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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. Just call me "File Recovery Virus" Slayer

    So . . . I haven't been writing much, nor have I consequently had many posts or pm's to make because my lovely reconditioned Toshiba Satellite was...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 10-19-2012 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-27-2012, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  2. The Memory Eater Anthology

    Hello everyone, I'm excited to share with you The Memory Eater: Stories that Erase the Past to Save the Future. This science fiction-inspired...

    Started by imported_C P‎, 04-02-2012 05:01 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    anthology, publish, story, writing
    • Replies: 32
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    08-29-2012, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  3. I'd have already pulled my hair out if I wasn't so dang self-conscious!!

    I've gotten to a point in a chapter I'm writing that I can't seem to get past and it is about to drive me insane. Sooooo, I was wondering if some of...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 08-24-2012 01:34 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,148
    08-24-2012, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Who is your favourite author?

    Do you have a favourite author that inspired you to write? I have several, and I'd say my writing has been influenced by them all.

    Started by Tanya Bell‎, 04-21-2012 04:06 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 32
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    08-19-2012, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  5. In the writing crituge section, can I post a sample of a screenplay?

    Well the topic say it all, but before i post a sample of my screenplay I want to know where I should put it. in writing crituque or screenplays. i...

    Started by gregSMT‎, 08-14-2012 08:48 AM
    critique, screenplays, writing
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,311
    08-14-2012, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  6. Reading Like a Writer

    So, I was perusing the reference section of Amazon and came across a book entitled "How to Read Like a Writer," or something along those lines, by...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 07-23-2012 02:16 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,415
    07-25-2012, 02:47 PM Go to last post
  7. Ian McEwan's Atonement

    So, yeah, this book has been out for a handful of years now and I'm just getting around to reading it. Not that I haven't wanted to, because I have...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-29-2012 06:28 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 7,600
    07-12-2012, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Confidence

    Not sure if this qualifies as a "writing craft" thread but seeing as how it helps to HAVE this when writing, I figured it might as well. Right? ...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-16-2012 12:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,903
    06-18-2012, 03:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Wasn't sure where to post this . . .

    . . . because I'm not a NEW member, per se. Just an old one who hasn't posted in a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY (yes, I think my absence quantifies a...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-04-2012 05:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,834
    06-06-2012, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  10. Unnecessary use of "that"

    Lately, I've been dealing with my bad habit of using "that" in a lot of my sentences where it isn't necessary. Example: He knew that she was...

    Started by Montana Chick‎, 05-04-2012 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 7,665
    06-01-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  11. short question on verb tenses

    Hi all. I usually have no problem with the lie (to recline)/lay (to put down) verbs. But of the following sentences, which would be correct? ...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 02-20-2012 10:41 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,599
    06-01-2012, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  12. New short horror story-VERY strong language and violence.

    This is part of a second draft. 970 words. Thanks to anyone who critiques it.:D TONIGHT, I’M EATING IN “You’re them, ain’t...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-30-2012 12:15 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 6,110
    05-07-2012, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  13. which one is the best publisher in the world?

    which one is the best publisher in the world?

    Started by zheng sheng ming‎, 05-05-2012 08:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,379
    05-06-2012, 09:03 PM Go to last post
  14. Read any good books lately?

    Just wondering. :) *_*

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 04-19-2012 04:44 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 4,249
    05-04-2012, 07:38 AM Go to last post
  15. Stick with it!

    Writing is about words on paper, or is it? We sit alone, usually, sometimes lonely banging away at keys or scribbling furiously. Just another...

    Started by Herman Munster‎, 04-29-2012 04:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,768
    05-03-2012, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Short question on first person writing...

    Hi Everyone. I just wanted some input on something. If you're writing a story in first person and you're in a narrative section, do you write...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 04-20-2012 01:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-30-2012, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  17. Self-editing: what works for you?

    I am a quarter of the way through a second draft of my first novel. I am constantly re-reading and tweaking earlier chapters. While they are...

    Started by paul.abbassi‎, 03-29-2012 10:05 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    self-editing
    • Replies: 16
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    04-14-2012, 01:12 AM Go to last post
  18. Are most writers "introverts"?

    (As we wait for the newbies to come crashing down the door -- and to appease dear Gary -- am starting an actual "writers"" thread. ;)) Is being...

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 02-16-2012 05:03 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 6,067
    04-10-2012, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  19. Creative writing course

    I'm looking at fiction writing courses and could do with some advice. Is it better to take a course that is university accredited? Is it something...

    Started by Susan B‎, 03-08-2012 10:14 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
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    04-05-2012, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  20. Changing names of characters in autobio

    I am about two thirds finished writing my autobiography and I am wondering what are the parameters in terms of changing character names. It is just a...

    Started by Craig CPM‎, 03-22-2012 05:57 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,316
    03-25-2012, 11:59 AM Go to last post

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