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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. Dream Sequences.

    Well, i'm stuck. It's my first attempt at writing a dream, and to be honest I think it sucks. If any of you can assist me in making it any better,...

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 09-05-2005 06:41 AM
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    09-08-2005, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  2. A plea

    To the moderator, Hamish is it? I vote you delete every thread related to the John O arguments. It appears everyone is tired of it now.

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 08-03-2005 09:55 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    08-03-2005, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  3. First and third person...

    Personally, I find it extremely difficult to write first person. Also, it's very easy to write third person. However, my english teacher advised...

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 08-01-2005 06:53 AM
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    08-03-2005, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  4. Writing talent

    Give me your opinions on who the best write of all time is... Yes, i know it's a hard question. Take your time answering it. No one say Hemingway...

    Started by Alex Richardson‎, 07-29-2005 11:35 AM
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    • Replies: 16
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    08-01-2005, 06:35 PM Go to last post
  5. Synopsis Critque Requested

    My agent has requested a short synopsis to go with my recently-finished ms. Please critique. Thanks. -Alex GUILT BY ASSOCIATION African...

    Started by Alex St. Claire‎, 09-02-2005 09:52 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 526
    09-03-2005, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  6. Web-backed Short Stories

    Hi, I have a series of short stories that I'm developing about a high school girl who uses what she's learned about math and computers to help her...

    Started by Alex Vrenios‎, 01-21-2007 08:36 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-21-2007, 10:46 AM Go to last post
  7. Time violation?

    Hi, My main character, a teenage girl, is the narrator and principle actor in most of the scenes. At one point in the story her father gets a...

    Started by Alex Vrenios‎, 09-09-2006 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 434
    09-10-2006, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Don't know if poetry is welcomed her, but...

    I'm contemplated submitting this to my school art magazine, Good critique would be much appreciated. The title is "Sweet Venom". Beneath the...

    Started by Alexander McRae‎, 02-12-2009 03:46 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    02-13-2009, 03:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Short Story-Dry Winter (Revised)

    Sleep eludes him as he tosses and turns. He is frustrated with his thoughts, for they refuse to die. Eventually, he shoves aside the covers. He...

    Started by Alexander McRae‎, 01-03-2009 08:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    01-05-2009, 03:46 PM Go to last post
  10. Short Story-Dry Winter

    Wondering if anyone\'s willing to read this short story i just wrote and give me some feedback. it\'s titled \"Dry Winter\". I\'m really unsure of...

    Started by Alexander McRae‎, 01-02-2009 10:33 PM
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-03-2009, 08:50 PM Go to last post
  11. First Chapter, Please criticise

    Partial first chapter of a work I recently begun, am i doing anything wrong? The room comes into focus. My numb mind finally heats up with life. I...

    Started by Alexander Van Dyke‎, 06-22-2009 04:20 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 857
    06-23-2009, 07:53 AM Go to last post
  12. THE BLUE WORLD- advice please

    Here is part of the story I've been working on. Its a chapter in the middle, and I was wondering if I captured the sadness and anger of my main...

    Started by Alexx Deshaw‎, 08-16-2009 10:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 725
    08-17-2009, 01:14 PM Go to last post
  13. comma or period at the end of dialogue?

    i learned somewhere that you are supposed to put a comma at the end of dialogue, but most people use a period. which is right, or can you use either?

    Started by Alexx Deshaw‎, 08-14-2009 02:40 PM
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    08-16-2009, 12:58 PM Go to last post
  14. short story long

    I am working on a novel and I was wondering how exactly great writers drag out situations that don't take more than five minutes if it had really...

    Started by Alexx Deshaw‎, 08-09-2009 06:04 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 627
    08-11-2009, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  15. writers block

    After a writing frendzy several days ago, I have been unable to get anything good down, and I'm not quite sure what to do. Should I just keep going...

    Started by Alexx Deshaw‎, 08-09-2009 09:16 AM
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    • Replies: 12
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    08-18-2009, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  16. someone please help me!!!

    hey there! im just looking for some help on writing. im only 14, so i clearly have no idea what the hell im doing, but id like to be an author and...

    Started by alexx deshaw‎, 08-02-2009 09:03 AM
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    08-07-2009, 07:25 PM Go to last post
  17. query critic

    Hello all, I was just selected as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon breakthrough award. I'd be real shocked if I actually made it to the 100, so I...

    Started by Alfredo Lima‎, 03-21-2009 11:01 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-23-2009, 05:08 AM Go to last post
  18. Writing Widding Invitations website (need help)

    I\\\'m publishing new web site for wedding invitations and i have a small story i want to write as honme page about cards. its a love story with...

    Started by Ali Chalhoub‎, 05-24-2008 06:10 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 467
    05-25-2008, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Isn\'t first person inherently telling?

    Hi folks: We\'ve all had it drummed into our heads that we should show in our novels instead of tell. However, Sol Stein says that first person...

    Started by Ali Shankman‎, 10-13-2002 08:09 AM
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    10-14-2002, 07:37 PM Go to last post
  20. Intro, Prologue, Or Forward?

    I usually post on Agents, but have a craft question. What is the difference among these? I added a "prologue" to the front of my juvenile novel; a...

    Started by Alice Clay‎, 02-13-2006 05:29 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 655
    02-13-2006, 11:54 AM Go to last post

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