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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. a question on POV

    I'd read somewhere recently that a third person story shouldn't change POV meaning (I think) that if character A is your lead character, then you...

    Started by A J‎, 01-28-2006 08:40 AM
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  2. Question about Names etc

    Is it ok to set a novel in a real city/state, but then make up road names, schools and neighborhoods in that city? For example, is it ok to use...

    Started by A J‎, 11-26-2005 07:49 PM
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    11-29-2005, 04:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Beta Readers???

    Hi everyone! I'm still in the works of writing my novel, and have had one great beta reader, but i need some more opinions! I'm going through that...

    Started by A J‎, 11-05-2005 09:18 AM
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  4. Is this a weak scene?

    I've been writing my novel for quite some time now and i just wrote this scene, but i think it is VERY weak. Can i get your opinions? For bckground...

    Started by A J‎, 09-16-2005 05:31 PM
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    09-17-2005, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  5. Manuscript critique exchange?

    Hi everyone, I have a novel in the works, so far about 30,000 words, and i want the opinion of an unbiased reader. I was wondering if anyone...

    Started by A J‎, 09-04-2005 08:45 AM
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  6. Leaglity question

    I'm writing a non-fiction book and I would like to include a list of songs that go best with the subject matter. Is that illegal to do? Would I have...

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-24-2004 10:41 AM
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    01-24-2004, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  7. Quote question

    Which is correct? "Hello," he said, "How is it going?" "Hello," he said, "how is it going?"

    Started by A different Gary‎, 01-23-2004 12:13 PM
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  8. And. And Then. Then - how, when, and why to use them.

    And. Then. And then. Those three, simple, insignificant parts of speech drive many writers to the nut house, and give editors fits. You'd think...

    Started by . Crystalwizard‎, 12-11-2009 11:16 PM
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    12-12-2009, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  9. Scene Structure

    Anyone familiar with Dwight Swain's book, 'Techniques of the Selling Author'? If you are, I have a question. (I can link to the article about his...

    Started by . Castleman‎, 09-01-2009 04:49 PM
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  10. Charlie Bone

    This question is a little off the path but didn't quite know which forum to list it under. Recently I began reading this children's series to get...

    Started by . Castleman‎, 08-31-2009 02:14 PM
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    09-03-2009, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  11. For Gary specifically, but anybody feel free to opine!!

    gary, As a new writer, I had not heard of the Chicago Style manual unitl you mentioned it. I am considering spending the money for the online...

    Started by . Castleman‎, 08-31-2009 07:28 AM
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  12. Descriptive sentence, or too corny??

    This is the opening line of the MS (5 chapters complete). Part of me thinks it is very descriptive showing the seriousness and magnitude of the...

    Started by . Castleman‎, 08-28-2009 05:07 PM
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    08-30-2009, 01:39 PM Go to last post

    I keep saying that--but there are exceptions. Does anyone agree? For example, my next book is told from three different POVs, and one character in...

    Started by . Bree‎, 04-12-2006 06:45 PM
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    04-17-2006, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  14. Short Story

    Hello Everyone, I'm posting this new thread to share a short story that I've written. It's a romantic comedy (let's see if the story can bring a...

    Started by . .‎, 03-10-2009 03:30 AM
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    03-11-2009, 09:53 PM Go to last post
  15. publishing mystery

    i wrote a poem about my ex b/f and somehow(maybe i was sleep writing again...) it was entered in a poem contest. either my subcon is really mean, or...

    Started by #3‎, 10-02-2001 10:20 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-02-2001, 04:21 PM Go to last post

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