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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Looking for Constructive Critisim (shortened)

    This is the first few pages of my Prologue to my first book called The New Clause. I'm just about finished with it. I'm 15 and my goal is to be...

    Started by B. B Wright‎, 07-09-2009 08:58 AM
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    07-11-2009, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  2. I don't think I've ever looked forward to a second draft so much in my life

    I recently lost my job as a political speechwriter (State House), so I'm going to spend the next few months pursuing my lifelong dream. I'm...

    Started by Brandon Cleveland‎, 07-08-2009 10:54 AM
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    07-11-2009, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Catching?

    Terry watched the cars pass by on the street below. His eyes looked from vehicle to vehicle imagining that the inhabitants were on some secret...

    Started by Alex Hipkins‎, 07-07-2009 10:31 PM
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    07-11-2009, 09:37 AM Go to last post
  4. Considering Romance....

    The following is an extract from a book I\'m working on. I\'m a beginner to say the least and any feedback or guidance will be much appreciated. ...

    Started by Bevon Reyaz‎, 06-25-2009 12:45 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-09-2009, 09:33 PM Go to last post
  5. Looking for Constructive Critisim

    This is the Prologue to my first book called The New Clause. I'm just about finished with it. I'm 15 and my goal is to be published before I'm 18. It...

    Started by B. B Wright‎, 07-08-2009 08:22 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-09-2009, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  6. Opinions, suggestoins and all between.

    This is the first draft of the opening to my first book, it's also the first time I've shown anything to people outside my immediate circle (a lot of...

    Started by Xander Cohen‎, 07-04-2009 03:54 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-09-2009, 11:22 AM Go to last post
  7. Posting.

    Being a new writer I have considered posting some of my material on this forum for advice and suggestions. There are two problems with this; 1....

    Started by Xander Cohen‎, 07-04-2009 02:02 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-08-2009, 08:14 AM Go to last post
  8. The First Sentence

    Not long ago, there was a thread about the importance of opening lines. Would the sentence, below, catch your attention for an opening to a story...

    Started by Marty DeLand‎, 07-04-2009 12:28 PM
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    • Replies: 21
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    07-08-2009, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  9. Capitalization

    I've reviewed several sites and my books, I still don't understand all the rules on this one. I have a few phrases such as: The House of...

    Started by Cammy Stevens‎, 07-07-2009 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2009, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  10. Profanity, pro or con

    Just rereading over my book and I use profanity at various parts through out the book. Most of the time it is during conversation and its an...

    Started by Misty Lucas‎, 06-30-2009 04:57 PM
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    • Replies: 44
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    07-07-2009, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Using semi-colon in fiction.

    (I'm reposting it as I original posted it in the wrong forum, apologies) Microsoft Word makes suggestions for me to use semi-colon in places and I...

    Started by Michael Blumental‎, 07-01-2009 09:19 AM
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    07-07-2009, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  12. First draft

    This passage is in rough draft than first draft, however; I wanted to know what you guys think. So far I think it may read to fast, and I am...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 07-03-2009 08:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-06-2009, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  13. Intro idea

    I let everyone's comments on the y/a fiction book I wrote sink in and reworked a lot of things with it. Thank you to everyone for the help. I'm new...

    Started by Cammy Stevens‎, 07-05-2009 11:30 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-06-2009, 03:44 AM Go to last post
  14. colons: semicolons;

    Can I get away with just periods at the end of these sentences or must I use a colon and then semicolons? During the fall of 1986, when I had been...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 07-04-2009 05:38 AM
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    07-06-2009, 03:35 AM Go to last post
  15. Fantasy Fiction "rules"

    I am creating a new world here and would categorize this piece as fantasy/adventure. However, as it is a "new" world, may I still use familiar naming...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 07-01-2009 10:48 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    07-05-2009, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  16. First person or third person?

    I have seen many novels done in both, but what is the preferable choice? I mean, both can be impacting in their own rights, but then again, both can...

    Started by Alex Hipkins‎, 07-02-2009 02:48 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    07-05-2009, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  17. Past tense

    I am sure this may seem elementary to most here, but to me it is confusing. I continue to find I am using past tense in my third person story, I...

    Started by Daniel OConnell‎, 07-01-2009 05:38 AM
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    07-05-2009, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  18. A few short excerpts...

    I posted a short paragraph from this same piece of work a couple weeks ago and received excellent feedback which is why I'm doing the same thing...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 06-26-2009 08:40 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-05-2009, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  19. How to break the writer's block?

    Just wondering what some people do to ease the pain of writer's block. Lately, I had been doing well with working on my ms, but the past few days...

    Started by Alex Hipkins‎, 06-25-2009 02:06 PM
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    07-05-2009, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Changing Times - a poem

    Just a poem I wrote in a short while a couple of days ago. Hope you ejnoy. Changing Times I saw a death of the dwindling great Superstars, His...

    Started by Juynal Miah‎, 06-29-2009 01:35 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    07-05-2009, 09:04 AM Go to last post

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