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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. Took the advice and edited..First few paragraphs2

    The young woman rushed out of Dan Wynfield’s room red-faced and furious. “That’s it, I quit! You don’t need to hire a nurse; you need to hire a...

    Started by Robin Murphy‎, 05-17-2009 10:55 AM
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    05-18-2009, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  2. First few paragraphs for review

    First few paragraphs of my Romantic Fiction. Just want to see if I'm totally off the mark here. Thanks in advance. “That’s it, Mr. Wynfield,...

    Started by Robin Murphy‎, 05-16-2009 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-17-2009, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  3. Care to have a look?

    Hey, everyone, If you care to have a look, you can read my story on the "Can I sit with you" website. ...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 08-26-2008 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,718
    08-28-2008, 10:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Quoting two sources with same last name

    I\'m writing an article in which two sources have the same last name. Normally I would only put a last name after a quote such as: \"I really love...

    Started by Vifx Twokay‎, 08-08-2008 02:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,075
    08-11-2008, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  5. Please Critique My Short Story

    Actually, just the first 1200 (of ~3000) words or so. Any and all critiques welcome. Thanks! (By the way, I'm new around here. I'm digging...

    Started by old time‎, 08-04-2008 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 987
    08-15-2008, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  6. What would you suggest?

    The idea for this story came to me as I talked with family members about ghostly experiences we each had encountered. Sometimes we do that,...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 08-02-2008 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,579
    08-05-2008, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  7. \back-slash\

    Out of nothing but curiosity...why do some people use a \ when writing? I've noticed it on many posts and find it a little strange. (I\'ve found it a...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 07-09-2008 10:41 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-10-2008, 06:55 AM Go to last post
  8. Making Me

    Making Me shooting is my body dribbling is my heartbeat passing is my movements and im not done yet dunking is my bones that connects...

    Started by mashawna hacker‎, 06-14-2008 08:45 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 485
    06-16-2008, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  9. A little tidbit...

    just something that came to me when I was watering plants... Gregory -------- I have recently come to the realization that my very best...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 06-06-2008 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,001
    06-08-2008, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  10. Looking to Start a Writers' Circle

    Hello! I'm not quite sure if this is allowed - so let me apologize beforehand to anyone who may have a complaint against this type of post - but here...

    Started by Jessica Lovejoy‎, 05-25-2008 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-27-2008, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Misuse of the past perfect

    Does anyone else cringe when she reads or hears the misuse of the past perfect tense? Increasingly, I read in news articles and hear in general...

    Started by C. Locke‎, 05-22-2008 08:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 959
    05-23-2008, 05:12 AM Go to last post

    Dry mouth and sweaty hands, what an odd combination, thought Avi Rauch, as he propped his hot, throbbing back against the cold comfort of the gray...

    Started by Dan Andreescu‎, 05-20-2008 05:09 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-20-2008, 12:15 PM Go to last post
  13. Epiphany! Sc/Fi Co Writer wanted!

    Bear in mind it's 3.30am GMT and there are empty beer cans on the floor. I have had a truly wicked idea for a SciFi Novel/Screenplay. It plots...

    Started by Michael Scott‎, 05-17-2008 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 654
    05-20-2008, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  14. First two pages

    I'm looking for feedback on the first two pages of my novel. Any comments are appreciated, but I'm especially interested to hear if these pages would...

    Started by Dave S‎, 04-20-2008 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 796
    04-21-2008, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  15. She's Had Enough - A Short Story

    Hi everyone! This is my first post here. I'd really like someone to read this and let me know what you think. Thanks! ~~~ "She's Had Enough"...

    Started by Paige O'Brian‎, 04-18-2008 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 661
    04-22-2008, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  16. writer's magazines

    As I get into writing I was thinking of subscribing to a magazine about writing. I was wondering whether people had found these to be useful? I have...

    Started by Kate Humphrey‎, 04-14-2008 12:55 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 743
    04-17-2008, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  17. Shortened, polished chapter 1

    Elinadria 1 As a child he always loved to watch the rain cascade down over the ruins, barely more then tall rocks, coming from high up the...

    Started by Malachi Holder‎, 04-11-2008 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-15-2008, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  18. World Revolution - input please

    Hi. I been treading dangerous waters for some time with my writing, and this is the sort of things I have been churning out lately. I would love...

    Started by marmot marmot‎, 03-26-2008 10:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,871
    03-27-2008, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Please critique, round two.

    hey all, I want to thank everyone who critiqued me last time. I've taken your advice and rewrote my first paragraph. Feel free to rip this apart!...

    Started by Mila J‎, 03-26-2008 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    03-27-2008, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  20. First half of Chapter One (rewritten)

    After some rewriting (and help from some of you), here's the new and hopefully improved chapter one. Well only half of it. It's a lot longer than I...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 03-14-2008 08:24 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 546
    03-21-2008, 05:55 PM Go to last post

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