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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. Beginning

    How do you begin your writing. I mean, with my first book i wanted to write and i started a story first which sucked and i didn't finish for it was...

    Started by Koen Dieriks‎, 08-26-2004 05:37 AM
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    09-03-2004, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  2. Beginning #1 or #2...

    Why didnít someone tell me the rewrites never end? Snow White et. al. only had to wait for their prince. So here I sit with two beginnings...

    Started by M. K. Theo‎, 05-20-2007 12:32 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-23-2007, 10:01 AM Go to last post
  3. Beginning Excerpt--1000 words--comments please

    Excerpt from novel Rated R (don't read if easily offended) Thanks for comments. March 19, 268 C.E.

    Started by Clark Sulivan‎, 01-21-2007 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-22-2007, 02:08 AM Go to last post
  4. Beginning of another novel

    Well, I'm going to edit my last for a little while, but in the mean time can you guys tell me what you think of this so far? Mr Mullings the...

    Started by Anie Tak‎, 07-29-2007 08:32 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 62
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    08-03-2007, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  5. Beginning of chapter 1

    A month or so ago some of y'all gave me feedback on my first chapter. Below is a new beginning, starting in the present rather than with rhetorical...

    Started by Topher Too‎, 04-17-2009 09:28 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-17-2009, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  6. Beginning of my novel

    This is the first three pages of my novel. I'd be interested on comments from people outside of my writers group. Without going into too much...

    Started by Edward Aubry‎, 10-10-2005 09:23 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    10-11-2005, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  7. Beginning of the End

    Ok folks, I think my dry spell is over for a while. If anyone wants to honestly express their love or hatred toward my newest attempt at a...

    Started by P Brown‎, 10-14-2005 10:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    10-17-2005, 11:42 PM Go to last post
  8. Beginning Passage

    This is the short passage that should (hopefully) hook my reader into reading the rest of the story. Being one of those readers who always uses the...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-15-2008 05:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    12-17-2008, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  9. Beginning Passage

    This is the short passage that should (hopefully) hook my reader into reading the rest of the story. Being one of those readers who always uses the...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-15-2008 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 284
    12-15-2008, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  10. Beginning to Short Story

    Some of you have critiqued the things I have been posting thus far about the story I am writing. This one is a bit diffrent. I am taking the advice...

    Started by james heller‎, 06-23-2009 12:27 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-23-2009, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  11. Beginning, Middle, or Ending?

    The beginning, the middle, or the ending, which do all of you have the hardest time with? I've got my middle and ending, but I'll be damned if the...

    Started by Killian‎, 03-07-2002 03:55 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    03-12-2002, 04:02 AM Go to last post
  12. Beginning?

    Maybe this is not terrible? If interested please give me some feedback. Otherwise thanks and I hope this is not a bother. Dr. Betty Zane was...

    Started by Holly Stubbs‎, 06-22-2006 05:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-12-2006, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  13. Beginnings

    What is the difference, if any, between a prologue, an introduction and a foreward?

    Started by Picture Book‎, 08-20-2003 10:47 AM
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    08-21-2003, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  14. Being careful of what you write

    I just read in the St. Petersburg Times a story about a man that recieved seven years in prison for writing personal fantasies in a journal. They...

    Started by Valerie Moreau‎, 08-14-2001 12:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    08-17-2001, 02:07 PM Go to last post
  15. Being descriptive

    I am not really new with this writing thing but I am having some problems writing. How do I learn to be discritive without being too general and/or...

    Started by Gloria Marcum‎, 04-01-2002 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 484
    04-06-2002, 06:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Belated introduction

    Hi everyone I know I have already posted something here, but after the fact I realised that I hadn't actually posted a proper introduction! So...

    Started by Emily Butler‎, 03-26-2002 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-28-2002, 05:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Believable characters/dialogue

    In terms of professionalism how would an agent/publisher view broader less believable characters in a novel? Say that an author ; ) is writing a...

    Started by writersnet 1‎, 02-03-2006 11:04 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    02-09-2006, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  18. benefit of an agent

    That Patti sure has alot of questions, huh? Any Canadian writer's here? The reason I ask is because I have read that an agent is not as important...

    Started by patti new-writer‎, 03-23-2004 10:56 AM
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    • Replies: 18
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    03-24-2004, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  19. Bennigans: The place for writers

    I think resturants are a great place for stories. Why? Because of the theory of collapsing space. What is the theory of collapsing space and what...

    Started by Gregory Robinson‎, 05-11-2003 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-12-2003, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  20. Berg's titles

    I read this just yesteday about Elizabeth Berg. It seems her agent and editor often changed the titles she wanted to use: "She wanted to call...

    Started by Happy Soybean‎, 08-04-2004 06:45 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 638
    08-07-2004, 01:49 PM Go to last post

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