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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. 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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  2. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    07-25-2003, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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

    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
    • Replies: 2
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    07-25-2003, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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    07-24-2003, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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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    Started by BROWN SUGAR‎, 07-19-2003 05:37 PM
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    07-23-2003, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
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    07-23-2003, 10:53 AM Go to last post

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