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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. puzzled

    Can anyone tell me the proper way of putting a character's thought down? Example: "Did he really just say he loved me?" she thought to herself. ...

    Started by C Bets‎, 06-06-2005 06:41 AM
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    06-06-2005, 11:11 AM Go to last post
  2. A speech question

    Can someone please tell me what is correct, or is this a stylistic thing? "I'm writing this sentence," said Steph, "but I don't know if this...

    Started by Stephanie glen‎, 06-05-2005 07:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    06-06-2005, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  3. Thought tags...a question

    Here is a line from my story: I'm dead? She thought. I have a couple of other thought tags like that...where the thought itself is a question,...

    Started by Stephanie glen‎, 06-06-2005 05:26 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-06-2005, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  4. Sarcastic quotes

    One of my characters is having a conversation with her mum about Tarot Cards. Her mom calls them "Devil's Tools." My character snaps back with the...

    Started by Stephanie glen‎, 06-05-2005 07:14 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-06-2005, 04:43 AM Go to last post
  5. character personality

    Suggestions please: A key character in my novel is a charming and wealthy, 40'ish man of admirable integrity. His childhood, however, consisted...

    Started by C Bets‎, 06-04-2005 04:41 PM
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    06-05-2005, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Who said what?

    Okay, below is a little excerpt that I need help on. Specifically, I'm wondering if it's clear who's doing and saying what. The part about Fran...

    Started by L Bea‎, 06-04-2005 04:16 AM
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    06-05-2005, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Nicknames

    Hellloooo all! Okay, I need a little help. My main character in my next novel is a firefighter, and I'm looking for nicknames. Does anyone have any...

    Started by Jenifer Kris‎, 06-04-2005 02:30 PM
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    06-05-2005, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  8. Lead?

    I'm exploring a new story idea: The sea wind soughed in the cedars, ruffled the rye grass, and played a tune on the wind chimes, before dropping...

    Started by John Doerper‎, 06-04-2005 09:54 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-05-2005, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  9. Anyone care to review a High School level paper?

    This isn't a grade for english, it's more or less a plea to my teacher because of my failing grade, and graduation being in a week and exams...

    Started by Rydell Hall‎, 06-02-2005 03:20 PM
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    06-05-2005, 01:10 AM Go to last post
  10. I must update this wonderful gang

    ( lol, what a title?? ) Seriously folks, - sorry but I am still laughing – I hope I haven’t forgotten any of the responses that my last thread...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-26-2005 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-05-2005, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  11. who is the READER ?

    hi all, See this please:- “ .. and she didn’t really like it, and she immediately wondered “ is it because of her? is it her fault? Again!?? ...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-29-2005 10:14 AM
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    06-05-2005, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  12. Old-Money Wealthy

    Anyone from old money? Or know someone from old money? I'm looking for insight into the lifestyle of wealthy folks that are from old money. Looking...

    Started by L Bea‎, 06-02-2005 04:42 AM
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    06-04-2005, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  13. Rough Draft: Prologue to 'The Trial of Ross Midnight'

    Criticisms / editing very much appreciated. And yes, I'm aware thatt the piece is both short and comprised primarily of dialogue at this point in...

    Started by Kevin Brown‎, 06-04-2005 01:35 AM
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    06-04-2005, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. Is there a set rule?

    Hello fellow writers and best sellers to be. Would anyone know if there is a set rule or guide as to how many pages each chapter in your novel...

    Started by Kissy Jett‎, 06-03-2005 12:56 PM
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    06-04-2005, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  15. What do you think?

    Opinions please of the first paragraphs of a novel I'm working on... It is set in London, 1835 if that helps. Chapter One “Too many damn...

    Started by Adrian D‎, 05-17-2005 06:57 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-04-2005, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Anyone know how to get your Writers.net email?

    I\'m sorry. I\'m new around here and I\'m sorta lost. Does anyone know how to get the email on this site? I would really appreciate if you could help...

    Started by Hannah Nott‎, 06-03-2005 03:08 PM
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    06-03-2005, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Would anyone like to read a sample of my writing?

    Battle of a Different Darkness The sharp cutting edge of the sword slightly pierced the fragile neck skin of Goji. Her long, flowing dark green...

    Started by Hannah Nott‎, 06-03-2005 03:15 PM
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  18. Typing tool

    There's a piece of equipment I've heard about in the past that's like a laptop in a sense, but is only a word processor. I can't remember the name....

    Started by Nathan J‎, 06-01-2005 09:39 PM
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    06-03-2005, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Editor's Lament

    Sorry Joyce I wish that I would never see-- The em-dash that bedevils me-- And while you're at it...please eclipse... That pesky...impudent...

    Started by Donna Eastman‎, 06-02-2005 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-03-2005, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  20. Well, I tried...

    A couple of weeks ago I posted a question about "learning" poetry, because I needed to write lyrics for a song that a character in one of my current...

    Started by Don Lloyd‎, 05-31-2005 11:55 AM
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    06-03-2005, 05:25 AM Go to last post

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