    Started by A Writer‎, 08-24-2005 07:50 AM
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  2. Question about adverb placement

    In the understanding that an adverb should not break up a verb phrase, how would I put the following: "....her life would be <suddenly and...

    Started by A Writer‎, 07-15-2005 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-15-2005, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  3. HELP!!! Are you a WORD expert?

    I was doing a final spell/grammar check. It got about 4/5 of the way through my 475-page document, and it froze. I had to exit the program and...

    Started by A Writer‎, 06-25-2005 02:24 PM
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    07-05-2005, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  4. Read Your Story Out Loud!

    Perhaps many of you do this already, but I wanted to pass this along because I'm finding it highly effective in my second round of revisions. I am...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-29-2005 04:49 AM
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    06-02-2005, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  5. Turn of phrase -- input, please

    Two examples: She was rather gifted a pianist, having studied for years with the finest teacher available. She was a rather gifted pianist,...

    Started by A Writer‎, 05-23-2005 01:22 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-25-2005, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Help with darker elements please.

    The following started as a character study, but I'm thinking of inserting it into the novel I'm currently preparing for submission. I think it gives...

    Started by A. B. England‎, 09-08-2006 06:26 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-09-2006, 10:08 PM Go to last post
  7. Help Please.

    Let me first say, poetry is not my strong suit. That's why I need a little help. I've been trying to improve in this area, and I would greatly...

    Started by A. B. England‎, 04-11-2006 10:56 AM
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    04-14-2006, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  8. Having trouble...any help appreciated

    Here's a snippet from one of my stories that's giving me some problems. Something just doesn't feel "right" about the passage, especially in the...

    Started by A. B. England‎, 06-17-2005 10:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-20-2005, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  9. Dream Sequence?

    In the novel I'm working on, I want one of my characters to remember something that happened several months before the book began. She feels...

    Started by A. B. Roper‎, 05-02-2004 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-03-2004, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  10. Call for submissions of poetry, prose and graphic arts!

    Dear eFolk, Black Biro is a new online literary magazine which is now calling for submissions from all you lovely writers. Please avail yourselves...

    Started by A. Igoni Barrett‎, 11-15-2006 07:31 AM
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  11. Flash Fiction.

    THE MORNING BEFORE THE MORNING AFTER Usim awoke with a start, feeling heavy in head and limb, her eyes wide-open but unseeing, her ears filled...

    Started by A. Igoni Barrett‎, 07-12-2005 06:21 AM
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    07-13-2005, 06:44 AM Go to last post
  12. A short story.

    POT-POURRI There was only one place to find Mrs. Uju (Augustina ****rose Patience Odenigbo ‘Mama Uzor’) Orjinta at five o’clock – post meridiem...

    Started by A. Igoni Barrett‎, 05-23-2005 11:59 AM
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    05-24-2005, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  13. Maritime research question

    I need a bit of very specific information about Transatlantic travel in the 1920's for a novel I'm writing, and I'm getting frustrated because I...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 06-29-2007 01:58 PM
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    07-01-2007, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  14. Need help with some research please

    I need some help with a project I’m working on about the British experience in the First World War and I’m hoping somebody (probably from the UK)can...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 02-02-2007 11:58 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-05-2007, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Research question

    This is probably a really stupid question, and many of you will raise your eyebrows and say, "What a helpless idiot!" But I'll ask it anyway. Are...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 01-07-2006 04:09 PM
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    01-15-2006, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  16. Correct punctuation, please

    I feel kind of moronic asking this, but could someone out there please tell me the correct way to punctuate this sentence? I'd like to put it in my...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 04-12-2003 02:45 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-13-2003, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  17. Stupid (?) question

    I've consulted my various grammar manuals, but I can't seem to find the answer to this question: how does one type an "also known as" notation. For...

    Started by A. L. Gerard‎, 02-09-2003 11:20 AM
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    02-09-2003, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  18. Present vs Past Tense

    There are a lot of threads about using the present tense (particularly with the first person) in writing fiction, but most of them just discuss how...

    Started by A. Way‎, 02-24-2005 05:10 AM
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  19. What's This Called?

    I can't figure out what the following is called. Say a character in your story has the nickname "Happy" but he always goes around with a sour look...

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 07-06-2005 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-08-2005, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  20. What is Spec Fiction?

    Anyone here who can tell me what spec fiction is? Thanks!

    Started by A.E. Force‎, 05-26-2004 11:51 AM
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    06-01-2004, 09:02 AM Go to last post

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