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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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    12-11-2009, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  2. Unedited first draft writing sample

    This is about 700 words of unedited first draft, written in a hurry during November for my Nanowrimo. The narrator is a detective, and at the...

    Started by Joe Zeff‎, 01-06-2009 12:39 AM
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    01-07-2009, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  3. Profanity Question

    Does not using profanity in a novel hurt your chances of getting published? In my daily life, around the guys, I'll admit to using some profanity....

    Started by Carl Purdon‎, 07-01-2008 06:33 AM
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    09-14-2008, 09:56 PM Go to last post
  4. 100: My Sister, My Mother

    Hello, all This is an excerpt from a short I've been working on. I've been having some issues with getting this paragraph just right. So, I'm...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 04-19-2007 08:15 AM
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    04-24-2007, 08:57 AM Go to last post
  5. My turn to take a spin!

    Hey looks like everyone wants to know how good they are so I thought I'd try my luck as well. Please ignore the grammer mistakes or spelling mishapes...

    Started by Shinju‎, 01-19-2004 09:00 AM
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    01-23-2004, 05:20 AM 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 04:40 AM
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    04-22-2010, 12:06 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 06:07 AM
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    06-07-2009, 10:29 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 didnít need to be here as much as we needed them. Their...

    Started by Lisa J. Werth‎, 07-16-2003 10:07 AM
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    07-18-2003, 11:22 AM 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 02:09 AM
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    05-01-2003, 05:06 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 06:28 PM
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    04-09-2003, 02:40 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 10:52 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??

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

    Started by Jenna Johnson‎, 11-01-2010 10:43 AM
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  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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