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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. An experiment in tense and viewpoint

    Upon the advice of others, namely pundit and Bill Highland, I rewrote a small portion of Maddy. The following is written in past tense instead of...

    Started by Denise .‎, 03-02-2005 10:56 PM
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    03-07-2005, 06:32 AM Go to last post
  2. A little stuck

    Hey everyone, I recently started writing the first chapter of a novel entitled, "the falcon." I think that it's coming along pretty well. I am...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 09-22-2009 05:29 PM
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    09-23-2009, 04:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Wasn't sure where to post this . . .

    . . . because I'm not a NEW member, per se. Just an old one who hasn't posted in a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY (yes, I think my absence quantifies a...

    Started by Jennifer Hord‎, 06-04-2012 06:09 PM
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    06-06-2012, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  4. Does this sound promising?

    10 July 2004 My little sister Zoë is such a terror. I swear Dad and Mom should have stopped at just two kids, my brother and me. I think they did...

    Started by Laci Schultz‎, 12-27-2005 06:30 AM
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    12-28-2005, 08:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Someone to read my book

    What is the best way to find someone to read a book I've finished and give me an unbiased opinion? I've had friends and family read it, and I...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 02-11-2010 01:52 PM
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    06-12-2010, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  6. Why aliens do anal probes!!!! A short story from me!

    “This, sir is a human being, a quadruped mammal from a wet rock called Earth.” said the master cook to his Royal Highness Emperor Tookdahook from the...

    Started by Arvind Madhavan‎, 05-18-2010 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-19-2010, 05:52 PM Go to last post
  7. Grammar Article

    Might be of general interest to writers. I thought it was. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ucjk/20080324/cm_ucjk/whydowestudygrammar Maybe someone not...

    Started by Ray Spengler‎, 03-26-2008 07:06 PM
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    03-30-2008, 06:17 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. Dirty Eggs and Toliet Seat Rewrite

    OK, is this less...make you want to throw up in your mouth? My hair touched my hips before the accident. It was long and beautiful. I'd find...

    Started by Tracy Carpenter‎, 09-08-2008 10:00 AM
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    09-10-2008, 06:26 AM Go to last post
  10. 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
  11. My Chapter 1 ~ I would your thoughts.

    Anyone who is willing to take a look, I've love your opinions and thoughts. Thank you to anyone who is nice enough to give it a read. ...

    Started by Jay Elwood Seymour‎, 08-12-2008 04:59 AM
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    08-13-2008, 06:42 AM Go to last post
  12. Think Screenplay....

    Dear Fellow Writers, Just a quick tip regarding scenes in your novel: If you can't picture it on the screen, go back to your manuscript and figure...

    Started by Star Love‎, 04-24-2007 07:25 AM
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    04-26-2007, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  13. 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 04:37 AM
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    10-07-2005, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Grammer question

    I can never remember the rule about using that and which. Here is the line that's stumping me: She went behind the crowd *that* stood along the...

    Started by C. Van Vleet‎, 10-03-2001 09:05 AM
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    10-08-2001, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  15. Dialog to Narrative

    Hi everyone. I started writing this part of dialog, but how do I go about introducing the narrative? Should I go straight into it? “Come to the...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 11-12-2009 02:52 AM
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    11-13-2009, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  16. John Oberon

    I just noticed that you reviewed one of my requests for help and as usual you were a bit nasty. If you don't like my style then simply avoid my...

    Started by r k‎, 01-22-2006 07:11 AM
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    02-08-2006, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  17. 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 08:59 AM
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    09-12-2005, 05:43 AM Go to last post
  18. alt.writing (an old pov)

    Does anyone remember this group? I have so many fond memories of my friends there, I wonder what ever happened to them? Visit alt.writing and...

    Started by Jon Campbell‎, 07-22-2005 09:31 PM
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  19. Help with Medieval Battle Scene

    OK guys, I am not much for writing battle scenes but the below is quite important to the story. I want it to sound authentic and not comical. The...

    Started by Raven Nights‎, 03-16-2010 03:02 PM
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    03-17-2010, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Developing Relationships

    Hi there. First of all, I'm new to this site, so I apologize if any of my questions in my first few posts seem out of place. I'm currently...

    Started by Phil Reynolds‎, 11-19-2008 07:50 AM
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    11-22-2008, 06:01 PM Go to last post

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