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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. Accents

    I am writing about the period after WWII. This is paragraph. I don't want to say harsh German accent. How can I imply that? I have used the words,...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 07-25-2009 01:05 PM
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  2. Chapter 2 (Fortunate Son)

    Thanks for the help on the first chapter. Thought I\'d try Ch. 2. Romantic Fiction: In the nursing agency’s office, Kristy Goodson read a...

    Started by Robin Murphy‎, 06-12-2009 05:37 PM
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  3. YUKI!!!

    Hey, I just finished reading most of the "Does anyone get these jokes?" Thread... (FUNNUY ;D) I heard you talk about your story, The Valley of...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 05-13-2009 10:13 AM
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  4. Sorry folks. I screwed up.

    I only wanted to post one chapter. Before I knew it my computer crashed out. Then I checked the post when I got the computer back on line. I was...

    Started by Lewis R‎, 04-22-2009 10:37 AM
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  5. QueryDay

    Hey, everyone. Apparently they are trying the second version of QueryFail on Twitter today. The best thing is, you don't have to have a Twitter...

    Started by Lisa P‎, 04-17-2009 11:41 AM
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  6. Telling: "stage business"

    (dangit -- let me try that again...) Janice brought a very nice term into the writerly discussion: stage business. In the past, I've referred to...

    Started by Anthony Ravenscroft‎, 04-04-2009 08:59 AM
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  7. Grand Re-Opening

    I moved the website for my latest work to its own domain now, free of any ads. If you went to the test site the finished product is pretty much the...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 02-25-2009 05:00 PM
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  8. Would appreciate critique of revised opening

    I have been lurking on this website for over a year. I posted this opening a year ago before it was ready and used the critiques I received here to...

    Started by GK T‎, 01-25-2009 11:37 PM
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  9. A Writer in the Neighborhood

    Thought I'd post a short non-fiction piece I have out this month about a great writer who I believe truly understood the meaning of "craft" ...

    Started by HB Writer‎, 01-11-2009 11:06 AM
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  10. Beginning Passage

    This is the short passage that should (hopefully) hook my reader into reading the rest of the story. Being one of those readers who always uses the...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-15-2008 05:37 PM
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  11. What You Can Do To Sell Your Book


    Started by Wendy Keller‎, 12-11-2008 12:22 AM
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  12. "WritePro" program.

    I just wondered if anyone here has used Sol Stein's writing program(s) and if so, how do you like it? I'm thinking of asking Santa for it for...

    Started by Cin H‎, 12-08-2008 12:38 PM
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  13. Say (Write) What You Mean

    I just got through reading this writing article titled: SAY WHAT YOU MEAN It was actually very good advice, informative.... Greg ...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 12-02-2008 04:32 PM
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  14. Reference Book for Preparing Endnotes

    I foolishly offered to lead a discussion tomorrow about endnotes, yet I have no particular expertise in this subject. I use Chicago Manual of Style,...

    Started by Elizabeth Harris‎, 11-22-2008 08:50 AM
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  15. Enhanced Writing / pomes-short stories

    I would like to send out a general invitation to everyone to view a new homepage : _____________________________________________ ...

    Started by Tommie Jones‎, 09-20-2008 07:11 AM
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  16. Hello

    Hi everyone, I am new to this whole writer's forum thing. I am excited to get to know everyone. Hope everyone is having a fantastic day so far!!!

    Started by Tracy Carpenter‎, 09-05-2008 09:49 AM
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  17. " Desperate for Change!" Critique?

    Hello, Thanks for opening this thread. I have completed an E-Book, "DESPERATE FOR CHANGE: How to Re-Create Yourself and Live the Life You...

    Started by jacqueline escalante‎, 08-25-2008 03:47 PM
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  18. Lost

    Who am I who are you Im lost in life with no one to turn to left and right directions never a straight line this way that way confusing you...

    Started by mashawna hacker‎, 06-18-2008 03:10 PM
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  19. Please critique

    Getting There By Karl Childress Alice had her looking glass. Jane and Michael jumped in chalk. Luke just took a ship one day and through the...

    Started by Karl Childress‎, 05-16-2008 07:13 AM
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  20. Please Critique

    COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON He sat on the train, his work set out in front of him. If it wasn't for the sound of the train on the tracks, she may...

    Started by Michael Scott‎, 05-15-2008 04:46 AM
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