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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. Prologue solution

    All the thrashing around in the thread below leads me to issue this manifesto: Call a large hunk of backstory a prologue, or call it chapter one, it...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 03-16-2004 03:18 PM
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  2. Call for critiques

    I've received excellent help in the past here and once again I ask for it. I receved an invitation to submit a story for an anthology. By...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 02-07-2004 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-15-2004, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  3. Why friends and family are no help

    Evereryone with experience agrees that you can't get useful critiques from friends, and especially family. Oh, they want to like it. They'd much...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 01-21-2004 11:32 AM
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    01-26-2004, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  4. Datubg etiquette advice.

    I have a "literary" problem that needs a more contemporary viewpoint. It's been a long time since I went trolling. How do couples who are...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 11-28-2003 06:01 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-01-2003, 07:52 AM Go to last post
  5. Trivia time: Horse latitudes

    Ever heard that expression? Because of a note today in Publishers Lunch about a new book, I looked up "horse latitudes" in my copy of Dictionary Of...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 09-16-2003 07:34 AM
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    09-18-2003, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Inroduction - save or pitch?

    Dlo's thread below made me revisit the introduction I wrote to my novel Out Of The Mainstream. In it, I try to explain about fact and fiction in the...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 09-03-2003 10:42 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-03-2003, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  7. Capitalization again. Bong!

    I know, it's been asked a hundred times. But once more, if you please... Is this correct? She looked at Sheriff Unger and shuddered. They...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 07-18-2003 12:07 PM
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    07-19-2003, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Beyond syntax and grammar

    Is it just a characteristic of English, or do other languages let you write ambiguous sentences? I want to share a discovery. It's appropriate in...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 05-30-2003 10:09 AM
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    06-01-2003, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  9. Whew! How about more to read?

    This discussion board is fun. Reminds me of when I was in college. Of course, it is for writing craft, so I'm posting something else for comments. ...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 04-30-2003 05:44 PM
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  10. When to tell, not show?

    If there's a single piece of advice or admonishment that is the overwhelming favorite, it's "show, don't tell." And rightly so. Sol Stein said it...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 04-03-2003 10:46 AM
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    04-05-2003, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  11. Speaking of critiques...

    Here's another chapter of Out of the Mainstream that I'm dubious about. As always, I value your astute opinions. Here's what I'd like your opinions...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 04-02-2003 04:15 PM
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    04-04-2003, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Call for readers

    No, not the whole enchilada. Just a chapter. It's too long to post here and few will respond anyway. Here's why I seek advice. The chapter is a...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 03-05-2003 07:58 PM
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    03-05-2003, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Chapter 29: comments wanted

    This could be an important chapter in Out Of The Mainstream, and I'd like to know of any false notes it strikes when you good people read it. ...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 02-24-2003 02:41 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-24-2003, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  14. Present tense comments

    Here's something from Publisher's Lunch today: William Gibson on PATTERN RECOGNITION, and writing in the present: "I've been threatening to...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 02-10-2003 09:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-13-2003, 10:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Test - pay no attention to this.

    Test paragraph one Test paragraph two Test paragraph three</P>

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 01-18-2003 01:05 PM
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    01-19-2003, 02:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Chapt 5 - for Akas.

    That will teach you to --in a way-- ask for more. This will set up the situation, anyway. I'm also trying a new, easier way to post, hoping for...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 12-06-2002 12:00 PM
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    12-07-2002, 03:08 PM Go to last post
  17. First Chapter -- A Hard Place to Rock

    I'm trying another opening for this novel, trying to balance action with background. It's a couple of pages shorter then it used to be, so you won't...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 11-27-2002 10:16 AM
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  18. Chapter 6 -- False Harbor

    I have a couple of specific questions about this chapter. First, exclamation points. There are a lot of them. I've read that it's a no-no to use...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 11-22-2002 09:22 AM
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    11-22-2002, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  19. There's a plot afoot

    I'm starting to read a Writer's Digest book I received yesterday named "Plot" by Ansen Dibell. I must have placed the order a long time ago because I...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 11-13-2002 08:59 AM
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    11-14-2002, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  20. New beginning; opinions wanted

    Speaking of memories, this is a new start for my first novel, Out of the Mainstream. I've tried many different ways to kick it off. Third person,...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 10-29-2002 12:09 PM
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    10-30-2002, 10:30 AM Go to last post

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