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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. Critique

    I've tried to rewrite this so that it'd flow as smoothly as possible, but the transition from one paragraph to the next still seems very jerky/sudden...

    Started by Chace Llin‎, 02-19-2006 03:47 PM
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    02-19-2006, 11:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Help me with this please?

    I can't find the right way to word this paragraph and would love some help. Sydney's (cute little blonde) therapist is letting him drive her Corvette...

    Started by Angel Kemory‎, 02-18-2006 05:51 PM
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    02-19-2006, 04:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Hey, Simon ...

    I've read snarky comment after snarky comment from you without saying anything, but your reply to Jordan Fowler's post was beyond ignorant. Do you...

    Started by Kris Williams‎, 02-15-2006 02:03 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-19-2006, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Character developing

    tell me what you guys think The seventeen-year-old Keith Ramonee grew up on the streets, always being assertive and alone. He never trusted people...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 02-16-2006 09:05 AM
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    02-19-2006, 05:31 AM Go to last post
  5. query trouble

    first thanx all I see your points. As far as length I was told one page but maybe they meant 15 font size and double spacing on that page. So shorter...

    Started by Jordan Fowler‎, 02-16-2006 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-17-2006, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  6. When Books Collide

    If I asked this before I am sorry, but I am trying to get my brain back on track: Okay the situation is: I have two novels that 'overlap' in time....

    Started by Angel Kemory‎, 02-16-2006 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-17-2006, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  7. how do graphic novels get published

    I'm wrting a sci-fi fantasy novel and my brother tallked about turning it into a graphic novel, him being a painter. What would one do to publish...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 02-15-2006 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-16-2006, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Dangling modifier

    How much of fiction writing could dangling modifier be tolerated? Or could this be another tool for writing one day? e.g. Unlike her last...

    Started by Shangri la‎, 02-06-2006 09:44 PM
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    02-16-2006, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  9. The Three Act Structure

    The Three Act Structure By Patrick Dent New Online Bookstore As the craft of writing has evolved, it has naturally formed the plot structure...

    Started by Patrick Dent‎, 02-16-2006 03:55 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-16-2006, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  10. query trouble

    first thanx all I see your points. As far as length I was told one page but maybe they meant 15 font size and double spacing on that page. So shorter...

    Started by Jordan Fowler‎, 02-16-2006 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-16-2006, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  11. Writing Ethics

    Hi everybody! I'm a new, unpublished writer here. I've been reading threads for a while without jumping in--and excuse me if this topic isn't new...

    Started by Andrea Cash‎, 02-13-2006 01:58 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-16-2006, 10:37 AM Go to last post
  12. Query II: the understater returns

    Me again Last year i posted a query letter that was, as many people said quite delicately, terrible. So I took another shot at it and here is the...

    Started by Jordan Fowler‎, 02-15-2006 06:50 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-15-2006, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  13. What is high fantasy?

    I'm not talking about watching The Wizard of Oz while listening to Dark Side of the Moon.... I've seen the term on several books and am trying to...

    Started by A J‎, 02-13-2006 09:06 AM
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    02-14-2006, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Writing as a group, together

    I wrote this in the last 10 minutes, no previous thought or planning whatsoever Do you like to join in, and add your bit? Toilet Paper A lot...

    Started by ela james‎, 02-14-2006 01:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-14-2006, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Another prologue situation

    I know a lot of people here are against prologues, but what if a specific incident happened (say thirteen years prior to the main story), and it was...

    Started by Angel Kemory‎, 02-13-2006 02:17 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-14-2006, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Intro, Prologue, Or Forward?

    I usually post on Agents, but have a craft question. What is the difference among these? I added a "prologue" to the front of my juvenile novel; a...

    Started by Alice Clay‎, 02-13-2006 05:29 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-13-2006, 11:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Round two--Critique?

    Anyone who could take the time to read this and give some feedback I would appreciate it. Does this read any clearer? I am hoping this is more of a...

    Started by V.L. Grodin‎, 02-08-2006 10:10 AM
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    02-13-2006, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  18. I've been writing stories ...

    A WN friend and I have been having what we call "Story Challenges" - we give each other a topic, write a story, and compare. It's been absolutely...

    Started by Kris Williams‎, 02-07-2006 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-13-2006, 02:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Word Count vs. Page Count

    I do my writing in MS Word, as I am sure a lot of you all do. What is the easiest way to determine the length of your book in published paperback...

    Started by Sean Nordquist‎, 02-07-2006 12:45 PM
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    02-13-2006, 02:16 AM Go to last post
  20. order of adjectives

    What's the right order for this list of adjectives: a huge stone modern statue? or: a huge modern stone statue? Thank you. Michelle

    Started by Michelle Burtin‎, 02-04-2006 12:37 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    02-11-2006, 03:26 PM Go to last post

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