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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. 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 04:29 PM
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    09-23-2009, 03:30 PM Go to last post
  2. Writing with a hammer

    Greetings to those between the virtual spaces, etc. I need a large favour. Well, this depends on your defintitions of largeness and favourdom, of...

    Started by Kane Faucher‎, 06-21-2003 12:19 AM
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Respectful enquiry

    I am working on a novel and would love some feedback, but the novel deals with some very \"adult\" material and is explicit. I didn\'t want to post...

    Started by Milissa Manente‎, 03-27-2010 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-06-2010, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  6. in need of musicide.

    I know there's no way thats a word. It seems my muse has come out of its hiding place, and is on a rampage. It's been such a long time...

    Started by F Walter‎, 02-10-2003 04:18 PM
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    02-18-2003, 08:52 AM Go to last post
  7. Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do)

    Great article by Patricia Holt <a href=http://foremostpress.com/authors/articles/ten_mistakes.html>Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See (But Can Easily...

    Started by Xavier Onassis‎, 04-18-2009 07:27 AM
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    04-24-2009, 03:41 AM Go to last post
  8. 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 06:06 PM
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    03-30-2008, 05:17 PM Go to last post
  9. Preposition help pleeeze/Urgent

    You even learn to become blasť with tragedy and misfortune within the family. Blase..... with, to? What? AVEC???

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-18-2002 06:36 PM
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  10. Word Portrait - please critique

    As part of a writing assignment taken from a textbook I've put together this word portrait. Since I have no teacher, I'm looking for any honest...

    Started by Denis Bonneau‎, 07-15-2007 08:28 AM
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    07-19-2007, 06:30 AM Go to last post
  11. Synopsis

    I have finished my novel and finding it a bit iffy writing a synopsis. Enclose my synopsis - would be grateful for any help on this one - WRONG...

    Started by Robert Griffiths‎, 05-14-2006 12:54 PM
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    05-16-2006, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  12. MA Writing

    The National Academy of Writing 2009 Deadline for Applications: June 15th Hosted by the School of English at Birmingham City University, the...

    Started by Sara Parker‎, 06-04-2009 06:07 AM
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    06-07-2009, 10:29 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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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    06-05-2007, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  15. Shut-up Exercise

    ...because the last one was so informative. This one a favorite sentence, not from a read-in-progress, but a line I've remembered for years. ...

    Started by C K‎, 09-23-2010 05:22 PM
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  16. showing one side of a phone conversation

    I see this in movies a lot, but am not sure how best to capture it in writing. One character is having a phone conversation with another character,...

    Started by Keith Cronin‎, 12-13-2003 09:44 AM
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    12-14-2003, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. Appropriate forum for critique

    Is this forum the most appropriate for posting a writing snippet for critique? I\'m about on-third through a first draft of a fantasy novel, and...

    Started by Stephen Holak‎, 09-07-2009 01:40 PM
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    09-08-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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

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