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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. Just looking for some suggestions

    I am not sure if this is the write place for this type of work, I am not looking for a re write of my work, but some suggestions, I am a college...

    Started by Travis Churchill‎, 08-01-2009 03:53 PM
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    08-02-2009, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  2. POV shift?

    Toward the end of this paragraph, is the phrase "for crying out loud" jarring or out of place. A little girl is writing about her aunt. Lovely...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 08-01-2009 03:44 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-01-2009, 09:52 PM Go to last post
  3. 1st Three... Hooked?

    Here are the first three pages... Would be so grateful for some feedback. Such a meaningless waste… It seemed to apply to more than just the...

    Started by M.L. Fuhriman‎, 07-30-2009 03:20 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    08-01-2009, 08:58 PM Go to last post
  4. Desperately need feedback

    Please be so kind to review and provide opinions on my work below. It is the opening to the first chapter of the novel I am writing at the...

    Started by Juynal Miah‎, 07-26-2009 01:37 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    08-01-2009, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  5. feebacks please

    This is an excerpt from a little project I'm working on. My friends have read it during the school year but once summer began, I realized that adding...

    Started by Addie Gray‎, 07-31-2009 12:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 612
    07-31-2009, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  6. One paragraph - feedback please

    I'm working on a new project. I finally splurged out a paragraph and want to know if it catches the readers attention, and interest in the story....

    Started by Jay Deamr‎, 07-31-2009 11:19 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-31-2009, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  7. Have a look!

    Hey! I wrote an essay for my school, I would like to know your opinion. What do you think??...

    Started by Clever Professor‎, 06-16-2009 06:42 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 21
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    07-31-2009, 03:14 AM Go to last post
  8. NEW WRITER.

    I am writing a novel and I am sitting at 43,000 words and I have all the notes to finish the thing up inside two months. The problem- not sure how to...

    Started by Santino Scalici‎, 07-30-2009 04:00 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-30-2009, 04:00 AM Go to last post
  9. Opening chapter rough draft

    I posted this one the Unpublished writer's forum and was told I would get more responses if I posted it here. This is one of many revisions I have...

    Started by Cubist One‎, 07-20-2009 11:01 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
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    07-29-2009, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  10. First three pages

    I decided to take a three page back-story narrative disguised as dialog and show the action. Chronologically this puts it at the start of the book....

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 07-28-2009 05:07 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-29-2009, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  11. Proper plural use

    Bella and Louis’ glorious honeymoon lasted almost a year. They motored home across the country in a glamorous new Chrysler convertible purchased in...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 07-24-2009 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 493
    07-28-2009, 09:26 AM Go to last post
  12. Something useful

    Below is a link to an online book store. But the great thing is they publish the first entire chapter of novels. There are great number of titles...

    Started by Juynal Miah‎, 07-27-2009 02:09 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-27-2009, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  13. please could you provide some feedback ?

    Hi all, i would appreciate you giving me your thoughts on my first couple of thousand words I haven't written anything since I left school 15...

    Started by Neil Trigg‎, 07-26-2009 12:47 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-27-2009, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  14. Returning to an old project

    Hello, I have decided to pick up a project that I set aside while finishing up on a fantasy novel. There is something about this story that keeps...

    Started by Sean Lynch‎, 07-23-2009 12:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
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    07-25-2009, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Overuse of dashes?

    I recently finished the second draft of a short story, but noticed while writing it that I was making rather heavy use of dashes. While I possibly...

    Started by Daniel Fearon‎, 07-21-2009 11:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    07-25-2009, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  16. Accents

    I am writing about the period after WWII. This is paragraph. I don't want to say harsh German accent. How can I imply that? I have used the words,...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 07-25-2009 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 332
    07-25-2009, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  17. For Tim Edgren

    Tim, I thought it might help to see a McManus-style short I did that has appeared in several national hunting/fishing magazines. It's the very first...

    Started by Cathy C‎, 07-24-2009 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-25-2009, 02:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Objects Of Fascination

    I was bored a little while ago and got to thinking. What are the things that humans are fascinated by? I've noticed several things over the years...

    Started by Eric Hostetter‎, 07-21-2009 11:39 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-23-2009, 06:21 AM Go to last post
  19. Writer's Block.

    Please, I am facing a terrible writer's block right now. I will appreciate it if someone will give me a list of interesting articles to write for...

    Started by Dami Owoyele‎, 07-21-2009 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 499
    07-22-2009, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  20. Short Excerpt, Urban Fantasy

    This is a short excerpt (beginning of the first chapter) from an urban fantasy novel I'm working on. I have a few concerns about it but I've got to...

    Started by Ord Retniap‎, 07-22-2009 05:00 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 491
    07-22-2009, 09:12 AM Go to last post

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