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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. Conceptual First Page, please dissect

    An idea flashed through my mind and I couldn't resist writing out the first idea I had for my manuscript entitled: The Time Traveler's Adventures...

    Started by Ryan Malin‎, 12-20-2010 02:07 PM
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  2. And Then She Left (Part 2)

    She looked at me with strange eyes, putting the stuff on the basin. I tried reading them but failed miserably.I was sure they were moist and it was...

    Started by Altaf Hussain‎, 12-15-2010 12:19 AM
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    12-27-2010, 11:46 AM Go to last post
  3. For Your Consideration: Chapter 1 beginning

    I'm looking for feedback please. This would be the start of the novel I am working on. Some the things I am looking for, other than grammar or...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 10-03-2009 03:20 PM
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    10-06-2009, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Looking for a word

    I've got a word I can't come up with. It generally refers to a young person and means an over-eagerness to impress when one is new at and activity...

    Started by John Z‎, 08-29-2009 10:20 AM
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    09-05-2009, 02:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Killing Doublespaces

    Do you realize that you've got your whole manuscript full of them? They happen by accident. For some stupid reason, you hit the bar twice. ] I...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 03-12-2009 03:11 AM
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    03-18-2009, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  6. Probably a familiar lament, but . . .

    I have never really heard a particularly helpful answer. I would very much like to not concern myself with readers (friends, acquaintances) seeing...

    Started by Anderson Council‎, 02-24-2009 02:45 AM
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    03-04-2009, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Apologizing for being sore

    I want to apologize for becomeing sore about all of your help. I realized that you were just trying, no matter if it sounded kind of rude from some....

    Started by Amber Autry‎, 02-05-2009 09:37 AM
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    02-06-2009, 09:50 AM Go to last post
  8. Cliche' ?

    Although I like to read Wolfe's critiques of queries posted in this forum (and have myself profited from his helpful advice, thanks Wolfe!), I must...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 05-06-2008 08:17 AM
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    05-15-2008, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  9. New beginnings...

    Hi, this is the first 300 words of my novel. It starts of quite light, but later on gets a bit darker. I would be delighted to hear what people think...

    Started by new girl‎, 07-27-2007 07:40 AM
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    08-07-2007, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  10. is it easy to be writer?

    i was dreaming to be writer someday. i can write a story but i cant say thjat it is really a story.

    Started by donald managat‎, 11-08-2005 07:42 PM
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    11-11-2005, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Prologue for BLUE COLLAR...

    Hey guys...didn't even know this section was here. Let me know what you guys think--Thanks By the way, if this is too much for one post, forgive me...

    Started by Mitch Barr‎, 11-07-2005 06:07 PM
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    11-09-2005, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  12. how many files?

    I went to the web site recommended below "Flogging the Quill," and while I found the posts insightful, it lead me to a question. I've been saving my...

    Started by r p‎, 11-16-2004 09:03 PM
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    11-20-2004, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  13. Prologue-- Critique pls--

    Prologue “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday! This is the Silkenmist, FLR4992!” George Thurman flinched as another close lightening bolt lit up...

    Started by Billie Jo Jewers‎, 10-24-2004 04:02 PM
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    10-26-2004, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  14. A Well Known Agent has this on his webpage, YIKES!

    I just finished reading an article entitled: "What Does A Literary Agent Look For In A Potential Client?" The following are quotes from the...

    Started by Mike‎, 01-14-2004 05:42 PM
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    02-25-2004, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  15. Creating round characters.

    Good day everyone! Some time ago I took a class about creative writing. One of the things that we focused on in that class was how to create...

    Started by Dora Nevius‎, 08-11-2003 08:00 PM
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    08-12-2003, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Anonymous Critiques

    I want to try something here. I think that the writer will get the most honest criticism if he doesn't know whpo the author is. Send me your short...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-09-2003 11:41 AM
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    07-11-2003, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  17. think while writing or feel while writing and think later

    I just have a quick question. I'm writing a novel, like all you other poor souls, and I am intrigued at how my writing style differs everytime I sit...

    Started by Joseph McSpadden‎, 02-07-2003 09:46 AM
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    02-08-2003, 04:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Help.....need a rhyming word

    I've spent two days trying to think of a word that rhymes with "really" that would fit the last line of a limerick I'm trying to complete....

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-08-2002 10:34 AM
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    12-09-2002, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  19. thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to all of you around the world. Yvonn

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 11-27-2002 06:14 PM
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    11-30-2002, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Padding

    I've noticed that some novels that I read contain a fair amount of padding. That is embellishments and backstories that while interesting have...

    Started by Ryan Anthony‎, 11-08-2002 04:38 PM
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    11-11-2002, 06:39 AM Go to last post

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