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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. Errors in english usage

    I just tripped across a new (to me) book, Paul Brian's errors in English usage. Anyone out there seen or used this book? CS

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 02-12-2010 07:03 AM
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  2. sam albions query letter -critique me peeps!

    February 2010 Dear AGENT, Shona Mackenzie is a Scottish smack-addict and streetwalker. She doesnít believe in the return of The...

    Started by sam albion‎, 02-11-2010 03:40 PM
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    02-14-2010, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  3. Character Introduction

    I've been finding the advice here extremely helpful, and just wanted to see what responses this piece gets. Thanks. When he arrived in...

    Started by Samuel Coates‎, 02-11-2010 10:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-12-2010, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  4. I begin all my sentences the same way

    This is an excerpt from chapter 32 of my novel "A Darkness of the Soul." Previous to this the old wizard Nathrum has fought against something that...

    Started by Sam Fletcher‎, 02-10-2010 10:13 PM
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    02-11-2010, 10:28 PM Go to last post
  5. Short Passage

    I have another short passage that I would like critiqued. It is rather late in the plot, so it needs a little setup. I think all that you need to...

    Started by Samuel Coates‎, 02-08-2010 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-11-2010, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  6. First post

    Hello Everyone! I am going through some kind of identity crisis and I am looking to my writing to stay my emotional pendulum. The problem is I keep...

    Started by Matthew Goodman‎, 02-07-2010 04:16 PM
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    02-10-2010, 11:35 AM Go to last post
  7. Prologue

    This is my first story, I am new here. I want some feedback, and please do not be afraid to be honest, on what I've got for the prologue, For those...

    Started by Jacob McGregor‎, 02-09-2010 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-10-2010, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Chagning the first chapter

    I just want to know how others have dealt with this problem. The first chapter of my novel has been the same the past three years and it is a good...

    Started by Rich D.‎, 02-05-2010 09:45 AM
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    02-08-2010, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Something to play with....


    Started by stevenlabree ©Ņ©¨‎, 02-08-2010 12:00 PM
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    02-08-2010, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  10. Do I Need a Title?

    I am in the final stages of my first book. The working title has been "101 Ways to Motivate your Child". Do I need a title with that as a sub...

    Started by Nigel Lane‎, 02-07-2010 12:29 AM
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    02-08-2010, 06:18 AM Go to last post
  11. elegant writing

    The recent threat on "elegant writing" got me thinking. While I didn't find the Faulkner excerpt particularly so, the concept of elegant writing has...

    Started by Yuki‎, 01-30-2010 12:22 AM
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    02-08-2010, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  12. I've begun to learn; RIGHT?

    As expected, I've rewritten the 1st chapter of Faith 4x now. Don't want to be greedy so am submitting 550 words, not 1k. BUT in addition to the...

    Started by Deanna Shoemaker Cabrera‎, 02-02-2010 08:19 PM
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    02-07-2010, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  13. Is this too cluttered?

    Sandy Fisherís station wagon was parked in front of her son's third grade school.* ‬It was a quite neighborhood where you could roll down your...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 02-06-2010 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-07-2010, 03:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Hello everyone. I'm new. I've been reading. . .

    . . . the critiques and I find them a bit amazing. I plan to jump into the fray and critique as much as I can, but I thought that this was perhaps...

    Started by Saalim A.M. Mills‎, 02-06-2010 01:50 PM
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    02-07-2010, 12:43 PM Go to last post
  15. freelance proofreader

    I am a freelance proofreader. I am in the process of expanding my resume and would like to add different genres of books to my experience. I will...

    Started by Kimberly Odom‎, 02-06-2010 05:10 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-07-2010, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  16. Over worked, over worded or OK?

    Iím editing & re-writing part of the MS dealing with the plague. Iíve spent most of the day working on this part of the MS and think itís OK. Iíve...

    Started by Raven Nights‎, 02-06-2010 01:39 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-06-2010, 07:46 PM Go to last post
  17. Opening passage critique please

    Hi everyone. I've put down one project in favour of writing outside of my comfort zone. All helpful suggestions about this passage are very...

    Started by Susana Morl‎, 02-04-2010 08:11 AM
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    02-06-2010, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  18. MA courses in Creative Writing

    Dear Friends, I am new to this forum and therefore I cannot know if this topic has been treated before. My apologies if I am asking something...

    Started by Francesco Ba‎, 01-29-2010 09:19 AM
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    02-05-2010, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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    02-03-2010, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  20. test

    Not being tech savvy, I'm just trying to see if I can get my website to link here. Feel free to ignore (unless you're moved to take a peek or leave a...

    Started by Gravity Fades‎, 02-01-2010 07:40 AM
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    02-03-2010, 08:20 AM Go to last post

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