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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. Beginning Passage

    This is the short passage that should (hopefully) hook my reader into reading the rest of the story. Being one of those readers who always uses the...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-15-2008 06:15 PM
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  2. Beginning Passage

    This is the short passage that should (hopefully) hook my reader into reading the rest of the story. Being one of those readers who always uses the...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-15-2008 05:37 PM
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  3. Are you bored?

    I'm not sure if I've ever done this but I'm going to give it a whirl. This is about 800 wordS of my MS....hesitantly titled, FOR DEAR LIFE. The "#"...

    Started by Jean Bonifacios‎, 12-15-2008 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-15-2008, 02:35 PM Go to last post
  4. A really long passage

    Hi all, If anyone has the energy to read all of this, it is an opening chapter of my story. The question is, would anyone keep turning pages? ...

    Started by Jon Q. Public‎, 12-14-2008 04:23 PM
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    12-15-2008, 02:13 AM Go to last post
  5. ignore below - really long passage with paragraph breaks

    ======================================================== Sam Roche came out of his dumpy, one-room efficiency, lumbered down the creaking wooden...

    Started by Jon Q. Public‎, 12-14-2008 05:37 PM
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    12-14-2008, 08:24 PM Go to last post
  6. Quotation marks?

    Hi all, Lately, I have noticed that a lot of modern books just don't bother with quotation marks. I am now reading Cormac McCarthy's, "No...

    Started by Jon Q. Public‎, 12-12-2008 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-14-2008, 06:46 PM Go to last post
  7. Having trouble w/ punchlines

    No, not joke punchlines. I get an idea for a line or a couple of lines that make a point really well, but then when I try to set them up, I...

    Started by Gordon Daole-Wellman‎, 12-14-2008 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-14-2008, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  8. new guy wanting feedback

    Hello all, First time author here wanting to get in on all the great feedback I see going on in here. I went through my book to find a small...

    Started by Jon Quindry‎, 12-12-2008 05:02 PM
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    12-13-2008, 06:43 PM Go to last post
  9. New to this

    Please tell if I have anything to change about this. It is the opening paragraph from a book that I am working on. The grass and dirt in the...

    Started by Brian Baker‎, 12-11-2008 11:00 PM
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  10. Revision 2

    Liar The sound of the cicadas buzzed through the sweltering summer heat as a B major scale drifted lazily out of a small condo. Richard stared...

    Started by Tianming Zhuang‎, 12-09-2008 03:02 PM
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  11. Two names? Part Deux...

    Thanks everybody! I'm doing it with Natalie and Nattie which pertains to the first "Two names?" thread. Now I have another quandry which I will...

    Started by Jean Bonifacios‎, 12-11-2008 01:33 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-12-2008, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Need help in obtaining information on Great Depression era, Irish subculture

    OK, so, I actually have my /story/ finished, which is a rather new experience for me. Just finished transposing it from paper to my hard drive,...

    Started by Jared Burrow‎, 12-06-2008 12:06 AM
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    12-12-2008, 08:12 AM Go to last post
  13. Two names?

    Okay, I'm going to try to explain this on very little coffee but in my manuscript my main character's name is Natalie. Her old friends call her...

    Started by Jean Bonifacios‎, 12-11-2008 07:56 AM
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    12-12-2008, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  14. Method for written thought

    For those who read my "Revision 2", there are parts of the piece where one character communicates with another using "thought". I showed this using...

    Started by Tianming Zhuang‎, 12-11-2008 04:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-11-2008, 08:55 AM Go to last post
  15. What You Can Do To Sell Your Book

    http://www.squidoo.com/What-YOU-Can-Do-To-Sell-Your-Book

    Started by Wendy Keller‎, 12-11-2008 12:22 AM
    • Replies: 0
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  16. Radical Slimming Surgery

    For my novel. Not me. (lol) By chopping various--pointless--scenes, tightening the wording, and basically giving my novel surgery, I cut it from...

    Started by S Stull‎, 12-10-2008 11:58 AM
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  17. Comma Usage

    Hey, I know folks have thousands of grammar sites to go to, but I thought I'd post this one, seeing as it's clearly written (or is it just me?). :) ...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 12-09-2008 02:39 PM
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    12-10-2008, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  18. My New Website

    If you have a couple minutes, could you help me test the website I made for my book? It looks all right on my browser (except for the stupid ads at...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 12-07-2008 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    12-10-2008, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  19. My First Effort

    This is my very first completed book. I have been directed to this Writers Craft forum to post my first page, initially, to get your views of my...

    Started by Herman Munster‎, 12-08-2008 10:33 AM
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    12-10-2008, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  20. Feedback please

    Hi everybody, I'm quite new to this forum (and web site as well), and I would like to ask you for an opinion of this excerpt. Actually I have...

    Started by D D‎, 11-19-2008 06:32 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-09-2008, 07:26 PM Go to last post

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