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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Avoiding Cliches

    Hi everybody, I'm in the process of rewriting my novel and I was wondering if you guys could help point out some of the common cliches, so that I...

    Started by Quan‎, 08-04-2003 08:20 AM
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  2. Definitions..

    Greetings, I've always wanted to ask this, but never found enough writers in one room to debate: - What is your definition of a good writer? ...

    Started by Natalie Sey‎, 08-05-2003 03:17 AM
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    08-06-2003, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  3. No name characters

    I have a style question regarding my current novel. The underlying theme of this story is that the lead character (a woman) has lost her identity...

    Started by Jessica McCartney‎, 08-05-2003 09:44 AM
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    08-06-2003, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Liz

    No agent yet. I've been working on a rewrite of a novel. Exhausting and tedious. I quit frequenting this site because of all the personal atttacks...

    Started by Matt H‎, 08-04-2003 07:50 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-06-2003, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Stream of consciousness...

    I want to use stream of consciousness in my current work. I would appreciate suggestions of books that use this style of dialogue frequently. ...

    Started by Rick‎, 08-05-2003 09:04 AM
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    08-06-2003, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  6. Starting with Chap One or keep chapters consecutive?

    Hi guys. I broke my WIP into four parts and named each one. My question is, do I begin with Chapter One when I begin Part II, Part III and so on or...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 08-04-2003 10:04 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-06-2003, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Are there contraction quotas?

    A reader recently pointed out the amount of contraction usage in my fiction manuscript. Itís the characterís journal entries. Presuming it will...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 08-04-2003 06:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-06-2003, 03:19 AM Go to last post
  8. What about this Lisa?

    Does this work any better? I'll leave you alone after this, promise! I was home for lunch the day the letter came from the airlines. There was a...

    Started by Tracy‎, 08-05-2003 08:13 PM
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    08-06-2003, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Crit: JD Barnes, Chapter 1, The Execution

    I think I meant the lines had been broken for a long time. My imagery was that by day it was an overgrown heap of ruins, hardly discernable from the...

    Started by JD Barnes‎, 08-05-2003 05:10 PM
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    08-06-2003, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  10. Kaz?

    What are you up to at 8:00 your time tonight?

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 08-05-2003 11:22 PM
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    08-06-2003, 01:28 AM Go to last post
  11. Wiggle Room?

    Morning all! Am in the process of rewriting chapter one as I've mentioned before and am curious to know if there's some wiggle room w/what I've...

    Started by Tracy‎, 08-05-2003 09:15 AM
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  12. Changing POV in midbreath

    Just throwing this one into the ring, to see if anyone has any ideas ... I read a story yesterday in which the POV changed from independent narrator...

    Started by Clyde Finney‎, 08-05-2003 07:21 AM
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  13. Inspiring Authors?

    Am curious to know which writer(s) made the biggest impact on your lives ... prompting you to want to write. I've got two: Nabokov and Bobby...

    Started by Tracy‎, 08-03-2003 07:47 AM
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    08-05-2003, 08:29 AM Go to last post
  14. Writer's PMS

    God, I feel so hormonal. It's almost like I'm in labor and about to give birth to this manuscript that's been baking inside me for five years. I...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 08-05-2003 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-05-2003, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Market?

    I have a piece that I feel really good about and want to send out. You could interpret it one way as a fantasy, or if you look at it another way it...

    Started by Mari Star‎, 08-04-2003 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-04-2003, 11:44 PM Go to last post

    ]]]]]]]]] Oh Ahm sew thriiilllled that you noticed mah absence! (giant grin). I've been busy doing summer things, blabbering with Toby at Roys...

    Started by M T‎, 08-04-2003 10:11 AM
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    08-04-2003, 05:48 PM Go to last post
  17. Flies in the Ointment (continued)

    The following is a remarkable thread started a few days ago. I have taken the liberty of pasting it and several of the responses here to keep it...

    Started by L Balfour‎, 08-03-2003 10:39 AM
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  18. Critique My Story Please?

    Hi Folks, I am a great fan of this site, and though I lurk by nature I am constantly amazed by the perspicacity (hee hee) of the forumers here. ...

    Started by JD Barnes‎, 08-02-2003 09:43 AM
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    08-04-2003, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Hello again

    Just thought that I would make a quick post to tell those of you that know me that Iím back and visiting. Itís been a traumatic month; but rather...

    Started by Jay Saunders‎, 08-04-2003 07:08 AM
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  20. Show and Tell

    Hello I'm re-working an entry based on comments. Was wondering if you get the sense she's writing (and re-living) to her journal: actions,...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 08-03-2003 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-04-2003, 08:50 AM Go to last post

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