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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. Would like to share....

    ...some good news. I was selected featured artist of the month by SCBWI for December-January! So excited....

    Started by P B‎, 12-20-2002 09:20 PM
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  2. Anagrams Я Us

    We all know what an anagram is, right? One or more words with the letters rearranged (With no letters left over and using each letter only once)to...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-20-2002 08:47 AM
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  3. Help...I can't find Michael Scanes's post

    In my email I got a post from Michael Scanes requesting I critique something, but now I can't find it on the boards. Does anybody know which board...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-21-2002 08:02 AM
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    12-21-2002, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  4. Question for the women's fiction writers here...

    I've a confession to make, I started writing my novel before I'd read a lot of women's fiction. I'd heard the adage, "Write what you know." and...

    Started by Rachel E. Cole‎, 12-19-2002 01:34 PM
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    12-20-2002, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Question for Gary

    Some time ago you mentioned that the first paragraph of a new chapter is not indented in published books. I'd never noticed that before, but now, of...

    Started by Murg‎, 12-20-2002 07:09 AM
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    12-20-2002, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  6. Gary

    Gary is an ok person and I've never felt insulted in any way before today by him. He is helpful and very generous with his time. I have called on him...

    Started by P B‎, 12-20-2002 01:47 AM
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  7. Underlining text for italics

    When I read the comment about the three astericks for scene breaks, I was reminded of this: Many editors I've studied want any text you want as...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-19-2002 08:48 PM
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    12-20-2002, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  8. Sorry, everyone

    I have to leave this forum for a while.

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-19-2002 05:16 PM
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  9. My archaic poetry, a sample

    The Loss of Tuoroluka Icy River Moninsupar Cradles bones within its sandbar, Moninsupar, Southward flowing From the shade realm ever-snowing....

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-19-2002 02:25 PM
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    12-20-2002, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  10. Fragments

    "The sentence is a fragment." Are fragmented sentences absolute no-no's in fiction? Don't they serve a purpose at times?

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-19-2002 12:49 PM
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  11. Three Asterisk Breaks

    I've been absent for a few days, but have a good excuse - I've been writing. I've noticed the three asterisk break has gone from new books;...

    Started by Gordon Mc Robbie‎, 12-19-2002 05:51 PM
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    12-19-2002, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  12. Contact

    Hi all, If I haven't answered your e-mail, it's because I had a computer crash and lost a bunch of stuff, emails, phone numbers, e-mail addresses...

    Started by Jane‎, 12-19-2002 01:19 PM
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    12-19-2002, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  13. Preposition help pleeeze/Urgent

    You even learn to become blasť with tragedy and misfortune within the family. Blase..... with, to? What? AVEC???

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-18-2002 06:36 PM
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  14. Something Silly from me

    A Visit from Saint Catherine Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house I'm dashing and crashing. I feel like a louse. The...

    Started by Granny‎, 12-19-2002 07:01 AM
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  15. Rachel

    "Oh, FWIW, I liked it best in first person present tense. But don't let me sway you. It's your story, you need to decide what's best for it yourself....

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-18-2002 10:47 PM
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    12-19-2002, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  16. Bob K

    "Get inside the character's skull when you're laying the groundwork for future happenings. Or enlisting the reader on the character's team --building...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-18-2002 06:38 PM
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    12-19-2002, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  17. Writing Software

    I was wondering if anyone here uses special software to write? I already have Final Draft, which I love to pieces, for scripts. I have seen so many...

    Started by Mari Star‎, 12-18-2002 09:06 AM
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    12-19-2002, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  18. Try this

    <FORM METHOD="LINK" ACTION="http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm"> <INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="Grammar Button"> </FORM>

    Started by Robert‎, 12-17-2002 07:55 PM
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  19. Description or dialog?

    Given the choices presented below, which is the preferable technique. Feel free to offer other options as well: 1. Describe at length the...

    Started by Bill‎, 12-17-2002 11:17 AM
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    12-18-2002, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Grammer in dialogue

    Having read the comments about perfect English I do wonder about the exponents. Which is the perfect English. American, British English, Australian,...

    Started by Mike Scanes‎, 12-17-2002 03:04 AM
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    12-18-2002, 08:16 AM Go to last post

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