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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. Simple grammar

    There are several elementary grammatical issues that I see constantly in work people put up for critique. It may be difficult to remember these...

    Started by John Hawkwood‎, 01-10-2011 10:50 AM
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    04-21-2011, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  2. test query - numero 3

    This is query test number 3. I've been editing and re-editing over the weekend while I wait for responses from the queries I sent out. So here...

    Started by larry moses‎, 11-10-2008 04:25 AM
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  3. To Charlie K. et al...with love and affection

    Alrighty, Charlie K, I know you’re a proponent of the Oscar Wilde “Art is quite useless” viewpoint that nobody can assign any logic, reason,...

    Started by John Oberon‎, 08-04-2005 05:29 AM
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  4. Johnny O's Farewell...for now

    Well, I thought I'd post this in the front of thread instead of at the back of a monster thread so everyone would be sure to see it, because I think...

    Started by John Oberon‎, 08-01-2005 06:04 AM
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    08-01-2005, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  5. any morticians out there?

    Odd question I know but, does anyone know what happens to a body in preperation for burial? Are the organs removed? In particular, is the heart taken...

    Started by M T‎, 06-30-2003 05:21 PM
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    07-07-2003, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  6. sad

    It saddens me to see the new crop of advertisements. It really changes the character of the place, and not for the better. *sigh*

    Started by john palmer‎, 07-18-2007 06:59 PM
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    07-27-2007, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  7. How to critique

    When critiques are requested, it might be helpful to say what type of critique is wanted. I have seen a lot of different types of critiques posted...

    Started by DLM Clarke‎, 04-01-2003 07:37 AM
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  8. Need a critique. First Chapter.

    It was a grand staircase, and on the landing was a massive window of amber, honeyed glass. And through this window was a garden, with ancient oaks....

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-16-2009 11:11 PM
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    09-18-2009, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  9. Short paragraph critique please

    This is an excerpt from a short story. The back-story is, high school where a shy boy meets girl, and falls in love with her the first time he meets...

    Started by Steven Labri‎, 02-06-2008 11:36 AM
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    02-12-2008, 08:59 AM Go to last post
  10. Let's write a Christmas story

    I thought it might be fun for the Writers Net bunch to write a Christmas story. If this is inappropriate for here, I'm sorry and we just won't let...

    Started by Dutch Henry‎, 12-05-2007 06:09 AM
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    12-07-2007, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Words commonly misused

    In another thread, Leslee mentioned the common misuse of the word "jive" instead of "jibe." What are some other words or phrases you find commonly...

    Started by Cheryl Morton‎, 07-13-2011 03:41 PM
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    09-10-2011, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  12. Why yalls advice isn't applied

    Well, I was just wondering why you all would advice me to do this and do that, then I read a book by Nora Roberts, who has many books published, and...

    Started by Amber Autry‎, 02-04-2009 09:02 AM
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    02-08-2009, 01:15 PM Go to last post
  13. MSWord where do I get it?

    I have just bought a laptop and for some reason I assumed MSWord would be on it--it isn't. Do you know where I can get it? Navigating...

    Started by r rollins‎, 12-13-2004 06:33 AM
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    12-17-2004, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  14. 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 02:18 AM
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  15. How does this come across? #2

    Following advice and input from Charles Simon and John Oberon (thanks to both!) I decided to re-write and ditch the diary idea, instead writing this...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 06-04-2010 05:18 PM
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  16. Writing a thousands words a day is tough

    I have spent the last week writing about 1-1.2k words a day. Some days the words come quickly; other days I struggled. Any tips on being a more...

    Started by Brian W‎, 01-05-2009 05:54 PM
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    01-09-2009, 07:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Some thoughts on critique netiquette

    First of all, I want to preface this by stating that I'm not the mod of this forum or the "mother." As a long-time member of WN, however, it seems to...

    Started by Jeanne Gassman‎, 09-20-2009 08:50 PM
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    09-24-2009, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Are memoir's often more telling?

    The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion ranked in the 30 thousands, on Amazon. Her book is about grieving the deaths of her husband and her...

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 02-11-2009 12:16 PM
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  19. John Oberon's Four Principles

    I thought John's principles in an earlier post were helpful. Below are some examples from my novel where I seem to be breaking his principles. I...

    Started by Christopher Davis‎, 02-06-2009 07:15 PM
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    02-14-2009, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  20. Getting Back Into Writing

    I found out via a podcast about the write a novel in a month thingy. Well, that month is over, but I still wanna write a novel. Anyway, I haven't...

    Started by Brian W‎, 12-30-2008 08:07 PM
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    01-01-2009, 11:34 PM Go to last post

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