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Forum: Writing Craft Threads

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. Dan Brown

    What do you think of his work? I recently finished Angels and Demons and I realized that quite a few sentences seemed off/amateurish. Don't get...

    Started by d d‎, 10-01-2009 10:24 PM
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    10-05-2009, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  2. Critiques Please ! Come one, come all!

    I am a fan of most any literary fiction (my favorite being historical). I have finished a fair portion of my post-civil war novel and I am submitting...

    Started by d d‎, 09-26-2009 11:13 PM
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    09-29-2009, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Writing quests and supporting material

    Hi All, First, Im no writer! I am a programmer and role playing/computer game enthusiast. I am going to build a neat game for children. As a...

    Started by d e‎, 02-01-2008 09:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-02-2008, 06:19 AM Go to last post
  4. start of first chapter

    Just looking for some feedback on the first 900 or so words of my first chapter, or as much as you feel like reading. I appreciate any comments you...

    Started by D Hupp‎, 10-21-2007 01:31 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-22-2007, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  5. Keith

    Hey Keith, Just checkin to see if my MS made it through to you on your musefinder account. DK

    Started by D K‎, 01-14-2011 08:09 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2011, 04:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Is it just me...

    Or is there something wrong with this first sentence of a rather popular book? "My mother drove me to the airport with the windows rolled down." ...

    Started by D K‎, 12-07-2010 05:57 AM
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    12-25-2010, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  7. Royal Carafe Chapter 2 Snippet

    Hi All, Sorry to interfere with the squabbling over Franklin's post but.... Here's the first piece of Chapter 2 to my MS and would like some...

    Started by D K‎, 10-20-2009 01:02 PM
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    11-06-2009, 01:19 PM Go to last post
  8. Patents vs Copyrights

    This may be the wrong forum for this, but I felt it was something that needed to be discussed. Below is a link to a story about patenting storylines...

    Started by D Marcus‎, 11-04-2005 07:30 AM
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    11-28-2005, 05:23 PM Go to last post
  9. middle of story

    Having problem with how to write middle of story or what format is appropriate. The beginning of story is a contemporary setting. An ancestors...

    Started by d soren‎, 07-17-2005 03:34 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-18-2005, 07:57 AM Go to last post
  10. Revision trends

    Does anyone notice a trend on their rewriting process where the beginning of original MS is a mess (I scratch out, modify, correct, delete, etc.,...

    Started by d. Leroy‎, 01-15-2008 02:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-16-2008, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  11. Chapter 2 review

    I have almost completed the re-write of my current novel and found myself dangerously close to burn-out. I decided to take a break over the holidays...

    Started by d. Leroy‎, 12-27-2007 01:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-28-2007, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Feedback on short story intro

    Hi all. Below is the introduction for a short story. The story is complete, but too long to post all of it here. As always, your critique would...

    Started by d. Leroy‎, 11-29-2007 06:17 PM
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  13. Submission sample for review

    Below is the first 800 words of my novel. Let me know if this post is too much - I looked back through and saw posts that ranged from a hundred...

    Started by d. Leroy‎, 10-08-2007 11:02 AM
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    10-12-2007, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Editing poetry

    Im looking for a good editer of childs poems.

    Started by D.G. Duchesne‎, 07-20-2006 10:40 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-21-2006, 08:54 AM Go to last post
  15. Writing As An Art and Therapy

    I have to write. It keeps me sane. It helps me to deal with situations that seem beyond my control.

    Started by D.R. Bennett‎, 03-03-2003 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-03-2003, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  16. Writng As An Artform

    Over the years I've tried to keep a sense of artistic freedom in my writing. I've been through all the ups and downs, rejections, discouragements,...

    Started by D.R. Bennett‎, 07-01-2002 05:42 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-02-2002, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  17. Cliffhangers

    I have yet another question. When ending a chapter with a major cliffhanger, probably the biggest in the story. Is it good practice to start the...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-06-2015 11:40 AM
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    04-08-2015, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  18. Writers block... kinda

    Ok. Sorry guys, I'm spamming these threads. I have a ton of this story in my head. A lot of future scenes. Here is my problem. The current...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-08-2015 08:02 PM
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    04-10-2015, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  19. chapter length consistency

    Okay I have a bunch of questions Is it important to keep chapter lengths consistent? I intentionally made the first chapter short at 1500...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-09-2015 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-10-2015, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Dialogue heavy chapter

    So the current chapter I am writing is extremely dialogue heavy. Most of the chapter is dialogue because it is a very vital part of the evolution of...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-26-2015 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-03-2015, 08:12 PM Go to last post

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