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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. How does this read.

    How does this read? I am beginning a novel and I just wondered how it reads from someone else' point of view. This is only a first draft. ...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 11-28-2008 01:31 PM
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  2. Queen of the Passive Sentences and....

    How to break from it. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How can I think actively?

    Started by Laura McCarthy‎, 07-30-2008 10:25 AM
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    08-08-2008, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  3. Beginning of another novel

    Well, I'm going to edit my last for a little while, but in the mean time can you guys tell me what you think of this so far? Mr Mullings the...

    Started by Anie Tak‎, 07-29-2007 09:32 AM
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    08-03-2007, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  4. What's with the language?

    Dear Industry Professionals, I realise that most of us are noobs and have no idea what we're doing. That's the point of joining these sorts of...

    Started by Patrick Jane‎, 12-21-2010 03:07 PM
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    12-27-2010, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  5. I have a tendency to write in the past tense

    These are a couple of paragraphs from my current chapter (chapter 13). The old wizard (Nathrum) is slowly slipping into insanity and his young...

    Started by Sam Fletcher‎, 06-21-2009 11:55 PM
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    06-23-2009, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  6. First page of manuscript

    Hey, this is the first page of my manuscript. It is 107,000 words long, and is a fantasy. Hopefully the reaction is positive. Chapter I The...

    Started by Keith Bouchard‎, 07-24-2008 09:11 AM
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    08-03-2008, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  7. Reversing Genesis; punctuation

    Ok. I spoke the first five verses of Genesis with suspicion that if I reversed a recording of it that a hidden message would be revealed. One of...

    Started by David Mivshek‎, 04-24-2008 08:27 PM
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    05-01-2008, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  8. GRRR! I hate this! Someone give me some advice!

    Okay, here's the deal. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I have the talent inside me to be a published author. Im good enough to make a...

    Started by Corey Griffith‎, 11-24-2007 08:42 PM
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    11-28-2007, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  9. New Assignment - 100 Words and Creativity Combined

    Hey guys, I'm not as busy today (so far). Just came up with a fun assignment - at least I think. One writer throws out five TOTALLY unrelated...

    Started by Star Love‎, 04-30-2007 09:43 AM
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    05-11-2007, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  10. WRITING GAME

    Hi! Okay, I'm new, so maybe I shouldn't try starting a thread, but I've done this with a friend (as have many of you, probably) and think it's so...

    Started by Kris T‎, 08-25-2005 06:48 AM
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    08-27-2005, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Character Template questions

    I'm posting a lot due to some issues with writer's block, and having some troubles getting to know my characters in my WIP. In an effort to create...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 01-27-2004 06:04 PM
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    01-29-2004, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  12. Duo of destiny chapter 1-story being continued from prologue

    CHAPTER ONE____________________________ It was a warm November and usually sunny each day. I was outside practicing my martial arts and about to...

    Started by alvin atwater‎, 02-21-2008 05:59 AM
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    02-22-2008, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  13. The "Issue" about writer's writing here on WritersNet

    Most of you know that the "issue" of how well a writer writes his/her messages here on the WritersNet comes up from time to time and Gary chimes in...

    Started by Donald Lowery‎, 12-14-2002 01:19 PM
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    12-16-2002, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  14. Good Opening?

    I'm just finishing up a novel, but I keep returning to the opening chapter. Like every author, I want to hook the reader from the start. This is...

    Started by Rich L.‎, 04-04-2004 10:47 AM
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  15. Question about writing

    It has been some time since I have last posted on this site. When writing fiction and the story is being told as if it has already happened, is it...

    Started by Kayla‎, 08-03-2003 06:26 PM
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    08-07-2003, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  16. A little writing. what do you guys think?

    A man walked through an abandon tunnel that was beneath the streets of a city. He made way to a tarnished metal gate, and there were guards...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 05-20-2006 12:14 PM
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  17. A Single Sentence

    This sentence is obviously not simple and direct, but I believe it to be quite elegant. My prof agrees with me that it is not simple and direct but...

    Started by Nolan Wilson‎, 01-23-2010 11:12 PM
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  18. Laundromat

    Okay, need help, and my dictionaries and thesaurii can't help. I have a character who lives in a trailer park where in the middle of the complex...

    Started by Brady‎, 03-24-2004 11:36 AM
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  19. My Boy Kane is Big Time Now!!!

    I'm sure most of you remember our once-resident polemicist, Kane X. Faucher. The boy found his niche. See his work at Exquisite Corpse at...

    Started by SquidNote‎, 01-26-2004 09:27 PM
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    02-09-2004, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  20. Your first lines

    I'm borrowing a page from Maggie Dana (see thread below), but rather than revealing favorite first lines, I thought we could share *our* first lines....

    Started by Jonathan‎, 06-22-2003 07:50 PM
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    06-24-2003, 03:46 PM Go to last post

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