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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. Question

    Maybe someone can explain this to me. Seeing how very difficult it is to get a publisher to accept a manuscript, how is it that there are so many...

    Started by Bina Bear‎, 01-21-2011 09:48 AM
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  2. A good meeting

    hi all i m working on my first novel. and i want to make the protagonist meet a girl(who becomes her best frd subsequently). but i want to make this...

    Started by Ankita Patil‎, 08-24-2009 02:37 AM
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  3. Critique please

    This is the first chapter of my as yet untitled WIP. Mostly I'm wondering if the premise is clear. Any and all comments appreciated. XO ...

    Started by Xavier Onassis‎, 04-07-2009 09:25 PM
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  4. Seeking a critique on writing style & content

    Hello everyone, nice to meet you:) I would be most appreciative if you could please read and critique the following chapter I have written. I'd...

    Started by J S‎, 01-27-2009 07:17 AM
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  5. Please Tell

    You often hear folks repeat the mantra: show; don't tell. This is so far from the reality of most published works. There are times in a story...

    Started by Brian W‎, 01-23-2009 06:12 PM
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  6. The Lottery Question

    When I started writing four years ago I asked myself if I would be any good at it. Is this something I want to do? The answer to the first...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 09-09-2008 09:47 AM
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    09-12-2008, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  7. Do you think outside Pandora's Box?

    In Newsweek, I read a cute article about a professor lamenting his students’s blue books overflow with clichés. Here’s the link: ...

    Started by nom de plume‎, 08-21-2007 11:10 AM
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  8. Limited Omniscient POV

    I have three main characters in my novel. 2 characters are written with third person limited POV. 1 character is written with limited...

    Started by author author‎, 05-23-2007 03:09 PM
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  9. An Excerpt from Silent Tears

    Here are two chapters in the beginning of my book, SILENT TEARS. Keep in mind that at the start of the story, we are suffering from severe culture...

    Started by Kay Bratt‎, 03-07-2007 06:01 AM
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  10. How does the guy appear to you?

    So, here's an excerpt from my now completed novel which I am in the process of editing. She phoned him a few times from the farm...

    Started by Michelle Burtin‎, 01-11-2006 08:50 AM
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    01-15-2006, 01:13 PM Go to last post
  11. Adverbs

    Can someone explain to me why the use of adverbs are considered a weak form of writing. I have recently come face to face with my penchant for...

    Started by Dennis Anthis‎, 09-21-2005 06:22 PM
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  12. Social-Path

    Tell me what you think of this flash fiction. Charlotte Burton’s head is about to explode. She has a massive hangover and she’s late. So of...

    Started by Denise .‎, 08-14-2005 03:37 PM
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  13. In need of feedback...

    Hiya gang. I am working on this short story. This is te middle but I think it makes enough sense that you'll get what's going on. Just looking for...

    Started by Natalia‎, 07-08-2005 12:55 PM
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  14. foolish accents

    I have half-witted forest trolls in my YA novel. They are not very intelligent, as expressed in their dialogue (and elsewhere in description). I...

    Started by patti‎, 04-10-2004 08:04 AM
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  15. British language question

    Well, yes, some of them are self-perceived upperclass twits. But they are fun to watch.

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 10-13-2003 09:06 PM
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  16. OT (Off Topic)

    Okay this is an off-topic question but I'm sure there are a few novels in here somewhere. If you could ask a question about--and learn the truth...

    Started by boogop‎, 08-22-2003 09:19 AM
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  17. Unpopular subjects

    Hello Everybody, John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding/Analog magazine, once wrote an editorial about those people who shout 'there ought to be a...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 08-16-2003 03:01 PM
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  18. Pamela and the rest.

    I post to Pamela first and then to the rest. I did not write this post nor do I accept it as the holy grail. To me it was funny. If my posting upset...

    Started by linton lewis‎, 06-12-2003 07:50 PM
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  19. Story Idea Trigger

    Hi everyone! I don't look into writers.net very often (which might be wrong), and I can't remember posting anything even though I've been...

    Started by Martin Kriegl‎, 09-22-2002 01:12 PM
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  20. Memoir question

    I wrote and published a memoir that dealt with one part of my life, and then I started writing a different memoir that dealt with a completely...

    Started by greg winick‎, 03-04-2012 05:12 PM
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    03-08-2012, 07:01 PM Go to last post

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