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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. Making the transition

    I'm a published text book writer, interested in trying my hand at fiction. Any suggestions would help.

    Started by ABC‎, 07-25-2006 01:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-25-2006, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  2. Flash backs

    When a character is thinking back to an event (not a huge flashback, just a look back), I always use past tense (he had thrown her out of the house...

    Started by Abie Jones‎, 08-14-2001 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-17-2001, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  3. Small Presses

    If I sell a novel to a small press can I later sell it to a large press (if they want it of course) when the rights of the contract run out with the...

    Started by Abie Jones‎, 08-14-2001 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-17-2001, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  4. Old phrases

    Does anyone know if the term "hitting rock bottom" has a meaning other than the obvious uses? You know how some catch phrases are derived from old...

    Started by Abie Jones‎, 08-07-2001 07:46 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-08-2001, 07:24 AM Go to last post
  5. stuck on a beginning sentence...

    i'm really stuck on a chapter, i can not find a great way to start it..all i need is 1 sentence...can somebody just give a sentence, the main...

    Started by abigail otchere‎, 12-29-2005 05:25 AM
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    12-30-2005, 10:21 AM Go to last post
  6. Editing my first novel

    Hey everyone, I have finished the first draft of my first novel, and feel like it's pretty sturdy. But when I sit down to start editing, I have...

    Started by Abigail Steidley‎, 10-28-2002 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-04-2002, 04:45 PM Go to last post
  7. Small piece to critique?

    Hello there. I recently found this forum, and it seems like a nice place to perhaps get some input on something I\'ve been writing. I\'d love some...

    Started by Adam Delcambre‎, 11-20-2009 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-21-2009, 06:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Is there any room for deep thought in the market place

    I was just wondering, I know that most publishers look for mindless regalement in their books, but is there any room for novels that are complex and...

    Started by Adam Khan‎, 01-04-2002 07:57 PM
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    01-08-2002, 11:47 AM Go to last post


    Started by adam morton‎, 11-09-2006 06:47 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-10-2006, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  10. feebacks please

    This is an excerpt from a little project I'm working on. My friends have read it during the school year but once summer began, I realized that adding...

    Started by Addie Gray‎, 07-31-2009 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-31-2009, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  11. Is writing easier than reading?

    I have noticed a number of members of this community can’t even read, can they become writers?

    Started by adel med‎, 09-16-2006 10:08 PM
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    • Replies: 19
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    09-20-2006, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  12. a new project:- out of control

    I really fancy writing a piece on a situation – for example, the world today - where things get out of control. Sometimes I think of the world...

    Started by adel med‎, 09-16-2006 09:48 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-19-2006, 10:15 AM Go to last post
  13. Is writing similar to selling?

    Let me make an assumption to narrow down various motives and reasons for writing. Here, I am assuming those who write do actually write for others...

    Started by adel med‎, 09-08-2006 11:29 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    09-10-2006, 08:08 AM Go to last post
  14. Comments sought: An Envelop

    An envelop has arrived With a stamp that looked familiar Reminding me of who might have licked it I can smell the coffee And sense of worry Am...

    Started by adel med‎, 09-07-2006 08:32 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-08-2006, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  15. opinions sought

    A bird with one wing A young bird leaving home for good, listening to his mother Is it pain? Is it the joy of freedom and independence? ...

    Started by adel med‎, 09-02-2006 12:12 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-08-2006, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  16. who is the READER ?

    hi all, See this please:- “ .. and she didn’t really like it, and she immediately wondered “ is it because of her? is it her fault? Again!?? ...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-29-2005 10:14 AM
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    06-05-2005, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  17. writers' groups … avoid the pitfalls

    hello everyone, what are they? many thanks! Adel

    Started by adel med‎, 05-27-2005 12:37 AM
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    05-29-2005, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  18. I must update this wonderful gang

    ( lol, what a title?? ) Seriously folks, - sorry but I am still laughing – I hope I haven’t forgotten any of the responses that my last thread...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-26-2005 02:56 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-05-2005, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  19. excerpt

    “ She thought long and hard about the possibility of sharing her man with another woman. The thought itself left a bad taste Mrs Hasra couldn’t even...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-25-2005 10:15 PM
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    05-27-2005, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  20. what do you think?

    Could you please show me what to do to help me present this story in a better way The place and background for this story: the Middle East ...

    Started by adel med‎, 05-24-2005 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 697
    05-25-2005, 12:42 PM Go to last post

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