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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. unusual fight scene

    The following is an excerpt. Sorry about the size, it's one of the shorter scenes and every time I cut it further it seems to loose too much....

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 03-18-2009 03:26 PM
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    03-23-2009, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  2. Unsympathetic Characters

    On a scale of 1 to 10 how inadvisable (10 being most inadvisable)is it to write a novel with an unsympathetic character as the protagonist? The...

    Started by author author‎, 07-26-2006 08:52 PM
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    08-03-2006, 05:45 AM Go to last post
  3. Unsure, need help

    Hiya guys, As some of you know I am currently writing a thriller. I have just finished writing something and I am not sure if I can write that. It...

    Started by Claudia Janssen‎, 12-16-2004 04:00 AM
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    12-18-2004, 05:17 AM Go to last post
  4. Unsure what to do

    I am very new so I apologise in advance. I am having a difficult time trying to find the best way to change the POV from my main character to the POV...

    Started by Heather Williams‎, 08-04-2009 01:31 PM
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    08-06-2009, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  5. Unreliable Omniscient Narrators

    Hello Lately I've read two books with omniscient narrators. Both were unreliable in different ways. In Pushkin's Eugene Onegin: A Novel in...

    Started by Xavier Onassis‎, 11-29-2010 05:46 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    12-01-2010, 04:23 PM Go to last post
  6. Unpopular subjects

    Hello Everybody, John W. Campbell, editor of Astounding/Analog magazine, once wrote an editorial about those people who shout 'there ought to be a...

    Started by Glen T. Brock‎, 08-16-2003 03:01 PM
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    • Replies: 31
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    09-18-2003, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  7. Unnecessary use of "that"

    Lately, I've been dealing with my bad habit of using "that" in a lot of my sentences where it isn't necessary. Example: He knew that she was...

    Started by Montana Chick‎, 05-04-2012 11:17 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-01-2012, 05:54 AM Go to last post
  8. unnecessary scene?

    Hey guys, I have a question. Big surprise, I know. I have part of a scene forty pages from the end of my book that isn't really necessary to...

    Started by r p‎, 10-11-2004 08:04 PM
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    10-13-2004, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  9. unnamed characters

    Just looking for thoughts on unnamed characters. Does it create distance from the reader or do you think the reader can relate better to a nameless...

    Started by Dee Bum‎, 11-14-2008 10:03 AM
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    11-18-2008, 08:48 AM Go to last post
  10. unleashing the monstar....

    hey, the reason i set up that convo about the fith dimension was because i am nearing the turning point of my novel. what i plan on doing is to put...

    Started by sheena‎, 06-13-2001 06:12 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-15-2001, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  11. Universities stifling writers?

    "Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a bestseller...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 09-11-2003 06:37 AM
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    09-16-2003, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  12. Universal Questions

    As the dogs of war are straining to be unleashed against the world, I would like to point out some questions asked by anyone of any race, religion,...

    Started by Glen T.Brock‎, 01-13-2003 04:39 PM
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    01-15-2003, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  13. unique voices in my head

    I've had a paradigm shift. This might sound sophomoric, but after reading a lot of Lemony Snicket, I'm now convinced that a unique literary voice...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 11-11-2007 10:32 PM
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    11-13-2007, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Unhappy with two sentences

    I want to convey this much information. Something about the last part of the second sentence bothers me. For twenty years in Europe, Natan had...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 10-01-2009 03:06 AM
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    • Replies: 17
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    10-03-2009, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  15. unhappy endings

    Hi, Because I'm worried about my last manuscript's unhappy ending, I was wondering if a lot of us are writing downer ends vs. uplifting ones. All...

    Started by Emma C‎, 01-18-2005 11:32 AM
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    01-21-2005, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  16. Unfinished Projects

    Anyone come across any unfinished projects lately? Have you picked them up again? What makes you leave a project unfinished? What makes you...

    Started by Eva S‎, 09-09-2003 06:19 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-10-2003, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  17. Unedited first draft writing sample

    This is about 700 words of unedited first draft, written in a hurry during November for my Nanowrimo. The narrator is a detective, and at the...

    Started by Joe Zeff‎, 01-05-2009 11:39 PM
    5 Pages
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    01-07-2009, 07:19 AM Go to last post
  18. Undesired repetition

    Any idea how to avoid the repetition of “back”? I want to keep the first; it’s the second one that should go. Not “I'm still facing away from him” as...

    Started by Michelle Burtin‎, 11-02-2005 01:45 AM
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    12-01-2005, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  19. Understanding The Process.

    I have started getting away from writing short stories and trying to explore writing novels and screenplays. Screenplays, I feel I am really good at...

    Started by Denise Gordon‎, 12-07-2001 10:44 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-10-2001, 07:54 AM Go to last post
  20. underscoring and italics

    Hi everyone - this is my first post, new member. After 18 months of working on my first novel, I'm within 3 chapters of completion. One thing that...

    Started by Brooks Waldhart‎, 11-19-2004 11:37 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 516
    11-26-2004, 08:27 PM Go to last post

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