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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. 3rd person POV - omniscient vs. limited

    I'm currently writing my novel in 3rd person limited where I plan to change it between 3-4 major characters (but probably at chapter breaks) and...

    Started by Kathy F‎, 05-12-2009 08:06 PM
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  2. 3rd person POV reflective thoughts...

    Ive been struggling with this for awhile now, thought I\'d ask your opinions. I usually write 3rd person POV (she, he, they etc) yet have trouble...

    Started by Grace LC‎, 02-17-2005 04:39 PM
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    02-22-2005, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  3. 3rd person vs. limited omniscent

    Does anyone have a definitive answer to the difference between 3rd person POV and Limited Omniscent? I've seen several examples but for the life of...

    Started by Mj‎, 08-31-2003 02:49 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-31-2003, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  4. 3rd to 1st Person

    Hi there, I\'m wondering if it is considered \"bad style\" or if it doesn\'t make sense when a writer begins the intro. chapter of a book in the 3rd...

    Started by Brittany Dannenberg‎, 05-04-2009 01:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-11-2009, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  5. 49 questions for all

    Can someone please tell why some days get stamped in our memories forever And why Nigerians canít forget S.Abacha And why some believe the last...

    Started by Marvy Dawordsmith‎, 06-05-2011 05:20 PM
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    06-08-2011, 07:05 AM Go to last post
  6. 5 favorite authors, and why.

    I'm sort of a chameleon in that I often write like the author I'm currently reading. Maybe someday I'll develop my own style. Many of you have read...

    Started by Billy Cryer‎, 04-27-2003 04:17 PM
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    05-02-2003, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  7. 5 page review

    I'm a glutton for punishment. For a few months, I've debated on posting actual portions of my novel. I have recently revamped the query and my...

    Started by Dave Odle‎, 09-10-2007 11:32 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-10-2007, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  8. 50 Things a Writer Shouldn't Do

    Jut found this, though it's been around a while: 50 THINGS A WRITER SHOULDN'T DO *Edited to make the thread a 'sticky'*

    Started by Jena Grace‎, 04-19-2011 04:59 AM
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    05-18-2011, 03:56 AM Go to last post
  9. 50 tips for writers from a publisher

    Drawn from the experience of dealing with authors in my own publishing company, here are 50 simple tips to keep writers on track and motivated:...

    Started by David longfield‎, 11-15-2010 01:51 PM
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    11-16-2010, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  10. 55+ Ottawa short story contest

    I'm not eligible for this one, but I realized there are lots of short story writers on the forum who probably qualify (you have to be 55 or older)...

    Started by Mya Bell‎, 02-19-2005 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-21-2005, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  11. 6235 words for comments.

    Hi folks, I could do without ironic one liners that say nothing, comments good or bad would be greatly appreciated. Learning from Russ; would...

    Started by akas deodenal‎, 12-06-2002 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-07-2002, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  12. 7 reasons an Editor ...

    7 Reasons and Editor(Might) Toss a Submission(Plus Writing Prompts) <http://blog.writersdigest.com/promptly/>

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 12-07-2009 05:14 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-10-2009, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  13. 8 Tips For The Writing Life (or: How To Be A Happy Writer)

    1. Interior space is more important than exterior space. Cherish your interior space; do not allow others to infiltrate it. Do not allow your...

    Started by jill‎, 09-08-2003 10:04 AM
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    09-11-2003, 03:13 AM Go to last post
  14. 800 words of the first chapter of my manuscript (99% complete)

    The year is 2666, and the main character is just coming back from a trip in Australia. Here are his first experiences once back home. Welcome,...

    Started by Brandon Cleveland‎, 10-30-2007 08:04 AM
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    11-01-2007, 06:22 PM Go to last post
  15. 9/11

    Two years ago at this time I was at FBI Washington Field Office. I was busy and didn't hear about the attacks until about 10 a.m. I launched into...

    Started by jill‎, 09-11-2003 04:53 AM
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    09-14-2003, 04:21 PM Go to last post
  16. ? 4 Giles

    In your opinion, when a person lets their writing flow as they feel it, then edits according to what the techniques they have learned, does this...

    Started by Jane‎, 04-23-2002 01:56 PM
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    04-25-2002, 08:34 PM Go to last post
  17. ? Is this passage too expository

    Hint: This is an excerp from a Mystery and I am trying to remove the expository mode from the story. My detective thinks the missing man is still...

    Started by James Copeland‎, 10-06-2009 01:55 PM
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    10-08-2009, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  18. ?! another newbie question

    When a question is asked in an aggressive way, is it correct to combine the "?!" I've always wondered that. And now I'm faced with the choice of...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 05-15-2015 05:43 PM
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    05-22-2015, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  19. ??????

    I've been reading alot of past posts (on all the different topic forums) and everyone keeps asking about Gary. Tell me, is Gary helpful? Patti

    Started by patti new-writer‎, 03-23-2004 07:50 PM
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    03-26-2004, 04:59 PM Go to last post
  20. ???????

    I just deleted 2 emails from a Graham KoJo is anyone else familar with this name.... I did not open them... I am just wondering if I was the only one...

    Started by Yvonne Oots‎, 10-03-2003 10:53 AM
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    10-06-2003, 08:53 AM Go to last post

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