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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. New Novel for critique/suggestions

    Hello all, while waiting to be 'discovered' I have started a new novel. I've upload 1025 words, I know it's longer than the standard, but I'm...

    Started by Raven Nights‎, 01-15-2010 03:59 AM
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    01-15-2010, 04:38 AM Go to last post
  2. I found this interesting on usage of verbs

    http://www.chompchomp.com/rules/irregularrules02.htm To lie/lies/lay/laid. Hmmm. So, in the context of "The draft ____ untouched in front of...

    Started by Jude Garrison‎, 08-09-2009 11:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-10-2009, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  3. Any advice would be great!!

    I was hoping someone would read this small caption of my writing and give very honest feedback on it. Thank you. My husband and I are both...

    Started by Kim Franz‎, 08-09-2009 05:43 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-10-2009, 03:28 AM Go to last post
  4. Using a Real Person from history

    I am writing an adventure/fantasy young adult book. Is there a legal issue with using a real person from centuries ago like Geoffrey Chaucer in a...

    Started by shannon castleman‎, 08-03-2009 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-04-2009, 05:47 AM Go to last post
  5. One paragraph - feedback please

    I'm working on a new project. I finally splurged out a paragraph and want to know if it catches the readers attention, and interest in the story....

    Started by Jay Deamr‎, 07-31-2009 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2009, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  6. Capitalization

    I've reviewed several sites and my books, I still don't understand all the rules on this one. I have a few phrases such as: The House of...

    Started by Cammy Stevens‎, 07-07-2009 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2009, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  7. The ballad of Frankie pt1

    This is part of a story I am working on. I just wanted to see what you all think. Right now it's in a first draft/rough draft stage. ...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 06-19-2009 07:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-20-2009, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  8. last post revised(please critique)

    I know this story is not an actual representation of a real trial. I am reposting this as a result of the changes I made since my last post. It's...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 06-04-2009 08:10 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-04-2009, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  9. Looking for help

    I am creating a novel, but in a different way. I really want to try to create a globally editted novel. What I mean by that is, the entire world...

    Started by Spencer Ervin‎, 05-18-2009 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-20-2009, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  10. Get out your poison pens - a sample

    Tiny hands slowly reached up to touch my hair. I kissed, then gently caressed Kyra's cheek, marveling that this small Chinese baby, who until a few...

    Started by Dawn Dickson‎, 05-04-2009 08:11 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-04-2009, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  11. On word counts and novel length

    I found this blog article by Colleen Lindsay of FinePrint very interesting and thought it may be helpful to others. Word Counts and Novel Length ...

    Started by Lisa P‎, 04-22-2009 06:15 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-22-2009, 09:21 AM Go to last post
  12. Critique please

    This is from the second chapter of my novel. I'm trying to work on my info dumping and showing, not telling. Just wanted to know how I've done. ...

    Started by Ginger Henderson‎, 04-02-2009 04:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-03-2009, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Writing books

    A couple weeks ago someone posted a list of books on writing. I was searching for that list this morning and can't find it. Do one of you...

    Started by Topher Too‎, 03-30-2009 07:25 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-30-2009, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  14. Portrait artist

    With an eye for detail and the ability to convey their vision to an artistic medium, the portrait artists are experts who can transform an image into...

    Started by sunita saloni‎, 03-09-2009 08:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-10-2009, 04:22 AM Go to last post
  15. writing classic pulp fiction

    I stumbled across this link. For you youngsters, Lester Dent was a master of Golden Age pulp fiction, writing about 160 "Doc Savage" novels. Here, he...

    Started by Anthony Ravenscroft‎, 03-09-2009 08:09 PM
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    03-10-2009, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  16. New, Improved Website

    I've been working this week to update the website for my latest opus. Just about everything is on there now, though tomorrow I'll probably load the...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 02-14-2009 06:28 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-15-2009, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  17. My short story

    Be warned, it's 1200 words and the stories I have published are usually comedic. This was my attempt at a hemingway-esque crime story. Grammar is...

    Started by Gogol? You must mean Google.‎, 02-07-2009 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-07-2009, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Learning to Paint in...

    So I've been vaguely around and looking at people's work on here, but unfortunately I've been really low on time lately when I haven't been sick....

    Started by John Chritton‎, 01-28-2009 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-02-2009, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  19. Another Critique, Please?

    This is an excerpt of a story that a friend of mine and I are working on. Honestly, it's pretty stupid, but I would love a critique! Thanks! ...

    Started by Katie Leigh‎, 01-26-2009 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-26-2009, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Showing my gratitude..

    Thank you all for the advice! Sorry if I strike you as a total noob but I'm improving a lot from your feedback. Sometimes it's odd how one can't...

    Started by v m‎, 01-15-2009 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 525
    01-16-2009, 08:54 AM Go to last post

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