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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 western romance

    I found a magazine market last night, and it listed what it was was in short supply. So, I decided to write my first romance. A western. I am having...

    Started by Denise .‎, 07-18-2005 03:31 PM
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    07-19-2005, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  2. a while or awhile?

    Excuse the last (hopefully) grammar question, but I'm in that final pesky edit and have to fix the little things I've been putting off. This one's...

    Started by Pat Parker‎, 07-25-2006 04:35 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-25-2006, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  3. A Who/Whom Question

    My local paper ran a headline: Escort Services Here and Abroad: Who Is Exploiting Whom in This? Someone wrote a letter-to-the-editor that said,...

    Started by Wayne G‎, 10-19-2004 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-21-2004, 05:47 AM Go to last post
  4. A WN classic

    MUFFY THE VAMP SLAYER AND HER FRIEND MUFF DOBBER Muffy drove the wooden stake into the vamp’s chest. “Take that you vile vamp!” “Aaaaahhhh!!!!”...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 10-06-2009 03:16 AM
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    • Replies: 26
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    10-07-2009, 02:07 AM Go to last post
  5. A word, if I may...

    Rehydrate. That word cannot be substantiated by the dictionary I own, although it suits my purpose, and I would like to use it. Would someone...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 09-26-2001 08:23 AM
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    09-30-2001, 10:38 AM Go to last post
  6. A Writer in the Neighborhood

    Thought I'd post a short non-fiction piece I have out this month about a great writer who I believe truly understood the meaning of "craft" ...

    Started by HB Writer‎, 01-11-2009 11:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    01-11-2009, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  7. A Writer's Net Anthology

    I was thinking of all the writers that post here and began wondering what would happen if we asked Writers.net if they would publish an anthology of...

    Started by Bryan Wolford‎, 04-18-2002 10:07 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    09-05-2002, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  8. A Writers Life

    “I don’t understand this thing you call writing? she said with both of her eyebrows stretching to her hairline. He used to love those...

    Started by Chevy Stevens‎, 10-17-2005 02:58 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 545
    10-18-2005, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  9. A writing GAME...strictly for fun

    I was thinking of a little writing "exercise" we could try for fun, like the world's shortest story one we did and the limericks. How about a story...

    Started by nate‎, 09-10-2002 02:43 PM
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    09-11-2002, 03:58 PM Go to last post
  10. A writing question about ice cream

    I'm putting together notes for a WIP involving a real restaurant chain in Wisconsin & Illinois that run independent specials each location every day....

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-20-2003 05:48 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-20-2003, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  11. A young writers forum

    Hello I have a forum that I'm tring to populate. It has no members yet. its linked from my site: www.leapinglemurevents.com My fantasy story is on...

    Started by clark reese‎, 08-28-2005 06:04 PM
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    08-28-2005, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  12. a-editing I go

    Been staring at his little paragraph for an hour. (Going through the first major self-edit of my ms). This isn't even a major character, so I don't...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 04-08-2004 02:36 PM
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    • Replies: 15
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    04-09-2004, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  13. aaaa

    <B Test bold /B> <U Underline /U>

    Started by Jon Campbell‎, 09-15-2005 07:16 PM
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    09-16-2005, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  14. AAAAHHHH! - Peeve of The Day

    Just when I think my manuscript is - (I don't want to to say perfect. Because I'm striving to work on my neurotic tendencies). Precise. Just as I...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 09-21-2002 05:36 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-24-2002, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  15. Aaaggghh! Word Help Needed!

    I am trying to print envelopes on Word (which I've done a million time with no problem), and for some reason my both the return and delivery address...

    Started by M. Lee‎, 09-01-2005 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 483
    09-02-2005, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  16. AAARGH!!!! Re-writing...

    I'm in the middle of my FIRST re-write, and it is SO tedious. I am so sick of this already. I put the work away for about 6 weeks before...

    Started by Danielle Skjelver‎, 10-21-2003 08:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-24-2003, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  17. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

    All at once the children went silent, Gary the Kessler lurked about aided by Donald the Lowery.

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-20-2002 04:02 PM
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    10-22-2002, 06:39 PM Go to last post
  18. About 9/11 - Apology Please

    I feel like I need to say something, but I before I do, allow me to confess that this is purely a work of impulse -it's just the way I feel. ...

    Started by Dlo‎, 09-11-2003 03:44 PM
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    10-12-2003, 02:39 PM Go to last post
  19. about characters

    Is it just me, or have other people noticed how their characters sort of take on a life of their own? I have one guy who was not supposed to make it...

    Started by Heidi Cress‎, 12-03-2007 06:49 PM
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    12-04-2007, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  20. About editors....

    Do editors make changes to written material based on how many printed words or characters fit on a line? I have not yet had a manuscript prepared...

    Started by Inklings‎, 06-28-2002 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 608
    07-01-2002, 01:30 PM Go to last post

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