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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. Rate my book!!!

    OK, I lie, not the entire book, just the first few opening paragraphs After getting some thoughts on my first thread a few people suggested...

    Started by Steve McLeod‎, 09-04-2009 12:30 PM
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    09-06-2009, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  2. My Biggest Challenge

    Hi All Just joined up so this my first post and I'd really appreciate some help with what I consider to be my biggest challenge.......myself! :( ...

    Started by Steve McLeod‎, 09-02-2009 11:19 AM
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    09-05-2009, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  3. MS Revisions/Rewrites

    I’m wondering how others here rewrite/revise their ms. Do you print it out and make notes on a hardcopy? Do you revise via PC or laptop on the same...

    Started by Steve Thomas‎, 12-20-2005 08:37 AM
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    12-26-2005, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  4. Need Proofreading

    This is an essay I am working on for college admission. Any help is appreciated Prompt:“Describe the world you come from — for example, your family,...

    Started by Steve Wong‎, 11-22-2009 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2009, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  5. commentary

    Just a general question... I took writing classes with the classic notion of 'show don't tell' and using imagery to narrate your point. If I did...

    Started by Steven‎, 05-11-2004 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-11-2004, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  6. "Elvis said" or "said Elvis"?

    The other day I was reading Renni Browne’s “Self-Editing for Fiction Writers,” and in the chapter on dialogue it said this: Place the character’s...

    Started by Steven C‎, 07-23-2004 08:14 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-26-2004, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Nor or Or?

    The books say that "or" goes with "either" and "nor" with "neither," but what do you do in this case? The next day the letter didn't come. Nor...

    Started by Steven C‎, 07-13-2004 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-14-2004, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  8. New Opening scene of my book. The Prodigal Son returns.

    I havent been around for a while and I think my writing has improved alot. Maybe not though, I hold all of your opinions high. Chapter I Among...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-12-2007 01:40 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    11-13-2007, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Whats that publishing help website?

    I just got a new laptop and the saved links are gone. Whats that website where they help you with publishing. whatca call it letter, query? ...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 07-05-2007 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-06-2007, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  10. style of imagery

    A mist of fog tranquilly flowed and mingled with the night air. Upon the slick road, the streetlights shone an emanating blue. A sign of a bar...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 01-27-2006 02:15 PM
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    01-29-2006, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  11. Does it work?

    Gavin heard a sword being drawn and the sound of Anphion's heavy steps. Amidst the smoke, a faint view of a fireball appeared. The smoke seamlessly...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 01-26-2006 05:13 PM
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    01-29-2006, 12:25 AM Go to last post
  12. An intro

    Is it good, is it bad. I dont know, Behind a class display, a television flickered while showing a news bulletin. “The president spoke today...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 01-21-2006 01:08 PM
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    • Replies: 16
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    01-22-2006, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  13. Short reading, come and let your voice be heard

    please read the following and if you get bored with it, let me know where at. I'm letting this one ride on it's charm. Chapter 1: The prodigy...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 12-08-2005 02:15 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    12-12-2005, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  14. A Life changing experience: eventually affecting our writings.

    An interesting experience I would like to share: life changing I was at my buddy’s house this weekend for an insane Halloween party, lots of good...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-30-2005 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-01-2005, 05:23 AM Go to last post
  15. An Authors Privilege: using fragments and unconventional methods

    A few books I have read helped me develop my craft of writing, which is still in the process. One of them being Ann Rise's Menock the Devil, where...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-28-2005 10:41 AM
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    11-16-2005, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  16. Short Writing part II: comments regarded

    Thanks for all the comments, I truely do regard them, some i refuse all together, but if later I think of them, "hm, that dude was right,!" I blend...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-25-2005 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-28-2005, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  17. short writing, fresh out the work shop, come and judge me!

    Does it work, does it not work, am I almost there, is it bad, good? Nerak weaved a hand between the tall grass pedals, maneuvering through the...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-23-2005 07:00 AM
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    10-24-2005, 01:22 AM Go to last post
  18. A book hook for shredding

    Please by all means, be mean as you can, judge harsh, and be honest! Just a page and a half Product of War Chapter 1: The prodigy lost In...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 07:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-21-2005, 08:02 PM Go to last post
  19. Playing with time.

    A story does not have to be told in a straight line, you can have dramatic out comes out of order, yet it makes sense if down right. LIke pulp...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 03:49 PM
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    10-26-2005, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Up for review

    Comments please: ‘The Truth is known to us’, read graffiti on a stonewall, crude and beautifully scribbled. In Delta Wing, the city above the...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 389
    10-17-2005, 04:57 PM Go to last post

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