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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. when all the action takes place in one room

    Hi all, My memoir has been stalled by a persistent technical problem: It takes place over one week, in one room, and I am, for the most part,...

    Started by J Hansen‎, 03-28-2005 10:16 AM
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  2. Grammar test

    Here is something I found in the local rag. There is a grammar column asking all sorts of questions. One month they asked the readers to write two...

    Started by b d‎, 03-04-2005 05:33 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-29-2005, 12:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Synopsis

    I apologise in advance if this topic has been covered, the comprehension contributions to all the boards are vast so I am sure it has been, but as...

    Started by Darren Humby‎, 03-28-2005 08:10 AM
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    03-29-2005, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  4. Not at all sure about this... please critique.

    This is not my typical writing style but I guess at times it is good to wander outside one's safety zone. I am not sure about this passage at all. ...

    Started by Natalia‎, 03-28-2005 08:30 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-28-2005, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  5. The way forward?

    To begin with I would just like to comment on a fantastic site. I am a new member, I have read what feels like almost every discussion on every...

    Started by Darren Humby‎, 03-26-2005 11:56 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-28-2005, 06:28 AM Go to last post
  6. Any Dutch Language Experts?

    I need a translation of a book title!

    Started by Carrie Kabak‎, 03-27-2005 01:32 AM
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    03-27-2005, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  7. It's me again, losing my mind now.

    I am so frustrated I could scream. I have been tooling along, whistling dixie as I worked on the final draft of my novel. Well then I read the thread...

    Started by Denise .‎, 03-23-2005 05:46 PM
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    03-27-2005, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Travel Books

    I'm about to begin my second (travel) book. The first is largely finished and I'm in a position where if I don't take the opportunity to go to this...

    Started by Dave Bolster‎, 03-27-2005 07:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    03-27-2005, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  9. Submissions Wanted

    We have just opened our new eZine to submissions. Hope you will take a look.... http://www.theswordreview.com The Sword Review is an exciting...

    Started by Bill Snodgrass‎, 03-26-2005 09:01 PM
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    03-26-2005, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  10. Critique Needed :)

    Hello Gang, I don't know where this is going but it came to me the other day and I want opinions on whether it is working for anyone... Thanks...

    Started by Natalia .‎, 03-22-2005 03:53 PM
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    03-26-2005, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  11. HELP!

    James McDonald, bless his pea pickin heart, has enlightened me to the fact that my manuscript should be Courier instead of Times New Roman, and that...

    Started by Denise .‎, 03-23-2005 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-26-2005, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  12. is this strong enough to send w/ a query

    Hello all! I haven't posted in some time, but really appreciated all the help I received on my query letter. I was considering sending (only to a few...

    Started by r k‎, 03-22-2005 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-26-2005, 04:01 AM Go to last post
  13. Another formatting question

    I am learning how much I don't know about formatting my manuscript today. Now I am beginning to wonder what calls for italics. I have italicized...

    Started by Denise .‎, 03-23-2005 01:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-25-2005, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  14. Good day!

    Hi everyone, I'm having a good day, and just wanted to share my joy. I made a breakthrough with my ms last night. On the advice of my critique...

    Started by r p‎, 03-25-2005 01:55 PM
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    03-25-2005, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  15. What do think of these 'Writing Tips

    I copied it directly from a Harris,Harris& Donahue Agency website: Michael on the site. Hamish (WritersNet)]

    Started by Michael Clyburn‎, 03-16-2005 08:45 AM
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    03-25-2005, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  16. every generation gets the art it deserves

    what will art be like in the next 20 years

    Started by Lost Chijd‎, 03-21-2005 04:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    03-25-2005, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  17. Critique... please?

    Hi, all, Jon here, I just wanted to post my first chapter here before I send it out in hopes of hooking a literary agent. I'd really like some...

    Started by Jonathon Scadding‎, 03-20-2005 03:18 AM
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  18. Flashbacks?

    I am having a problem with flashbacks. How can I be distinct about the difference between present day and flashbacks without using dates? I'm...

    Started by Ellen Brock‎, 03-21-2005 04:04 PM
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    03-25-2005, 06:53 AM Go to last post
  19. Glimmer Train

    If you've already submitted a story for the Short Story Award for New Writers competition, thank you very much! To confirm that your work has been...

    Started by Bardy Body‎, 03-24-2005 01:49 PM
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  20. hook for shopping trolley story

    Early this year I offered a three page beginning to what seemed a whacky idea. The response was so encouraging that I embarked on a full length...

    Started by Denis Bonner‎, 03-23-2005 01:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-23-2005, 09:13 PM Go to last post

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