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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 11:30 AM
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    09-06-2009, 10:16 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 10:19 AM
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    09-05-2009, 10:33 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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    • Replies: 17
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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
    • Views: 866
    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 08:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-11-2004, 09:11 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 07:14 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-26-2004, 02:09 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 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 478
    07-14-2004, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  8. Help with research: Urban warfare!

    My story takes place in a huge city and war is upon it. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good book too research. either city or urban warefare.

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-03-2006 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-06-2006, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Sample pages open for constructed criticism

    I know the people of this site dont want a sample this long, but if you dont feel like reading the whole thing, thats cool and if you like it, read...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-13-2006 11:41 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    10-15-2006, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  10. Blending flash backs with the present story line

    When I was writing my book, I ran into a block, so I thought I might as well write more of a back story. My novel is sci-fi/fantasy and things go...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-05-2006 01:42 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    10-09-2006, 02:33 AM Go to last post
  11. Help! The rules of formatting.

    What are the rules when writing a novel? I mean like the line spacing, the indents, putting a coma in a quotation marks. I put a coma in a quotation...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 05-15-2006 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-17-2006, 02:43 AM Go to last post
  12. How is it now?

    is this sample good enough? “Stay quiet and follow me,” Anphion whispered to the students. They quickly climbed up the ladder. When they...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 05-08-2006 02:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-11-2006, 05:04 AM Go to last post
  13. Telling or showing

    I tend to confuse the two. “Stay quiet and follow me,” Anphion whispered to the students. They slowly climbed up the latter. When they reached...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 05-05-2006 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 653
    05-09-2006, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Has it improved?

    I would like to thank you guys for taking your time to read my work. so here it is. The sun was casting a gleam that spanned across ...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 04-22-2006 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 546
    04-25-2006, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  15. My new beginning

    feel free to red pen my work. Thank you. Above the silver lined clouds in the twilight hour, the city of Delta Wing kept in constant flight. The...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 04-19-2006 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-20-2006, 06:31 AM Go to last post
  16. Showing rather then telling

    is this writing sample an example of telling or showing? The sun’s intensity lessened and a dense darkness slowly enveloped the city. A lone...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 04-17-2006 05:08 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    04-21-2006, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
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    12-12-2005, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:00 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-24-2005, 12:22 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 06:29 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 542
    10-21-2005, 07:02 PM 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 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 415
    10-17-2005, 03:57 PM Go to last post

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