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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. Searching for direction in your career as a freelance writer? Get FREE help!

    Writing skills are only part of the equation to a successful career as an author---knowing how to run your freelance business is the other critical...

    Started by Tara B. Mello‎, 12-18-2002 08:11 AM
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  2. 14 Thoughts

    FOURTEEN THOUGHTS FOR WRITERS 1. THERE ARE A MILLION EXCUSES NOT TO WRITE TODAY. To your editor, your producer, your publisher, your readers and...

    Started by Jack Klaw‎, 12-17-2002 08:56 AM
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    12-17-2002, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  3. Grammer

    Hi, Before anyone pounces on me, the spelling of this thread's title is a joke. Having read the lengthy discussion on the ways in which people...

    Started by Keith Blount‎, 12-16-2002 09:36 AM
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    12-17-2002, 04:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Common usage

    I have a quick question. I was told the following sounds too clinical: "If you have unprotected sexual intercourse you need to...". So, I replaced...

    Started by rose‎, 12-07-2002 09:06 PM
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    12-17-2002, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  5. Help appreciated please ...

    with this....... He will be returning to the house later tonight. A sense of dread takes hold of me. I resent the invasion of my own husband....

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-11-2002 10:43 AM
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    12-17-2002, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  6. Need advice on how do u have time to write?

    I was wondering when do you have time, or make time to write. I go to classes during the day so I don't have much time when I get home to write.. any...

    Started by Abby‎, 12-16-2002 05:41 AM
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    12-17-2002, 02:28 PM Go to last post
  7. please help with synopisis

    okay, i posted this up before, and took the comments to heart. thus, this is re-edited. does it need to go under the knife yet again? (it is 1000...

    Started by Robbie Schneider‎, 12-15-2002 08:04 PM
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    12-17-2002, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  8. Do all characters need names?

    I was wondering mostly about peripheral characters. Is there a rule of thumb about this? For example, the hero gets into an argument on the street...

    Started by Bill‎, 12-16-2002 09:05 AM
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    12-17-2002, 12:36 PM Go to last post
  9. Roy Abe Babe

    Roy J'ai une petite question ....and I've sent it via email Merci bien

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-16-2002 01:48 PM
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    12-17-2002, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  10. The "Issue" about writer's writing here on WritersNet

    Most of you know that the "issue" of how well a writer writes his/her messages here on the WritersNet comes up from time to time and Gary chimes in...

    Started by Donald Lowery‎, 12-14-2002 01:19 PM
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    12-16-2002, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  11. Hey PB

    I emailed you at your address here. Lisa

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-16-2002 09:16 PM
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    12-16-2002, 09:18 PM Go to last post
  12. Because, Gary K

    I know you've probably answered this a hundred times already, but, is it a faux-pas to begin a sentence with Because or But?

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-16-2002 12:41 PM
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    12-16-2002, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  13. Unwieldy thread below

    The readers and writers thread below got to be like a four-foot strand of spaghetti. Writer: Has something to say. Wants to share that with...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 12-15-2002 11:06 AM
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    12-15-2002, 10:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Y & IE

    Is there a particular rule about Y vs IE? As used on the tail end of a name. For example: Chevy or Chevie. Susy or Susie. Freddy or Freddie....

    Started by Jay Carnine‎, 12-14-2002 07:26 PM
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    12-15-2002, 07:07 PM Go to last post
  15. Use of Present Tense in Novels

    I posed this question to EE and NorCal in the Agents Forum, but thought I'd post it here, too. An author friend of mine...many times published and...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-14-2002 10:43 AM
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    12-15-2002, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  16. Phrases to avoid

    After the thread yesterday on phrases to avoid, I found myself looking for similar phrases in the book I'm currently reading and found: "He walked...

    Started by Avon‎, 12-13-2002 01:53 AM
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    12-15-2002, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Let's carol

    Silent Night, Writer's Write Agents We have Heard On High We Wish You A Query Christmas All I Want For Christmas Is A Two Book Deal The Twelve...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-13-2002 07:45 PM
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    12-14-2002, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  18. Need help / Geek

    This is such an international board.. I need help.. I am looking for everyone to send me through the email here at writers net their translation of...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-14-2002 08:30 AM
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  19. is it okay to....?

    Hi, everyone! Would very much appreciate your thoughts on the following: I recently read a nonfiction book (many years ago it was named a NY...

    Started by katourah‎, 12-13-2002 08:32 AM
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    12-14-2002, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  20. In the beginning there was..Yvonne

    Hey, How goes the opening? Lisa

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-13-2002 07:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-14-2002, 05:31 AM Go to last post

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