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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. revising after the first draft

    I've got a pretty good first draft of my novel completed. (It's been critiqued 8 pages a week in my critique group.) I write "organically," starting...

    Started by Debra‎, 12-09-2002 10:38 PM
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  2. Considering Libel

    Frequently on these boards we have discussions on what would consitute libel in books being written. Anyone considering working over a historical...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 12-08-2002 04:43 PM
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  3. Small Critique Group for Fantasy writers

    I am interested in starting a small critique group. If you write fantasy and would like to help get this group off the ground, please email me. I...

    Started by Eric Mettenich‎, 12-08-2002 04:08 PM
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    12-10-2002, 04:51 AM Go to last post
  4. the editor

    The author has the 'voice' and creates. That is the magical fun part of developing a story. But it is the editor who takes the diamond and polishes...

    Started by James‎, 12-09-2002 02:46 PM
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    12-09-2002, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  5. Writing About Yourself

    For those intent on writing their autobiographies or family memoirs, here's a link that may be of interest:...

    Started by Russ Still‎, 12-09-2002 06:53 PM
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  6. Self-Editing for Fiction Writers

    Hi, In some other thread recently the book "Self-Editing for Fiction Writers" by Browne and King was mentioned; I looked it up and it seems quite...

    Started by Keith Blount‎, 12-09-2002 04:11 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-09-2002, 04:29 PM Go to last post
  7. To PictureBook

    The little pkg arrived today. Thanks for the careful way you sent it. The bookmarks look wonderful. Just what I wanted. I appreciate the quality of...

    Started by Sis Bauman‎, 12-09-2002 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 1
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  8. Advice

    I was doing a bit of research and found this. What do others think of Joanna Trollope's advice? (I think she is referring to women's fiction/lit?) ...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-09-2002 10:52 AM
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    12-09-2002, 03:06 PM Go to last post
  9. effect/impact

    The horryfying metallic click alerted every nerve in his body. And then violently, the event was over. The last words gathered from the bankrupt...

    Started by James‎, 12-07-2002 10:27 PM
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  10. Techno prologue

    Any readers of science thrillers - what do you think of the scientific prologue? Something you see in nearly every Crichton novel, where he begins...

    Started by Jeff‎, 12-08-2002 02:49 PM
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  11. Help.....need a rhyming word

    I've spent two days trying to think of a word that rhymes with "really" that would fit the last line of a limerick I'm trying to complete....

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-08-2002 10:34 AM
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    12-09-2002, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  12. Ann Crispin / Gary

    I have a question that I hope the two of you can answer. Ann: My son is 25 years old and loves sci-fi. I am thrilled that he wants to read. But...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-08-2002 05:27 AM
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    12-09-2002, 05:31 AM Go to last post
  13. TITLES

    Titles Just curious. When do others here decide on the actual title of their book? Before you start, half way though or when you have finished...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-07-2002 10:51 AM
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  14. Character charts

    Okay, now that I've filled out the seven page character chart for one of my characters, I feel I know him more than I know anyone, including myself! ...

    Started by Nancy G‎, 12-08-2002 12:12 PM
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    12-08-2002, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  15. Could this be a novel idea?

    Is anyone aware of a similar story or book out there like the following. I really am considering writing a humored account of what the past several...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-06-2002 04:36 PM
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  16. Hamish, could you pl clarify?

    Is posting material on the board for comments a done thing ? Is a request to refrain from cryptic comments that one can't figure out improper?...

    Started by akas deodenal‎, 12-07-2002 07:38 PM
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    12-08-2002, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  17. Help! Granny

    I'm retyping--and yes, rewriting, a non-fiction children's book about insects. I wrote the book pre-computer days on a Brothers processor, so that...

    Started by Bly Oxford‎, 12-07-2002 01:16 PM
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    12-08-2002, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  18. An Earnest Inquiry Into The Writing of Dates

    I am impressed by the presence of so much expertise available at Writers Net. Therefore, I would like to submit a question that for many years has...

    Started by P.Rajaswal‎, 12-08-2002 12:10 AM
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    12-08-2002, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  19. Chapt 5 - for Akas.

    That will teach you to --in a way-- ask for more. This will set up the situation, anyway. I'm also trying a new, easier way to post, hoping for...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 12-06-2002 12:00 PM
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  20. Comparisons

    Without sounding conceited, I think I might have some ability to write. Certainly, my imagination can conjur up a pretty good story-line. And I sit...

    Started by James‎, 12-05-2002 06:29 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    12-07-2002, 11:01 AM Go to last post

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