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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. I know nothing about short stories!

    OK here's the deal. I've been struggling to think up a short story plot, for the online course I'm doing. I know nothing about short stories! Now...

    Started by F Walter‎, 08-01-2003 03:49 PM
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  2. Something I witnessed...

    This piece was inspired by seeing it. I turned a lot of it into fiction, but I saw the rudimentary bits. I am just wondering if it is going to...

    Started by Kevin Craig‎, 08-03-2003 08:48 AM
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  3. grammar inquiry

    reading Mrs Dalloway (Virginia W) -- and perhaps it is just me because of language differences but a sentence in the first page is troubling me. Is...

    Started by nathalgreen‎, 08-02-2003 08:51 AM
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    08-02-2003, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  4. Where's MT?

    Has our visiting troll chased her away?

    Started by Murg‎, 08-02-2003 08:49 AM
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  5. Good News To Share

    I have some good news I wanted to share with my forum friends: 1) I received copies of the 2004 almanacs for which I wrote, and, this year, No...

    Started by Eva S‎, 08-01-2003 10:54 AM
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    08-02-2003, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  6. What is your writing routine?

    I thought I would ask a writing craft question. I am sure this has been discussed in the past, but I thought I would ask again. I am sure also that...

    Started by Kevin Craig‎, 07-31-2003 03:20 AM
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    08-01-2003, 10:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Up in smoke

    Iím researching for a historical womenís fiction partially set in a real Midwest US town that entirely went up in flames in the late 1800ís (not...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-31-2003 02:45 PM
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    08-01-2003, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  8. I Need Help

    Hello everybody. I am British. I am 16 years old. I am going to attend a school in New York next year. It is a very special school in a historic sort...

    Started by Leslie Mc Mahon‎, 08-01-2003 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-01-2003, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  9. One sentence on...

    Think of a part of your childhood home that frightened or repelled you. One sentence describing this spot. TLE

    Started by TLE‎, 07-31-2003 09:09 AM
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    08-01-2003, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  10. Wacky WN Nightmare

    Well, actually more like in between a dream and nightmare. I like the W with the wacky and the N with the nightmare (Has anybody else ever dreamed...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 08-01-2003 06:47 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-01-2003, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  11. Where do they come from?

    Because the Merriam-Webster dictionary was in recent discussion, a tidbit in Time magaizine jumped out at me today. 10,000 new words added to the...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-31-2003 12:22 PM
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    08-01-2003, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  12. Is this plotline adequate?

    I often wonder what happens to stories that have an unusual plot line. Do they find a market at all? I am posting one right here, and will everyone...

    Started by Sumit‎, 07-30-2003 06:38 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-01-2003, 03:35 AM Go to last post
  13. I'll review yours, you review mine

    Hello, I need someone to review my MS. It's finished to the point where I have started querying agents but with a little distance from the work,...

    Started by Mr Seriosity‎, 07-29-2003 04:22 PM
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    07-31-2003, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  14. Yiasou from Cyprus

    Dear all, I'm writing to introduce myself a new kid on the writing block, well on this website anyway. I found WritersNet last week, and have...

    Started by Natalie Sey‎, 07-30-2003 03:48 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    07-31-2003, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  15. WN horoscopes

    CAPRICORN You discover that the query letter you wrote last night has fifteen spelling mistakes - only after you have posted it off to your...

    Started by Elizabeth‎, 07-30-2003 05:06 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    07-31-2003, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  16. As - as or not to as - that\'s my question

    I seem to have an attachment to the wee little word "as" - it creeps in as I do this, as I do that, as I say this, as he said something else, and as...

    Started by Patricia Schwitzer‎, 07-30-2003 03:49 AM
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    07-31-2003, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  17. Thanks guys!

    Sorry I haven't posted this sooner ... have been in a bit of a funk here lately. Just wanted to thank the folks who responded positively to my...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-31-2003 09:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2003, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  18. Novelist's peculiarities....

    Ann Patchett likes to use the word "jutted" quite a bit. An author I read a few months ago (can't remember who) gave everyone "a mess of blond...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-30-2003 04:50 AM
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    07-31-2003, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Oops my bad

    I thought this was a writing craft sight but I've yet to find anything helpful in quite a while. It was mildly entertaining while it lasted, but I...

    Started by TerriD‎, 07-30-2003 04:57 PM
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    07-30-2003, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  20. How sweet it is!

    Things seem so much happier here today than up at Lit. Agents.

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 07-30-2003 12:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-30-2003, 03:23 PM Go to last post

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