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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. A Couple of Questions

    Hi Everyone, I haven't been on WN for...gee...over a year (I just visited again yesterday), and I noticed the post about "Opening Lines." I...

    Started by SFPete‎, 06-26-2003 09:13 AM
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    06-26-2003, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  2. Bly Oxford/ Bly White

    Hi all, I have some very sad news to impart. Our long time poster Bly Oxford whose real name was Bly White has passed away. Please remember her and...

    Started by Kaz‎, 06-26-2003 02:55 PM
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    06-26-2003, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  3. How to get back on track....

    I did so well for three months before I found WN, and continued to do well in March, April and May with WN... Then I got off course around Memorial...

    Started by T.L.E.‎, 06-22-2003 02:13 PM
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    06-26-2003, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  4. Does anyone remember this toy?

    Or maybe it wasn't a toy. THere was colored sand involved, and I think the sand was inside a fish tank thing, and you flipped the frame over and...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 06-25-2003 03:03 AM
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    06-26-2003, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  5. I hate to get pornographic...

    first thing in the morning, but I'm ironing out some of the wrinkles in my story. God, I hate to ask this, but you guys haven't let me down yet...so...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 06-25-2003 03:31 AM
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    06-26-2003, 03:38 AM Go to last post
  6. Ultrasound question...

    My protag is in an old clinic and she just heard her baby's heartbeat. My question is, now she needs an ultrasound, and am wondering if that would be...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 06-25-2003 03:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-26-2003, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  7. my first real rejection...

    Tor sent my manuscript back and dressed up the "No Freakin Way!!!!" to make it sound really really nice ^_^ but for some reason I don't feel bad...

    Started by sheena‎, 06-24-2003 12:43 PM
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    06-26-2003, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Now, then

    In the following paragraph, is the word then needed. After I came through the door, petite Albie Goode introduced her family. Then, I was led...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 06-24-2003 05:11 PM
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    06-25-2003, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  9. Real celebs in novel?

    I'm a newbie so be gentle . . . Question: what is the rule for using real people in a work of fiction? Not just mentioning someone but actually...

    Started by Denise McMillen‎, 06-24-2003 06:04 PM
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    06-25-2003, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Another crazy question!

    This is the day for them. Does anyone know--or are there any O.B. doctors out there who are writers: is it possible for a woman to become pregnant...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 06-25-2003 07:49 AM
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    06-25-2003, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  11. outliners/info mgrs

    I have published a number of complex non-fiction books over some decades. Recently I read about outliners such as PC-Outline or Framework. Does any...

    Started by louis s. berger‎, 06-24-2003 12:35 PM
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    06-25-2003, 02:25 AM Go to last post
  12. Best way to craft a timeline

    Just wondering what you guys would recommend as the best way to track stuff like ages, months/years, milestones, etc. across the course of a novel?...

    Started by Melissa‎, 06-23-2003 05:32 AM
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    06-24-2003, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Chat Room anyone?

    How 'bout some live chat, gang? Here's the url to one I just put up on my site.... http://mysite2.homestead.com/chatroom.html . Hope this isn't a...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 06-22-2003 06:02 PM
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    06-24-2003, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  14. Donald Lowery?

    What happened to him? The Gary Kessler thread got me thiniking about Writer's Block Episode Four, where he posted quite a bit too. Did Donald get...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 06-24-2003 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-24-2003, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  15. Your first lines

    I'm borrowing a page from Maggie Dana (see thread below), but rather than revealing favorite first lines, I thought we could share *our* first lines....

    Started by Jonathan‎, 06-22-2003 06:50 PM
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    06-24-2003, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Converting from Wordstar to Word

    I just discovered I can put a disc in the whatyamacallit from my old computer with Wordstar program and it will show up in MS Word! Whoopee--saves...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 06-24-2003 11:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-24-2003, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  17. Hey, M.T.

    M.T. We’re smokin’ them folks up in Lit.agents and Pub Pub. All the beautiful people are down here. Best stories, best jokes, best...

    Started by toby‎, 06-21-2003 11:50 PM
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    06-24-2003, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  18. need some help

    Any ideas for another way of saying, "feeling their oats"? I'm writing about schoolchildren who had always been obedient, polite, followed the rules,...

    Started by danielle‎, 06-23-2003 01:17 PM
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    06-24-2003, 07:49 AM Go to last post
  19. writing woes

    We're under dangerous heat advisory here in Texas with temps approaching 100. Combined with intense humidity, it's creating a heat index of between...

    Started by danielle‎, 06-23-2003 03:33 PM
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    06-24-2003, 03:37 AM Go to last post
  20. POV woes

    Just need to vent.... after writing 42,000 words of my first novel in first-person POV, I decided to change it to third-person. (Why? I've asked my...

    Started by Melissa‎, 06-22-2003 12:40 PM
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    06-23-2003, 07:13 PM Go to last post

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