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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. Font size

    Can anyone help me with font size for my manuscript/synopsis? I have it set at 12 now.... double spaced courier script.

    Started by Nolan Wilson‎, 10-03-2009 11:22 AM
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    10-05-2009, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  2. Dan Brown

    What do you think of his work? I recently finished Angels and Demons and I realized that quite a few sentences seemed off/amateurish. Don't get...

    Started by d d‎, 10-01-2009 11:24 PM
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    10-05-2009, 02:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Still needs work

    This is a story that I started working on. I think it still needs work. I am happy with the first sentence. It turned out better than I expected, and...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-30-2009 05:07 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-04-2009, 10:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Trope?

    Novelist Kurt Andersen uses this phrase in his recent book, RESET. "The casino became the sort of governing trope of the economy...." I have...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 09-30-2009 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,037
    10-04-2009, 05:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Silence

    \"Silence\" Silence is golden, to most others, it seems But to me there\'s the voices, the presence, the dreams When most others relax...

    Started by Jeff D‎, 09-23-2009 02:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    10-04-2009, 05:42 PM Go to last post
  6. Does this sound trite?

    Trite? Or contrived? It's a line from a first-person story about recovering a girl's body. "We will be picking up piece of their...

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 09-22-2009 08:06 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
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    10-04-2009, 05:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Unhappy with two sentences

    I want to convey this much information. Something about the last part of the second sentence bothers me. For twenty years in Europe, Natan had...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 10-01-2009 04:06 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    10-03-2009, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  8. Automatic Article Creators?

    Hi Everything is automated these days. Does someone know anything about automatic article creators? It would be great to know if someone does....

    Started by Luke Taylor‎, 09-29-2009 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 767
    10-02-2009, 07:35 AM Go to last post
  9. Too Difficult?

    Dear WN Moderator: I put this board together in about twenty minutes. For free. And I only know a few basic HTML commands. That's why I'm not...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-29-2009 12:35 PM
    4 Pages
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    10-01-2009, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  10. please critique

    This is a brief section out of a new piece that I have been working on. I realize that this is not the beginning and may be confusing, but I'm...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 09-29-2009 01:54 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    10-01-2009, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  11. Formatting (Please help)

    Hi everyone, I just had a few questions about formatting. Can someone please tell me how to correctly format dialog after a narrative paragraph?...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-27-2009 08:55 PM
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    09-30-2009, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  12. Critiques Please ! Come one, come all!

    I am a fan of most any literary fiction (my favorite being historical). I have finished a fair portion of my post-civil war novel and I am submitting...

    Started by d d‎, 09-27-2009 12:13 AM
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    • Replies: 15
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    09-29-2009, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  13. Too much info one sentence?

    I am writing a somewhat poignant story I remember from childhoood. My aunt and uncle came downstairs one morning and, instead of having started...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 09-24-2009 05:10 AM
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    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 43
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    09-28-2009, 11:14 AM Go to last post
  14. How do you title?

    How do you come up with titles for your work? Do you have a formula, a trick? Sometimes they just come to me from thin air or somewhere in the story....

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 09-21-2009 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-27-2009, 11:27 AM Go to last post
  15. collective nouns

    hello all, A few weeks ago, I discovered the collective noun for a group of ladybirds was... "a loveliness of ladybirds". I am also recently...

    Started by sam albion‎, 09-25-2009 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-26-2009, 12:05 PM Go to last post
  16. Suggested schooling?

    While I don't believe classes can make someone a good author unless they have the drive and talent to be one beforehand, I think that for anyone...

    Started by Devin Stadeker‎, 09-22-2009 12:51 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    09-25-2009, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  17. Punctuation and Sentence Fragment Help

    Some of you may remember that I'm writing a fantasy book that is substantially different from other fantasy literature. This passage is about a...

    Started by Sam Fletcher‎, 09-23-2009 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-24-2009, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Sentence Help

    Right, I've re-read this sentence so many times that it looks like pure gobbledegook. I've lost my perspective completely, so could you tell me if...

    Started by Ord Retniap‎, 09-23-2009 02:24 AM
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    09-24-2009, 11:19 AM Go to last post
  19. Reformatted reformatted reformatted

    .......I bet if I ran my hands over it, I could tell you what it said. Like braille. Truths so self-evident the blind could see them. I listen to...

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-23-2009 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-24-2009, 10:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Repost better format

    .......I bet if I ran my hands over it, I could tell you what it said. Like braille. Truths so self-evident the blind could see them. I listen to...

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-23-2009 09:25 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-24-2009, 10:04 AM Go to last post

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