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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. -as if to-

    In 60,000 words I use the transitory phrase "as if to" twice. For example: Joe Character crossed his legs "as if to" appear relaxed. Part...

    Started by Roy Johnson‎, 05-15-2001 02:27 PM
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  2. .

    SHRRRRREEEEEEEEEKKKKK!!!!!!!! HOW DID YOU GET IN HERE?! GET OUT! SHUT THE DOOR!

    Started by M T‎, 06-10-2003 11:43 PM
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    06-11-2003, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  3. . . . , : ! ; less is more and a famous author

    We went on a litle trip and stumbled on a library book sale where you stuffed a big tote bag with books for $5.00. Very cool. I was happy to find a...

    Started by Caroline Cox‎, 04-21-2006 03:30 PM
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    05-03-2006, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  4. ... more of the same

    Thanks to all of you, who offered me comments on the excerpt of my offbeat novel. Bellow is another snippet. How does it read? Thank you...

    Started by Matya Dio‎, 06-09-2005 08:57 AM
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    06-10-2005, 03:42 PM Go to last post
  5. .....

    I have a question, does anybody else feel this terrified when opening up a response letter? I have sent off many queries and latley have been getting...

    Started by Jessica‎, 12-30-2001 08:35 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-03-2002, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  6. ...and tigers and bears, oh my!

    Bare in mind? or Bear in mind?

    Started by Chris Graham‎, 02-02-2004 12:43 PM
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    02-04-2004, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  7. ...prologues and short stories?

    I just finished the first draft of my short story(yay!), and after looking at it and screaming yuck, I realized that the beggining is more like a...

    Started by tili thompson‎, 07-13-2002 07:54 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-14-2002, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  8. ..and yet another excerpt

    This would fall under the "self-help" genre. Thanks everyone! Chapter One: CHAPTER ONE CHOICE ...

    Started by yvette Underwood‎, 01-02-2008 09:19 AM
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  9. 1 example is worth 10,000 words.....

    I'm curious; let's see how many different ways you can rewrite this paragraph using any style you like. "I broke through the thick bushes and...

    Started by max nimos‎, 12-06-2005 08:27 AM
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    12-08-2005, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  10. 1 time trying...

    This is my first time trying this forum... Any feed back would be helpful. Leaning over, I’m kissing his ear for no real reason except that he...

    Started by Dori Aleman‎, 05-18-2005 09:03 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-20-2005, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  11. 10 Rules for Writers

    This is from an article about 10 rules writers should live by. I'll post the text here to spare you from all the ads on the page. Here are ten...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-04-2016 05:02 PM
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    12-23-2016, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  12. 10 Terrible English Errors

    ...all in one place. http://writinghood.com/style/grammar/10-terrible-english-errors-writers-need-to-avoid/

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 12-07-2010 09:23 AM
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    12-26-2010, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  13. 100 Words: Moonshine and Madness

    Sonny’s eyes were the devil’s eyes. He stared silent hatred at Karen, sweat dripping down his face as he carved the label from the neck of the...

    Started by Denise Grier‎, 03-26-2007 08:43 AM
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    03-27-2007, 06:48 AM Go to last post
  14. 100: Other World

    He knew her, but not really. Now he was forced to enter her world much as she had just entered his. She sat hunched over in the chair opposite him,...

    Started by L. J. Kottke‎, 03-30-2007 02:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-04-2007, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  15. 100: Untitled

    Myles loved his father’s garage. It was a treasure trove of adventure for a twelve-year old boy. Tools and gadgets and boxes of old junk. Myles...

    Started by Stephanie Hughes‎, 04-12-2007 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-13-2007, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  16. 100: A Truck Story

    First of all, it wasn't a hijacking. Let's nip that in the bud right away. Don't you believe it. And it was never meant to be a kidnapping...

    Started by Finnley Wren‎, 03-25-2007 10:49 AM
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    03-27-2007, 03:37 AM Go to last post
  17. 100: Actually first 101 words of my book

    Lucian Quorra bolted through the moonlit forest with his babe clasped in his arms. Smoke-blackened wind blew through the trees, bringing the smell of...

    Started by Savannah Thorne‎, 04-13-2007 08:03 AM
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    04-22-2007, 05:31 AM Go to last post
  18. 100: Another day

    ‘Where do you want to eat?’ He asked pulling onto the street. ‘I don’t care.’ She said. ‘Italian?’ He suggested. ‘No.’ ‘Chinese?’

    Started by Steven L'Abri‎, 03-27-2007 08:20 AM
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    03-31-2007, 12:24 AM Go to last post
  19. 100: Barbie

    When we were still little girls, Barbie and I used to make paper birds with glue and notebook paper. We’d fly them right out of the hayloft in the...

    Started by Lisa Davis‎, 04-11-2007 05:11 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-13-2007, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  20. 100: Church Love

    "This doesn't mean we're already bored with each other, does it?" Gina asked. Howard blushed. "No, not at all. In fact, I think it means we have...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 04-09-2007 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-11-2007, 09:15 PM Go to last post

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