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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. How much have i improved?

    Pls i want to know if i have improved my writing Dave sighed and stared at the neighbours,he had gone round to see them at work.They had...

    Started by Adeyemo Oluwasegun‎, 06-08-2010 11:52 PM
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  2. On Writing

    I just finished Stephen King's book On Writing which I found both humerous and very helpful (would highly recommend it to any writer). That being...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 11-07-2009 05:19 AM
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  3. Does this work?

    I've read that beginning a story with a broad bit of scenery, and tapering the scope of the description until it is so narrow as to invite the...

    Started by Clayton Lindemuth‎, 07-06-2007 07:45 PM
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  4. Title Trouble

    Hiya all! I just finished editing a short story and I am having trouble finding the right title. The working title was "The Ward," as it takes...

    Started by Natalia‎, 09-01-2005 07:59 AM
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  5. "a" and "an"

    I've never heard the word "homage" pronounced with a silent H. In fact, I've only ever heard the word once on one of my wrestling videos, lol.

    Started by Ste J‎, 11-11-2003 09:33 PM
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  6. Format and Structure

    Will someone define (very clearly) what format and structure actually are? Thanks

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 11-29-2009 07:09 PM
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  7. critique? too simple?

    I guess that I am so used to writing "purple prose" that, when I write a simple scene, it feels like it is crap to me. LOL. Too simple a...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 11-18-2007 08:52 AM
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  8. Book Opener - Revised

    I can't believe how much you all helped me. This may not be perfect (yet!), but it's SO much better for all your input. Following is the revised...

    Started by M. Lee‎, 06-04-2007 06:39 PM
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  9. My query letter, with pounding heart

    OK. I've kept changing it for the past few weeks. Now I'll stop procrastinating, and I'm posting it here, my heart thumping with anxiety, for your...

    Started by Michelle Burtin‎, 05-07-2006 02:11 AM
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  10. What Up with Flash Fiction?

    What is it with this flash fiction stuff anyways? I mean, I've seen some that are OK, I guess...but what's the sense in it, besides piddling around...

    Started by John Oberon‎, 10-06-2005 03:37 AM
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  11. What am a Gary Kessler?

    Man, what am a Gary Kessler, and how do I make sure I don’t get any on me? I knew he was humorless and didactic, but now he’s grown a Hamish...

    Started by toby‎, 06-30-2003 09:19 PM
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  12. Not for the faint of heart!

    How best to say this without seeming overly optimistic? Serious people--we know who we are. We post questions, comments and critiques about the...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 09-11-2010 08:07 AM
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  13. Prologue Opening

    My novelís prologue needs a better opening. Would you read on to see what this poor boy has gotten himself into? He was lost in the Mormon...

    Started by Marty DeLand‎, 06-23-2009 06:04 AM
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  14. I beg to differ!

    Joe Zeff posted an unedited post claiming it was better than anything I was writing. I beg to differ! I too was looking over some of my old stories,...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 01-07-2009 08:38 AM
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  15. My first chapter! Please read

    In honor of rogue mutt, I am posting an entire chapter to the novel I am writing entitled, "The abominable Mr Clause". Please critique. The long...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 12-28-2008 01:47 PM
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  16. Men's Names

    Okay. I have a dilemma. As some of you know, I'm working on several novels. The one I'm working on at the moment has a man's name with historic...

    Started by Mya Bell‎, 04-14-2005 01:21 PM
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  17. 3rd person POV reflective thoughts...

    Ive been struggling with this for awhile now, thought I\'d ask your opinions. I usually write 3rd person POV (she, he, they etc) yet have trouble...

    Started by Grace LC‎, 02-17-2005 04:39 PM
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  18. Do you double space?

    I've always single-spaced, but I read on an agency's website that they prefer double-spaced submissions. Does anyone know anything about this?

    Started by Billie Jin‎, 06-27-2004 10:20 AM
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  19. Thought question

    Hi, Would appreciate your input. In my latest novel I have many people thinking out loud. What is the correct usage to indicate thought? Is it, as...

    Started by Emma Kaufmann‎, 12-10-2001 07:19 PM
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  20. Styles of Writing

    So I thought maybe this could be an interesting subject for the writers here to discuss some. As we all know, every writer out there as his/her...

    Started by Wickett‎, 08-15-2013 11:05 AM
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