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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
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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 11:36 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
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    03-25-2004, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Foreshadowing in your first sentence

    Stephen King uses this technique a lot. One might say he's a weak writer, but I find him the best storyteller alive today. Foreshadowing is a...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 10-10-2004 04:40 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    11-07-2004, 05:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Seeking fantasy, sci-fi & horror writers

    I am the moderator for a critique group that focuses on fantasy, science fiction and horror writing. This group is over two years old. We need two...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-30-2004 02:09 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 417
    08-14-2004, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Seeking Fantasy, Sci-Fi & Horror Writers

    I am the moderator for a critique group that focuses on fantasy, science fiction and horror writing. This group is over two years old. We need three...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-09-2004 07:47 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    07-16-2004, 06:55 PM 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 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-31-2003, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. 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: 627
    09-10-2003, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    08-22-2003, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
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    • Replies: 24
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    07-03-2003, 08:22 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
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    • Replies: 45
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    06-29-2003, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  17. Immediate Fiction, by Jerry Cleaver

    I have heard & read great stuff about a book by Jerry Cleaver, Immediate Fiction. Has anybody here read it? Is it worth the time and money? The...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 01-04-2003 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-11-2003, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  18. Help...I can't find Michael Scanes's post

    In my email I got a post from Michael Scanes requesting I critique something, but now I can't find it on the boards. Does anybody know which board...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-21-2002 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-21-2002, 08:22 PM Go to last post
  19. The first paragraph...Flip? Or Flop?

    I want to share the first paragraph of my novel. As we all know, the first few sentences are the most important in selling the story. Tell me if it...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-20-2002 10:50 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    12-22-2002, 05:22 PM Go to last post
  20. Plural of names ending in "S"

    I have a family in my book with the last name of Ingles. What is the plural of Ingles? Or Jones? Or James? I have written "Ingleses", but a...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-17-2002 02:21 PM
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    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,545
    12-23-2002, 09:44 AM Go to last post

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