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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. PoV

    I have not posted in a long time and though my frustrations with PoV could but put to use here. The problem is I have completed my rough draft and...

    Started by Cubist Zero‎, 12-12-2009 04:45 AM
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    12-14-2009, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  2. The start of my first novel

    I'm a little reluctant to post this here, but I'd like opinions/comments/critiquing and I currently don't have a critique group I go to. I've...

    Started by Josh Lemay‎, 12-13-2009 12:30 AM
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    12-14-2009, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  3. Here we go...

    Here's a chunk from the middle of my first chapter. I'd love some feedback. Thanks! -------- I scanned the room, looking for the cause of Nadia’s...

    Started by Audrey Ann‎, 12-12-2009 09:24 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-13-2009, 11:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Critique opening

    An hour before sunrise, she gave in. Trying not to think what lay ahead, she walked into the cold, stepped into the boat and started the motor. ...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 12-12-2009 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-13-2009, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  5. The brooding emerald gloom.

    The brooding emerald gloom. Joseph Conrad used those words to describe the African jungle in “Heart of Darkness.” William Faulkner also used those...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 12-12-2009 05:55 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-13-2009, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  6. Demolition Zone...Join AW in tearing apart this sample

    I'm ready for this thing(a sample of one of many stories I'm working on) to be torn apart anaylized left destroyed or reassembled. I myself am going...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 12-11-2009 09:03 PM
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    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 1,061
    12-13-2009, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  7. 1st chapter

    this is my first chapter..i would say it probably a teen book. i have done a cople more chapters but i would like a review on this before i move on....

    Started by Sophia Dirango‎, 12-12-2009 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-13-2009, 06:30 AM Go to last post
  8. my 1st chapter for wisdom

    this is a different story from an earlier post and its only the beggining of the 1st chapter I lived in a small town of Colville. My dad was...

    Started by Sophia Dirango‎, 12-12-2009 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-13-2009, 06:28 AM Go to last post
  9. Dialog Tags

    Dialog Tags I have trouble with these in my writing. I try to use the traditional ‘he said, she said’ but I find that I am always slipping other...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 12-10-2009 06:57 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    12-12-2009, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Question for Gary

    Gary, We have a new member in my critique group, and I'm just reading his first section. I'm baffled how to edit/critique for him and hoping you...

    Started by Cindy Kay‎, 12-12-2009 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-12-2009, 07:42 AM Go to last post
  11. And. And Then. Then - how, when, and why to use them.

    And. Then. And then. Those three, simple, insignificant parts of speech drive many writers to the nut house, and give editors fits. You'd think...

    Started by . Crystalwizard‎, 12-11-2009 11:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-12-2009, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  12. Please Critique

    The rain warped the cherry trees outside of the window. Jack Holt awaited Sir Linus Pencroft in the den of the Shepard mansion. His legs were...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 12-09-2009 08:11 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    12-12-2009, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  13. Format and Structure

    Will someone define (very clearly) what format and structure actually are? Thanks

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 11-29-2009 08:09 PM
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    • Replies: 47
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    12-11-2009, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  14. New Opening (F/U To Critique, Below)

    I noted that the general comment I saw a lot of was, "Lead off with the action." With that in mind, I submit this for consideration. Thank you all...

    Started by J.S. Wayne‎, 12-06-2009 11:44 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    12-11-2009, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  15. Too sensitive for this forum

    Though I should have known better after my experience here last year, I dared to post parts of a ms I\'ve struggled with for many reasons. One reason...

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 12-07-2009 04:09 AM
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    • Replies: 28
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    12-11-2009, 02:28 AM Go to last post
  16. Peep Show Girl

    *adult subject matter* Hoping for feedback, harsh is fine. “Good afternoon,” the state psychologist smiled tightly. She shook hands with the...

    Started by Ronda Hamilton‎, 12-09-2009 01:54 PM
    9 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 9
    • Replies: 81
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    12-11-2009, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  17. 7 reasons an Editor ...

    7 Reasons and Editor(Might) Toss a Submission(Plus Writing Prompts) <http://blog.writersdigest.com/promptly/>

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 12-07-2009 06:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-10-2009, 12:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Trouble with Book Ending- Need Advice

    I will a publish a book in 2010. The book is ready to be converted PDF for Self Publishing on CreateSpace.com, but I am torn as to how to end the...

    Started by Jerome Holst‎, 12-09-2009 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-10-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  19. Please be gentle!

    Hi, I am new and just wrote this on the fly last night. I need to know if it is worth continuing. The end of the world was because of a kid....

    Started by J. Herrick‎, 12-09-2009 10:20 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-10-2009, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  20. Paint by numbers

    Why is it in writing that a writer will be judged in terms of quality based on where he / she chooses to locate a comma. Punctuation can be used to...

    Started by Matt McConnell‎, 12-08-2009 11:48 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 987
    12-10-2009, 06:07 AM Go to last post

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