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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. can not vs. cannot

    I've done the requisite Googling - which favors "cannot" except for a few paticular sitiations, but it just looks wrong to me. Opinions?

    Started by the cat came back‎, 03-17-2010 06:03 AM
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  2. Critique, please?

    I'm about 16,000 words into my novel and I think I've finally found my voice. The question I have, though, is the voice too simple? I'm so accustom...

    Started by Gregory White‎, 05-24-2009 04:59 AM
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  3. Think Screenplay....

    Dear Fellow Writers, Just a quick tip regarding scenes in your novel: If you can't picture it on the screen, go back to your manuscript and figure...

    Started by Star Love‎, 04-24-2007 06:25 AM
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    04-26-2007, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Why so bitter and negative?

    I have noticed that some people who frequent this forum are not very complimentary in their replies to questions. I have been writing long enough to...

    Started by Thomas Baldwin‎, 05-08-2006 08:19 AM
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    05-10-2006, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  5. Okay tell me how bad this really is.....

    I am trapped. Trapped in this prison in which I cannot escape, listening to comings and goings of those who surround me. “Poor Margaret,” they say,...

    Started by Amy Taylor‎, 01-18-2006 06:57 PM
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    01-20-2006, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  6. Rejections and waiting cause doubt

    I have noticed that lately, when I sit down to write something new, my muscles tense up and I start to get a headache. And I realized that my...

    Started by Denise .‎, 09-07-2005 08:35 AM
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    09-08-2005, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  7. Tell me what you think of this micro flash

    Breath She didn’t realize she’d been holding her breath for fifty years. Born into sorrow, she had lived her life as a vulture for love. As...

    Started by Denise .‎, 09-05-2005 12:26 PM
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  8. happily ever after or star crossed lovers?

    Hi guys I'm taking a poll...which do you prefer, a tragic ending or a fairy tale one? I've been fighting with the end of my novel for months, and...

    Started by AJ creasey‎, 06-21-2005 06:57 PM
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    06-23-2005, 06:56 AM Go to last post
  9. What do you guys think Pt.2

    As the badly aged old man gets out of his lightly rusted blue 1990 Dodge Dakota, he scans the scenery of the park. She told him that she would be...

    Started by James Lofton‎, 05-27-2005 02:01 PM
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    06-01-2005, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  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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    06-24-2004, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  11. Exploding fountain pens

    Some time ago, I received several emails from a person on writers.net expressing concern about the validity of Frau Alcon's story concerning the...

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 02-21-2003 10:19 AM
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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. sam albions query letter -critique me peeps!

    February 2010 Dear AGENT, Shona Mackenzie is a Scottish smack-addict and streetwalker. She doesn’t believe in the return of The...

    Started by sam albion‎, 02-11-2010 03:40 PM
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    02-14-2010, 09:12 AM Go to last post
  15. How does this

    “Looks like you've got your work cut out for you” Matthew's opened grimly as the oncoming Swartz was about to wrap his lips around a donut. “Yep”...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 03-19-2007 01:31 PM
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  16. Please Critique

    Al spent the next day recovering in bed. His wife reluctantly brought him food, all the while showing him little mercy for his injuries. It went a...

    Started by Nick Dobbie‎, 03-02-2007 05:34 PM
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  17. What about sci-fi

    I love to read and write sci-fi. Is there any other fans out there? Please feel free to answer here or my e-mail. Thanks (a.k.a: Deano-the-Writer)

    Started by Dean Jordan‎, 06-29-2004 12:18 PM
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  18. Why friends and family are no help

    Evereryone with experience agrees that you can't get useful critiques from friends, and especially family. Oh, they want to like it. They'd much...

    Started by Bob Kellogg‎, 01-21-2004 11:32 AM
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  19. Can you help me find a word?

    Okay, I know I really need to go out and buy that big red SYNONYM FINDER instead of relying on Roget's, but until then . . . I'm looking for a...

    Started by Eva S‎, 08-25-2003 05:14 AM
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    08-27-2003, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  20. In search of something

    All my life I have been told I can't do this because I am not good enough. I do not know why I am writing this. I guess I just have to get it off my...

    Started by kayla‎, 06-04-2003 07:25 PM
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    06-05-2003, 06:16 AM Go to last post

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