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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. Fragmented sentences

    Hello, I am new to this forum so forgive me if my question is elementary to most of you. Is it acceptable to have sentence fragments when you are...

    Started by T E vaughn‎, 11-16-2009 09:00 AM
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    11-23-2009, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Anne Tyler's Tips on Characters

    This is an article about Anne Tyler's Tips on writing strong yet flawed chracters. Maybe some of you have seen this. However for those who haven't I...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 11-20-2009 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-23-2009, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  3. Please critique

    This is another short piece set in the early twentieth century. I am talking pot-belly stoves, model-t fords, and tommy guns. How does it read? Is...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-20-2009 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-23-2009, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  4. Apology

    Just wanted to apologize for my use of foul language on this board. It was disrespectful. Just lost my temper with a certain poster. Anyway,...

    Started by Tracy Johnson‎, 11-19-2009 09:21 PM
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    11-23-2009, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  5. First few pages of Chapter 1-critique please...

    This is the beginning of my first book. I was hoping to get some critique on whether it starts to slow and the writing in general. can't find a...

    Started by Erica Bertel‎, 11-17-2009 01:25 PM
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    11-23-2009, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  6. How does this read?

    This scene takes place after an explosion. I am just looking for overall feedback. The world had turned upside down. From where he was kneeled,...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-18-2009 11:17 PM
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    11-23-2009, 01:02 AM Go to last post
  7. Removal of Topics

    A number of topics in this forum have been removed as they had strayed from the 'writing craft' theme. We hope it is now easier to see the posts...

    Started by WN Moderator‎, 11-22-2009 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-22-2009, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  8. To Tracy Johnson

    Hi Tracy. I see the thread you started thanking me has been removed, so I've started a new one. No worries, you weren't rude at all. You...

    Started by nancy drew‎, 11-22-2009 07:57 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-22-2009, 07:57 PM Go to last post
  9. Small piece to critique?

    Hello there. I recently found this forum, and it seems like a nice place to perhaps get some input on something I\'ve been writing. I\'d love some...

    Started by Adam Delcambre‎, 11-20-2009 10:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-21-2009, 05:36 AM Go to last post
  10. Please critique

    Another excerpt from my novel. With no dialog tags :) The scene is taking place in a hospital room. The next day passed and Alice Sawyer was ...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-15-2009 11:40 PM
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    11-21-2009, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  11. Finding a word from a meaning

    I\'m looking for a word that means something like \"irritating because it sticks to you (or something)\". Like hair on your fingers in the shower,...

    Started by Kevin Dugan‎, 11-14-2009 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-20-2009, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  12. Short piece to critique

    Does this seem to rushed, or would character description have improved this passage? (I.e describing how the characters looked) Any suggestions for...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-19-2009 04:01 PM
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    11-20-2009, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  13. Nano Time

    I was finishing something else, so I didn't really get started until weekend. I've already got 31,500 words on a new YA story that I guess you could...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 11-16-2009 06:39 PM
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    11-19-2009, 04:57 PM Go to last post
  14. My stories move too fast.

    I've got a good grasp on just about everything besides masterful pacing. For some reason, I fall flat when it comes to this. I think I've got some...

    Started by Steven Smith‎, 11-16-2009 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-18-2009, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  15. faucet not right word

    A young, widowed woman remarries and is ecstatically happy. However, she is haunted by guilt over the death of her young husband. Had he not died,...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 11-16-2009 01:48 PM
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    11-17-2009, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  16. I seek your aid

    Hello everyone. This is a flashback scene from my novel. I need to know if it can be improved, which I'm almost sure it can be. So please tell me...

    Started by The Tainted‎, 11-14-2009 08:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-16-2009, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  17. Just need a thread rooting me on in my writing

    To buckle down and handle bidness. Thank you

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 11-14-2009 08:40 AM
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    11-16-2009, 04:39 AM Go to last post
  18. Writing Action Scenes

    Action scenes aren't just for espionage or fantasy novels: almost every story will have some sequences in which the characters are doing things. How...

    Started by ben bez‎, 11-15-2009 01:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-15-2009, 09:22 PM Go to last post
  19. Shawshank Writer's Contest

    Enter with no more than 500 words of text. Subject off the top of my head: The writing must deal with a prison break gone either good or bad, male...

    Started by Franklin Meeks‎, 11-09-2009 09:08 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-15-2009, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  20. Dialog to Narrative Part 2(Better formatting)

    I am posting this for the second time. This is the first time I have tried writing dialog without tags attached to every sentence. One person...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-13-2009 04:17 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    11-15-2009, 06:35 AM Go to last post

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