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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. Dreams in fantasy?

    Can anyone tell me if starting a book with a dream sequence (protagonist is dreaming, describes events in dream, he wakes up) is a bad idea? It is...

    Started by Xander Cohen‎, 07-03-2009 11:30 AM
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    07-04-2009, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  2. writers wanted !

    - We are looking for article writers . We consistently need 10 to 20 UNIQUE Articles Daily between 300- 900 Words. Payment range between $2-10 ...

    Started by shreya creations‎, 07-02-2009 03:47 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-03-2009, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  3. Genre Question

    I'm bored so I'm going to ask a possibly stupid question. I'm working on an old school superhero story right now. Since it's obviously not a...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 06-28-2009 07:09 PM
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    07-03-2009, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  4. Does this premise appeal to you?

    In an attempt to keep college from eating away at my sanity (and failing, miserably), I am writing a YA/Fantasy novel about the collectors of dead...

    Started by Brooke Mills‎, 06-25-2009 07:06 PM
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    07-03-2009, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  5. Criticism Please

    I came up with this idea very late one night (around 11:00pm) as I was falling asleep. I wrote the idea down in the notebook I have beside my bed. So...

    Started by Sophie W‎, 03-07-2009 03:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-03-2009, 02:15 AM Go to last post
  6. Rough Prologue

    Tell me what you think of this. I really like this idea. Its aimed at teenagers. Prologue A gentle breeze ruffled the trees leaves, showering...

    Started by Sophie W‎, 03-08-2009 09:51 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    07-03-2009, 02:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Question about the importance of character continuity

    I have a question about the importance of keeping the same lead character for a whole book. I have a character, Teb, who I follow as the lead for...

    Started by james heller‎, 06-30-2009 01:29 PM
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    07-01-2009, 07:15 PM Go to last post
  8. Trying to write Y.A.

    but I feel like I'm writing the theme of death a bit too seriously. I want to character to suffer loss, but can I make it too real for a young...

    Started by Brandon Cleveland‎, 06-23-2009 12:39 PM
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    07-01-2009, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  9. website to check out

    I stumbled across a website through youtube that I thought might be interesting for some of the struggling writers here. It is...

    Started by Derek Wayne‎, 06-30-2009 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-01-2009, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  10. Graphic novel

    I'm told this is the best place to ask my question, so I joined and watched the activity for a couple of days and agree. I've written a novel, got...

    Started by Word man‎, 06-29-2009 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    06-30-2009, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  11. Newbie question

    I am looking for some advice to get someone to edit my book, as stated in my profile to this web site I have great ideas for stories, but very poor...

    Started by Daniel OConnell‎, 06-26-2009 06:55 AM
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    06-30-2009, 06:25 AM Go to last post
  12. Disclaimer

    The disclaimer. People, places, events does not exist and is just a figment of the author's imagination. What if you us Thanks in advance,...

    Started by larry moses‎, 06-26-2009 10:42 AM
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    06-30-2009, 03:19 AM Go to last post
  13. Critique Please

    Opening three paragraphs: Of all the euphemisms I am about to discuss perhaps the verb to die has spawned more euphemisms than any other word...

    Started by Nicole Anderson‎, 06-25-2009 07:29 PM
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    06-29-2009, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  14. The New Guy and His Cult Parodies

    Hi everyone This is my first post here. I'm glad to learn that sites like this exist. Just recently, I've decided to have a go at comedy. I'm...

    Started by Derek Pudding‎, 06-27-2009 06:40 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-28-2009, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Intro to Essay on Euphemisms

    This is my introduction and thesis statement, this is my first lousy draft...I know there are some obvious rewrites needed, especially the one about...

    Started by Nicole Anderson‎, 06-24-2009 01:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-26-2009, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  16. Prologue Tweak

    Id like to try one more variation on my Prologue from yesterday. Does this little tag-ending make it seem prologueier? Im adding on from the final...

    Started by Marty DeLand‎, 06-25-2009 06:33 AM
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    06-26-2009, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  17. 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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    06-26-2009, 04:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Is this a story?

    I wrote this recently, and I\\\'m wondering if its simply too abstract to be a story. Its not incoherent, simply not of a single narrative. Also, any...

    Started by Yvan Gonzalez‎, 06-18-2009 07:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    06-25-2009, 11:26 PM Go to last post
  19. Correct Grammar

    I could not throw the ball, nor could I catch it. Is that a correctly used "nor"?

    Started by S B‎, 06-24-2009 07:02 AM
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    06-25-2009, 07:40 PM Go to last post
  20. writing like a child

    I\'m writing a book from the point of view of a six year old child. The child is supposed to be very smart, but not very educated, having only been...

    Started by Tonya Slatt‎, 06-23-2009 03:09 PM
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    • Replies: 15
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    06-25-2009, 05:20 PM Go to last post

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