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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Important Question

    When you're sending out you're query for a magazine article proposal and they ask for published clips to go along with it, would you send clips that...

    Started by Misty Keith‎, 02-11-2007 07:51 AM
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    02-12-2007, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  2. Important Question on Querying

    I've approached Query letters in alot of ways in the past and I've recieved positive responses as well as negative ones. However, I do want this...

    Started by Misty Keith‎, 01-25-2007 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-26-2007, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  3. impossible?

    Is it impossible to write a YA novel about kids who can read minds?? It sounds kind of stupid I know, but I was inspired by a little girl who...

    Started by Ellen Brock‎, 05-08-2005 04:20 PM
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    05-14-2005, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Impressions please (Adult Fantasy, 728 words, some crude language)

    Hi guys. I've decided to try out a new idea for a book that I have to help keep my mind off querying... So here goes. Tell me what you guys...

    Started by Dave O‎, 06-30-2008 03:16 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    07-11-2008, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Improve your craft

    http://www.thewrittenjourney.com/ Here is a website I found, or someone recommended. It may have been here - the mind is not what it used to be....

    Started by Steven L'Abri‎, 03-26-2007 09:39 AM
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    03-28-2007, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Improved opening (I hope)

    Hey everyone. I've been reworking the first chapter of my novel to try to get it to correspond with the energy of my query letter, which several...

    Started by Gibby‎, 03-21-2005 02:15 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-23-2005, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  7. Improved version of the beginning of chapter 1

    here is a revised version of the beginning of Chapter 1. in know it still needs some work but i just want to know if it is better than before. ...

    Started by Riyad Baroudi‎, 03-17-2008 04:23 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-18-2008, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  8. Improvement?

    Hi, some of you may remember me posting a topic some time ago asking for a critique on a YA novel I'm working on called "Moving On". My coauthor and...

    Started by Samantha Huntsman‎, 06-08-2010 11:36 AM
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    08-18-2010, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Improvements

    When I first came across this site earlier this year, I was nearly finished with my novel. I thought that I had a solid piece of work in front of...

    Started by Thomas Volz‎, 06-03-2005 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-06-2005, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  10. Improving my writing

    "Graduation came close to an end. Senior year became a time to celebrate the joyous hard work and effort. It happened, one by one students vansihed...

    Started by kayla‎, 05-26-2003 06:52 PM
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    05-31-2003, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Improving tedious text

    This is a question about story-telling technique. I placed a short story with an on-line workgroup. Below is one review which refers to weakness in...

    Started by Clyde Finney‎, 04-11-2003 12:01 AM
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    04-12-2003, 02:31 AM Go to last post
  12. Improving tedious text (2)

    At the risk of laboring a point: the eternal topic of showing or telling. Some days ago, on an on-line workshop, I read an interesting short story....

    Started by Clyde Finney‎, 04-18-2003 05:13 AM
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    04-21-2003, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  13. In and around DENVER, CO????

    Hey all, If you live in or around the Denver area, I am trying to get a new writers group together. If I can find a group of people who want to...

    Started by Jay Kinsel‎, 10-12-2005 12:18 AM
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    10-12-2005, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  14. IN CASE

    In case these mystical people who know about writing and who magically appear on WN start vacationing away from WN, how do I find you (and your help)...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 03-07-2010 11:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-10-2010, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  15. In Desperate need

    Hi, I am in desperate need of help. I feel I've asked too much from the people here and never returned any help, and I do apologize for that. I need...

    Started by Olivia Cooper‎, 06-17-2003 10:02 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-18-2003, 02:22 PM Go to last post
  16. In good company

    I've gotta say I was happy to see I'm not alone (from Publishers Lunch)and I plan on chucking my guilt right out the window. (Any other WN...

    Started by EB‎, 10-13-2003 08:16 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-13-2003, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  17. in labor

    I've been workin on my writing. Tell me how I'm doing

    Started by Shaun Norrie‎, 04-20-2006 01:00 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-21-2006, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  18. In lieu of the Scruffy Dog Report...

    which we miss with terrible abandon...Instead, let us all suffer the trials of Kane's Credit Report: Ah, the awful straw monstrosities we must...

    Started by Kane X. Faucher‎, 07-05-2003 02:37 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-06-2003, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  19. In medias res ... or not

    Is it a terrible thing if one doesn't start in the middle of some action ? (I get the impression that's de rigueur these days.) My novel definitely...

    Started by L Y‎, 08-15-2005 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-16-2005, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  20. In need of a critique

    I just recently started working on a novel which I have been thinking about for some time. Although I have an elaborate story firmly in mind, with...

    Started by Kit Summers‎, 01-23-2009 05:03 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 714
    01-23-2009, 12:38 PM Go to last post

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