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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Nigerian Pidgin English Poems By Chidi Anthony Opara

    We No Dey Broke (Fela music “Argument” dey play for background) Di money wey una dey get Month by month Una no dey use am well, Una dey use...

    Started by Public Information Project Management‎, 11-02-2011 04:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-06-2011, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  2. National Novel Writing Month

    Is anyone doing it this year? http://www.nanowrimo.org/

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 09-12-2011 09:05 AM
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    11-01-2011, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  3. The great remake...

    It almost seems as if the industry has run out of good ideas.... just go to the movies to see Freddie Kruger or some other villain rising up out of...

    Started by J D‎, 10-09-2011 10:12 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 16
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    10-19-2011, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  4. Lightbulb Reading Out Loud

    When I posted the very beginning of my novel months ago, sheesh, I received comments from leslee and jayce (thanks again). leslee advised me to read...

    Started by Claire Young‎, 09-27-2011 01:58 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 21
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    10-13-2011, 11:26 PM Go to last post
  5. Planning a book

    I'm actually after some general advice. When I'm writing, I always have a basic idea. I know where the novel begins and ends and some details in...

    Started by Nadia Bashoo‎, 10-03-2011 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 538
    10-05-2011, 01:43 AM Go to last post
  6. to prologue or not to prologue

    I heard alot of debate about the infamous "prologue" on this site from several people. The foreshadowing on a book always seemed like a good idea to...

    Started by J D‎, 09-18-2011 02:49 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 52
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    10-01-2011, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Cookie Cutter Neighbors

    I thought I'd follow and post something small over here for a change. I would love to know what others think, if it's interesting. Thanks for your...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 09-06-2011 05:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,518
    09-26-2011, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  8. Writer's block

    I've reached a total impasse with my WIP. I just don't know where to take it from here. It started out well, I had lots of ideas, but somewhere...

    Started by Rae Morgan‎, 06-09-2011 06:44 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
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    09-24-2011, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  9. The First Five Chapters and Scene and Structure

    A brief review. The First Five Chapters is straight forward and user-friendly. I used it as a checklist - Introduced main character? Check. Too...

    Started by alice clay‎, 09-09-2011 05:33 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    09-20-2011, 03:43 AM Go to last post
  10. Pacing in Video Games (Applies to Writing Too)

    Here's an interesting video about pacing in video games. Most of it applies to writing too. http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/episode-07-pacing

    Started by Nathan N.‎, 09-10-2011 06:13 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    09-10-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  11. Lifeless Apart (Revised)

    Thank you, everyone who commented on my first thread. I would like to know if it's an improvement. No pressure, comment if you feel like it. (: I...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 09-07-2011 07:55 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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    09-10-2011, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  12. Words commonly misused

    In another thread, Leslee mentioned the common misuse of the word "jive" instead of "jibe." What are some other words or phrases you find commonly...

    Started by Cheryl Morton‎, 07-13-2011 02:41 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    09-10-2011, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  13. Lifeless Apart (255 words)

    It's been pretty quiet around here, and I thought I'd throw a little, old something out there for critique. And per Mr. Cur's suggestion, I thought...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 09-04-2011 01:05 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    09-07-2011, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  14. MINOR dilemma

    In my first novel, two of the main characters lose their virginity at relatively young ages (for some). When the main character, a male, loses his...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-25-2011 07:45 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
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    09-07-2011, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  15. Final Format for Publishers

    I am moving along with an autobiography, and am wondering what format publishers want for submission. Do they want indented paragraphs, or a line...

    Started by Craig CPM‎, 08-13-2011 04:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 375
    09-01-2011, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  16. Need advice on grammar

    Just need advice for the following questions 1. When I wrtie a pharse "For an unpublished writer to become a New York Times bestselling...

    Started by Udom Vinaruenatr‎, 08-25-2011 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,150
    09-01-2011, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  17. Query Help..

    After seeing her soul mate die repeatedly in past lives they’ve lived together, 17-year old Lylah starts to contemplate whether she can alter the...

    Started by Maribel Suggs‎, 08-29-2011 03:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-31-2011, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  18. Must-Read Review for Aspriing Writers

    In this amazing review of BY THE WATER'S EDGE, author Edward Milligan reveals how he fleshed out "every single corner of his book's vast and...

    Started by jayce‎, 08-29-2011 11:20 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-29-2011, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  19. Stay on the road or start a new road trip?

    Hello fellow writers! First off, this seems like a wonderful community. I only just discovered it through a link from the Scrivener web site. I...

    Started by Javier Plumey‎, 08-25-2011 03:57 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,063
    08-29-2011, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  20. utterly confused by these sentances

    I was hoping someone could explain why these sentances are the way they are. I have looked through my grammar books that I have multiple times...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 02-03-2011 08:17 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
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    08-27-2011, 03:21 PM Go to last post

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