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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. Pacing in Video Games (Applies to Writing Too)

    Here's an interesting video about pacing in video games. Most of it applies to writing too. http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/episode-07-pacing

    Started by Nathan N.‎, 09-10-2011 06:13 AM
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    09-10-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  2. Lifeless Apart (Revised)

    Thank you, everyone who commented on my first thread. I would like to know if it's an improvement. No pressure, comment if you feel like it. (: I...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 09-07-2011 07:55 AM
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    09-10-2011, 09:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Words commonly misused

    In another thread, Leslee mentioned the common misuse of the word "jive" instead of "jibe." What are some other words or phrases you find commonly...

    Started by Cheryl Morton‎, 07-13-2011 02:41 PM
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    09-10-2011, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  4. Lifeless Apart (255 words)

    It's been pretty quiet around here, and I thought I'd throw a little, old something out there for critique. And per Mr. Cur's suggestion, I thought...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 09-04-2011 01:05 PM
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    09-07-2011, 07:45 AM Go to last post
  5. MINOR dilemma

    In my first novel, two of the main characters lose their virginity at relatively young ages (for some). When the main character, a male, loses his...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-25-2011 07:45 PM
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    09-07-2011, 06:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Final Format for Publishers

    I am moving along with an autobiography, and am wondering what format publishers want for submission. Do they want indented paragraphs, or a line...

    Started by Craig CPM‎, 08-13-2011 04:28 PM
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    09-01-2011, 04:04 PM Go to last post
  7. Need advice on grammar

    Just need advice for the following questions 1. When I wrtie a pharse "For an unpublished writer to become a New York Times bestselling...

    Started by Udom Vinaruenatr‎, 08-25-2011 10:56 PM
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    09-01-2011, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  8. Query Help..

    After seeing her soul mate die repeatedly in past lives they’ve lived together, 17-year old Lylah starts to contemplate whether she can alter the...

    Started by Maribel Suggs‎, 08-29-2011 03:51 PM
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    08-31-2011, 03:44 PM Go to last post
  9. Must-Read Review for Aspriing Writers

    In this amazing review of BY THE WATER'S EDGE, author Edward Milligan reveals how he fleshed out "every single corner of his book's vast and...

    Started by jayce‎, 08-29-2011 11:20 AM
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    08-29-2011, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Stay on the road or start a new road trip?

    Hello fellow writers! First off, this seems like a wonderful community. I only just discovered it through a link from the Scrivener web site. I...

    Started by Javier Plumey‎, 08-25-2011 03:57 AM
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    08-29-2011, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  11. utterly confused by these sentances

    I was hoping someone could explain why these sentances are the way they are. I have looked through my grammar books that I have multiple times...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 02-03-2011 08:17 PM
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    08-27-2011, 03:21 PM Go to last post
  12. Which is right?

    Which would be the correct word: leapt or lept? The dictionaries seem to indicate both are correct. But they both look wrong.

    Started by Lea Zalas‎, 08-24-2011 09:25 AM
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    08-26-2011, 06:38 PM Go to last post
  13. Midnight Sun - Advice on writing please

    G'day one and all, I'm am new to this forum and writing in general, I am starting my first novel (hoepfully) and have had time to think of what I...

    Started by Beth Kenneh‎, 01-30-2009 03:28 AM
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    08-26-2011, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  14. Best POV for new novel?

    I have a new novel that I've just started working on, and I was wondering about the best POV to put it in. The storyline is with a setting in Poland,...

    Started by Jody Mosier‎, 07-22-2011 11:49 PM
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    08-26-2011, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  15. stage and screen

    Has anyone written for the stage and (other than credible dialog), what is a good reference for guidelines (other than emulating Ibsen, Miller, etc.)?

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-25-2011 11:50 PM
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    08-25-2011, 11:50 PM Go to last post
  16. frozen moments

    are you inspired by everything? i try to be. there are nine identified sister muses, how many forms can they take? sometmes i have to drop life...

    Started by David Messick‎, 08-13-2011 05:57 PM
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    08-25-2011, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  17. Feedback please

    Looking for a little constructive criticism...thanks: A few bars of Dixie woke Pastor Pat Branson from a deep sleep that could only be brought on...

    Started by Nathan Yost‎, 08-08-2011 12:50 PM
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    08-25-2011, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  18. Chapters and chapter breaks

    Hey all, i'm faced with a slight dilemma, my manuscript is a fantasy which will consist of about 80 000 to 95 000 words when completed, my problem is...

    Started by JayJay Schnetler‎, 11-28-2010 01:46 AM
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    08-25-2011, 05:53 AM Go to last post
  19. The beginning of my novel - 556 words

    Hello all. This is my first post here but I have been reading through many others and learnt a lot from them. I have posted the first several...

    Started by Robert Clohesy‎, 08-23-2011 01:17 AM
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    08-24-2011, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  20. the use of torture in fiction

    Er... this is a question that I posted in another writing forum that is kind of raising more questions than answers so I thought I'd pop it in here...

    Started by Aver0n 2o11‎, 07-11-2011 01:00 AM
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    fictional torture
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    08-21-2011, 06:30 PM Go to last post

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