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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. First Chapter

    The Hidden Glade Prologue “They found it.” Little Jackson looked up at his nanny, his eyes still glassy but returning to normal. “They have?”...

    Started by Carla C‎, 12-23-2007 11:52 AM
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    12-24-2007, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  2. Critical Reading

    Reading a post the other day made me wonder, how do different writers maximize learning craft while reading. Do some of y'all take notes, try to...

    Started by Christopher Davis‎, 12-04-2007 12:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-04-2007, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  3. Compiling daily works

    I have been dreaming of writing a book for years and have started to write as much as I can every day. Before I get too far into the writings, and...

    Started by michael grahek‎, 09-21-2007 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-22-2007, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  4. Is this acceptable?

    Could've.. Wouldn't... Is it acceptable to use these words in a Middle Grade 1st person POV? I've only ever written in 3rd person before, and I...

    Started by R.D.L R.D.L‎, 09-08-2007 06:13 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-08-2007, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  5. Have at it - (New) Query #1

    Okay, you've got all weekend to tear this up. It's my first effort for GHOST DANCERS and I'm sure it needs "tuning." Since I've decided to start...

    Started by Diane Rogers‎, 08-17-2007 01:09 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-17-2007, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  6. Critique My Poem?

    This is the first creative writing I have done in a good long while. Let me know what your impressions are, please. Sunday Lust ...

    Started by Denise G‎, 07-01-2007 08:05 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 499
    07-05-2007, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Paperback Writer - bad query

    I was listening to Paperback Writer by The Beatles and it occurred to me that it's probably the only song that's actually a query to a publisher....

    Started by Wayne G‎, 06-27-2006 07:16 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 319
    06-27-2006, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  8. Writers' Conference

    While there are many writers' conferences listed in several places, there is no indication of the quality of the conference. Can anyone recommend a...

    Started by Tom Gill‎, 05-16-2006 06:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-17-2006, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  9. Still searching!!

    I've all ready posted this about four or so days ago, but it got burried and I'm still looking for answers. I'm writing a novel about kids who...

    Started by Ellen Brock‎, 05-11-2005 01:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-13-2005, 07:53 AM Go to last post
  10. The Problems of Prophesy

    Hello Hello My ears are dripping as I type, to make note of how green I am to this. This being the road to professional writing, this forum and...

    Started by The Bedouin‎, 09-05-2004 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    09-06-2004, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  11. What happened to the pirate post?

    A few days ago - someone posted an invitation for authors to submit articles about pirates. I've been doing some research and have come up with the...

    Started by David Chin‎, 08-05-2004 07:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 355
    08-05-2004, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  12. 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: 439
    07-14-2004, 10:39 AM Go to last post
  13. Help me with this.

    Let's say the following sentence appears in a manuscript: My teacher's two favorite books were Catcher in the Rye and The Old Man and the Sea. ...

    Started by Bobby Coltrane‎, 10-25-2003 08:01 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-26-2003, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  14. Help with editing : TV show name

    I need some copyediting advice. When referring to a TV show in your manuscript, I understand that the proper way to edit this is by italicizing the...

    Started by Bill Marson‎, 07-06-2003 10:05 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 391
    07-06-2003, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  15. The Emotional Pattern of Plot

    Headed for bed but wanted to leave this with all of you.... The following url takes you to a very important article having appeared just yesterday...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 07-05-2003 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 328
    07-06-2003, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  16. Help...I can't find Michael Scanes's post

    In my email I got a post from Michael Scanes requesting I critique something, but now I can't find it on the boards. Does anybody know which board...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 12-21-2002 07:02 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 462
    12-21-2002, 07:22 PM Go to last post
  17. 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 07:27 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-13-2002, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  18. 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 10:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-12-2002, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  19. 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 04:06 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    12-12-2002, 04:51 AM Go to last post
  20. revising after the first draft

    I've got a pretty good first draft of my novel completed. (It's been critiqued 8 pages a week in my critique group.) I write "organically," starting...

    Started by Debra‎, 12-09-2002 09:38 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 597
    12-10-2002, 09:38 AM Go to last post

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