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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. 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 01:52 AM
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  2. Opening paragraph to a novel I put together today. Give a newbee a hand.

    I'm struggling with this new idea I got the other day and wanted to get some honest feeback. It unrolled slowly, forced to show its colors,...

    Started by Franklin Meeks‎, 10-19-2009 03:24 PM
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  3. For Your Consideration: Chapter 1 beginning

    I'm looking for feedback please. This would be the start of the novel I am working on. Some the things I am looking for, other than grammar or...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 10-03-2009 03:20 PM
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    10-06-2009, 12:21 AM Go to last post
  4. Probably a familiar lament, but . . .

    I have never really heard a particularly helpful answer. I would very much like to not concern myself with readers (friends, acquaintances) seeing...

    Started by Anderson Council‎, 02-24-2009 01:45 AM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Going out on a limb here

    I've decided to take another tack here. I recently spent a weekend at an "event" with another author who is published by a house on the east coast. ...

    Started by Diane Rogers‎, 08-13-2007 12:00 PM
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    08-14-2007, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  8. Killing your favorite character

    Alright, I admit, this is difficult. For those of you who have managed to kill off your favorite character, how did you do it? I can’t seem to wrap...

    Started by Naomi B.‎, 01-26-2007 07:33 AM
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    01-28-2007, 07:30 AM Go to last post
  9. 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. 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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  11. Guns in YA books

    I'm quite nervous at the idea of including a gun in my YA story. Now, granted, my gun is actually a tranquilizer dart gun, but it is intended for...

    Started by Ryan Bruner‎, 04-27-2004 08:43 AM
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  12. 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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  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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    07-11-2003, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  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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  16. think while writing or feel while writing and think later

    I just have a quick question. I'm writing a novel, like all you other poor souls, and I am intrigued at how my writing style differs everytime I sit...

    Started by Joseph McSpadden‎, 02-07-2003 08:46 AM
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  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 09:34 AM
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  18. thanksgiving

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

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 11-27-2002 05:14 PM
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  19. Switching Point of Views

    So no one likes the switching of POVs in books, although a few of the Harry Potter books switch after the first chapters. However, I noticed that in...

    Started by Sunayna Prasad‎, 11-07-2011 05:42 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 07:54 PM
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    12-28-2011, 02:00 PM Go to last post

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