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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. Right word?

    Providence proper had little New England ambiance, as did its nearby towns. It could have been Philadelphia or Baltimore without the white front...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 10-16-2009 02:53 AM
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    10-17-2009, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  2. Problem with style?

    Hi writers. :) I'm writing a series of short stories revolving around a single character, Hugo, who utterly loses faith in society and...

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 10-14-2009 06:49 AM
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    10-16-2009, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  3. Same opening with changes.

    Hi again Thanks for the response. I have incorporated some comments. The intent is still to introduce the primary character, his invention, which...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 10-14-2009 05:43 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-16-2009, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Stuck for a Rude Nickname

    On every day of the Nazi occupation of Denmark King Christian X used put on a dress uniform and ride around the streets of Copenhagen as a...

    Started by Chris Chamberlain‎, 10-09-2009 05:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-15-2009, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  5. Prologue Critique: THE WEIGHT OF GLASS

    This is the prologue of my book THE WEIGHT OF GLASS. If anybody can let me know what you think or spot any errors that would be great. Also, any...

    Started by Stuart Heatherington‎, 10-14-2009 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-15-2009, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  6. Does this sound any better?

    I have taken note of advice given on the prologue of my memoir which I posted earlier. I would appreciate any responses. regards. PROLOGUE ...

    Started by julius christensen‎, 10-11-2009 05:06 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-14-2009, 05:51 PM Go to last post
  7. bettering your chances?

    I've just been watching a late night culture and art review show, and the whole programme was based around the topic of how cult has now become...

    Started by junel ;-)‎, 10-09-2009 04:50 PM
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    10-14-2009, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  8. Thank you for helping

    Although I am your typical lurker, I did post some stuff many months ago and received a lot of great advice. However, as a lurker, I must say the...

    Started by Elke S Hoffman‎, 10-13-2009 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-13-2009, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  9. Would like critique please

    Hello! I'm working on revising this manuscript. This is the beginning. I'm wondering if the flash back in the middle of the scene is too...

    Started by W. C.‎, 10-12-2009 08:57 AM
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    10-13-2009, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  10. First draft, first 1500 words - right direction?

    Come on then, rip it apart like the pack of salivating hyenas I know you to be. There might be a few British colloquialisms in there which you might...

    Started by Charlotte Castle‎, 10-07-2009 05:39 AM
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    10-13-2009, 09:10 AM Go to last post
  11. Final edit 1st 1/2 page

    Hi All. This is intended to be the opening page of my manuscript. The intent is to introduce the primary character, his invention, which is central...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 10-12-2009 11:57 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-13-2009, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  12. Keeping up with your word count

    Hey guys, I've brought up topics similar to this before but I'm looking for some advice. As a young novelist (21), I find it hard to get my work up...

    Started by Rich DeRuvo‎, 10-09-2009 11:42 AM
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    10-12-2009, 05:50 PM Go to last post
  13. Proper English for Non-Native English Writers

    Hello, My name is Damilola Owoyele (you must be having quite a difficulty in pronouncing that). I am a Nigerian. I am also a writer (obviously). I...

    Started by Dami Owoyele‎, 10-07-2009 02:13 AM
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    10-12-2009, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  14. Critique Needed. CHAPTER 1

    CHAPTER ONE Vitiosus stared down at his reflection in the still water. He gently picked up a pebble from the ground fingering the smooth...

    Started by C xx‎, 10-05-2009 01:48 PM
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    10-11-2009, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  15. I try again, after a very long break

    Hello all, Many months ago I posted my prologue here, had some sound advice and now I am ready to post again. I am hoping for some-one to rip it...

    Started by julius christensen‎, 10-10-2009 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-11-2009, 12:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Zombies!

    I wrote this for a prompt for another site. It's supposed to be 100 words or less about something falling from the sky that isn't rain. Enjoy. ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 10-08-2009 01:42 PM
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    10-11-2009, 12:37 AM Go to last post
  17. novels with naughty bits

    What is the general consensus amongst the writers here concerning sex scenes in novels? I am editing my novel and have moved my opening chapter...

    Started by sam albion‎, 10-05-2009 08:06 AM
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    10-10-2009, 09:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Help with genre

    I'm working on a book that has one fantasy element, but the rest is about love and the struggles of real life (focused from the main characters point...

    Started by Ellen Pomeroy‎, 10-09-2009 09:57 AM
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    10-09-2009, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  19. How do I make time to fulfill my writng dream?

    Hello, I will like for anybody to advise me on how to make time to write short stories (probably a novel too) despite my heavy schedule. You...

    Started by Dami Owoyele‎, 10-06-2009 01:56 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-09-2009, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  20. What is a best two books or one large

    I have finished what I felt was a part one book, but I am wondering if I might be missing the mark with doing the story in two books and possible...

    Started by Ronda McKee‎, 10-04-2009 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-09-2009, 03:20 PM Go to last post

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