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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. 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 02:34 PM
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    08-24-2012, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  2. 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 05:06 PM
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    08-19-2012, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  3. 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 09:48 AM
    critique, screenplays, writing
    • Replies: 1
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    08-14-2012, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 03:16 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-25-2012, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 07:28 AM
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    07-12-2012, 09:32 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-18-2012, 04:25 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 06:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-06-2012, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 12:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-01-2012, 06:54 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 11:41 PM
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    06-01-2012, 06:49 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 01:15 AM
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    05-07-2012, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:25 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-06-2012, 10:03 PM Go to last post
  12. Read any good books lately?

    Just wondering. :) *_*

    Started by Kitty Foyle‎, 04-19-2012 05:44 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    05-04-2012, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  13. 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 05:16 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-03-2012, 02:36 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 02:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-30-2012, 09:17 AM Go to last post
  15. 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 11:05 AM
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    04-14-2012, 02:12 AM Go to last post
  16. 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 06:03 AM
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    04-10-2012, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 11:14 AM
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    04-05-2012, 03:48 PM Go to last post
  18. 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 06:57 AM
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    03-25-2012, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Is there too much going on in this sentence?

    San Lucas lay just beyond the pebbled inlet of Bison's bay, through a forest of towering evergreens, hemmed in by snow encrusted mountains.

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 03-13-2012 10:48 PM
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    03-15-2012, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  20. What if we used typewriters?

    I'm re-writing my novel - and nearing the end! - and I've deleted whole scenes, whole chapters. Yes, it requires thought and choices, but how easy it...

    Started by Claire Young‎, 03-11-2012 05:03 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    03-12-2012, 06:46 PM Go to last post

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