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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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    03-25-2010, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  2. 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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    09-10-2008, 05:26 AM Go to last post
  3. Sick of Romantic Vampires? Check this out!

    I'm sick of the romantic, all-powerful, goth vampire genre! Check out the first page of my new story and tell me what you think. From the...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 08-13-2008 12:38 PM
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    08-17-2008, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. It happens around 3 a.m.

    I don’t know if it’s some crossed wire in my head or something poking at me in the night, but lately, I find myself yanked out from sleep by...

    Started by George Kozi‎, 01-30-2007 04:05 AM
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    01-30-2007, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 05:57 PM
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    01-20-2006, 06:15 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Dream

    Ok, I just wrote this yesterday so, I'm sure punctuation and editing will be an issue. This is what I have for the end of my book. To give you an...

    Started by joe walsh‎, 04-14-2005 09:53 AM
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    04-15-2005, 11:33 AM Go to last post
  9. how many files?

    I went to the web site recommended below "Flogging the Quill," and while I found the posts insightful, it lead me to a question. I've been saving my...

    Started by r p‎, 11-16-2004 08:03 PM
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    11-20-2004, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  10. 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
  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 09:19 AM
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    02-24-2003, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  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 09:34 AM
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    12-09-2002, 06:33 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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    11-30-2002, 08:33 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 02:40 PM
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    02-14-2010, 08:12 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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    03-20-2007, 05:20 PM Go to last post
  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 04:34 PM
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    03-03-2007, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  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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    07-07-2004, 06:30 AM Go to last post
  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 10:32 AM
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    01-26-2004, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  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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