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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. Character description

    Taking a quick break from my novel, I was just wondering, can anyone offer some quick tips on characterization?

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-24-2009 06:15 PM
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  2. More voice?

    So I've been working on the Candy House story, specifically on voice still, and I'm wondering if you all think this is better? I appreciate any...

    Started by Laura M‎, 12-04-2009 08:03 PM
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  3. creativity1, tricks0

    Today on WN, I have found 2 posts that alarm me, as a wannabe writer. The first discusses writing courses, and alerts me to realise that...

    Started by sam albion‎, 11-29-2009 05:57 AM
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  4. Nano Chart

    This was a neat little tool on Critique Circle, though I'm not sure if it was just for NanoWriMo or not, that let you track your progress from day to...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 12-07-2009 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  5. Critique-Dragon Story

    The voice boomed a deep bass that filled her mind and gave her the beginnings of a headache, although the harmony itself settled beneath her fish...

    Started by Kris Lamey‎, 12-06-2009 07:01 AM
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    12-06-2009, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  6. Hope this one will help some of you as well

    This is another Writer's Digest article called Four Way to Fire Up Your Fiction. I haven't got around to reading this one but maybe it can help...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 11-30-2009 06:13 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-06-2009, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  7. Critique?

    Okay. It seems that 500-1000 words is a pretty common number when it comes to what the "ideal" word count for critique is. With that said, I'd like...

    Started by J.S. Wayne‎, 12-05-2009 02:02 PM
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    12-06-2009, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Weird Genre Question

    Basic question: Does anyone know of any good examples of slice of life styled fantasy or science fiction novels? Is that sort of thing popular at...

    Started by Josh Lemay‎, 11-30-2009 03:32 PM
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    12-06-2009, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  9. Problems with structure?

    This part of my ms titled Why Whisper is causing me problems. I know it is a lot to ask, but if anyone has any ideas, please know I appreciate it. If...

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 12-01-2009 05:34 PM
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    12-06-2009, 07:48 AM Go to last post
  10. Writing a graphic opening

    So I'm working on a character based short story that I hope Asimov's Science Fiction magazine will buy. I'm trying to find ways to describe the...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 11-28-2009 02:47 AM
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    12-06-2009, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Please critique

    Just looking for feedback on this part. Is it unclear? Do I need to add more? 1980.* ‬The* ‬Cold War.* ‬A time of uncertainty.* ‬A time of...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-23-2009 10:42 AM
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    12-06-2009, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  12. research

    Doing a little research for my newest project: I'm curious of all the different ways people stay on track when writing a new novel. How do you...

    Started by Andrea Robbins‎, 11-28-2009 05:48 PM
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  13. A bunch of short excerpts and questions about voice

    I'm fascinated by the concept of voice. And really need to quit cluttering up someone else's thread. :) I'm posting below some paragraphs (or so)...

    Started by Laura M‎, 11-26-2009 07:31 AM
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  14. Fleming's pt. 2

    Julius, what a beautiful soul you have, to write so kindly and encouragingly to me. Did your memoir get published? If so, I want to know how to get...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 11-20-2009 03:02 PM
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  15. Room Description

    H-H-Hello, I\'d just like to thank you, very much, from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read this. I seem to have trouble describing...

    Started by Johnny Carolina‎, 11-21-2009 02:19 AM
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    12-03-2009, 11:44 AM Go to last post
  16. Help with POV

    This is an excerpt from my poem. It's about me feeling like a lost little girl. When I encounter Jesus, the various parts of my personality talk. I'm...

    Started by Shann Hall‎, 12-02-2009 04:46 AM
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  17. Synopsis process

    Hello everyone: I know what the dictionary calls a synopsis, I know that most if not all literary agencies ask for one, and that it is supposed to...

    Started by James Copeland‎, 12-03-2009 02:21 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-03-2009, 03:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Pay site

    I recently started back writing again after a long hiatus. I need a brush up course of sorts. I've visited a few other forums and was told there's a...

    Started by Jay Milton‎, 12-01-2009 06:13 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-02-2009, 03:39 AM Go to last post
  19. Nano Update

    OK, I passed the 50,000 goal today and am at 56,231. So where are you at? If you're not nearing the 50K you better hustle as there's only a week...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 11-23-2009 06:55 PM
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    12-01-2009, 05:48 AM Go to last post
  20. I won!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    So I just wanted to say, that I wrote 50k words and rising. I was a winner of the nanowrimo contest! It's been a grueling last six days ,

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-29-2009 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-01-2009, 05:40 AM Go to last post

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