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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. hold my hand thru this one.

    I swore, yes swore I would write this book all by myself but here I am again asking for your help on a small passage that has seen me smoke 5 (yes...

    Started by Patricia‎, 02-25-2004 10:09 PM
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  2. two picayune questions

    1) I know when you address someone by their title it gets capitalized (ie Hi, Dad! vs she said hello to her dad). Does this rule hold if someone...

    Started by Pamela‎, 02-22-2004 08:46 AM
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  3. Two line spacing

    Look, I know you will laugh at my question. I should know better but perhaps it's a mental, rather than a writer's block. Of course my WIP is...

    Started by Patricia‎, 02-21-2004 10:54 AM
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    02-22-2004, 08:03 AM Go to last post
  4. A time and a place?

    Stop me if I'm wrong, but I didn't believe that this forum was a place where we critique one another's partial or complete works. Yet it seems like...

    Started by Jackie Kessler‎, 02-13-2004 09:25 AM
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  5. Worth submitting?

    I'm flipping through my stories for a "first-person adventure story." What about this one: Chubasco The chubasco is a summertime phenomenon...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 02-09-2004 01:35 PM
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    02-11-2004, 12:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Writers Voice

    Please indulge me. I fell in love with the story crafted by Ann Rice in her 1st 'Vampire' novel. The words appeared to lift off the printed page...

    Started by John Miller‎, 02-09-2004 11:42 AM
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    02-19-2004, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  7. What's wrong with this?

    Hi everyone, Hope you are having a better weekend than me! I can't move on from these two paragraphs because there is something innately *bad*...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 02-08-2004 08:27 AM
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  8. Coming of Age Stories?

    I know a number of the WNers write YA fiction. I have a piece I'm starting, with a young (13-year-old) protagonist, but I'm not sure if it's simply...

    Started by Number_One‎, 02-04-2004 12:10 PM
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  9. How does this sound?

    "What? Carrots again! I swear to God if I have to eat another carrot..." The door to the pen opened and a handful of carrots plopped on the dented...

    Started by Ron‎, 02-04-2004 01:18 AM
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  10. Chapter lengths

    I know this discussion on chapter lengths came up when the DCode was brought up but does the length of chapters really matter? Some short some...

    Started by Janet Ellis‎, 02-03-2004 02:29 PM
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  11. The 'A' word

    Hello there,Just a quickie. Like Kieth, I refer to the ten mistakes thread and the use of empty adverbs. I used the find command to seek out the...

    Started by Ann.G.‎, 02-01-2004 09:40 AM
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    02-06-2004, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Adrift

    Can one be "adrift" in the sea?

    Started by John‎, 01-14-2004 09:58 AM
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  13. Picayune punctuation questions not answered by CMS

    Any thoughts on punctuating hello? As in: "Hello. Mary Allen speaking." "Hello, Mary Allen speaking." "Hello! Mary Allen speaking." Pamela

    Started by Pamela‎, 01-14-2004 07:19 AM
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  14. same word repeating

    Yes, I was (am) KaylaZ. I've found that to describe something puzzling, I always use the word 'confusing'. In one, Ida gets an anonymous e-mail, and...

    Started by LadyVamp‎, 01-13-2004 12:12 PM
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  15. Writing down the Bones

    Hi all, I am new to this page so I am quite nervous what to say. Lets start by saying I've written different stories since I was 10, even edited the...

    Started by Catherine B‎, 01-11-2004 07:34 AM
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    01-13-2004, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  16. FOR SERIOUS WRITERS ONLY

    Hello writers! A few people and I are putting together a website strictly for posting and evaluating fiction (Novels, short stories). If you're...

    Started by Quan‎, 01-09-2004 02:04 PM
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  17. First person vs. third person

    I feel silly for even getting myself into this situation, but after making some progress on a story told in the third person, I'm having second...

    Started by Mark‎, 12-15-2003 01:32 AM
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  18. child dialogue

    Do any of you know of a book that has to do with spelling and/or writing the way a five-year-old speaks? I can't seem to find abything on children's...

    Started by liz‎, 12-03-2003 10:02 AM
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  19. pen & pad vs word processor

    Hi everyone, My name is Nathan and I have been mainly reading others ?'s and answers. I want to thank all for every bit has helped me. My question...

    Started by Nathan Grilley‎, 12-02-2003 10:22 PM
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  20. Is this any good?

    Can anyone please provide an opinion to the following paragraph. It is the opening of a story I am developing. Thanks! ********** A man sits...

    Started by Jacob Cole‎, 11-16-2003 04:33 PM
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    11-18-2003, 02:27 PM Go to last post

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