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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. punctuation help, please

    Ok, I'm writing a column which includes the following sentence: What we should do is ask, “Why?” and “Who says so?” and “Where did this...

    Started by Pamela Taylor‎, 07-27-2003 10:10 AM
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    07-27-2003, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Waiter, there's a troll in my soup

    From: http://www.internetiquette.org/trolls.php Recognizing Flame bait: * If it sounds too stupid to be real, it's probably flame bait. *...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-27-2003 10:20 AM
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    07-27-2003, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  3. writers!

    You call yourselves writers? Without anarchy? Without humour? Without passion? (your need is neurosis)Without vitriol? Where's your eccentricity for...

    Started by stan grondas‎, 07-27-2003 02:53 AM
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    07-27-2003, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  4. No More Humility

    Okay guys, I just wrote this yesterday and I'd love to get some feedback on it. No more "gentle feedback requested" jive. I'm ready for criticism. ...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-26-2003 01:17 PM
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    07-27-2003, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  5. Grammar checking with MS Word . . .

    With the exception of missing obvious stuff such as there/their, the spell checker seems to be fairly good. Is the grammar checking option worth...

    Started by Dan Humphreys‎, 07-26-2003 04:06 PM
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    07-27-2003, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  6. A question about plagiarism...

    Hi guys, I really need some honest opinions here because my husband and I were discussing the issue of plagiarism. I personally don't think there's...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-26-2003 05:52 AM
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    07-27-2003, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  7. WAKE UP HAMISH

    Hamish, I have sent repeated emails to WritersNet regarding infringement of copyright in connection with the posts titled Quick Tip #1,Quick Tip...

    Started by mike Fulton‎, 07-25-2003 01:16 PM
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    07-26-2003, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  8. When to introduce Mr. Protagonist?

    I had written about ten chapters (scenes) of my first manuscript and sent the first chapter off to an independent editor. He advised that my first...

    Started by Mike Scarborough‎, 07-24-2003 06:28 PM
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    07-25-2003, 01:59 PM Go to last post
  9. publishers, editors or agents?

    I was reading below a question concerning where to place protagonists and this theme came up. Bob K. had written this in his reply........

    Started by shirley labeth‎, 07-25-2003 10:52 AM
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    07-25-2003, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Writing Exercise, join?

    For fun... Write one sentence that describes the space you are typing from right now.... Toni

    Started by TLE‎, 07-24-2003 05:38 AM
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    07-25-2003, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  11. For Gary and others

    Okay, not to start this up again since I can see everyone moved on, but I just wanted to say to Gary that I got your reponse clarifying the quote I...

    Started by Jennae Phillippe‎, 07-22-2003 02:22 PM
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    07-25-2003, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  12. Real Musicians

    If characters in your story attend a concert or a bar where a local band plays, can you use the real name of the band or will this get you into...

    Started by MusicMan‎, 07-24-2003 03:53 PM
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    07-25-2003, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  13. ATT: HAMISH

    Hamish, I have sent repeated emails to WritersNet regarding infringement of copyright in connection with the posts titled Quick Tip #1,Quick Tip...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-25-2003 06:02 AM
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    07-25-2003, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Another writing exercise....

    Add a sentence or two and lets see what this story turns into: The woman wrinkled her brow, held her palm up to shield her eyes from the...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-24-2003 12:25 PM
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    07-25-2003, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  15. writing resource

    Hello, Can anyone provide a great book or other resource that containts lists of words, action words, impact words with alternatives, etc? D

    Started by David Breslow‎, 07-25-2003 04:53 AM
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    07-25-2003, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  16. Throwing in the towel, the sheets, etc.

    Hi -- I've hit blocks in everything I'm writing and revising. It's as if the words, people, plots, etc. hold no more meaning for me than the latest...

    Started by Lois‎, 07-24-2003 06:50 AM
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  17. Another Comma Question

    I've been poring over this sentence and I don't think there's any way I can lose the comma: "He looked at Robert, who seemed about to say...

    Started by Maestro‎, 07-23-2003 06:25 PM
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    07-24-2003, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Courses for Children's Literature

    Does anyone have any news on an institute in West Redding, Connecticut called, Institute of Children's Literature? I recently received information...

    Started by Debbie Seward‎, 07-23-2003 09:32 AM
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    07-24-2003, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Am I a freelance writers?

    What really makes you a freelance writer? I've written some newspaper articles and am about to send out some queries to magazines, but is it only...

    Started by emily peng‎, 07-24-2003 06:04 AM
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    07-24-2003, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Help!

    Hi all, Just hoping to get some advice on how to make a ridiculously long sentence work. On the second paragraph, I'm thinking the commas just...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-22-2003 05:03 PM
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    07-24-2003, 10:43 AM Go to last post

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