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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. 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 05:11 PM
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    07-06-2007, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  2. Telling or showing

    I tend to confuse the two. “Stay quiet and follow me,” Anphion whispered to the students. They slowly climbed up the latter. When they reached...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 05-05-2006 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-09-2006, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  3. Has it improved?

    I would like to thank you guys for taking your time to read my work. so here it is. The sun was casting a gleam that spanned across ...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 04-22-2006 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 549
    04-25-2006, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  4. Showing rather then telling

    is this writing sample an example of telling or showing? The sun’s intensity lessened and a dense darkness slowly enveloped the city. A lone...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 04-17-2006 05:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 825
    04-21-2006, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  5. Short reading, come and let your voice be heard

    please read the following and if you get bored with it, let me know where at. I'm letting this one ride on it's charm. Chapter 1: The prodigy...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 12-08-2005 02:15 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
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    12-12-2005, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  6. Short Writing part II: comments regarded

    Thanks for all the comments, I truely do regard them, some i refuse all together, but if later I think of them, "hm, that dude was right,!" I blend...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-25-2005 08:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-28-2005, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  7. Playing with time.

    A story does not have to be told in a straight line, you can have dramatic out comes out of order, yet it makes sense if down right. LIke pulp...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 02:49 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    10-26-2005, 06:37 AM Go to last post
  8. Up for review

    Comments please: ‘The Truth is known to us’, read graffiti on a stonewall, crude and beautifully scribbled. In Delta Wing, the city above the...

    Started by Steven clifford‎, 10-17-2005 12:43 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-17-2005, 03:57 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 07:14 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    07-26-2004, 02:09 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 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 479
    07-14-2004, 10:39 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 08:07 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-11-2004, 09:11 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
    • Views: 870
    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
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
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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 11:30 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,611
    09-06-2009, 10:16 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 10:19 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    09-05-2009, 10:33 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 09:19 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    09-20-2007, 04:45 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
    • Views: 554
    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 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 574
    04-30-2006, 07:48 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 08:57 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 515
    05-02-2006, 09:31 PM Go to last post
  20. Bad writer needs serious help!

    Hello, I'm not a writer. However, I put together a 75,000 word manuscript in the adventure/political intrigue genre. Frankly, it's dry and the...

    Started by Steve‎, 03-17-2003 10:52 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 499
    03-19-2003, 12:20 AM Go to last post

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