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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. Red face Thoughts on Perspective?

    So, I know it seems like the very "in" thing to write in the first-person present tense, but is there a time when that style really is appropriate? ...

    Started by Prongsy's Girl‎, 10-17-2013 01:04 AM
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    10-21-2013, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  2. Styles of Writing

    So I thought maybe this could be an interesting subject for the writers here to discuss some. As we all know, every writer out there as his/her...

    Started by Wickett‎, 08-15-2013 12:05 PM
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    09-16-2013, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  3. Help with classification of short story

    So, I've written this short story and I have no idea where to even begin sending it out for submission. Basically, the story is about a guy with a...

    Started by Mark Phillips‎, 08-13-2013 10:43 PM
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    08-14-2013, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Second Book in a Series - Advice

    I've written the first chapter of what is to be Book II of a series. The outline of the book is already complete, now I just need to do the fun...

    Started by matthewkeith‎, 05-05-2013 09:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-20-2013, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  5. Need noob help with something

    Hey everyone, I'm putting together a story and it's still somewhat in it's early stages, and I need to know if this should be capitalized. Here's...

    Started by Wickett‎, 03-29-2013 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-13-2013, 06:24 AM Go to last post
  6. Software Recommendations?

    What programs would yun's (Georgia public schooling) recommend for an intermediate writer? I have always used MS Word, yet am curious of some of the...

    Started by Jason L. Didicher‎, 07-23-2003 04:51 PM
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    05-12-2013, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Nice Rejections

    I was looking through my email archive on Gmail, where I have query rejections from the last six years. Now check out this one from 3/12/07 ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 03-11-2013 12:13 PM
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    03-12-2013, 09:47 AM Go to last post
  8. Smile A nice rejection!

    Just thought I would share this with you. Received this morning via email from an agent: Dear Debbi Thank you for sending us ****** and for...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 03-11-2013 06:48 AM
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    03-11-2013, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  9. Help please?

    I studied some basic sentence structure and, I think I have got part of this right, tell me what you think. Brian layed back on a uncomfortable...

    Started by jesus234‎, 02-28-2013 10:16 AM
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    02-28-2013, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Chronology?

    I'm beginning to find that my "story" is taking on a life of its own. Going into it I had a general story line and idea on how to put it together....

    Started by BrettArthur‎, 12-13-2012 09:41 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-24-2013, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  11. Question Why

    Why do writers write and why do readers interpret the writers writing? How many paragraphs is to many? If I want to make a point can I put a / after...

    Started by pljames‎, 02-18-2013 02:31 PM
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    02-21-2013, 06:05 AM Go to last post
  12. Brain Shutdowns

    Recently I have been struggling with a complete brain shutdown. I start to write and then... *poof*. All of the ideas that were in my head were...

    Started by CAlexandria‎, 06-01-2012 10:34 AM
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    02-07-2013, 03:11 PM Go to last post
  13. OK, this one is for my fellow neurotics . . .

    When in the course of writing you decide to make a change, a relatively major one, how do you handle it? Especially when it requires that something...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 08-27-2012 04:27 PM
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    02-07-2013, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Can someone lead me in the right direction?

    I hope I am posting in the right place. I applied to a content company and was provided a test to complete, but have not completely passed it. I have...

    Started by atlcharm‎, 01-29-2013 02:34 PM
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    01-30-2013, 10:33 PM Go to last post
  15. Keep it technical?

    I'm working on a novel, drawing from my work experiences to help add authenticity to the story. The main character worked as a crew chief(aircraft...

    Started by BrettArthur‎, 12-09-2012 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-10-2012, 07:23 AM Go to last post
  16. what should I do?

    Hi Guys, could you help with something that has been bothering the hell out of me. My next novel - Eternally Yours starts with a beautiful woman...

    Started by mockingbird‎, 11-29-2012 06:26 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-08-2012, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  17. POV what a nightmare

    Hi Guys, what a nightmare I went through editing my novel with the publisher. You can't do this. You can't do that. Why do we have to write in only...

    Started by mockingbird‎, 11-28-2012 04:54 AM
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    12-08-2012, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Psychic Distance Thing

    Hi Gang! Been a long time since I posted here! I've dropped by now and then for a quick look-see but haven't had a chance to post anything 'til...

    Started by Julie Harris‎, 03-07-2012 11:29 AM
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    11-28-2012, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Show don't tell

    It's been brought out by the few writers that have critiqued my stuff that I do too much telling, and not enough showing. And, ideally, it should be...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-17-2012 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-28-2012, 04:36 AM Go to last post
  20. I am having the hardest time

    trying to get my book to behave. When I first wrote it, it came out in a jumble-- three stories, two different timelines. It's a mess. A few years...

    Started by SusanH‎, 08-19-2012 06:27 AM
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    11-28-2012, 04:31 AM Go to last post

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