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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. Which sentence?

    Some sentences: He split the blinds and peered outside. Or He split the blinds with a finger, and peered outside. Or

    Started by junel ;-)‎, 09-23-2009 02:40 PM
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  2. FAQs

    We needed this badly, so I created a Writers Net account for a fictitious author called, obviously, "Writersnet". If you click onto the profile of...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 09-22-2009 09:33 AM
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    09-24-2009, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  3. Some thoughts on critique netiquette

    First of all, I want to preface this by stating that I'm not the mod of this forum or the "mother." As a long-time member of WN, however, it seems to...

    Started by Jeanne Gassman‎, 09-20-2009 08:50 PM
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    09-24-2009, 08:31 AM Go to last post
  4. Transitions

    I'm working to improve the transitions in my manuscript. When my characters move from one scene to another, or from dialogue to action, it sometimes...

    Started by Nichole Blackfinch‎, 09-22-2009 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-23-2009, 09:34 PM Go to last post
  5. One more try at First Chapter

    Alright, I ended up just adding in a dialogue in the middle of the first chapter, a good sized one. I'm sorry for doing this thrice, but I feel like...

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-23-2009 08:16 PM
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    09-23-2009, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  6. A little stuck

    Hey everyone, I recently started writing the first chapter of a novel entitled, "the falcon." I think that it's coming along pretty well. I am...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-22-2009 05:29 PM
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    09-23-2009, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Writing a Series

    Hello again, all. I have a few questions concerning writing a series. So, I've written Book 1, and while editing/revising that I am also...

    Started by Kyle Ticali‎, 09-22-2009 04:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-23-2009, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  8. A blog to help writers

    Hi, I am happy to announce that we have started a new blog for writers, http://writershelp.vox.com. There is some advice and tips for writers. We...

    Started by Sunil K Poolani‎, 09-23-2009 01:52 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-23-2009, 09:59 AM Go to last post
  9. A little stuck

    Hey everyone, I recently started writing the first chapter of a novel entitled, "the falcon." I think that it's coming along pretty well. I am...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-22-2009 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-23-2009, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  10. Finished Rough Draft. Now What?

    I haven't actually finished, but only lack four chapters. My question is this,” Now what do I do?” I have completed a chapter by chapter break down...

    Started by Gary Mitchell‎, 09-21-2009 08:10 PM
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    09-22-2009, 03:07 PM Go to last post
  11. Testing the waters.

    Greetings. For a very long time (relatively speaking, as I'm 26 years old) I've wanted to be a writer. I've been at it for a little while, and I...

    Started by Devin Stadeker‎, 09-20-2009 07:50 AM
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    09-22-2009, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Setting Up OneNote for Writing

    Hi all, I got intrigued by the conversation a while ago involving which program works best for writing. I was curious whether anyone on here uses...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 09-22-2009 08:27 AM
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    09-22-2009, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  13. Keeping a plot organized?

    Hi All, I've been trying for years to plot two mystery novels. I have lots of ideas, but no matter how much time I spend trying to construct a...

    Started by Elizabeth Shipley‎, 09-20-2009 04:51 PM
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    09-21-2009, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  14. New member, New taste: Prelude, pt2

    One large tree in the small grove ahead of Rhett Casgol had a long ochre slash painted upon it, and he knew instantly that he had found the...

    Started by Nolan Wilson‎, 09-20-2009 04:58 PM
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    09-21-2009, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  15. Critique Circle

    Does anyone here use Critique Circle for crits? Right now I have a chapter in the sci-fi queue and it's the only story in ANY queue with no crits at...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-21-2009 06:56 AM
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    09-21-2009, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  16. mechanics of sudden changes??

    Question There are times when an abrupt change in the story line is used for surprise / shock value. These are two examples I have come up with. I’m...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 09-17-2009 09:06 AM
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    09-21-2009, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  17. HELP ME PLEASE!!

    My name Ayarén Velazco Cascales, I am 20 years and I´m from Madrid (Spain). I\'m a writer and screenwriter. (I\'m not sure to whom to apply, I am...

    Started by AYARÉN AYARÉN‎, 09-21-2009 06:37 AM
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    09-21-2009, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  18. Feedback, Please, Version 2.0

    Based on the group's input, I've reworked the opening sequence. In particular, beginning with action and (hopefully) a sense of menace. The old...

    Started by RM Stanberry‎, 09-17-2009 09:32 PM
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  19. Revised first chapter

    It was a grand staircase, and the landing held a massive window of amber, honeyed glass. Through this window stood a garden, with ancient oaks....

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-19-2009 02:29 AM
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  20. Glad I found this forum--- I have a question

    Not sure if this is the right section to post this in, so I apologize if its not. Ive been writing since I was a little girl and wrote my first...

    Started by Hillary W‎, 09-20-2009 03:06 PM
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    09-20-2009, 09:24 PM Go to last post

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