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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. Meeting

    Thanks everyone for the response. I am really sorry for not describing about my novel as I was using this forum for the first time and I was not sure...

    Started by Ankita Patil‎, 09-15-2009 12:39 AM
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  2. Feedback, Please

    I'm new to the Writer's Net. I would like feedback on the opening scene of a suspense novel I am attempting to place with an agent. First, an item...

    Started by RM Stanberry‎, 09-14-2009 06:49 PM
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  3. Why do agents hate prologues?

    Tried to post this before, but it seems the forums ate it. I apologize if it shows up twice randomly. Someone mentioned this in another thread. ...

    Started by Josh Lemay‎, 09-14-2009 04:43 PM
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    09-17-2009, 08:30 AM Go to last post
  4. Synopsis *Blaughck*

    It's 900 words. Thanks. As a professional, Josie can fix any situation no matter what you throw at her but her personal life is an absolute...

    Started by Jean Bonifacios‎, 09-14-2009 07:56 AM
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    09-15-2009, 05:29 PM Go to last post

    MY SECRET I poured a few drops of an '87 Chardonnay into her navel and leaned down to slurp it out. Susan's eyes closed...

    Started by prince ronald‎, 09-13-2009 04:40 AM
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    09-15-2009, 06:48 AM Go to last post
  6. Punctuation again

    I submitted this sentence before and below seemed the best suggestion. But I'm uncomfortable with the period outside of grandpa quotes. Is there a...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 09-04-2009 07:39 AM
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    09-15-2009, 05:25 AM Go to last post
  7. Dont stick your stump in my eye when it was your fault

    Bloke I know lost his arm in an explosion near some sand dunes; I carried him back across a mine field full of dead sheep. Oh... and the seagulls...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 09-10-2009 11:59 AM
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    09-14-2009, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  8. Prologue or 1st chapter?

    This is the start of my novel, Return to Superior. Let me know what you think and should it be a prologue or a 1st chapter. It is not a fantasy. ...

    Started by Howard Schwartz‎, 09-13-2009 03:24 PM
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    09-14-2009, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  9. Thoughts? Advice?

    I have a hard time thinking of introductions to a story. Do I build up to the action? Or just sling the reader into the heat of the action? ...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 09-12-2009 01:00 PM
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    09-14-2009, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  10. How To Write A Good One?

    Speech writing is in lots of ways similar writing a paper, apart from that there is no penalty for spelling and punctuation mistakes. You should...

    Started by Jeanette Collier‎, 09-13-2009 08:39 PM
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    09-14-2009, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  11. The 2nd Half Of My Chapter 1 (thanks Bea and Gary)

    Well, I tried to go at it again. Here is the second half of my chapter one. Bea and Gary helped me with the first half and I hope their help has...

    Started by Jay S‎, 09-11-2009 01:11 AM
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    09-14-2009, 01:34 AM Go to last post

    I thank all who are giving me ....ahm...not so polite feedback. Are any of you best-selling authors? Did others criticize your work harshly to give...

    Started by larry moses‎, 09-12-2009 11:17 AM
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  13. Linear vs Nonlinear

    There seems to be some pressure these days for authors to write nonlinear stories in order to try and validate their abilities as writers. Has the...

    Started by Ed Scanlan‎, 09-09-2009 10:52 AM
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    09-13-2009, 10:00 AM Go to last post
  14. Children's story introduction

    Hi all! I'm finally getting around to using the great resources offered by this community, and would really appreciate some feedback on this piece. ...

    Started by Colin Lalley‎, 09-11-2009 04:23 PM
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    09-13-2009, 09:36 AM Go to last post

    CHAPTER ONE Oliver and Meyers arrived at the Territorial Court located on Centerline Road at 8:45 a.m. While waiting for the judge’s...

    Started by larry moses‎, 09-12-2009 01:32 AM
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    09-13-2009, 06:50 AM Go to last post
  16. Hi ya'll

    I think this is the best place to start since I'm learning the craft of stringing words together to come up with a story. I'll read to learn.

    Started by prince ronald‎, 09-12-2009 11:48 AM
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    09-13-2009, 04:47 AM Go to last post

    This is just a sample of my writing. Please don't be too harsh. lol CHAPTER ONE Lieutenant Petti Oliver left the crime scene...

    Started by larry moses‎, 09-11-2009 04:41 PM
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  18. Is the story line well?

    This is raw... I know there is some grammar errors that need corrected, but what I want is an honest opinion whether the story line is good? My...

    Started by Jennifer Million‎, 09-11-2009 05:34 PM
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  19. Story beginning

    I posted a piece before called BIRDS OF A FEATHER which I have now rewritten as a 5000 word short story in the 3rd person. I have a lot of material...

    Started by Maisie Masson‎, 09-12-2009 02:18 AM
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    09-12-2009, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  20. 1st vs 3rd person narrative

    I notice that many if not most fiction writers these days use the 1st person narrative. I assume it's because it's easier to be expressive, witty and...

    Started by Ed Scanlan‎, 09-08-2009 03:19 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-12-2009, 08:52 AM Go to last post

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