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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. I'm enroute to insanity!

    About three months ago I posted this question and need to do so again because I'm slowly goin' insane with the same problem I have never resolved. ...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 07-23-2003 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-24-2003, 10:41 AM Go to last post
  2. Invisible writing

    I've mentioned 'invisible writing' frequently in this forum. Authors attempt this, believing that authorial intrusion impedes the flow of a story. In...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 07-23-2003 09:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 120
    07-24-2003, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Old song lyrics

    I posted this over in unpub writers but thought I would ask again here... ... what does one do when they want to use lyrics from a song... a very...

    Started by Kim Smith‎, 07-22-2003 04:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 96
    07-23-2003, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  4. Could see

    When does one HAVE to write "could see"? Or "could hear"? Ask yourself this every time you write it. Through the trees he could see the...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-22-2003 09:18 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-23-2003, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  5. WHERE DO I BEGIN

    I AM A 32YEAR OLD SINGLE MOTHER OF THREE. I HAVE AN EXCITING STORY TO TELL. I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS FICTION NOVEL WOULD SELL LIKE HOT CAKES. I WANT...

    Started by BROWN SUGAR‎, 07-19-2003 05:37 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    07-23-2003, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  6. A Postcard from the Edge

    Keep the cards and letters coming in, folks! I just received a letter from the Richster (RBSA) this morning. I'd love to stay and post things here...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-20-2003 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 130
    07-23-2003, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  7. More on writing sex.

    Interesting article here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7-731494,00.html Goliardeys.

    Started by Goliardeys‎, 07-23-2003 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 104
    07-23-2003, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  8. Has anyone been to P & E...

    lately? Good Gravy! Preditors & Editors has doubled (or at least, it seems that way) since the last time I paid a visit! But hey, that's good...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-22-2003 03:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 129
    07-23-2003, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  9. Does your middle sag?

    And I ain't talking about that old spare tire! I split up my middle (beginning, mid, end) and I've been going over it with a fine tooth comb, but it...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-23-2003 01:48 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 158
    07-23-2003, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  10. And furthermore!

    I am struggling with the use of the words "and " and "but" in conjunction with other punctuation.Examples: The street was dry and dark, without a...

    Started by Fred Volz‎, 07-22-2003 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 145
    07-22-2003, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  11. The Benefit of Translation

    Certainly there are a few among us who are recognized and established scribes. In my quest to acquire more languages, and a mastery thereof, I have...

    Started by Kane X. Faucher‎, 07-22-2003 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 100
    07-22-2003, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  12. Premise vs. Plot

    So I've read two books by James N. Frey: 1. How To Write A Damn Good Novel 2. How to Write a Damn Good Novel II Gotta say both books are good...

    Started by White Witch‎, 07-21-2003 12:11 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 507
    07-22-2003, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Kudos Brady

    I've been reading about your cutting success. (Well, I consider your trimming accomplishments better than mine, I'm at about 130,000 and I'm finding...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 07-21-2003 04:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 152
    07-22-2003, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  14. The origin of the arguement

    Is anyone familiar with the long-standing feud that sisters A.S. Byatt and Margaret Drabble have had for years? Is it writing-related, or does it...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-21-2003 05:24 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 177
    07-22-2003, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  15. Constructive Feedback

    And, uhm, just wondering are writers allowed to display their works here or give links to their works here so that they can receive contructive...

    Started by White Witch‎, 07-21-2003 12:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 171
    07-21-2003, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  16. No response, what should I do??

    I sent a personal essay to Chicken Soup for the Soul I think about 4 months ago, maybe longer. The guidelines don't specify when they'll respond to...

    Started by emily peng‎, 07-21-2003 07:05 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 158
    07-21-2003, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  17. Kaz, a sheepish confession

    BAAAAaaad Lisa. I just went to your site for the first time. I should have gone sooner. :) Thank you for creating it!

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 07-21-2003 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 99
    07-21-2003, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  18. Sex Scenes.

    Further to the thread about male POV, just thought I'd confess here that I've given up writing actual sex scenes, though I create the atmosphere that...

    Started by Goliardeys‎, 07-19-2003 07:47 AM
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    • Replies: 34
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    07-21-2003, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  19. How I love a fight!!

    Hi folks, Everybody seems to be as peacefull as a dead man in a funeral home! I have read the apologia for Gary Kessler and the entreaties for...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 07-19-2003 08:23 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    07-21-2003, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  20. A Writer’s Net Acknowledgement Page

    (Just to remind people there help here has been appreciated.) Committed For A Year’s would look like Special thanks to Ann Crispin, Amanda R.,...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-18-2003 10:25 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 260
    07-21-2003, 01:32 PM Go to last post

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