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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. Are these passive verbs?

    Hi all, I am confused about a recent critique I received by a publishing insider (as part of a contest I entered recently). This person stated that...

    Started by P Allison‎, 02-25-2009 09:37 PM
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  2. Are we still hooked?

    A number of you read and critiqued the opening lines of my current wip, SNOWLANDS OF NARIUS. A great job was done by all. And now we return to where...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 06-15-2003 05:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-16-2003, 11:30 AM Go to last post
  3. Are you a good story teller or talented?

    If given the choice, I would rather be classified a good story teller than a 'talented' writer. You can be as 'talented' as you want, but if you...

    Started by Sarah H.‎, 01-06-2004 11:11 AM
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    01-08-2004, 01:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Are you all talking about me?

    Or am I paranoid? Several people have mentioned that Gregory began "targeting" women by name prior to Lisa... As far as I have seen, at least...

    Started by Molly B.‎, 06-12-2003 06:29 PM
    2 Pages
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    06-13-2003, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  5. Are you bored?

    I'm not sure if I've ever done this but I'm going to give it a whirl. This is about 800 wordS of my MS....hesitantly titled, FOR DEAR LIFE. The "#"...

    Started by Jean Bonifacios‎, 12-15-2008 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-15-2008, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  6. Are You Horrified?

    I want to horrify the modern reader, taking horror fiction to a higher level of depravity. But what are people afraid of nowadays? What issues...

    Started by Ben Rose‎, 01-23-2002 06:03 PM
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    01-27-2002, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Argh. How do I finish this sentence?

    Should it be... "<blah blah blah> as many would have you believe it to be." or is it... "<blah blah blah> as many would have you believe it...

    Started by B P‎, 05-06-2005 08:38 AM
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    05-08-2005, 03:01 PM Go to last post

    Thanks for letting me scream..... I just had to get that out of my system....... I have sent out the letters.....(emails)...... and nothing...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 05-02-2003 04:43 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-02-2003, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  9. Arghphttzz!!! Word Formatting

    Arghphttzz!!! Good word A. I'm also having formatting problems. Every one of my chapters is a new word document. Does anyone know a quick...

    Started by Connie Z‎, 08-24-2005 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-26-2005, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Arm Strain.

    I'm starting to get arm strain from using the mouse. I've tried all sorts of chairs and arm angles but it persists (it killed me after seven straight...

    Started by Goliardeys‎, 09-05-2003 05:15 AM
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    09-11-2003, 04:53 AM Go to last post
  11. Armed With...

    Again, I come to find nothing to critique And must relegate myself to something banal. I only do one sort of writing exercise and it's based only...

    Started by C K‎, 09-18-2010 06:58 PM
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    09-27-2010, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  12. Arrrgh!! Headers! WORD

    Help! I am trying to get a short story ready to submit and the guidelines call for headers. I have figured out how to do it, but I don't want the...

    Started by June Mason‎, 06-01-2005 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-01-2005, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Art and Skill

    Ahoy, fair maidens and gallant gentlemen! You are sailing past my little raft in your supertankers. Have APA, CMS, and other "lawmakers" taken...

    Started by M.I.K.‎, 04-26-2002 06:41 AM
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  14. article about first pages

    The Sept. issue of The Writer magazine has an article about writing the first pages of your book to keep editors and agents reading. It echoes what...

    Started by Caroline Cox‎, 08-07-2006 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-11-2006, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  15. Article for review

    I am very grateful that my story was reviewed here. The advice was excellent. I am hoping that some of you would be so kind as to review the...

    Started by Linda Morten‎, 05-09-2008 03:05 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-09-2008, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Article Idea

    Thinking seriously of getting back to writing articles for magazines. For example, an article idea I would like your comments on is as follows: We...

    Started by Donald Lowery‎, 12-02-2002 06:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-04-2002, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  17. Article Query For A Dog-Mag: Is it Clear?

    I scanned the cliff face to and fro, a mile long, six-hundred feet high. It was like a gigantic 3-dimensional game of “Where’s Waldo.” Something...

    Started by Sean Shealy‎, 04-14-2006 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-16-2006, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  18. article-index card plotting

    Hey all, This is a simple, but good article on jumpstarting plot ideas using index cards. Might be helpful at the beginning as you think about the...

    Started by PamC‎, 01-08-2004 05:59 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-08-2004, 07:39 PM Go to last post
  19. articles

    Hi, I don't want to post a direct link but here's a link to a host of writing help articles by authors, agents, and editors. I also found a...

    Started by Emma C‎, 09-18-2004 05:30 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-18-2004, 05:32 AM Go to last post
  20. Artwork in literature?

    In a story I am working on, I want to include a lot of artwork. I don\'t plan on making it into a graphic novel, but at minimum, every page or so I...

    Started by Rizerax Raveneyes‎, 10-28-2008 03:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 683
    10-30-2008, 03:24 PM Go to last post

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