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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. Apologies For Last Week's Problems

    Just wanted to apologise for any difficulty people had accessing these forums last week. We have dealt with the causes of the problems the site...

    Started by Hamish:WritersNet‎, 11-11-2001 02:06 PM
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    11-11-2001, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  2. More Sex

    This is really a follow up to Valerie's 'question about sex' post. I'm writing a piece which carries a theme of sexual undertone through the...

    Started by Ian Barker‎, 11-09-2001 10:21 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-10-2001, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  3. Isn't this great

    It is so nice to have the site back up and running. I have really missed hearing all of your voices,*reading your posts* I'm repeating my invitation...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 11-09-2001 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    11-10-2001, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  4. WritersNet

    Is anybody else still experiencing some of the board access difficulties I am? I cannot access three of the boards without first accessing...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 11-08-2001 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-09-2001, 04:06 PM Go to last post
  5. A question regarding sex

    Now that I have your attention, especially fantasy writers, is sexual explicit scenes acceptable in fantasy? Specifically a rape scene? I'm never...

    Started by valerie Moreau‎, 11-06-2001 01:26 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 804
    11-09-2001, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  6. Back in Business

    Just want to say how glad I am we appear to be back in business here. I miss this site when it is down. I miss talking to all of you wonderful...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 11-08-2001 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 608
    11-09-2001, 04:22 AM Go to last post
  7. Christian's union article

    Today, I was looking for a place to sell my poetry and I ran across an article that rubbed me the wrong way. here's the url:...

    Started by sheena‎, 11-01-2001 01:31 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-03-2001, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  8. Sentence Length

    Isn't the rule pertaining to sentence length to keep it no longer than 21 words? I try to. Many of my sentences would do better with length. Is...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 10-29-2001 03:31 PM
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    11-02-2001, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  9. Mary M. and Carmella

    I have just formed a club over in Yahoo. It has a chat room, email me if you want the info to go there. That goes for you other serious writers too.

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 10-30-2001 04:53 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-30-2001, 04:34 PM Go to last post
  10. Strange E-mail

    Hello People, I have a very strange message in my e-mail box. There is a "WARNING, UNKNOWN THREAD" and then, there is a "NO SUBJECT" in...

    Started by Sully Magma‎, 10-26-2001 04:28 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-30-2001, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Synopsis and query examples

    Val: It's not that I'm whining--I'm past that now, and the shock of it happening--but when my computer crashed (hard drive is completely dead;...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 10-29-2001 08:34 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-30-2001, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  12. Redrum Party

    Valerie, While doing some research on Alucard Island, it was just revealed to me that the 31st, All Hallows Eve, will be a night filled with...

    Started by Ele Thurman‎, 10-25-2001 10:08 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    10-29-2001, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  13. grounded by technicalities?

    I can't seem to get to the point of actually submitting anything to be published (short fiction and poetry, since I'll get an editor for my novel)...

    Started by Melissa‎, 10-24-2001 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 756
    10-28-2001, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Quotations

    I have a character in my current ms that is relating an event that happened to her in the past. I imagine it will run for a couple of pages. She...

    Started by Kaye‎, 10-20-2001 10:02 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    10-26-2001, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Bad Grammar- Shortcut to Thinking

    Hello All, What do you think about the importance of proper grammar and punctuation? I feel that those who break the rules of grammar because...

    Started by Ben Rose‎, 10-22-2001 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 965
    10-23-2001, 04:16 AM Go to last post
  16. What is the proper format for an illustrated children's book manuscript?

    Can anyone point me to a link (or tell me) what the proper format for a illustrated children's book manuscript is? Thanks.

    Started by Michael Murphey‎, 10-16-2001 06:06 PM
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    10-22-2001, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  17. Commas

    Ok, let me try this again..... "Halloween is famous for ghouls, ghosts and goblins." Do you put a comma before "and" or not? I was taught to...

    Started by Kristin‎, 10-15-2001 07:08 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    10-21-2001, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  18. Thank you!

    Hello all, I have been absent from this board for about six weeks. It seems an eternity. I have been busily writing and have completed my manuscript....

    Started by Princess jenn‎, 10-19-2001 08:49 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 590
    10-20-2001, 03:04 PM Go to last post
  19. Advice on drowning someone

    I have read some accounts written by people that have lived through the experience of (almost) drowning; that growing sense of euphoria, the...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 09-28-2001 05:28 AM
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    • Replies: 23
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    10-19-2001, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  20. I reach toward time, and wood.

    Hello, My muse divulged a brilliant plot twist, but it requires for a statue to survive intact for a few thousand years; above or below water,...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 10-03-2001 04:26 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,256
    10-19-2001, 06:20 PM Go to last post

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