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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. Honest opinion please

    The founding Of Oddington Sod Over three hundred years ago before a special town was founded, There lived a gentleman who was a little mad and...

    Started by Victoria Tapp‎, 10-05-2010 03:52 AM
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  2. Showing vs. Telling - and info dumping.

    I am now in the process of editing my completed novel and I have a particular question. I want to quickly set the mood for one of my main...

    Started by Sam Fletcher‎, 09-07-2010 10:23 PM
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  3. Proper plural use

    Which is correct: The three of us were ardent Mets fans. or The three of us were Ardent Met fans. Thanks.

    Started by Book Werm‎, 06-23-2009 09:31 PM
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  4. Would you keep reading?

    A year ago I got flogged on flogging the quill and passed, but as many of you know, I'm struggling for the right beginning, and have been failing,...

    Started by Topher Too‎, 04-29-2009 02:14 PM
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  5. An excerpt from a short story I've let marinate for a bit

    Short story is called "Stick-up Man," and it's something I "finished" a while ago and thought to revisit it to see if it's something "doable." I like...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 04-27-2009 03:24 PM
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    05-01-2009, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  6. I Dislike Dialogue

    I am currently working on a novel, and I absolutely hate to put in dialogue. Unfortunately, I have come to a point where I have to add it because of...

    Started by Holly Invisible‎, 04-01-2009 03:55 AM
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  7. Fantasy Cliches

    I've tried researching online for cliches that I might have accidently entered in my writing, and to my utter disappointment, everything I write is a...

    Started by Naomi Roberts‎, 10-28-2008 06:59 PM
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  8. Lightning Round

    OK, Round 2. For those who didn't read the "Five Questions" thread, I'm working on developing a literary novel. I'm trying to get some help on...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 10-23-2007 06:26 PM
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  9. prologue verses Chapter 1

    I have some favorable rejections (if there is such a thing as a favorable rejection) on my book in that I recieved some personal letters back rather...

    Started by J D‎, 10-15-2007 11:41 AM
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  10. I'll get this right yet folks. Yet another review, if you don't mind.

    Still trying to get the writing craft corrected. It is a Science Fiction comedy, but this is a serious part of it. I know you don't know the...

    Started by Lewis R‎, 08-23-2007 04:02 AM
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  11. Query critique.

    (First of all, I just got a rejection on a query for my latest novel. The agent was very kind, but said they didn't feel they could do justice to my...

    Started by L. J. Kottke‎, 01-31-2007 08:42 AM
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  12. Which title would you choose?

    I just finished Sol Stein's Stein on Writing. One of the last chapters dealt with titles. I think I need a new title. If you were at a book store,...

    Started by Sheila Dreckman‎, 05-19-2006 05:25 AM
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    05-22-2006, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  13. aaaa

    <B Test bold /B> <U Underline /U>

    Started by Jon Campbell‎, 09-15-2005 06:16 PM
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  14. Absolutley new work - tell me ...

    Hello all. I have begun work on a totally strange/insane piece called (tentatively named The Shopping Trolleys of Desire). Each segment is out of...

    Started by Denis Bonner‎, 01-03-2005 11:21 PM
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  15. Fantasy novels and maps

    I'll be watching this thread.

    Started by Heather Brewer‎, 04-11-2004 07:12 AM
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  16. 8 Tips For The Writing Life (or: How To Be A Happy Writer)

    1. Interior space is more important than exterior space. Cherish your interior space; do not allow others to infiltrate it. Do not allow your...

    Started by jill‎, 09-08-2003 10:04 AM
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  17. Films, art & writing

    While I am suffering from writer's block, I have a question. Do other writers judge films as if they have been written or painted? I loved...

    Started by Picture Book‎, 12-09-2002 04:40 PM
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  18. Editing & tightening

    Would appreciate a critique, as I feel this is not 'tight' enough.... CHAPTER TWO

    Started by Picture Book‎, 11-22-2002 10:45 AM
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  19. Female version?

    What is the female equivalent of a Sergeant Major? Is there one? Can't think!

    Started by Picture Book‎, 11-21-2002 04:32 PM
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  20. Technical questions

    I just have two questions right now. I have had a few horrible days and am trying to get back to work. I was reading (again), Michael Larsen's book...

    Started by Robin Blue‎, 09-15-2002 08:46 PM
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    03-14-2003, 03:09 AM Go to last post

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