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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. Plural possessives

    I really should know this... (sigh) Which is right, if any? "Stu and I's dog" "Stu and my dog" "Mine and Stu's dog" "My and Stu's dog" ...

    Started by Bohdi‎, 07-20-2003 09:40 AM
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    07-20-2003, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  2. A writing question about ice cream

    I'm putting together notes for a WIP involving a real restaurant chain in Wisconsin & Illinois that run independent specials each location every day....

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-20-2003 05:48 AM
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    07-20-2003, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  3. novel question...pun intended

    How many central characters should you have in a novel? Should you only focus on one main character but continue minor stories involving the other...

    Started by Terri‎, 07-19-2003 02:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-20-2003, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  4. Back from Iowa City...

    Just thought I'd post about my weekend writing workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing festival. I was there for the weekend; they have week long and...

    Started by TLE‎, 07-17-2003 12:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-20-2003, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  5. Sad News -- Carol Shields

    I saw in this morning's paper that Carol Shields died from complications from breast cancer. Her writing is lovely and moving, and she will be...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-18-2003 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-20-2003, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  6. Research: 1940s

    I wondered if anyone could recommend published diaries from the 1940s US. To get even more specific, the New England region would be ideal. Yes,...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-19-2003 08:07 AM
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    07-20-2003, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  7. A reading/research recommendation

    Barbara Goldsmith wrote a fascinating book called OTHER POWERS a few years ago. It is defined as a biography of Victoria Woodhull, but is a social...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-20-2003 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-20-2003, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  8. It's...

    Alright, here's a grammar question. If you have a sentence such as: 'The dragon lifted it's head to the sky.' Is there any time that it's becomes...

    Started by Allison‎, 07-17-2003 08:41 AM
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    07-20-2003, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  9. Love Triangles

    I'm working on a character's background, and she was caught in a love triangle and ended up pregnant and had to marry the guy she didn't love as...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-18-2003 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-20-2003, 07:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Sorry ... another 'am i the only one' post

    After weeks of working diligently on "Haywire" this morning found me crawling out bed sick to death of the damned thing. Couldn't bear the thought...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-18-2003 04:09 PM
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    07-20-2003, 07:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Hey Copper

    I was surprised watching the "making of" dvd for "Gangs of New York." They said that the term "cop" for cops was originally a reference to the...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-19-2003 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-19-2003, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  12. Update on Penny

    Some of you may remember that a few months ago, I had questions about the origins of some of the sayings about pennies. Well, the pitch for the...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-19-2003 08:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-19-2003, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  13. getting back to why we are here...I have a question

    I've just completed a "blue" search trying to find anything on passive vs active voice posted in the last 90 days. All I came up with was one...

    Started by Terri D‎, 07-18-2003 10:20 AM
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    07-19-2003, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  14. Capitalization again. Bong!

    I know, it's been asked a hundred times. But once more, if you please... Is this correct? She looked at Sheriff Unger and shuddered. They...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 07-18-2003 01:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-19-2003, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  15. This Forum is Tough, but powerful

    I just want to say that this forum brings out some strong emotions, but ultimately I think it's a terrific site for writers. It does bring out a lot...

    Started by Lindi‎, 07-18-2003 06:52 PM
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    07-18-2003, 06:52 PM Go to last post
  16. A disclaimer of sorts

    Most are aware of the pages on my site being visited on a regular basis by a number of WN members. With the recent postings mentioning them here on...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 07-18-2003 04:43 PM
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    07-18-2003, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Re-inventing the Wheel

    Do you find that, to some extent, you re-invent your own wheel with every project? I've thought of myself for years as a "blank pager" -- put a...

    Started by Eva S‎, 07-17-2003 11:55 AM
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    07-18-2003, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  18. Roy

    Your posting title "A necessary redundancy" has sparked off a dim idea for a short story. Something about that phrase just intrigues me.

    Started by Elizabeth‎, 07-18-2003 12:07 PM
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    07-18-2003, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  19. Edit In Peace Gary!

    For almost year and a half, I have seen agents and editors come and go this site. They didnít need to be here as much as we needed them. Their...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-16-2003 11:07 AM
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    07-18-2003, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Periwinkle sky?

    Quick question for anyone who can help me out here. I'm wanting to describe a gorgeous summer day in Sausalito, CA ... and the sky. I'm itching to...

    Started by Tracy‎, 07-17-2003 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 917
    07-18-2003, 10:28 AM Go to last post

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