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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. Americanisms

    Now that we have attacked the Englishmans English.... how about some American English... like; Geez Louise..... anyothers... maybe some of the...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-14-2003 02:53 PM
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    10-26-2003, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  2. Press Release How To

    I found this Press Release very interesting... I am looking for opinions... thank you Yvonne Tegel Taupo Chicken Speed Trial Fluffy Duck:...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-14-2003 12:35 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-23-2003, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 12:50 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-13-2003, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  4. 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 08:02 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 348
    10-11-2003, 08:19 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    10-11-2003, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  6. WORDS

    As I was doing some research I came across some older words that are not in use much, or used at all... their time has come and gone, so I thought...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-11-2003 08:37 AM
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    10-12-2003, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  7. Chickens

    Since the Columbus day went so well answer me this. What came first the Chicken or the Egg? And no fighting,or other acts of mayheim. Ok, I will...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-15-2002 03:37 PM
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    11-23-2003, 05:22 AM 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 07:32 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-28-2005, 10:32 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 07:09 PM
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    10-25-2005, 04:59 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 10:56 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-24-2005, 10:01 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 09:15 AM
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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 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 473
    10-03-2005, 02:18 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 02:01 PM
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    • Replies: 14
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    10-02-2005, 12:23 AM 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 07:07 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-22-2005, 12:15 AM 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
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    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 02:47 PM
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    10-22-2003, 07:13 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 04:57 AM
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    11-08-2010, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Mention name brands, yes, no, sometimes?

    Do you mention name brands in your book? Would you have one of your characters "put on his blue jeans," or "put on his Levi's." "get into his...

    Started by zeplin 44‎, 06-28-2007 08:25 AM
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    • Replies: 20
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    07-03-2007, 09:37 AM Go to last post

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