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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. In The House Of God (1500, not a religious piece)

    ******Warning. Some people may find the following scene disturbing. I don't want to give it away, but I deal with some pretty serious themes here. ...

    Started by Dave O‎, 09-06-2008 06:34 PM
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  2. Novelist's peculiarities....

    Ann Patchett likes to use the word "jutted" quite a bit. An author I read a few months ago (can't remember who) gave everyone "a mess of blond...

    Started by Laura Gibson‎, 07-30-2003 04:50 AM
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    07-31-2003, 09:46 AM Go to last post
  3. Feedback please.

    Hi. I need feedback of how well I did this. Critique would do nicely as well. The Trees swirled past and the echo of hooves followed Farina...

    Started by Donatellia Austin‎, 07-15-2008 07:14 PM
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    07-25-2008, 06:30 PM Go to last post
  4. What Up with Flash Fiction?

    What is it with this flash fiction stuff anyways? I mean, I've seen some that are OK, I guess...but what's the sense in it, besides piddling around...

    Started by John Oberon‎, 10-06-2005 03:37 AM
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    10-07-2005, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  5. Americanisms

    Now that we have attacked the Englishmans English.... how about some American English... like; Geez Louise..... anyothers... maybe some of the...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-14-2003 01:53 PM
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    10-26-2003, 02:36 AM Go to last post
  6. Having brain-freeze--in sentence: "Welcome folks of Cleveland,"..

    ...wouldn't there be a comma between "Welcome" and "folks"? (And, wow, this site has changed! tripping on the number of categories :)

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 02-17-2011 09:04 AM
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    02-19-2011, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  7. Let's carol

    Silent Night, Writer's Write Agents We have Heard On High We Wish You A Query Christmas All I Want For Christmas Is A Two Book Deal The Twelve...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 12-13-2002 07:45 PM
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    12-14-2002, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  8. Writing groups

    Where can I find an on-line writing group to join? Also, can I use this forum as such? I am not going to post pages and pages of my work, but maybe...

    Started by Marfa Marfutka‎, 06-04-2007 09:04 AM
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    06-08-2007, 01:11 PM Go to last post
  9. Endings

    It is true that many if not most books die at the end. Nothing is worse than a book you love, right up to the last few pages, then splat. If I love...

    Started by Harper‎, 06-26-2007 07:27 AM
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    06-28-2007, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  10. More Sex

    This is really a follow up to Valerie's 'question about sex' post. I'm writing a piece which carries a theme of sexual undertone through the...

    Started by Ian Barker‎, 11-09-2001 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-10-2001, 03:51 PM Go to last post
  11. adverbs

    I have a friend who is a writing instructor at a local university who's opinion I respect, but I'm not too sure about some recent feedback he gave me...

    Started by Garrett Hutson‎, 04-28-2005 02:25 PM
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    06-16-2005, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Does this work?

    This is the first chap. of a suspense novel, finished. I've had various reactions from agents. Would you good people tell me if it works or not? ...

    Started by Nora Christie‎, 03-01-2003 07:16 AM
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    03-02-2003, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  13. Title Trouble

    Hiya all! I just finished editing a short story and I am having trouble finding the right title. The working title was "The Ward," as it takes...

    Started by Natalia‎, 09-01-2005 07:59 AM
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    09-12-2005, 04:43 AM Go to last post
  14. Show, don't tell

    Hello - another round of assistance please. Below is an example of one of the typical paragraphs in my story. I'm assuming this is just what I've...

    Started by C Bets‎, 07-07-2005 10:55 AM
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    07-17-2005, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  15. Limited Omniscient POV

    I have three main characters in my novel. 2 characters are written with third person limited POV. 1 character is written with limited...

    Started by author author‎, 05-23-2007 03:09 PM
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    08-08-2007, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Spacing Sentences

    Do you still double space after a period, question mark, exclaimation point?

    Started by Tina‎, 06-22-2001 07:20 AM
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    06-23-2001, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  17. Work Product

    Does anybody here fear that their excellent idea for a novel may be taken by a less-than-scrupulous troll?

    Started by Tony D‎, 01-12-2008 10:19 PM
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    01-15-2008, 05:49 PM Go to last post
  18. Critique?

    Okay. It seems that 500-1000 words is a pretty common number when it comes to what the "ideal" word count for critique is. With that said, I'd like...

    Started by J.S. Wayne‎, 12-05-2009 02:02 PM
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    12-06-2009, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  19. The Worms are Wriggling

    There's a new worm out - and it's heading for your computer microsoft have a free worm check and updates. ...

    Started by Plonker‎, 05-03-2004 06:12 AM
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    05-05-2004, 05:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Critique, again? Trying to write from the heart

    After listening to some advice here for the past couple of months, I've decided to --- to steal a quote from a movie -- "bypass the obstruction of my...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 06-03-2007 09:25 AM
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    • Replies: 14
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    06-05-2007, 01:10 PM Go to last post

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