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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. Feel free to comment

    Excerpt from third chapter were Malcolm (10) has just finished getting in trouble for picking on his younger brother. ....Things seemed to get...

    Started by jenn‎, 09-03-2001 04:06 PM
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  2. A question of plot

    I have just started work on my second novel. It's about a middle aged physician, who heads a small hsopital. He gets caught up in a race riot that...

    Started by Sumit‎, 08-30-2001 04:10 AM
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    09-04-2001, 07:50 AM Go to last post
  3. MS is making me crazy!

    Hi everybody. I am posting an original thought for the first time rather that just responding to someone else's thread. -I like the computer and its...

    Started by jenn‎, 09-01-2001 10:44 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-03-2001, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  4. Critiques

    Just a suggestion for the powers that be, and I suppose for everyone else, now that the flood gates are open. What about opening up a different...

    Started by Norman‎, 08-08-2001 06:12 PM
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    09-02-2001, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  5. Inspiration

    Here's a little quote from Stephen King's debut "writer's" book: "Let's get one thing clear right now, shall we? There is no Idea Dump, no Story...

    Started by Sully Magma‎, 09-01-2001 12:04 PM
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    09-01-2001, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  6. reality?

    Hi! The past two days, I have spent much time "untagging" and getting rid of unneeded wordiness in my book. Tonight, I've moved on in my story,...

    Started by Nicky Blade‎, 08-30-2001 10:54 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-01-2001, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Who makes graphs

    Does anyone make graphs of where the tension is and where the reader gets a rest?

    Started by Jane Casey‎, 08-29-2001 11:07 AM
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    08-31-2001, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Be as Honest as you like :o)

    I would appreciate any comments that any of you out there may have for me. This is a sci-fi thriller set over time and realities. I have only roughed...

    Started by Michael Whateley‎, 08-29-2001 06:06 PM
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    08-31-2001, 10:34 AM Go to last post
  9. I'm ready! Rip me up! Please?

    Hi! Hope I'm not becoming too brave too soon. This is the first two pages of my first novel. I guess what I'd like to know is if what I have is any...

    Started by Nicky Blade‎, 08-28-2001 07:18 PM
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    08-30-2001, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  10. The Gray Area

    I have decided to discontinue my first novel, for reasons that I need not explain. My new work, "The Gray Area", has been turning around in my head...

    Started by sheena‎, 08-30-2001 07:59 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-30-2001, 01:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Zoetrope Virtual Studio

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience using this online workshop? (You must critique ten stories for everyone you submit, and All-Story Extra...

    Started by scribbler2‎, 08-30-2001 12:48 PM
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  12. Dialogue Tags

    To get us all back on the subject of writing, I'll post a question, When do you use tags with your dialogue? Do you use verbs other then said? Do you...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-25-2001 10:20 AM
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    08-27-2001, 10:53 PM Go to last post
  13. How do you--

    - indicate when a character is thinking to themselves without always having to say she thought, he thought, whatever? Especially as it is changing...

    Started by Kristie Leigh Maguire‎, 08-27-2001 08:29 AM
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    08-27-2001, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  14. another suggestion for the powers that be

    We have recently talked about asking you to set up a section where people could post their writing and others could critique it. How about we do a...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-21-2001 06:52 PM
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    08-27-2001, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  15. WSPD

    I want to know why? What is it about us writers that make us as we are? Why is it that no matter what I am doing or trying to do, inside my little...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 07-20-2001 09:31 AM
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    08-24-2001, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  16. Question about Dialogue Tags

    Hi all, Newbie Jen here. (I see you already have a Jenny!) but I have a question that I\'ve been hunting for the answer for, and thought y\'all...

    Started by Jennifer Turner‎, 07-16-2001 10:04 AM
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    08-23-2001, 11:16 PM Go to last post
  17. good screenplay, 'The Others'

    Hi there, I finally saw the Nicole Kidman movie 'The Others'. For once the critics were correct, what a great script and the writer also directed...

    Started by Lloyd E. Scott‎, 08-23-2001 03:44 PM
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    08-23-2001, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  18. project Norman

    As you know project Norman started out here. I'm just trying to find out who is still working on it. I'm also wondering if anyone else would like to...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-22-2001 04:15 AM
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    08-23-2001, 11:10 AM Go to last post
  19. Many endings, one novel

    Hi everyone, I have two endings floating around my brain. One where the bad girl gets away and kills her father. The other where the father...

    Started by Lisa Watkins‎, 08-21-2001 07:16 AM
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    08-23-2001, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  20. lenght of novel

    Okay, I have been asked where I got my information regarding the length of a ms. I got my info from several publisher sites as well as those of...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-17-2001 01:47 PM
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    08-22-2001, 01:05 AM Go to last post

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