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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. New Opening (F/U To Critique, Below)

    I noted that the general comment I saw a lot of was, "Lead off with the action." With that in mind, I submit this for consideration. Thank you all...

    Started by J.S. Wayne‎, 12-06-2009 11:44 AM
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  2. Plagiarism vs. Fair Use

    Is the following plagiarism or fair use? Take a single sentence from another writer\'s work (let\'s say a newspaper article), rearrange some of...

    Started by Charles Aidan‎, 08-16-2008 08:47 PM
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    08-27-2008, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  3. Take a look pls - hook a brother up

    Here are a couple chapters from my fantasy novel. Looking for some honest criticism. Have at it!!! On the first day of spring Senior Midshipmen...

    Started by Otto Rabe‎, 10-17-2007 09:51 AM
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    10-25-2007, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  4. My wonderful rejection from Writers House

    So My first 50 lacks character development, huh? What exactly is character development? My protagonist has a strong voice, a sense of purpose, I...

    Started by Joy Riches‎, 09-12-2006 07:21 AM
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    09-14-2006, 10:31 AM Go to last post
  5. Word Game Letter A -

    And in a galaxay far far away., there lived the folks of writersville.

    Started by Lisa Werth‎, 05-17-2003 04:55 PM
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    05-22-2003, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  6. HELP!

    I have a world renowned publishers after my book. They know its not finished til' feb (I told them)... What do I do? If you can stomach helping...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 01-12-2011 03:33 AM
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    01-14-2011, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  7. CRITIQUES AND ADVICE

    Hello world,am ADEYEMO OLUWASEGUN from Nigeria am an aspiring writer of fantasy genres. Please help me with my first novel my working title is...

    Started by Adeyemo Oluwasegun‎, 04-21-2010 05:40 AM
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    04-22-2010, 01:06 PM Go to last post
  8. MA Writing

    The National Academy of Writing 2009 Deadline for Applications: June 15th Hosted by the School of English at Birmingham City University, the...

    Started by Sara Parker‎, 06-04-2009 07:07 AM
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    06-07-2009, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  9. Fiction Factor e-course

    Has anyone heard of this, or used it. I am thining about taking their romance e-course, which states it will teach me how to write the best romance,...

    Started by Amber Autry‎, 02-06-2009 09:33 AM
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    02-08-2009, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  10. Sloppy writing

    What ever is wrong with Writer's Net? Sorry, but I've got the urge to be crabby. We used to have some really excellent samples of writing in...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 01-20-2009 07:42 AM
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    01-21-2009, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  11. On being a novelist

    The thread on obsession has brought up something I have been wrestling with for the last month. I am 2/3 into the second draft of my novel, and am...

    Started by Denise Kiincy‎, 12-15-2004 06:26 AM
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    12-29-2004, 04:16 PM Go to last post
  12. Edit In Peace Gary!

    For almost year and a half, I have seen agents and editors come and go this site. They didnt need to be here as much as we needed them. Their...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-16-2003 11:07 AM
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    07-18-2003, 12:22 PM Go to last post
  13. website Kayla & a quote for the rest of us.

    http://www.write101.com/nouns.htm Thats for Kayla some free lessons and excercises I stumbled across. As for the quote well its just something...

    Started by F Walter‎, 04-30-2003 03:09 AM
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    05-01-2003, 06:06 PM Go to last post
  14. I have a disease

    ...I have writer's block. I have had it before in small doses, the odd cough that didn't quite develop into a full blown cold -- this time it's the...

    Started by M T‎, 04-07-2003 07:28 PM
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    04-09-2003, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  15. two lips

    In the following sentence, I use the word 'lips' twice. Is this a mistake? Or are they far enough away from each other to be allowed to stay? Is...

    Started by M T‎, 03-14-2003 03:39 PM
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  16. Writers Block Episode Four

    Alas, the Hamish was planning to exterminate all the Oots, Orville, Ingrid & Earlene.

    Started by Picture Book‎, 10-20-2002 11:52 AM
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  17. Non-fiction vs. Fiction

    Buried in a topic on another forum, someone claimed the supremacy of crafting non-fiction over fiction, but this topic deserves its own thread. ...

    Started by Ben Rose‎, 01-28-2002 11:18 AM
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  18. Twilight??

    Im completely at a loss for words after reading this series. After reading so many posts on how to write correctly, Im very confused as to how...

    Started by Jenna Johnson‎, 11-01-2010 11:43 AM
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    11-12-2010, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  19. realistic weapons?

    I have another question. I can't tell you guys how helpful this site has been for me. So, here goes: I recently read a book in which the main...

    Started by r p‎, 11-17-2004 07:44 PM
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    11-23-2004, 08:39 AM Go to last post
  20. Character's Thoughts

    Greeting Gurus, I am writing a piece and have a question about convention -- how does an author best indicate that a comment or statement, or...

    Started by Kevin Summers‎, 11-05-2002 09:15 AM
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    11-08-2002, 01:30 PM Go to last post

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