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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. Legal Thing...

    I'm writing a book which involves real life people (political figures, the pope, etc). Although the novel is fiction, am I able to say things about...

    Started by Brad Norman‎, 08-31-2006 05:01 AM
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    09-04-2006, 10:30 PM Go to last post
  2. What Do you think of this?

    Here is the first chapter from my new novel. It's kind of just an introduction to the world that this book takes place in. Let me know what you think...

    Started by Brad Norman‎, 05-24-2006 03:22 PM
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    06-03-2006, 06:32 PM Go to last post
  3. My Debut Novel

    Hi everyone. I've been writing for some time, and have my first novel published! As it is my first novel, I am sure that I have much growing to do as...

    Started by Brad Norman‎, 04-23-2006 05:36 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-26-2006, 05:04 AM Go to last post
  4. The prologue that I can't kill

    I am trying to get rid of this prologue, but none of the information it presents will fit anywhere else in the book. It is set ten years before the...

    Started by Bradley Clark‎, 07-20-2006 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
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    07-24-2006, 03:27 AM Go to last post
  5. Laundromat

    Okay, need help, and my dictionaries and thesaurii can't help. I have a character who lives in a trailer park where in the middle of the complex...

    Started by Brady‎, 03-24-2004 10:36 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
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    03-25-2004, 12:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Character Template questions

    I'm posting a lot due to some issues with writer's block, and having some troubles getting to know my characters in my WIP. In an effort to create...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 01-27-2004 05:04 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
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    01-29-2004, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  7. YA and/or fantasy writers

    As many of you know, I write YA and fantasy novels. My short stories are everything but YA and fantasy. I know some of you who are also YA and/or...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 01-27-2004 12:19 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    02-03-2004, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  8. New Book Title

    I promised myself after a number of rejections of my first YA fantasy that I'd start my query process again at the top of my list of target agents. ...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 01-13-2004 10:13 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 31
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    01-22-2004, 11:43 AM Go to last post
  9. A pace of asses?

    A cete of badgers? A richness of martens? Useful site for when you want to properly name a group of animals:...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-30-2003 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-31-2003, 10:52 AM Go to last post
  10. Copyrighted lyrics in book

    I know we've discussed this before, but I'm a man, so I forgot. In my first novel, I include the entire lyrics of a Bob Dylan song. When this...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-30-2003 01:30 PM
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    • Replies: 95
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    01-29-2004, 05:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Main character <> Favorite character

    I don't know if this is a problem. My main character is nobody's favorite character. Everybody likes some other character best. I've thought of...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-20-2003 08:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 15
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    12-22-2003, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  12. National Novel Writing Month

    This site is clever: http://www.nanowrimo.org/index.php It's called the National Novel Writing Month, and here's its purpose: What is NaNoWriMo?...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 10-08-2003 12:04 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-11-2003, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  13. Barnes & Chernobyl...no eBooks

    Announcement: Dear eBook Customer, As of September 9, 2003, Barnes & Noble.com will no longer sell eBooks. If you are a Microsoft Reader...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 09-09-2003 09:32 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-10-2003, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Latest published short story

    One of my earliest short stories, The Escape of Timmy Evergraus, has been accepted for publication with Far Sector, and will be out in December. ...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 09-09-2003 07:42 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 487
    09-10-2003, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Naming characters

    I found a great tool (well, I like it) for making up character names. Babynames.com Check it out. I like to also look up names by their meaning....

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 08-20-2003 06:27 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    08-22-2003, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Could see

    When does one HAVE to write "could see"? Or "could hear"? Ask yourself this every time you write it. Through the trees he could see the...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-22-2003 09:18 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    07-23-2003, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  17. Writers Conferences

    Does anybody know of an internet site containing a long list of upcoming writers conferences? Thanks. Brady Boyd

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-10-2003 09:55 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2003, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  18. WritersNet Personalities

    Here's a pointless, goofy exercise that might help us all realize it's cool to be different, and enjoy the differences in others. 1: Use three...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-01-2003 02:27 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
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    07-03-2003, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  19. Short story? Or Novel prologue?

    I started a sci-fi/fantasy novel and completed the prologue. Then I got to wondering if this prologue, by itself, could stand as a short story. ...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 06-26-2003 11:44 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 45
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    06-29-2003, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  20. Destroy all Adverbs

    I used to sprinkle my writing with the dreaded "ly" adverbs all the time. I thought it was creative to say things like "she said happily", or "he...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 06-13-2003 06:49 PM
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 5,850
    06-15-2003, 07:11 PM Go to last post

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