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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. What do you think? Please read!

    Chapter one: A girl, long golden hair swaying with the breeze as she stood atop a rock by the sea. The waves came crashing all around, the dark,...

    Started by Kelsey Eghdami‎, 12-10-2002 03:40 PM
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  2. edit/for impact

    This will be the first pararaph in my short novel. I tend to favor the second edit? Please feel free to correct to maximize the impact. CLICK!...

    Started by James‎, 12-11-2002 05:41 PM
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  3. when do you know you've sold it?

    Hi folks, Just wondering -- when a publisher asks for the first 90 pages plus cover letter material, does it mean they're going to publish the book...

    Started by Richard Fulgham‎, 12-10-2002 07:50 AM
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    12-12-2002, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Yvonne, Ya gotta start somewhere

    Are you pleased, I spent time thinking about the opening to your book this morning. As of now, it's actually for thought than what I put into my own...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-11-2002 05:06 PM
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  5. Address for Literary Agent's forum

    Till Hamish (or whoever!) gets the problem fixed, you can access the Literary Agent's forum at www.writers.net/forum/10 Karen

    Started by Karen Dionne‎, 12-12-2002 07:07 AM
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  6. Be True To Your Vision

    I write all the time, so I end up writing a lot for other people. I can't really call any of that my vision; rather it's the craft of writing...

    Started by Jack Klaw‎, 12-11-2002 08:52 AM
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    12-12-2002, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Just curious.

    Does anyone else out there have favourite words? Because often I'll say something or someone else will and without thinking about it I'll come out...

    Started by F Walter‎, 12-09-2002 02:38 PM
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  8. opening yippeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Hows this for an opening? Once upon a time, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it occured late one dark and stormy night.... ...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-11-2002 09:24 AM
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    12-12-2002, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  9. Mystery of the missing forum.

    Ladies and Gentlmen, boys and girls.... what we have here is a bona fide mystery on our hands.... The theft of the missing forum..... I know it is...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-12-2002 11:38 AM
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    12-12-2002, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  10. KELSEY

    Have a look at these links http://www.childrenwhowrite.com/ http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/lit.html#e ...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-12-2002 02:19 PM
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  11. A puzzle for you.

    Which word can mean both very good and very bad? (I'm thinking of one, but maybe there are more)

    Started by Avon‎, 12-12-2002 05:02 AM
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    12-13-2002, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  12. Have I got it yet?

    <font color="#0D1C82">And as I drive, I think about my house, my world, my life. And I think about him, the intruder, returning to the house each...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-12-2002 08:31 AM
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  13. Actually finishing

    I've been working, for the last six months, on some agent-reuqested revisions before resubmitting to this agent , and others, in the New Year. ...

    Started by k andrews‎, 12-13-2002 08:27 AM
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    12-13-2002, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  14. Because there is a craft in writing queries.

    Okay, So it did cross my mind that the agents may have been on overloaded over at the other forum these past few days. Before work this morning...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-12-2002 07:16 PM
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  15. Glen

    Picturebook, When you mentioned using crayons in your illustration it reminded me of a technique I was introduced to many years ago that is great...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-13-2002 08:15 AM
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    12-13-2002, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  16. In the beginning there was..Yvonne

    Hey, How goes the opening? Lisa

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-13-2002 07:27 PM
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    12-14-2002, 05:31 AM Go to last post
  17. is it okay to....?

    Hi, everyone! Would very much appreciate your thoughts on the following: I recently read a nonfiction book (many years ago it was named a NY...

    Started by katourah‎, 12-13-2002 08:32 AM
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    12-14-2002, 12:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Need help / Geek

    This is such an international board.. I need help.. I am looking for everyone to send me through the email here at writers net their translation of...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 12-14-2002 08:30 AM
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  19. Let's carol

    Silent Night, Writer's Write Agents We have Heard On High We Wish You A Query Christmas All I Want For Christmas Is A Two Book Deal The Twelve...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-13-2002 07:45 PM
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  20. Phrases to avoid

    After the thread yesterday on phrases to avoid, I found myself looking for similar phrases in the book I'm currently reading and found: "He walked...

    Started by Avon‎, 12-13-2002 01:53 AM
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    12-15-2002, 02:30 PM Go to last post

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