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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. 50 Things a Writer Shouldn't Do

    Jut found this, though it's been around a while: 50 THINGS A WRITER SHOULDN'T DO *Edited to make the thread a 'sticky'*

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 04-19-2011 04:59 AM
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  2. Critiques please

    Hello, I am new writer's net, as well as to novel writing. I've dabbled in other writing mediums, but this is my experiment in novel writing. ...

    Started by Hans Heaney‎, 01-13-2011 12:52 PM
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  3. showing and not telling

    Below is a very brief excerpt from something I've been working on. The context isn't really important; I'm more interested in learning how to show ...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 01-21-2010 05:58 AM
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  4. critiques are welcome..

    Hi...I'm not sure if this would be a good beginning for my story...so I hope you guys could lend me your opinions. Prologue: “He gave me...

    Started by Maya Mills‎, 08-07-2009 03:17 AM
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  5. opening paragrah--what's wrong?

    This is the opening paragraph and I feel like something is not quite right. It definatly has NOT been edited. Right now I am just trying to write to...

    Started by Heather Williams‎, 08-05-2009 04:27 PM
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    08-07-2009, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  6. Please, hit me with your best shots.

    Pages 1-5 of a present tense novel. Looking for blunt and honest impressions. Truth’s Illusion ...

    Started by susan matthews‎, 07-12-2009 10:53 AM
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    07-13-2009, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  7. body of the query

    Hi! Need feedback on the body of my query letter. Since I last posted (many moons ago), I've done some research on a number of topics - as...

    Started by Nori Clay‎, 10-23-2008 02:54 PM
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    10-30-2008, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  8. To Syn or... well, how to Syn?

    Novel is done, working on others related and not, but really need to get this one sold to start things rolling (I want to write exclusively minus the...

    Started by Christopher Proffitt‎, 12-20-2007 08:31 PM
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    12-22-2007, 05:03 AM Go to last post
  9. Does this need to be redone?

    Hi, I've posted some chapter beginnings on this site before and I must say you ahve al been very helpful. I have complted my first chapter, and this...

    Started by Mark Crawford‎, 12-15-2007 04:38 AM
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    12-19-2007, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  10. You Likey?

    Okay. I'm back. After reading a bit, I think I realized the flaws in my writing. Here's the revised first chapter, and I hope it's better than the...

    Started by N M‎, 12-04-2007 07:12 PM
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  11. Does this work?

    This is my first time communicating directly w/the reader in my writing. Just wondering if I\'m pulling it off here. I hated the son-of-a-bitch. ...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 07-24-2006 02:02 PM
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  12. "Fictionalized Nonfiction"

    Whenever I drop into the Poughkeepsie library I read a magazine called The Writer . (I hope that appeared in italics, but I probably loused it up.) ...

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 01-06-2006 04:39 PM
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    01-11-2006, 06:05 AM Go to last post
  13. excerpt

    I noticed others posting parts of their stories for opinions. This is from the second chapter of my first novel, The Littlest Angel. After Kipp...

    Started by Jo Swain‎, 05-23-2005 05:11 PM
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    05-26-2005, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  14. suggestions, please?

    Okay, Here's my problem. I'm over half-way done with a major two-step re-write (doing second draft of several chapters at a time, sending them to...

    Started by r p‎, 03-17-2005 08:58 PM
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  15. critiquing welcomed

    Could I get feedback regarding my story. I have an agent who is interested in the first 3 chapters. I have 5 tweaked..and 2 more I am fixing . ...

    Started by peg bublitz‎, 03-03-2005 08:37 PM
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  16. folsom-esque survey

    Do you think this works? It's part of a short story. John and K. were in love. He did not know that the little gold football which he had given...

    Started by Gibby‎, 03-03-2005 11:36 PM
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  17. Any comma experts?

    Jane and Dick join Bill and his friends, Angel and Tom on planet Beta, where they learn more of the martians’ plans and prepare to rescue the XXX,...

    Started by mack smith‎, 02-24-2005 06:18 PM
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  18. critique on section?

    I would like a critique on this part of my story, to me, it just doesn't seem completely right, but I can't put my foot on what is that I don't like....

    Started by Julia Nicole‎, 02-23-2005 11:41 AM
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  19. language

    I think it is a question of one opinion against another one but I just wondered what you all would answer. I am from Belgium but I think it is a...

    Started by Koen Dieriks‎, 02-23-2005 11:30 AM
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  20. edit and tell me what you think about last line

    This is the beginning of my novel. It is my first one and I\'d really like some feedback. I am also having trouble with the last line of this...

    Started by Libby Biegler‎, 02-20-2005 01:05 PM
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    02-21-2005, 02:26 PM Go to last post

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