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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. A quote...

    "Writing is a living process...the best writers do not simply spew forth published work..." William Goldman

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-28-2003 05:55 AM
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    07-30-2003, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  5. For Mike Fulton Re. Copyright Infringement

    Hi Mike, I have removed the offending threads. Anyone who has spent any time here will tell you that I remove anything I see posted here that...

    Started by Hamish (WritersNet)‎, 07-27-2003 04:39 PM
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    07-30-2003, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  6. Possesive of "Synopsis"

    Do I really have to put an extra s on the end of synopsis in the following sentence? Looks kinda goofy when I do. Experts? "If your synopsis is...

    Started by Karen Dionne‎, 07-28-2003 06:51 PM
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    07-30-2003, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  7. My Outline Needs an Outline

    Well shoot, I wrote up my outline, but in Chapter 4, I said to introduce certain characters and subplots, but I never got around to the scene. What...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-29-2003 05:24 PM
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    07-30-2003, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  8. Umhealthy Practices

    If you saw a book out there with the title "Unhealthy Practices" and the blurb said it was about a hospital, what would your reaction be?

    Started by Sumit Ghoshal‎, 07-21-2003 03:16 AM
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    07-30-2003, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Hamish

    Happy Birthday Gary, hope it went better than this board seems to be doing. Seems everytime I drop by there's another ..... haunting this place....

    Started by F Walter‎, 07-29-2003 12:27 PM
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    07-30-2003, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  10. AND or BUT?

    Ahh...those damn conjunctions can be confusing sometimes! Can someone help me? Which sentence is grammatically correct? 1.) Unlike other women...

    Started by emily peng‎, 07-29-2003 04:54 PM
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    07-29-2003, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  11. So long, fare well.

    Hello all, I just came by to say I must be going. It seems that there is no way for me to co-exist on this forum because of my views and...

    Started by Volz‎, 07-29-2003 05:18 PM
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    07-29-2003, 09:19 PM Go to last post
  12. Blurb?

    Gary Kessler answered someone's question and a comment about back cover blurbs and inside jacket blurbs came up. Perhaps I know what this is just not...

    Started by shirley‎, 07-27-2003 08:20 PM
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    07-29-2003, 09:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Paragraphs

    Hi everybody, I've been around although quiet. Just been reading everything and learning much. Especially like the Ouick tips. Great approach to...

    Started by ike‎, 07-29-2003 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-29-2003, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  14. WritersNet Mail

    WritersNet mail is down but we are working on it. Please try it again later. We will have it up and running asap. Hamish WritersNet

    Started by Hamish (WritersNet)‎, 07-29-2003 04:19 PM
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    07-29-2003, 07:06 PM Go to last post
  15. What's a top art school?

    If you were an artist and wanted to get into one of the top art schools in the country, which one would you consider the holy grail of all art...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-25-2003 08:29 AM
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    07-29-2003, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  16. We are in the Twilight Zone

    Not only is time passing slower here than it is in other forums. But, I can't get into the thread about the WN clock being broken. Because I would...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 07-29-2003 04:05 PM
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    07-29-2003, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Is the WN Clock broken?

    I figured WN had been visited by the crew of the Starship Enterprise, and that's why the clock was weirded out. :)

    Started by Lois‎, 07-29-2003 12:53 PM
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    07-29-2003, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  18. web space

    I read that one of WritersNet rules is to post lengthy documents on the web somewhere and and give you a link to it so you can read it and then let...

    Started by Hugh‎, 07-27-2003 07:13 PM
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    07-28-2003, 08:49 AM Go to last post
  19. Picture books, poetry and format

    Goodmorning Writers... I am new to this forum hence a little tentative. I've just finished a children's picture book which I am in the process of...

    Started by Anton Leslie‎, 07-28-2003 01:44 AM
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    07-28-2003, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Writing Exercise for Sunday

    I think the one sentence writing exercise is worth doing regularly. Everyone's response helped me to learn more about them and their computer home....

    Started by TLE‎, 07-27-2003 11:29 AM
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    07-28-2003, 06:34 AM Go to last post

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