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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. Something to ponder...

    Nothing new in here yet today, so I thought i'd throw a lil' something out there. I wanna know if the monkey fits here, or seems a little silly. I...

    Started by Nolan Wilson‎, 01-20-2010 12:31 AM
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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 01:52 AM
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  3. 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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  4. Would appreciate a critiques or two

    This is the first part of something I am working on. Thanks in advance. At the edge of Wyvern Pond in the middle of Drake Park which occupied the...

    Started by Jerry Tillery‎, 01-18-2009 02:34 PM
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  5. Are flashbacks considered 'bad'?

    I picked up a couple of 'how to write'-type books recently. Between them and the various forums I read, I'm getting the impression that 'flashbacks'...

    Started by Barbara KE‎, 11-04-2007 11:08 AM
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    11-05-2007, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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  7. Critque and help?

    I am working on a piece that comments on society with each chapter tackling a different subject. This is the beginning of the chapter titled: "Just...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 05-21-2007 04:53 AM
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  8. Think Screenplay....

    Dear Fellow Writers, Just a quick tip regarding scenes in your novel: If you can't picture it on the screen, go back to your manuscript and figure...

    Started by Star Love‎, 04-24-2007 06:25 AM
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  9. A real writer

    This is a newsletter I wrote for an online writer's guild I moderated several years ago. Thought I'd share. ______ I was thinking today about...

    Started by Amber Scott‎, 09-17-2006 05:15 PM
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  10. 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
  11. 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
  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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  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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  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. Don't spare my feelings

    Okay, here's a revision of my query from another post. Tell me what you like about it, and what you don't like...please. A young white boy...

    Started by john folsom‎, 01-26-2005 08:12 AM
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  16. 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 09:19 AM
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  17. thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to all of you around the world. Yvonn

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 11-27-2002 05:14 PM
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  18. Padding

    I've noticed that some novels that I read contain a fair amount of padding. That is embellishments and backstories that while interesting have...

    Started by Ryan Anthony‎, 11-08-2002 03:38 PM
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  19. 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 06:52 AM
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  20. Any comment?

    I continue to thirst for knowledge and for me to assume I know enough is to say "Ignotum Perignotius." This is a quote from a friend. Can anyone...

    Started by Donald Lowery‎, 10-23-2002 07:53 AM
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    10-25-2002, 07:01 PM Go to last post

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