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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. Better?

    OK. I realised that the beginning in my other post was rubbish.Thanks for opening my eyes. Is this better? All comments welcome, but MEN BEWARE,...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 03-11-2008 08:16 AM
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  2. Better?

    The hardwood floors under his calloused feet echoed at each step, creaking in protest of the incessant pacing. He approximated the time to be nine...

    Started by Shaun Norrie‎, 04-14-2006 11:12 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-14-2006, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  3. bettering your chances?

    I've just been watching a late night culture and art review show, and the whole programme was based around the topic of how cult has now become...

    Started by junel ;-)‎, 10-09-2009 05:50 PM
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    10-14-2009, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  4. between the 2 (characters)

    In the novel I am currently working on, the story is told in _first person_ by two different characters. Should I not have them both tell their...

    Started by Alesia D. Hurley‎, 05-30-2002 07:15 AM
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    1 2
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    06-03-2002, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  5. Between the Buried & Me

    Here is my son's first attempt at writing. This is the beginning to the novel he's writing. He's looking for some constructive criticism, so let...

    Started by T.L. Gray‎, 11-09-2007 03:22 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-12-2007, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  6. Beware of freebies

    I've avoided gmail, because Google reserves the right to scan whatever you store for keywords, then sell the info to people who want to send you ads...

    Started by Anthony Ravenscroft‎, 03-31-2008 09:15 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-03-2008, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  7. Beware some calls for submissions

    This isn't the easiest post I've put up, gang. But I feel it is necessary after a phone call I had today with the person to whom I had sent one of my...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 04-07-2003 01:51 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-07-2003, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  8. Beyond beyond Iraq

    Appreciated the great thoughts. Very helpful in focusing. Now for a more focused question: In the post-Iraq environment, what would be a...

    Started by Jeff‎, 01-24-2003 03:43 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 594
    01-26-2003, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  9. Beyond Iraq

    I'm trying to project for a story set 10 years in the future about political trends. Let's assume that there will be some kind of armed conflict...

    Started by Jeff‎, 01-19-2003 08:28 AM
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    01-24-2003, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Beyond syntax and grammar

    Is it just a characteristic of English, or do other languages let you write ambiguous sentences? I want to share a discovery. It's appropriate in...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 05-30-2003 11:09 AM
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    06-01-2003, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  11. Biblical & Mythological Copywrite?

    This might seem like a weird question, but I'm working an an urban fantasy concept that's derived from biblical and talmudic lore. Is there...

    Started by M. Lee‎, 02-22-2007 10:18 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-22-2007, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Bibliography question

    Hi guys! My novel is fiction, but I have used quotes from things that actually happened. For example, there was a big celebration. I quoted the...

    Started by Four Strawberries‎, 04-19-2005 12:34 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-20-2005, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  13. bicker?

    Squabble, cat fight. Brady, I wanted to start a new thread, hope you don't mind.

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-01-2003 11:56 AM
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    07-02-2003, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  14. Big Hello to Sis!!!

    Sis, It was so nice to see that all your hard work has paid off for you. One thing about writing a book about your life, you have to go through...

    Started by Charles "Boog" Hayes‎, 12-05-2002 07:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-05-2002, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  15. Big Letdown

    I just finished the first draft of my suspense novel. I'm going to let it sit for a while before starting the edits. I'm curious, how do you all...

    Started by David‎, 01-28-2004 07:06 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 23
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    01-31-2004, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  16. Big problems! AHHHH!

    Okay, this is how it is. I'm usually a short story/novella/poetry type person. Had this idea sitting there for about five years decided to stretch...

    Started by Kathy Rippa‎, 09-03-2004 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-07-2004, 12:40 AM Go to last post
  17. Big Thank You!!!

    A large public thank you to Ed Potter for meticulously and selflessly (adverbs) reviewing my work. I was not expecting such a careful analysis, and...

    Started by Josh‎, 11-10-2003 11:06 PM
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    11-11-2003, 03:29 PM Go to last post
  18. big thought, small paragraph

    This is an early impression the heroine has of a man she later marries and, finally, divorces. Qualities she notices early are confidence, a...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 02-25-2010 02:58 AM
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    02-28-2010, 02:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Big time help...Please!!!!

    I am 2 chapters complete in my story and I am looking for advice. I know everything that is suppose to happen in the story. Unfortunately, I am at a...

    Started by Joseph Koppe‎, 08-15-2002 12:41 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-17-2002, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Bio Location

    UNfortunatly the process to find a writers Bio. since the Blue letters are gone for some reason is 1.) click writer in blue box at top. ...

    Started by Robert O. Birt‎, 11-06-2002 06:31 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    11-08-2002, 01:01 PM Go to last post

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