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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. New Opening scene of my book. The Prodigal Son returns.

    I havent been around for a while and I think my writing has improved alot. Maybe not though, I hold all of your opinions high. Chapter I Among...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-12-2007 01:40 PM
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    11-13-2007, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Whats that publishing help website?

    I just got a new laptop and the saved links are gone. Whats that website where they help you with publishing. whatca call it letter, query? ...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 07-05-2007 06:11 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-06-2007, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  3. A test hook

    I still have a long way to go but I cant stop thinking about the Q-letter, I was not sure if I could smash my whole comlex story into a sentence. I...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 12-16-2006 05:03 PM
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    12-18-2006, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Help with research: Urban warfare!

    My story takes place in a huge city and war is upon it. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good book too research. either city or urban warefare.

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-03-2006 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-20-2006, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Help with research: Urban warfare!

    My story takes place in a huge city and war is upon it. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good book too research. either city or urban warefare.

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-03-2006 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 334
    11-06-2006, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  6. Help with research: Urban warfare!

    My story takes place in a huge city and war is upon it. I was wondering if anybody knew of a good book too research. either city or urban warefare.

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 11-03-2006 11:32 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 324
    11-04-2006, 12:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Basing characters on friends and family

    Happy halloween everybody! I tend to base my characters on people I know. I have lots of friends, some old, some new. I know someone who is a...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-31-2006 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-20-2006, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  8. help me to find a book about grammar and POV

    Can anybody help me find a book aboutt grammar and a book about POV?

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-16-2006 01:28 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-02-2006, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  9. "Elvis said" or "said Elvis"?

    The other day I was reading Renni Browne’s “Self-Editing for Fiction Writers,” and in the chapter on dialogue it said this: Place the character’s...

    Started by Steven C‎, 07-23-2004 08:14 PM
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    07-26-2004, 03:09 PM Go to last post
  10. Nor or Or?

    The books say that "or" goes with "either" and "nor" with "neither," but what do you do in this case? The next day the letter didn't come. Nor...

    Started by Steven C‎, 07-13-2004 08:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-14-2004, 11:39 AM Go to last post
  11. commentary

    Just a general question... I took writing classes with the classic notion of 'show don't tell' and using imagery to narrate your point. If I did...

    Started by Steven‎, 05-11-2004 09:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-11-2004, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  12. Need Proofreading

    This is an essay I am working on for college admission. Any help is appreciated Prompt:“Describe the world you come from — for example, your family,...

    Started by Steve Wong‎, 11-22-2009 11:47 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-24-2009, 05:38 PM Go to last post
  13. MS Revisions/Rewrites

    I’m wondering how others here rewrite/revise their ms. Do you print it out and make notes on a hardcopy? Do you revise via PC or laptop on the same...

    Started by Steve Thomas‎, 12-20-2005 08:37 AM
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    12-26-2005, 06:37 PM Go to last post
  14. Rate my book!!!

    OK, I lie, not the entire book, just the first few opening paragraphs After getting some thoughts on my first thread a few people suggested...

    Started by Steve McLeod‎, 09-04-2009 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-06-2009, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  15. My Biggest Challenge

    Hi All Just joined up so this my first post and I'd really appreciate some help with what I consider to be my biggest challenge.......myself! :( ...

    Started by Steve McLeod‎, 09-02-2009 11:19 AM
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    09-05-2009, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  16. How Scary Can a I-Can-Read Book Be?

    Hello. I've been working on a children's book of the I-Can-Read or Easy Reader category. The ending to my story is turning out to be much scarier...

    Started by Steve Hackett‎, 09-19-2007 10:19 AM
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-20-2007, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  17. Humor and Satire Interest?

    I have finished a manuscript of a humor book. The book is a satiric look at air travel and the countless minions who seemed dazzled by rules and...

    Started by Steve C‎, 11-13-2007 08:33 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-13-2007, 04:22 PM Go to last post
  18. Anyone ever used a pro editor?

    Hi, I have just finished my first novel and i can see a variety of things wrong with it, but I can no longer exhaust my friends with the subject (and...

    Started by steve brody‎, 04-24-2006 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-30-2006, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  19. HELP: submit chapter as short story?

    Hi All, I really want to submit the first chapter of my (unpublished) novel as a short story to a contest. Granted, the chances of winning are...

    Started by steve b‎, 05-02-2006 09:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-02-2006, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Becoming an Editor

    There is a current thread on good writing programs. In the thread are posts correctly saying that an MFA in creative writing can provide an inroad...

    Started by Steve‎, 01-16-2004 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 454
    02-04-2004, 04:21 PM Go to last post

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