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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. Leaving Hope

    This is the second draft of a short story that I wrote a while back. I have only done minimal edits to it (grammar and cutting). The reason that I'm...

    Started by A.J. Fisk‎, 09-09-2009 02:09 PM
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    09-19-2009, 12:30 AM Go to last post
  2. Short Story vs. Novella vs. Novel

    I've been wondering on the differences of these three. Everyone that I speak with tend to be focused solely on "the novel" rather than anything else....

    Started by A.J. Fisk‎, 05-29-2009 07:11 AM
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    06-02-2009, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  3. Edit me?

    Hello everyone. Below is a short story that I wrote a little less than a week ago. It was based off of a dream that turned into a "night terror". I...

    Started by A.J. Fisk‎, 04-28-2009 08:42 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-30-2009, 04:57 AM Go to last post
  4. "Generating BUZZ" in Publishing and Editing!


    Started by A.L. Sirois‎, 09-16-2008 09:11 AM
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    09-16-2008, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  5. Title?

    Anyone know how to figure out an attention catching title? I had a title for the MS I am working on and now it just does not seem to fit any longer....

    Started by Aara Vinsh‎, 01-13-2010 10:12 PM
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    01-14-2010, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  6. Opinions welcome

    I wouldn't mind if someone could take the time to read this and give their opinion. It is the first few pharagraphs of my new manuscript. I have a...

    Started by Aara Vinsh‎, 01-13-2010 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-28-2010, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Restart - Opening scene - short

    While Iím at it, I may as well offer up the short opening to my novel I rewrote from scratch. The original was a low-key scene of the two main...

    Started by Aarin Edwards‎, 11-22-2005 11:15 PM
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    11-28-2005, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Rhyme in prose.

    Do you even find yourself unintentionally rhyming? Iím not sure if it ends up sounding clever or terrible. The passage in question: *** ďHi,...

    Started by Aarin Edwards‎, 11-22-2005 10:40 PM
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    11-29-2005, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  9. Sidebars in nonfiction

    I'm writing a nonfiction book that will include sidebars. By "sidebar," I mean a short essay, from 1 paragraph to 2 pages, that is separate from the...

    Started by Aaron‎, 03-25-2004 10:14 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-25-2004, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  10. editor / consultant: freelance

    Can anyone recommend a good consultant for a critique of a YA fantasy novel? I'm not looking for line-by-line editing: just overall critique. ...

    Started by Aaron‎, 12-08-2003 02:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-08-2003, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  11. The Forester (working title)

    Hi everyone! Great to be here. I feel I will spend a lot of time on these discussion boards. Below is the first section of a 10,000(ish) word...

    Started by Aaron Brown‎, 07-25-2008 08:12 AM
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    07-25-2008, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  12. How many words should a novel be?

    A couple questions...I've just started on a new novel and my chapters usually run to about 4000 words. The questions I have, because I have heard so...

    Started by Aaron Cerny‎, 12-29-2001 12:08 PM
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    02-09-2002, 02:56 AM Go to last post
  13. for critique...

    hello dear writers of the world. my name is aaron distor. im a high school sophomore given an assignment to creat a short story. i would really...

    Started by Aaron Distor‎, 06-02-2006 02:00 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-11-2006, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  14. for critique...

    salutations again everyone, im aaron distor, and im a sophomore. i was given the assignment to write a short story. i havent finished my story yet...

    Started by Aaron Distor‎, 05-30-2006 01:15 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-31-2006, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  15. short stories

    salutations, im writing a short story as an assignment for english class, but the problem is, i have no clue as to writing a short story. someone...

    Started by Aaron Distor‎, 05-28-2006 06:50 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    05-28-2006, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  16. FYI

    I created a chat for writers. There are no ads, affiliations, cliques, or rules. Itís just a nice place to chat with other authors. ...

    Started by AaronSmith‎, 01-21-2004 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-21-2004, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  17. Fresh meat for critique :)

    Hi everyone, this is my first post and I'm hoping to receive some feedback on part of my novel. If you have some time I would love for anyone to take...

    Started by Ab Kaye‎, 03-24-2010 03:17 PM
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  18. Need to not feel so drained...

    Okay, so I have classes, and then homework and exercising. The thing is, on weekends, usually I'm all drained out with no energy to write. I honestly...

    Started by Abby‎, 01-12-2003 01:06 PM
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    01-15-2003, 07:26 PM Go to last post
  19. Is there such a thing as overkill on rewriting?

    Okay, on my stories... I add more detail once I have the outline done..then check spelling, grammer but I'm afraid that maybe I'm adding to much...

    Started by Abby‎, 01-04-2003 12:43 PM
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    01-05-2003, 03:00 PM Go to last post
  20. Need advice on how do u have time to write?

    I was wondering when do you have time, or make time to write. I go to classes during the day so I don't have much time when I get home to write.. any...

    Started by Abby‎, 12-16-2002 05:41 AM
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    • Replies: 12
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    12-17-2002, 02:28 PM Go to last post

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