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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. Title Help

    I'm working on a short story and a character is coming up with an idea for a romantic comedy film. The only problem is I am totally drawing a blank...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-15-2010 10:44 AM
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  2. Opening Line

    How's this for an opening line: "If my mother had stuck the pitchfork an inch to the right I would never have existed."

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 08-12-2008 11:10 AM
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  3. non fictional character in fiction book

    I am new to writing and am working on a book where the fictional characters meet someone who was a real person. Letters and journals of the real...

    Started by imported_amy nigro‎, 03-10-2011 12:03 AM
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    03-12-2011, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  4. My turn to take a spin!

    Hey looks like everyone wants to know how good they are so I thought I'd try my luck as well. Please ignore the grammer mistakes or spelling mishapes...

    Started by Shinju‎, 01-19-2004 09:00 AM
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    01-23-2004, 05:20 AM Go to last post
  5. Starting on a new book need ideas

    Hidy ho! So my first book is a done deal and will be published soon. I have decided that I will , as my publisher suggests, write more. Now I need...

    Started by claire kaiser‎, 06-14-2009 07:38 AM
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    06-16-2009, 07:11 AM Go to last post
  6. Genre Question

    I'm bored so I'm going to ask a possibly stupid question. I'm working on an old school superhero story right now. Since it's obviously not a...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 06-28-2009 08:09 PM
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    07-03-2009, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  7. Name Your Current Project

    Was wondering what people are actually writing or working on when they are away from here? I've started a tale based an aspring author. Chick Lit...

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 06-15-2003 11:36 AM
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    06-18-2003, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  8. I want to write a novel

    I had decided I wanted to write a novel. I knew more or less what I wanted to write, had a basic outline, however had next-to-no idea of how to go...

    Started by Fred Nerk‎, 05-28-2007 10:30 PM
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    06-03-2007, 05:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Has or had?

    Which is correct? But I will resume my routine work as if nothing had happened at all. or: But I will resume my routine work as if nothing...

    Started by Michelle Burtin‎, 06-22-2006 04:33 AM
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    07-03-2006, 12:14 AM Go to last post
  10. The State of Writers Net

    This seems as good a forum as any, since none of them seem to relate to a general audience anymore. Writers Net seems to have turned into a...

    Started by Murg‎, 08-28-2003 04:24 PM
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    09-03-2003, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  11. Titles

    I need a little feedback please! What would this title conjure up in your mind, and I'm also hoping it hasn't been used before (it's an adult...

    Started by Picture Books‎, 01-30-2003 04:09 PM
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    01-31-2003, 09:35 PM Go to last post
  12. Question on no one vs. nobody

    Is using "no one" or "nobody" a choice the author makes or is there a rule about it? I did some digging through a couple of grammar books, the...

    Started by Jay Carnine‎, 03-07-2004 10:27 AM
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    03-07-2004, 07:35 PM Go to last post
  13. Metaphor advice

    Hey all, What's the general consensus on using mixed metaphors? I like using them, but are they considered red flags? Examples: "The...

    Started by Liz‎, 01-31-2003 08:59 AM
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    02-02-2003, 12:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Writers Block Episode Four

    Alas, the Hamish was planning to exterminate all the Oots, Orville, Ingrid & Earlene.

    Started by Picture Book‎, 10-20-2002 11:52 AM
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  15. 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
  16. How graphic should I be?

    OK, I think I need advice from Americans here, because I'm aiming at the American market at the moment. This is my quandry. I'd thought my ms for...

    Started by Prince Louis Richard de la Pau‎, 11-16-2005 12:08 AM
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    11-22-2005, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  17. What is wrong with this sentence?

    I know that the following sentence is wrong (other than no question mark), but don't know how to describe what is wrong. What type of hauling do...

    Started by Dave Norem‎, 04-06-2008 07:19 PM
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  18. 'As though', 'as if'

    These sound way too formal for my taste, as though I had a stick up my *ss. Just a question of style? Any thoughts?

    Started by one dog‎, 12-08-2007 07:12 PM
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    12-26-2007, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  19. How's this written?

    Could this hook you? How's the basic writing, punctuation, and style? I'd appreciate any feedback. Now remember this is all double spaced on the ms....

    Started by Ron‎, 01-19-2004 10:45 AM
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    01-22-2004, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  20. creativity1, tricks0

    Today on WN, I have found 2 posts that alarm me, as a wannabe writer. The first discusses writing courses, and alerts me to realise that...

    Started by sam albion‎, 11-29-2009 05:57 AM
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    12-07-2009, 03:31 AM Go to last post

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