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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. The Story Of Love

    Some excruciating noise eventually woke me and before I could realize it was my cell phone ringing it was too late. I didnít bother checking who was...

    Started by Altaf Hussain‎, 10-22-2010 03:31 AM
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    10-24-2010, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Isn't there another name for the glass windows in churches?

    I keep coming up with just "stained glass," but for some reason, I could swear there was a different (prettier-ish) name for it. Am I thinking...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 09-14-2010 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-21-2010, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Part 1 of "Luck By Chance" - Please Comment!

    I was walking in lawn full of lush green grass. The lawn was huge, grassy with beautiful mixture of flowers that introduced a unique mixture of...

    Started by Altaf Hussain‎, 10-17-2010 09:22 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 33
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    10-20-2010, 02:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Long sentence

    Background: A married couple open a bedding store.The husband's artistic designs and his charming wife's selling ability cause business to prosper....

    Started by Book Werm‎, 10-11-2010 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,073
    10-20-2010, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Page 1 of Manuscript

    Hi All, Below is the first page of my Middle Grade / Fantasy manuscript, for your critique. Thanks! Chapter 1 The rooster did not crow that...

    Started by Lyle Ven‎, 10-13-2010 06:44 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,170
    10-20-2010, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  6. Announcement: Profile Edits Enabled

    Just a quick note to let you know that profile edits are currently functioning. Have a great weekend! :)

    Started by Victoria‎, 10-16-2010 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 745
    10-20-2010, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  7. help with manual

    Hello, I have this project in hand where I have to write a manual for a school. They are going to provide me an index but I really don't have a...

    Started by Altaf Hussain‎, 10-17-2010 08:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,564
    10-19-2010, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  8. Opinion

    Hi All, I wondered what the writers here thought about the new trend of taking classic literature like Wuthering Heights and having it twisted...

    Started by Christine Daae‎, 10-17-2010 02:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,035
    10-18-2010, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Wl writers agency

    Hey all, does anyone here maybe have something positive to say about wl writers agency( owned by Robert m Fletcher). I just need to know whether...

    Started by JayJay Schnetler‎, 10-18-2010 12:57 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,016
    10-18-2010, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  10. An Excerpt - Please review if inclined

    Hello! I am posting a snippet of my current WIP to see what you all think. I am trying to present a clear voice for a young adult mystery. ...

    Started by pamela sully-wells‎, 10-05-2010 10:32 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 49
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    10-17-2010, 08:46 PM Go to last post
  11. Any good?

    Hi, I'm new to this website and would just like to get some constuctive criticism of some writing I've done. I wrote this about 3-4 years ago...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 05-30-2010 03:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
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    10-17-2010, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  12. First part of my book, please critique

    Chapter One She slipped into the alley and behind a rubbish pile. It smelled of rotting meat and didnít look much better. The guards walked...

    Started by Rachelle Tucker‎, 10-07-2010 09:08 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    10-15-2010, 09:05 AM Go to last post
  13. MS running from A-B

    I got some really good and useful critique from a lit agent based in the UK who made several comments on changes/improvements to my MS. One of the...

    Started by Raven Nights‎, 09-25-2010 01:21 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,521
    10-11-2010, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  14. Meet Cute

    This is going to be a little awkward with the lack of formatting on this site. (You can read the whole thing with proper formatting at...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-16-2010 08:44 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,537
    10-09-2010, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  15. Title Help

    I'm working on a short story and a character is coming up with an idea for a romantic comedy film. The only problem is I am totally drawing a blank...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-15-2010 10:44 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    10-09-2010, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  16. An example of good descriptive writing

    I just finished re-reading an old book, published about 80 years ago. It starts out by describing the MC, and I'd like to quote that opening...

    Started by Joe Zeff‎, 10-04-2010 01:35 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    10-07-2010, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  17. Sublime Sentence Exercise

    This one from Mary Gaitskill's "Because They Wanted To." I'm going to quote three sentences, although it's the last two, which are really part of...

    Started by C K‎, 09-30-2010 03:43 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    10-07-2010, 03:05 AM Go to last post
  18. First paragraph...how much to give away?

    In between writing really bad queries, I can't help but write manuscripts. I'd go crazy if I couldn't get the ideas out of my head even though I...

    Started by Christine Daae‎, 10-02-2010 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 857
    10-03-2010, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  19. Shut-up Exercise

    ...because the last one was so informative. This one a favorite sentence, not from a read-in-progress, but a line I've remembered for years. ...

    Started by C K‎, 09-23-2010 06:22 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 2,062
    09-28-2010, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  20. Armed With...

    Again, I come to find nothing to critique And must relegate myself to something banal. I only do one sort of writing exercise and it's based only...

    Started by C K‎, 09-18-2010 07:58 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 106
    • Views: 13,525
    09-27-2010, 03:45 PM Go to last post

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