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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. Plotting a novel

    Hi everyone, After selling a memoir, I am attempting a novel--literary fiction. Right now, I'm attempting to plot it. Never done it before, or...

    Started by J Hansen‎, 12-14-2005 10:45 AM
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    12-15-2005, 04:44 AM Go to last post
  2. Help - Ladie's Fashions

    One of my characters is a 20 year old school teacher in the 1890s. She is about to begin work in a small rural community, but she was raised and...

    Started by Harold Davis‎, 12-13-2005 07:08 AM
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    12-14-2005, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  3. So long ago...

    I wrote this piece in 1991, and just recently recovered it from my resting place on the internet. I haven't read it for so long, but my earlier...

    Started by SpookyDude‎, 12-13-2005 08:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-14-2005, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Help please

    Please critique my poem for me. Its the first time ive written one but im am embarrassed to send it. Not sure about scanning and all that. please...

    Started by nadir nana‎, 12-14-2005 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-14-2005, 01:30 PM Go to last post
  5. A Final Tea - please help

    This is the first little part of a short story I've written. I'm having some trouble with telling the reader what the narrative character is. A...

    Started by Misti Wolanski‎, 12-07-2005 05:29 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 355
    12-13-2005, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  6. Sentence Construction

    Is it: He opened the anthropology lab door and he immediately recognized the museum smell. or He opened the anthropology lab door and...

    Started by S Glen‎, 12-07-2005 05:53 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-13-2005, 06:43 AM Go to last post
  7. Stuck on er..well, you read it!

    I'm editing, and this sentence has me perplexed: A horn blast from behind jolted Will and he jabbed the off button. Part of him wanted to give his...

    Started by S Glen‎, 12-07-2005 09:02 AM
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    • Replies: 12
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    12-13-2005, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  8. short essay critique

    Hello everyone I posted an essay here a few months ago and got great feedback. I've reworked it and am looking for some pointers on how to improve...

    Started by r k‎, 12-09-2005 09:18 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    12-12-2005, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Short reading, come and let your voice be heard

    please read the following and if you get bored with it, let me know where at. I'm letting this one ride on it's charm. Chapter 1: The prodigy...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 12-08-2005 01:15 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    12-12-2005, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Confused

    I would have sworn I just posted this message, but could not fine it anywhere. Forgive me if this is a double. I have put in three or four...

    Started by Gary Hart‎, 12-07-2005 04:51 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    12-09-2005, 06:18 PM Go to last post
  11. first book 4th excerpt

    Wakanda prayed as she ran along with them that this was somehow a mistake. That it was not Taima that had attacked the small child. They had...

    Started by Gary Hart‎, 12-07-2005 07:11 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-09-2005, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  12. Well painted or clear?

    I am currently writing an epic saga, my problem is that I find myself sacrificing embelished description for clarity. I will write a page or two...

    Started by Jordan Fowler‎, 12-08-2005 07:45 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    12-09-2005, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  13. spelling grammar checkers

    Hi, Has anyone had any luck turning straight quotes into curly quotes. I am stuck with a manuscript that was originally written on an older Mac...

    Started by Patty Johnson‎, 12-07-2005 11:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-09-2005, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  14. How to delete characters?

    I have a short novel completed that others greatly liked (even random classmates' parents who found my classmates' copies), but it had far too many...

    Started by Misti Wolanski‎, 12-07-2005 05:23 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-08-2005, 03:33 PM Go to last post
  15. 1 example is worth 10,000 words.....

    I'm curious; let's see how many different ways you can rewrite this paragraph using any style you like. "I broke through the thick bushes and...

    Started by max nimos‎, 12-06-2005 07:27 AM
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    • Replies: 28
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    12-08-2005, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  16. critique please!

    Okay, so my query was a disaster. Now here is an excerpt from my novel. Give it to me, guys. Shane sped south along Pacific Coast Highway,...

    Started by Shaun Norrie‎, 12-05-2005 10:34 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    12-08-2005, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Getting interviews

    Hey, those of you who know, what's the best way to approach someone you don't know to ask for an interview? And, do you ever pay professionals for...

    Started by Venus --‎, 12-08-2005 06:42 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-08-2005, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  18. My 2nd book Excerpt

    This is the second book I am writting. It is about Henry Hudson. Henry and his men were put over board in a small boat in a mutiny and were never...

    Started by Gary Hart‎, 12-07-2005 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 300
    12-08-2005, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  19. Except from Chapter 1

    Hi darlings, Well, l'il ole me managed to create a blog site and I've posted the opening of A Prayer for a Prince, or Valse Triste. Anybody...

    Started by Prince Louis Richard de la Pau‎, 12-06-2005 05:29 AM
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    12-07-2005, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  20. "Persnickety" Strikes Again

    Yes, I bid farewell to WN members recently, but Iíve now returned. With my tail between my...oh, never mind! The Smoko board was morphing into...

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 12-04-2005 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 530
    12-07-2005, 07:33 AM Go to last post

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