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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. 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 09:00 AM
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  2. What's wrong with this sentence?

    I think I need the grammar police. Word keeps on telling me this is a fragment: Dozens of skull fragments hung by threads of hair and skin. I...

    Started by s glen‎, 07-21-2008 06:43 AM
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  3. The first page.

    This is the first page of my latest work. Some experts say that the first page should depict the rest of the book. I find this impossible to do....

    Started by Christopher Chance‎, 07-18-2008 08:55 AM
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    07-26-2008, 02:53 AM Go to last post
  4. Cliche' ?

    Although I like to read Wolfe's critiques of queries posted in this forum (and have myself profited from his helpful advice, thanks Wolfe!), I must...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 05-06-2008 08:17 AM
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    05-15-2008, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Help with beginning paragraph...please!

    I'm having awful trouble with revision on this first paragraph. It doesn't seem to flow, especially the first long sentence with the repetition of...

    Started by s glen‎, 08-23-2007 05:21 AM
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    08-24-2007, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  6. New beginnings...

    Hi, this is the first 300 words of my novel. It starts of quite light, but later on gets a bit darker. I would be delighted to hear what people think...

    Started by new girl‎, 07-27-2007 07:40 AM
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    08-07-2007, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  7. Text Storage

    Hey all. It's been a while since I've posted here, too much going on in life to write. Now that everything has settled down somewhat, I went to...

    Started by Jerry Murray‎, 09-28-2006 03:36 PM
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    10-01-2006, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  8. Chapter One, New Book, Feedback Please

    Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears (or pens). I have one book with an agent right now, which is currently being marketed to four...

    Started by Savannah Thorne‎, 01-15-2006 04:58 PM
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    01-20-2006, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Satisfaction

    Perhaps the "craft" forum is not the right place for this question, but none of the others seem to fit, either. Tonight I cranked out several hundred...

    Started by Robert Raven‎, 06-21-2004 11:45 PM
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  10. A Passive Disaster

    Ahhh! I'm at work and I've spent all day editing chapters for a publication my company is publishing. Each chapter is written by a different person...

    Started by Happy Soybean‎, 05-26-2004 08:18 AM
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    06-04-2004, 06:10 PM Go to last post
  11. Do you?

    I'm curious to know if you own a mobile (cell) phone? Does it benefit you as a writer? I've avoided owning one as I prefer to observe ...

    Started by Natalie Sey‎, 09-29-2003 02:58 AM
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  12. Creating round characters.

    Good day everyone! Some time ago I took a class about creative writing. One of the things that we focused on in that class was how to create...

    Started by Dora Nevius‎, 08-11-2003 08:00 PM
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    08-12-2003, 05:12 PM Go to last post
  13. Anonymous Critiques

    I want to try something here. I think that the writer will get the most honest criticism if he doesn't know whpo the author is. Send me your short...

    Started by Mike Fulton‎, 07-09-2003 11:41 AM
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  14. Do you revise as you go, or just plow on through?

    I can't help it. Every day when I sit down to write, I have to do an edit of everything I did before. Then I write a few new pages. The work gets...

    Started by Lindi Hobbs‎, 06-18-2003 11:12 AM
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    06-20-2003, 09:52 AM Go to last post
  15. 5 favorite authors, and why.

    I'm sort of a chameleon in that I often write like the author I'm currently reading. Maybe someday I'll develop my own style. Many of you have read...

    Started by Billy Cryer‎, 04-27-2003 04:17 PM
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    05-02-2003, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Moment of Silence

    Brightness of Death - The darkest hours thier life were spent flying through the bright flames of graffiti that littered the skies above. ...

    Started by Joseph Koppe‎, 02-01-2003 08:20 AM
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    02-05-2003, 05:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Help.....need a rhyming word

    I've spent two days trying to think of a word that rhymes with "really" that would fit the last line of a limerick I'm trying to complete....

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 12-08-2002 10:34 AM
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    12-09-2002, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  18. thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to all of you around the world. Yvonn

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 11-27-2002 06:14 PM
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    11-30-2002, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Padding

    I've noticed that some novels that I read contain a fair amount of padding. That is embellishments and backstories that while interesting have...

    Started by Ryan Anthony‎, 11-08-2002 04:38 PM
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  20. Present day setting questions

    Hey everyone.. I have a few quick questions. Just for reference, my book is set in a modern setting. 1) What is everyone's thought on mentioning...

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 12-07-2011 08:54 PM
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    12-28-2011, 03:00 PM Go to last post

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