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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. please forgive my Ideosy

    the only reason I put those stupid remarks was for sheer humor, honestly I didnt want to piss anyone off.Ok maybe I did but I hope you will forgive...

    Started by sheena's foster brother, Arch angel‎, 08-18-2001 02:43 PM
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    08-21-2001, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Is it Writers Block?

    I have what I think is a really great idea for a novel. I jotted down my idea and worked around that to kind of form an outline of how thought I...

    Started by Ami Farmer‎, 08-19-2001 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-21-2001, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  3. When you're having a bad day (OT)

    This isn't about writing but it can apply to any number of jobs. When you have an "I hate my job" day try this: > > On your way home from...

    Started by Victor Miller, Sr‎, 08-18-2001 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-21-2001, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  4. The opposite of writer's block

    Sometimes I have the opposite of writer's block - I have too many ideas. This might sound wonderful, but it's not. I just can't seem to get a good...

    Started by C. Van Vleet‎, 08-17-2001 11:16 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-20-2001, 11:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Publish Your Novel


    Started by MAE GROW‎, 08-17-2001 11:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-18-2001, 05:31 AM Go to last post
  6. Flash backs

    When a character is thinking back to an event (not a huge flashback, just a look back), I always use past tense (he had thrown her out of the house...

    Started by Abie Jones‎, 08-14-2001 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-17-2001, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Being careful of what you write

    I just read in the St. Petersburg Times a story about a man that recieved seven years in prison for writing personal fantasies in a journal. They...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-14-2001 12:25 PM
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    • Replies: 23
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    08-17-2001, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Small Presses

    If I sell a novel to a small press can I later sell it to a large press (if they want it of course) when the rights of the contract run out with the...

    Started by Abie Jones‎, 08-14-2001 05:34 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 665
    08-17-2001, 09:27 AM Go to last post
  9. Night Visions TV Show

    I've been watching a show on the Fox network called Night Visions that is a fine take off of the old Twilight Zone. If you've seen it and like it...

    Started by Victor Miller, Sr‎, 08-14-2001 09:39 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-15-2001, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  10. going out tomorrow

    Well, I have done all I can, I am sending out the required info to Sandra D. Tomorrow, keep your fingers crossed for me.

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-12-2001 06:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-13-2001, 06:02 PM Go to last post
  11. I find fiction hard to write.

    I have tried with Nonfiction and poetry but I can't seem to pick up fiction. Can anyone give me any pointers?

    Started by Laura McFarland‎, 08-05-2001 05:04 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-13-2001, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  12. writing habits

    Time is precious. Although I have four kids, and they are older (my youngest is twelve) they still require a lot of attention. I also work during the...

    Started by chris‎, 08-08-2001 05:08 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-13-2001, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Screenplay contest

    I would appreciate any feedback anyone has regarding the screenplay competition hollywoodnextsuccess.com. I received an e-mail regarding their...

    Started by Martin Jagodzinski, Jr.‎, 08-12-2001 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-13-2001, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  14. Story In Reverse

    I'm working on a fictional piece that has two intercepting timelines, one for the main plot and the other for the subplot. I would like to write the...

    Started by Alan Parr‎, 08-08-2001 10:39 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-12-2001, 06:17 AM Go to last post
  15. serious question

    When you have a dialogue going on, and someone's speech seems to be several paragraphs long, how do you break it up? Do you stop so they can take a...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-08-2001 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-11-2001, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Finding time to write with a full time job and two babies! ACK

    OK, I have an 18 month old and a 2 1/2 month old. I work full time (can't write at work either). I have to get up at 5 am, be out the door at 6 am,...

    Started by Lisa Watkins‎, 08-06-2001 11:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    08-10-2001, 07:53 AM Go to last post
  17. Question for the group...

    Hi! I know that agents/publishers like ms to be around 100,000 words, but is there a number of chapters they like to see, or a min and max that...

    Started by Lisa Watkins‎, 08-09-2001 11:41 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-09-2001, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  18. New writers quiz/dictionary

    Compilation has started on the dictionary of the absurd, where perfectly good words are defined in absurdist fashion eg Faraday - a long time ago...

    Started by William Meikle‎, 08-09-2001 04:16 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-09-2001, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  19. Edit or not to edit, that is the question!

    Okay that was misleading. Of course everything needs editing. I would like everyone’s view on whether is it more beneficial to edit as one goes....

    Started by Jenny Hilton‎, 08-05-2001 11:29 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    08-08-2001, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  20. missing 'that'

    A serious writing question here my computer tells me the following sentence is missing 'that'. What ever that means, so I ask you my fellow writers,...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 07-25-2001 08:21 AM
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,118
    08-08-2001, 04:10 PM Go to last post

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