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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. word confusion

    Discover: to obtain sight or knowledge of for the first time. If the above is the definition for the word "discover". And today is Columbus...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-13-2003 11:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-13-2003, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  2. Movie

    I just finished watching Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins.... A movie I wished I had written... It is now on my Christmas Wish list.... What a...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-11-2003 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 390
    10-11-2003, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  3. History sites

    Since most writers have to research a particular time frame in history I thought that this string could be used for pasteing those web sites that...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-11-2003 12:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-11-2003, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  4. Roy

    Roy what has happened to the chat room... I tried several times and all I get is the ladies area..... is it me... Yvonne

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 06-29-2003 03:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 491
    06-29-2003, 05:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Poetic line count

    Question: How are the lines of a Poem counted? By the line or by the punctuation? Yvonne

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 04-05-2003 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-05-2003, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  6. Sci-Fi......

    I found the following line on the internet.... thought it was a bit humorus: "I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 03-23-2003 04:05 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 588
    04-03-2003, 10:44 AM Go to last post
  7. Mystery of the missing forum.

    Ladies and Gentlmen, boys and girls.... what we have here is a bona fide mystery on our hands.... The theft of the missing forum..... I know it is...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-12-2002 11:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-12-2002, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  8. One more time for desperate screams

    Jared pulled the phone away and turned to listen. A desperate scream came from behind the hotel through the parking entrance. I gotta go! He...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-25-2005 06:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 610
    10-28-2005, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  9. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

    After careful consideration of your feedback, I present the revised text. If the pea has been removed from beneath Prince Louis's mattress and he...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-24-2005 06:09 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-25-2005, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  10. comma or semicolon

    Here is the sentence: In the otherwise quite night air came shrieking from the parking entrance, a cry of shear horror and desperation, muted by...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-22-2005 09:56 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 525
    10-24-2005, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  11. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves

    A month or so ago, Michelle Burtin suggested that I read Eats, Shoots and Leaves to solve my punctuation woes. This is the Fahrenheit 911 of bad...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 10-17-2005 08:15 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    12-01-2005, 10:28 AM Go to last post
  12. plot devices

    I read somewhere that having a young character is a blessing because it helps get exposition out. Young characters ask questions and the older...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-28-2005 10:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 545
    10-03-2005, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  13. hyphens in quotes

    Are there any good websites that can explain when to use a hyphen and when to use an ellipse in conversation? Consider a few ways of writting...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-26-2005 01:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    10-01-2005, 11:23 PM Go to last post
  14. name and pronoun repetition

    I'm having trouble writing scenes with two female characters. I find myself repeating their names over and over. Here is an example: Jolene took...

    Started by Zachary Schmidt‎, 09-20-2005 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,625
    09-21-2005, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Frankenstein and his viewpoint.

    This is just a minor question, regarding a grade I got on a paper. I lost three points on a certain question, because I said that in Frankenstein,...

    Started by Zack Little‎, 11-17-2003 02:10 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 488
    11-17-2003, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  16. The Worst Book and the Greatest Villain

    In my search to create a good novel, I am in search of a bad one. They say you learn more from failure than you do from success, and I believe...

    Started by Zack Little‎, 10-14-2003 01:47 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    10-22-2003, 06:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Cantatas In Capitol(Poem)

    Let us light candles And sing our cantatas. Let us clap here in the capitol Where our siblings in slavery Hoisted Huge sculpture of freedom,...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 12-24-2010 05:28 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-26-2010, 04:50 AM Go to last post
  18. Prisoners of Purgatory (poem)

    We are marooned In muddle, In purgatory Between heaven and hell. We, Pronounced impure by prelates, Pressured into purgatory To peel off...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 11-08-2010 12:08 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-14-2010, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  19. Harmattan (Poem)

    Burrows Into marrows of bones. Chill cascades Into crannies of Blanket bound bodies. Goose bumps grow, Teeth chatter. Harmatthan With...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 11-06-2010 03:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    11-08-2010, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  20. a quotation mark question

    When a character is giving a speech, let's say a 3 paragraph speech, where do the quotation marks go? At the beginning and end of each paragraph? Or...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 03-22-2007 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 492
    03-22-2007, 02:12 PM Go to last post

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