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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. An Except (Please critique)

    This is a story I am writing, please critique, any and all comments are both welcomed and received. The hardest part of war is the growing pains;...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-01-2010 10:38 PM
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    11-07-2010, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  2. Is this any better?

    I've tried to implement all the advice given to me after posting a previous bit of writing. No doubt I'll now have a load of new problems/mistakes in...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 06-01-2010 02:18 AM
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  3. can not vs. cannot

    I've done the requisite Googling - which favors "cannot" except for a few paticular sitiations, but it just looks wrong to me. Opinions?

    Started by the cat came back‎, 03-17-2010 06:03 AM
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    03-25-2010, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  4. Past tense

    I am sure this may seem elementary to most here, but to me it is confusing. I continue to find I am using past tense in my third person story, I...

    Started by Daniel OConnell‎, 07-01-2009 05:38 AM
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    07-05-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  5. The word “that”

    I wonder if this bothers anyone but me. I am talking about overuse and misplacement of the word “that,“ at almost every level of writing. I can be...

    Started by Josh Clifton‎, 01-24-2009 07:27 PM
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    01-29-2009, 08:09 AM Go to last post
  6. What gets published.

    Good. God. I found (in "Brisingr" by Paolini) a 329-word sentence. Shortly after, I discovered an impossibly confusing 122-word sentence. Any...

    Started by S Stull‎, 12-19-2008 12:00 PM
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    12-31-2008, 08:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Legalities? Writing FICTION about someone in history

    a writer friend told me that AS LONG as you state your work is entirely fiction, then all is well. Does anyone know the ins and outs, do's and...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 04-22-2007 03:09 PM
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    04-24-2007, 05:28 PM Go to last post
  8. A real writer

    This is a newsletter I wrote for an online writer's guild I moderated several years ago. Thought I'd share. ______ I was thinking today about...

    Started by Amber Scott‎, 09-17-2006 05:15 PM
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    09-19-2006, 11:51 AM Go to last post
  9. Starters of a novel?

    I'm writing a novel. I have my first few paragraphs. I'm not sure. I've never wrote a novel before, and nothing is more terrorfying than that blank...

    Started by Maggie May Schill‎, 10-07-2005 03:53 PM
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    10-10-2005, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  10. happily ever after or star crossed lovers?

    Hi guys I'm taking a poll...which do you prefer, a tragic ending or a fairy tale one? I've been fighting with the end of my novel for months, and...

    Started by AJ creasey‎, 06-21-2005 06:57 PM
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    06-23-2005, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  11. Does it have to be error-free beyond page 50?

    After 50 pages, can you worry less about typos and such because agents and editors are less likely to read that far unless they're already into the...

    Started by Stanley Tweedle‎, 02-25-2005 03:50 PM
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    02-28-2005, 03:02 PM Go to last post
  12. To Leslee, Roz, Terri, and others

    Thanks for taking the time and effort to help me on the query. I really do appreciate it. Leslee, I'm sorry I'm making you pull your hair out.

    Started by john folsom‎, 01-28-2005 10:09 AM
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    01-31-2005, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Prologue-- Critique pls--

    Prologue “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This is the Silkenmist, FLR4992!” George Thurman flinched as another close lightening bolt lit up...

    Started by Billie Jo Jewers‎, 10-24-2004 04:02 PM
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    10-26-2004, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  14. An Extraordinarily dull Font question

    I am poised to send out my ms but need to know if I should change the font on of the 'correspondance/letters' in the novel. I originally wrote the...

    Started by Rob Gool‎, 02-17-2004 01:12 PM
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    02-21-2004, 08:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Is there a difference?

    This thought just popped into my head. Is there a difference between male and female writers? I personally find it hard to differentiate...

    Started by Natalie Sey‎, 09-15-2003 03:40 AM
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    09-17-2003, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  16. WAKE UP HAMISH

    Hamish, I have sent repeated emails to WritersNet regarding infringement of copyright in connection with the posts titled Quick Tip #1,Quick Tip...

    Started by mike Fulton‎, 07-25-2003 01:16 PM
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    07-26-2003, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  17. What do you like best about writing?

    I'm curious. I'm working on deadline right now, so, of course, my mind occassionally wanders to questions like this. I like waking up every...

    Started by Eva S‎, 05-13-2003 12:12 PM
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    05-16-2003, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  18. Help.....need a rhyming word

    I've spent two days trying to think of a word that rhymes with "really" that would fit the last line of a limerick I'm trying to complete....

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-08-2002 09:34 AM
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    12-09-2002, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  19. thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to all of you around the world. Yvonn

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 11-27-2002 05:14 PM
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    11-30-2002, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Padding

    I've noticed that some novels that I read contain a fair amount of padding. That is embellishments and backstories that while interesting have...

    Started by Ryan Anthony‎, 11-08-2002 03:38 PM
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    11-11-2002, 05:39 AM Go to last post

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