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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Critique my dialogue exercise?

    I apologize if it's bad etiquette to post two samples with only a day in between. I couldn't find a FAQ for forum etiquette, so please let me know. ...

    Started by Mara‎, 09-20-2009 03:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    09-20-2009, 06:44 PM Go to last post
  2. New member, New taste: Prelude part 1. Comments??

    A LONE MAN struggled through the ankle-deep snow, against the wind that ripped through the ravine leading far into Ghorvol’s Deep. It bit into his...

    Started by Nolan Wilson‎, 09-19-2009 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-20-2009, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Switching viewpoints with multiple protagonists

    In a story with two main protagonists, I'm wresting with the idea of writing one from a omniscient 3rd person perspective and one from a 1st person...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 09-19-2009 10:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,481
    09-20-2009, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Sample for critique

    Hello everyone. I\'ve got experience writing non-fiction, but I don\'t really enjoy it. I love narrative fiction, but writing it intimidates me. I...

    Started by Mara‎, 09-18-2009 04:16 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,452
    09-20-2009, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  5. New Intake Gunner.

    Fifty pages in and climbing... this is the start of my novel NIG. Dont pull any punches. 01/01/2009 Arrival at my regiment after...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 08-30-2009 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,624
    09-20-2009, 04:41 AM Go to last post
  6. Short story for you to critique

    I wrote this short story while I was in college. I wanted to post it here and see what you guys thought of it. When I wrote this story I was trying...

    Started by Hillary W‎, 09-19-2009 06:50 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,562
    09-19-2009, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  7. A sample for critique

    This is my first critique post here (I've been following the boards for months and trying to give a little input). I'm fine with the harshest...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 09-18-2009 06:56 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,237
    09-19-2009, 08:23 PM Go to last post
  8. This Should Be Quick... (One Paragraph)

    Below is a paragraph of mine (the beginning of chapter 2). I have been re-writing my original novel in hopes of doing better the second time around....

    Started by Jay S‎, 09-14-2009 10:01 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 3,903
    09-19-2009, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  9. Brain strain

    (1) A cluster of heads accumulated by the door, like a bunch of helium filled balloons at a party. (2) A cluster of heads accumulated by the door,...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 09-19-2009 10:53 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    09-19-2009, 04:17 PM Go to last post
  10. How do you describe music?

    My character is a songwriter... But my music knowledge is very limited... How do you describe original pieces of music? Do you have some...

    Started by Tania R‎, 09-04-2009 12:23 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 12,522
    09-19-2009, 01:51 AM Go to last post
  11. hyphens or commas

    Are either of the two ways of punctuating this sentence correct? In fact, the only men of dissimilar backgrounds with whom he came into contact on...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 09-06-2009 04:08 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,600
    09-19-2009, 01:47 AM Go to last post
  12. Feedback on Chops

    Based on feedback from an earlier post, I've decided to post a scene snippet from the first draft of a fantasy novel that's roughly one-third...

    Started by Stephen Holak‎, 09-08-2009 11:49 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,930
    09-19-2009, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  13. Leaving Hope

    This is the second draft of a short story that I wrote a while back. I have only done minimal edits to it (grammar and cutting). The reason that I'm...

    Started by A.J. Fisk‎, 09-09-2009 03:09 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 4,729
    09-19-2009, 01:30 AM Go to last post
  14. Do you write with the readers reaction in mind?

    I may be wording this wrong so please forgive me if I am, but what I'm trying to ask is, when you write, do you write with a desired reaction from...

    Started by Ashes Ashes‎, 09-10-2009 12:33 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
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    09-19-2009, 01:19 AM Go to last post
  15. Opening scene for TEXAS TANGO

    This is polished. Word choice, sentence structure, fragments, punctuation, etc., are all intentional. Comments appreciated. - - - - - - - When...

    Started by jayce‎, 09-11-2009 09:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 2,294
    09-19-2009, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  16. Your help is requested

    Mark's best friend since grade school was shot while hunting and is now paralyzed from the waist down. I decided to give Steve Peterson a call. ...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 09-16-2009 09:10 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,671
    09-19-2009, 12:48 AM Go to last post
  17. Your Critique is needed!

    I have recently written a short story. I would like to have a sincere critique and suggestions of the members. I here post an excerpt. A dream of a...

    Started by Shahbaz Ali‎, 09-15-2009 01:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
    • Views: 3,760
    09-19-2009, 12:16 AM Go to last post
  18. Need a critique. First Chapter.

    It was a grand staircase, and on the landing was a massive window of amber, honeyed glass. And through this window was a garden, with ancient oaks....

    Started by Conor Beaulieu‎, 09-16-2009 11:11 PM
    8 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 8
    • Replies: 71
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    09-18-2009, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  19. Writing a series/trilogy

    Will I shoot myself in the foot to achieve publication if I submit a manuscript that clearly points to another book ahead? The manuscript can stand...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 09-14-2009 01:28 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,160
    09-17-2009, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  20. How much to post?

    I've been cruising the board and starting to try and help a little in hopes that I can eventually get some crits on my own work, but I don't want to...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 09-14-2009 02:06 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 5,858
    09-17-2009, 10:12 AM Go to last post

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