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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. Snow White the Sin of Pride

    They seem to have lost interest in helping me at Critique Circle. Can I beg a little guidence? I'm working on stories a page, page and a half,...

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 04-12-2010 05:34 PM
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  2. Dialog to Narrative

    Hi everyone. I started writing this part of dialog, but how do I go about introducing the narrative? Should I go straight into it? “Come to the...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-12-2009 02:52 AM
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  3. Opening paragraph to a novel I put together today. Give a newbee a hand.

    I'm struggling with this new idea I got the other day and wanted to get some honest feeback. It unrolled slowly, forced to show its colors,...

    Started by Franklin Meeks‎, 10-19-2009 03:24 PM
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    10-30-2009, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  4. Past tense

    I am sure this may seem elementary to most here, but to me it is confusing. I continue to find I am using past tense in my third person story, I...

    Started by Daniel OConnell‎, 07-01-2009 05:38 AM
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    07-05-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  5. Bad Writing

    I found some short stories in my archives. They're from the period when I was convinced that there was a conspiracy to deny the world my genius. I...

    Started by Paul Harris‎, 12-14-2008 11:32 AM
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    12-26-2008, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  6. unique voices in my head

    I've had a paradigm shift. This might sound sophomoric, but after reading a lot of Lemony Snicket, I'm now convinced that a unique literary voice...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 11-11-2007 11:32 PM
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    11-13-2007, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  7. The Big Five

    The following will describe (once and for all) the 5 ms I have been giving passing mentions of. Comments are welcome (but I'm not going to listen to...

    Started by Marcus Teague‎, 05-24-2007 12:25 AM
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    05-27-2007, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Why so bitter and negative?

    I have noticed that some people who frequent this forum are not very complimentary in their replies to questions. I have been writing long enough to...

    Started by Thomas Baldwin‎, 05-08-2006 08:19 AM
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    05-10-2006, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Starters of a novel?

    I'm writing a novel. I have my first few paragraphs. I'm not sure. I've never wrote a novel before, and nothing is more terrorfying than that blank...

    Started by Maggie May Schill‎, 10-07-2005 03:53 PM
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    10-10-2005, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  10. Need to brainstorm about memoir

    Ok, I am itching to write my memoir. Have been for some time. It is begging to be written, but I need your input. I have made notes over the last few...

    Started by Denise .‎, 10-05-2005 08:51 AM
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    10-06-2005, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  11. editing software?

    does anyone admit to using this? Are they any good and any free ones out there?

    Started by TE Manthey‎, 09-17-2005 12:37 PM
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    09-29-2005, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  12. Tell me what you think of this micro flash

    Breath She didn’t realize she’d been holding her breath for fifty years. Born into sorrow, she had lived her life as a vulture for love. As...

    Started by Denise .‎, 09-05-2005 12:26 PM
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    09-09-2005, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  13. happily ever after or star crossed lovers?

    Hi guys I'm taking a poll...which do you prefer, a tragic ending or a fairy tale one? I've been fighting with the end of my novel for months, and...

    Started by AJ creasey‎, 06-21-2005 06:57 PM
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    06-23-2005, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  14. What do you guys think Pt.2

    As the badly aged old man gets out of his lightly rusted blue 1990 Dodge Dakota, he scans the scenery of the park. She told him that she would be...

    Started by James Lofton‎, 05-27-2005 02:01 PM
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    06-01-2005, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  15. To Mya Bell

    Hi Mya I used to be a frequent visitor to this board but for about a year I left it alone. The reason? Posters like you. For a time there were...

    Started by Denis Bonner‎, 05-13-2005 12:29 AM
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    05-14-2005, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  16. To Leslee, Roz, Terri, and others

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to help me on the query. I really do appreciate it. Leslee, I'm sorry I'm making you pull your hair out.

    Started by john folsom‎, 01-28-2005 11:09 AM
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    01-31-2005, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  17. dreams

    Hey all, I have been reading your posts now for a few months and I am getting really inspired to start writing a noval. Never wrote one before, so...

    Started by Vivian Amis‎, 09-09-2004 06:59 AM
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    09-18-2004, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  18. 5 favorite authors, and why.

    I'm sort of a chameleon in that I often write like the author I'm currently reading. Maybe someday I'll develop my own style. Many of you have read...

    Started by Billy Cryer‎, 04-27-2003 04:17 PM
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  19. Exploding fountain pens

    Some time ago, I received several emails from a person on writers.net expressing concern about the validity of Frau Alcon's story concerning the...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 02-21-2003 10:19 AM
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    02-24-2003, 11:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Not a game - need assistance please!

    I should be embarrassed to ask this on a web site since I teach college English and should know the answer, but I don't and need some help! My...

    Started by Dee jay‎, 10-27-2002 07:52 AM
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    10-28-2002, 05:04 PM Go to last post

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