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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. Em dash?

    How would one correctly use em dashes within dialogue, outside of dialogue (narrator's voice)? Is it even possible? How would it affect punctuation?...

    Started by junel ;-)‎, 10-03-2009 07:51 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-09-2009, 03:17 PM Go to last post
  2. Tense's

    I am struggling with something that is basic. Tense's. I switch between past and present and I do not seem to catch it. What can anyone suggest?...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 09-30-2009 01:18 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-09-2009, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  3. Thingy!

    In Cheese We Grate You said you’re a lover of music, and then I found you listening to Frampton Comes Alive? Now you ask me who Peter Frampton...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 10-06-2009 01:26 PM
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    10-08-2009, 11:17 PM Go to last post
  4. ? Is this passage too expository

    Hint: This is an excerp from a Mystery and I am trying to remove the expository mode from the story. My detective thinks the missing man is still...

    Started by James Copeland‎, 10-06-2009 01:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-08-2009, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  5. spiritual Writers/Editor/Proofreaders Needed

    Hi there, I work for an entertainment company and I am looking for writers who are specifically experienced in spiritual writing. I need a writer who...

    Started by Julia Huie-Martin‎, 10-08-2009 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 358
    10-08-2009, 05:56 PM Go to last post
  6. spiritual Writers/Editor/Proofreaders Needed

    Hi there, I work for an entertainment company and I am looking for writers who are specifically experienced in spiritual writing. I need a writer who...

    Started by Julia Huie-Martin‎, 10-08-2009 12:38 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 459
    10-08-2009, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  7. Critique?

    It's the prologue for my story, tentatively called The Awakening Superior for now. I don't really like the title, and I'm going through probably my...

    Started by Julian Ruberte‎, 10-06-2009 06:26 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 594
    10-08-2009, 06:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Arabella\'s Hat - a picture book.

    Started by Charlotte Castle‎, 10-06-2009 05:42 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    10-07-2009, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  9. Take a look a this. I get many good comments on it.

    I never had a bad comment on my book called Nawm. I thought I would share it here at this site. I current have four chapters completed. Each of...

    Started by Nawm vmp‎, 10-05-2009 08:32 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    10-07-2009, 05:40 AM Go to last post
  10. A WN classic

    MUFFY THE VAMP SLAYER AND HER FRIEND MUFF DOBBER Muffy drove the wooden stake into the vamp’s chest. “Take that you vile vamp!” “Aaaaahhhh!!!!”...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 10-06-2009 02:16 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
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    10-07-2009, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Help Naming A Location

    In a fictional city in the story I'm working on there's a plaza where all the legal courts and what-not are. I need a better name for it than Law...

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 10-05-2009 05:25 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-06-2009, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  12. For Your Consideration: Ch. 1 Revised

    Yes, I should probably step back from this scene and just push on, revising it later after things digest a little, but it's important to me, and I...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 10-06-2009 07:38 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-06-2009, 02:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Is it possible to be to descriptive?

    I recently posted the first chapter of my story in a critique group, and the lady said I put in so much detail that the action of the story was lost....

    Started by dream catcher‎, 09-29-2009 02:06 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    10-06-2009, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  14. What\'s the genre?

    I have just begun this piece titled 'House on the Hill' but am unsure about the genre. Feel free to write what you think. Below are the first two...

    Started by Anxious Apparition‎, 10-04-2009 09:31 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-06-2009, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  15. Critique the beginning to my novel?

    Here is the beginning of my novel. I have gone through it so many times opting to have the perfect reader catching piece. Yet i believe it can be...

    Started by H W‎, 10-05-2009 06:01 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    10-06-2009, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  16. I am a little stuck

    Hey everyone, I recently started writing the first chapter of a novel entitled, "the falcon." I think that it's coming along pretty well. I am...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-22-2009 04:30 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-06-2009, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  17. Can someone please read my query

    With over a million people living in the world today, majority of the population has had some exposure to a dramatic experience at some point in...

    Started by lisa guess‎, 09-24-2009 04:43 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-06-2009, 06:08 AM Go to last post
  18. Formatting dialogue?

    Can anyone tell me how to format dialogue in a manscript. I was told not make your ms look like a book. So, if two people are talking and it's clear...

    Started by dream catcher‎, 10-05-2009 11:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-06-2009, 05:44 AM Go to last post
  19. Expository Mode

    My literary agent has said that my narration tells in 'expository mode' when it should show the story through the dialog and actions of the...

    Started by James Copeland‎, 10-05-2009 10:03 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-06-2009, 05:27 AM Go to last post
  20. For Your Consideration: Chapter 1 beginning

    I'm looking for feedback please. This would be the start of the novel I am working on. Some the things I am looking for, other than grammar or...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 10-03-2009 03:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,455
    10-06-2009, 12:21 AM Go to last post

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