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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. The Worst Book and the Greatest Villain

    In my search to create a good novel, I am in search of a bad one. They say you learn more from failure than you do from success, and I believe...

    Started by Zack Little‎, 10-14-2003 01:47 PM
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    10-22-2003, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  2. One more time for desperate screams

    Jared pulled the phone away and turned to listen. A desperate scream came from behind the hotel through the parking entrance. I gotta go! He...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-25-2005 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 620
    10-28-2005, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  3. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    After careful consideration of your feedback, I present the revised text. If the pea has been removed from beneath Prince Louis's mattress and he...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-24-2005 06:09 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-25-2005, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  4. comma or semicolon

    Here is the sentence: In the otherwise quite night air came shrieking from the parking entrance, a cry of shear horror and desperation, muted by...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-22-2005 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 536
    10-24-2005, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

    A month or so ago, Michelle Burtin suggested that I read Eats, Shoots and Leaves to solve my punctuation woes. This is the Fahrenheit 911 of bad...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-17-2005 08:15 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    12-01-2005, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  6. plot devices

    I read somewhere that having a young character is a blessing because it helps get exposition out. Young characters ask questions and the older...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-28-2005 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 555
    10-03-2005, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  7. hyphens in quotes

    Are there any good websites that can explain when to use a hyphen and when to use an ellipse in conversation? Consider a few ways of writting...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-26-2005 01:01 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
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    10-01-2005, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  8. name and pronoun repetition

    I'm having trouble writing scenes with two female characters. I find myself repeating their names over and over. Here is an example: Jolene took...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-20-2005 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,639
    09-21-2005, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Dumb Laws

    Ok everybody around the world here is something for all of us who will be enjoying the New Year at home to sit and ponder: Dumb Laws. Surely there...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-31-2002 06:22 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-03-2003, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  10. opening yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Hows this for an opening? Once upon a time, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it occured late one dark and stormy night.... ...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-11-2002 09:24 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    12-12-2002, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  11. Swedish Art.

    I know this is not a writers topic but I need some help in remembering a name. I need the name of the swedish artist that is considered the father...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-27-2002 04:16 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 511
    10-28-2002, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  12. Gary/Everybody in the British Isles

    I have discovered a new toy. There is a language thingie in one of my mircosoft word programs. Question: How good is it? Or is it just for the...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-22-2002 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 566
    10-23-2002, 06:52 PM Go to last post

    All at once the children went silent, Gary the Kessler lurked about aided by Donald the Lowery.

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-20-2002 03:02 PM
    3 Pages
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    10-22-2002, 05:39 PM Go to last post
  14. Hay of Mish/Gary the Kessler.

    Where oh where have the two leaders gone. We needed your help here.

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-20-2002 01:57 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-22-2002, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  15. New writers game 3

    All at once the air inside the net began to break like ice against the air.

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-19-2002 04:59 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    10-20-2002, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  16. Hamisch

    Sorry if I spelt your name wrong. It has been a week. I have a question. yahoo has a messanger service, we talk to each other instantly. CAN WE...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-17-2002 04:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 609
    10-18-2002, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  17. Who/Where/Here

    Now hear this, this is to be another one of those silly, questions. It is for those of us who just need to giggle once in a while. Because there is a...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-16-2002 07:10 AM
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    10-18-2002, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  18. Hey Ian Barker......................

    www.barker-home.demon.co.uk Ian I have tried to write you, will try to send it to you again, just thought everyone else would like to see your web...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-11-2002 02:03 PM
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    10-14-2002, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  19. Just some thoughts...

    These were sent to me in an email,thought I would share them here.... I hope someone can use them.... Yvonne READ EACH ONE CAREFULLY AND THINK...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-09-2002 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 531
    10-10-2002, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  20. Don and your sentence........

    Don here is your sentence I hope you like it..... Sorry I did not post it earlier but bellsouth went out in 9 states. "It started long ago with...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-05-2002 06:22 PM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,511
    10-06-2002, 01:28 PM Go to last post

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