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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. A question about animal characters

    I am new to writing, so go easy :) I have started writing a children\'s book for the ages of 5-8 which features dinosaurs that live and act like...

    Started by Bethany Figueroa‎, 02-08-2006 01:47 PM
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    02-10-2006, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Word Count/Quota

    Hi everyone. Please forgive the redundant nature of this question, for I am sure it has been asked before: How many words is the average novel?...

    Started by Jason Guevara‎, 02-08-2006 08:27 AM
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    02-10-2006, 05:22 AM Go to last post
  3. Question on copyright

    Hello: As always when starting to work on a new novel, I try to come up with a catchy title. These days I'm working on a cross-genre horror/fantasy...

    Started by Rummah Kasai‎, 02-08-2006 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-09-2006, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  4. This is amazing ...

    I'm deep in the middle of a rewrite, and I'm stunned at how much my book is changing! At the way it's currently going, I wouldn't be surprised if...

    Started by Kris Williams‎, 02-04-2006 01:43 PM
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  5. capitalisation - for languages

    when talking about the people, i think i'm right in saying that you'd capitalise..?: the English.. the French.. he's American..etc..? but when its...

    Started by Richard Clunan‎, 01-27-2006 01:05 PM
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    02-09-2006, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Believable characters/dialogue

    In terms of professionalism how would an agent/publisher view broader less believable characters in a novel? Say that an author ; ) is writing a...

    Started by writersnet 1‎, 02-03-2006 11:04 AM
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    02-09-2006, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  7. John Oberon

    I just noticed that you reviewed one of my requests for help and as usual you were a bit nasty. If you don't like my style then simply avoid my...

    Started by r k‎, 01-22-2006 06:11 AM
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    02-08-2006, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  8. Okay-Finally-Critique? Hmm?

    This is just a sample of what I am writing. I know it is hard to judge things when they are taken out of the context of the story. I am worried about...

    Started by V.L. Grodin‎, 02-02-2006 10:04 AM
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    02-07-2006, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Too much information

    I'm on the verge of signing up for a tutorial with a respected professional writer. I'm somewhat conflicted because I'm wondering if this exercise...

    Started by writersnet 1‎, 01-24-2006 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-07-2006, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  10. How do you know the title?

    I mean, how do you when a title, is THE TITLE for you(your story)? Do you just know? Do get a feeling? Do you just pick a title that fits...

    Started by Lo Rin‎, 01-24-2006 05:45 PM
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    02-07-2006, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Character introduction

    1.) I started writing my first book and I was wondering if I should put the two main characters descriptions in the "Foreword" of should I just "blab...

    Started by Peter Hildebrand‎, 01-27-2006 12:12 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-07-2006, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  12. Monologue

    My teacher asked us all to write a 3 page or more monologue. He gave us one example from his book, which, though it was an example I can use, is...

    Started by Dan Kiehnle‎, 01-28-2006 04:29 AM
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    02-07-2006, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  13. a question on POV

    I'd read somewhere recently that a third person story shouldn't change POV meaning (I think) that if character A is your lead character, then you...

    Started by A J‎, 01-28-2006 07:40 AM
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  14. telling the fable

    The saga and the fable When I was at age of 6 year, my older brother read out a book named ‘the adventures of the master gnome’ I was listening...

    Started by harry tobin‎, 02-04-2006 03:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-06-2006, 03:56 AM Go to last post
  15. Dialogue tag

    "That's what we like to dream of," she managed. Folks, is this <she managed> a dialogue tag? Could it be implied that she managed to speak up?...

    Started by Shangri la‎, 01-26-2006 11:31 PM
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    02-04-2006, 12:28 PM Go to last post
  16. Rule of Three

    This came up in another thread: What is the "rule of three"? I was going to write a pedantic and overly analytical response. Don't have to....

    Started by William Watson‎, 01-27-2006 06:11 AM
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    02-04-2006, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Clarity Critique?

    This is part of a short story I'm working on. Would y'all be so kind as to tell me if it's clear in its technicalities and whether or not it sucks...

    Started by Dan Gallo‎, 01-31-2006 09:44 AM
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    02-03-2006, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  18. Anyone willing to critique?

    Just a basic sample from something I am working on. I would post it on the open page, but due to some language, I think it might be better done...

    Started by V.L. Grodin‎, 02-02-2006 06:55 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-03-2006, 01:11 AM Go to last post
  19. Time to Critique?

    WritersNet has been very helpful over the last several weeks and so many thanks go out to forum members! If any of you (especially the most...

    Started by writersnet 1‎, 01-30-2006 04:15 PM
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    02-01-2006, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Hey John Oberon

    How's this for shortened words. I've trimmed a bit but still a little pickled by the description. This is the prologue opening. --- Fear! ...

    Started by SpookyDude‎, 01-27-2006 12:22 PM
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    01-31-2006, 04:44 AM Go to last post

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