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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 04:20 PM
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    10-06-2009, 01:21 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 11:20 AM
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    09-05-2009, 03:25 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. How can I edit this?

    I'm having a hard time with the run on sentences and shortened them in this piece. But in doing that, I'm having a problem with the "I" word. How do...

    Started by Jo Mazz‎, 02-15-2009 10:45 PM
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    02-18-2009, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 09:17 AM
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    05-15-2008, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  8. Sex as a starter - Please weigh in

    I'd love for you guys to weigh in on this. I'm working on another piece which is kinda out there. What are your opinions on starting with sex or...

    Started by L Bea‎, 02-19-2008 01:21 PM
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    02-29-2008, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  9. Query help, please

    “They found it.” But they have no idea what it’s for. When Clarice and John Miller discover THE GLEN, deep in an ancient forest, they have no idea...

    Started by Carla C‎, 01-10-2008 06:46 PM
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    01-16-2008, 10:55 AM Go to last post
  10. 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 08:40 AM
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    08-07-2007, 10:18 AM 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. Need to brainstorm about memoir

    Ok, I am itching to write my memoir. Have been for some time. It is begging to be written, but I need your input. I have made notes over the last few...

    Started by Denise .‎, 10-05-2005 09:51 AM
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    10-06-2005, 10:26 AM 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 05:02 PM
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    10-26-2004, 05:58 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 09:00 PM
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    08-12-2003, 06:12 PM Go to last post
  16. Up in smoke

    I’m researching for a historical women’s fiction partially set in a real Midwest US town that entirely went up in flames in the late 1800’s (not...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-31-2003 03:45 PM
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    08-01-2003, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  17. More practice

    I am not asking for a revision or help from you. If any of you would like to help it would mean a great deal to me. I just wanted to show you all...

    Started by kayla‎, 05-18-2003 10:22 AM
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    05-20-2003, 03:02 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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