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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. A step towards moving on

    I want to try to get moving again, it is going to be hard I think for all of us to get away from the TV and the news about what is happening. So I...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 09-15-2001 03:23 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-18-2001, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  2. First Person V's Third

    I would really appreciate some adive or opinions on what would be the best way to go-first person or third? I absolutely love writing in the first...

    Started by Kathryn‎, 09-10-2001 05:49 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-14-2001, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  3. RE: Chapter headings and partitioning

    I really need some input for this one. 1. My current WIP has about 30 chapters 2. They are all varying lengths; some are very short but some...

    Started by Patricia Cooper‎, 09-09-2001 09:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-14-2001, 02:51 AM Go to last post
  4. My Idea To Help The Victims

    Well I sat all day and watched the tragedy unfold before me much like the rest of the country did. I sat here in Illinois wishing I could do...

    Started by Bryan Wolford‎, 09-11-2001 10:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,112
    09-14-2001, 12:36 AM Go to last post
  5. Challenge

    On Saturday night Sept, 22, I will be hosting a Fiction Flash challenge on another web page. A flash challenge for those that don't know is where you...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 09-13-2001 03:20 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 976
    09-13-2001, 03:20 AM Go to last post
  6. Among or amongst?

    Are these two interchangeable, or are there contexts where you would use one instead of the other. Can anyone help?? Many thanks. Alex

    Started by Alex Magid‎, 09-08-2001 06:06 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-12-2001, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  7. Run-on sentences: for or against?

    Ever since my literate childhood, run-on sentences have been my defended weakness. I enjoy using this breathless approach, albiet with guarded...

    Started by M. Helene Keough‎, 09-07-2001 03:36 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    09-10-2001, 07:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Third person - First person

    Hello to all~ Does anyone out there know of any multi part books that start out in the third person and then move to the first person? I'm almost...

    Started by Dianne Loomis‎, 05-16-2001 07:01 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,776
    09-10-2001, 05:23 AM Go to last post
  9. I'd love to hear your comments

    Completely out of context, but I'd love to hear your thoughts anyway! This is a very short excerpt from chapter four of my novel. Julie is just a...

    Started by Lou‎, 09-06-2001 06:37 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-09-2001, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  10. New Here!

    Hi! I'm new and have a quick question - what is the standard software most publishers/agents prefer electronic/diskette submissions be submitted in?...

    Started by Kaliannah Shirah‎, 09-08-2001 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-08-2001, 05:58 PM Go to last post
  11. What to expect, if anything

    The small town I live in, has finally decided to have an "Authors Night" at the local library. To me this is very exciting, however I am unsure what...

    Started by Traci Dumpprope‎, 09-06-2001 06:28 AM
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    • Replies: 12
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    09-08-2001, 01:27 PM Go to last post
  12. Copyright symbol

    Not long ago, a discussion about whether or not the copyright symbol should be used in manuscript format took place here. I personally do not use...

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-07-2001 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,865
    09-08-2001, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  13. You thought it was tough now

    Ready for more competition? http://www.business2.com/articles/mag/0,1640,9560,FF.html

    Started by Norman‎, 08-25-2001 05:09 PM
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    • Replies: 29
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    09-07-2001, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  14. Help!

    Which is correct? " ... submitted an essay in a contest," or " ... submitted an essay to a contest."? Thanks!

    Started by Mary M.‎, 09-04-2001 04:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,765
    09-06-2001, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  15. what did you do?

    when you were kids, did you ever get picked on because you acted like you were older, and just not like the other kids? if so, did you outsmart them...

    Started by sheena‎, 09-04-2001 05:33 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-06-2001, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  16. spacing

    This has been bothering me quite a bit. I come across this question every now and then in my book: What is the proper way to show a lapse in...

    Started by Kristin‎, 09-04-2001 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,617
    09-05-2001, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  17. Valerie

    Valerie, If it makes you feel any better, I met a marketing person at a party Saturday night, that worked for a major publisher. She also told me...

    Started by Ele Thurman‎, 09-04-2001 11:25 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,442
    09-05-2001, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  18. To Victor

    Victor, I hope things turn out good for you. Please don't miss being on the board. Let us know how you're doing Jane

    Started by Jane Casey‎, 09-01-2001 09:22 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-04-2001, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  19. copyright question

    I have a question concerning copyrights. I have completed my novel recently. Should I send it to the library of congress for copyright protection...

    Started by Brenda Roberts‎, 08-31-2001 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,482
    09-04-2001, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  20. feeling blah

    I don't know if it is me, the time of year or what, but lately I have little if any interest in anything. Including my writing. I'm having to force...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-31-2001 03:04 PM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,871
    09-04-2001, 03:58 PM Go to last post

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