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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. 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
  2. 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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    07-25-2003, 01:40 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    07-24-2003, 09:39 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    07-24-2003, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    07-24-2003, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    07-24-2003, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
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    07-23-2003, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  10. 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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    07-23-2003, 01:50 PM Go to last post


    Started by BROWN SUGAR‎, 07-19-2003 05:37 PM
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    07-23-2003, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
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    07-23-2003, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
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    07-23-2003, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  14. 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
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    07-23-2003, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
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    07-23-2003, 05:00 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    07-22-2003, 08:45 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
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    07-22-2003, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  18. 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
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    07-22-2003, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
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    07-22-2003, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
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    07-22-2003, 05:29 AM Go to last post

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