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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. Throwing My Life Away

    Hereís an opening pitch for a memoir, THROWING MY LIFE AWAY. I know, they donít sell until they do. Iím not following the standard format, but I...

    Started by Marty DeLand‎, 08-24-2009 12:16 PM
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    08-27-2009, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  2. writing a sequel to a classic novel

    Help! Does anyone know if it is ethical (or legal) for a writer to pen a sequel to a novel from the 1840s? The novel I am considering writing a...

    Started by robert charpentier‎, 08-20-2009 01:03 PM
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    08-27-2009, 04:06 AM Go to last post
  3. Technical Critique

    Hi, it's been a while since I posted anything, but I'm trying to overcome my lack of sleep and be motivated. I wrote this small passage a while ago,...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 08-25-2009 12:57 PM
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    08-26-2009, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  4. New Book

    I am writing my first book, and offer suffer from writers block.....any suggestons?

    Started by Tina Lewis‎, 08-23-2009 01:17 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-25-2009, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Getting some opinions

    I am just getting some opinions whether this is interesting or not? thanks. My grandmother always told me that I was special. I didnít ask...

    Started by Jennifer Million‎, 08-24-2009 03:40 PM
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    • Replies: 12
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    08-25-2009, 10:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Pioneer KURO -6020FD Plasma TV----$1000USD

    We are wholesaler & distributors of all kinds of mobile phones , video games Console , laptops ,Plasma Lcd television,Camera,DVD player and...

    Started by Dredi Dulli‎, 08-25-2009 09:38 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-25-2009, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Already know the answer

    Supportive members of writer's group, professors very positive about the novel for which I've been sending out queries and receiving rejections. ...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 08-23-2009 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-24-2009, 05:26 PM Go to last post

    I am new to the group. I have sent over 2 funny poems to SMOKO and that wasnt the right forum. I sent this to published writers forum and they tell...

    Started by KATHLEEN MURPHY‎, 08-19-2009 03:21 PM
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    08-24-2009, 02:05 PM Go to last post


    Started by KATHLEEN MURPHY‎, 08-19-2009 03:23 PM
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    08-24-2009, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  10. critique first words

    The gale tore at him and he felt its bite deep within and he knew that if they did not make landfall in three days they would all be dead. Too many...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 08-19-2009 04:12 PM
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    08-24-2009, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  11. Manuscript pages

    Dumb question. I am writing my book in Microsoft WORD. Would 1 page in WORD equal 1 page in the novel? If my book were 300 pages, how many pages...

    Started by shannon castleman‎, 08-22-2009 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-23-2009, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  12. reading work out loud

    We are told to read our writing out loud. "If you turn blue before coming to the end of a sentence rewrite." This is a useful tool, but not...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 08-18-2009 12:52 PM
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    08-22-2009, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Inspiration: overrated?

    I don't expect to get any definitive answers here, but figured I'd raise the age-old topic none the less. Edison apparently observed that genius was...

    Started by Chuck McNeil‎, 08-18-2009 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-21-2009, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  14. Preamble of a story, anyone?

    December 9th, 1937, Japanese army invaded the Capital city of Republic of China, Nanjing, and the rape of horror began in what is known as the ďRape...

    Started by kenji kondo‎, 08-17-2009 11:17 AM
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    08-21-2009, 05:49 AM Go to last post
  15. Construction seems poor

    With regard to the below paragraph I wrote (I'm not finished with the paragraph btw): Ehren and Ellie arrived at the Pavilion to find all present,...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 08-18-2009 11:46 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-20-2009, 07:59 AM Go to last post
  16. Good conferences to attend?

    How many of you attend writing conferences? Regularly? Annually? Which ones? Were they helpful? That is a load of questions, but I am wondering...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 08-19-2009 07:54 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-20-2009, 07:58 AM Go to last post
  17. First Page

    This is the first page. The story will follow Rudy as he battles his anxiety disorder (of which I suffer in real life), while being drawn into a...

    Started by shannon castleman‎, 08-18-2009 08:33 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    08-20-2009, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  18. what is bad writing?

    I get a kick out of hearing writing instructors cut down best selling authors' work. John Grasham is often belittled. In The Firm, he has a woman...

    Started by Don Daffron‎, 08-13-2009 12:53 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 37
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    08-19-2009, 08:56 AM Go to last post
  19. Rewrite#6 A DEADLY OCEAN SALE

    Here we go again. Let the slings and arrows fly. Thanks for your time, MF Chapter One I saw them the moment we entered. Besides...

    Started by Mark Friedlander‎, 08-17-2009 06:36 PM
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    08-19-2009, 08:21 AM Go to last post
  20. Excerpt from "Perri Nettlebed And The Wrathbone Armour"

    Raís Al Thorn steadied his steed as he prepared to cross the old wooden bridge. The horse tossed its head angrily and slowed down to a gentle trot,...

    Started by Conrad Flanigan‎, 08-17-2009 04:49 AM
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    • Replies: 13
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    08-18-2009, 10:15 PM Go to last post

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