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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. Your Writing Method

    Do you write by following a predetermined outlined plot or do you just wing it? I used to feel that outlines,etc. were the way to go, but recently...

    Started by d d‎, 10-20-2009 09:54 PM
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    10-26-2009, 03:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Feedback please

    Hi everybody, I'm quite new to this forum (and web site as well), and I would like to ask you for an opinion of this excerpt. Actually I have...

    Started by D D‎, 11-19-2008 05:32 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    12-09-2008, 06:26 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 08:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-02-2008, 05:19 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 07:09 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-15-2011, 03:07 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 04:57 AM
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    • Replies: 32
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    12-25-2010, 10:38 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, 12:19 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 06:30 AM
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    11-28-2005, 04:23 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
    • Views: 624
    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 01:44 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-16-2008, 07:54 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 12:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 363
    12-28-2007, 11:20 AM 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 05:17 PM
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    11-30-2007, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  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 10:49 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-03-2003, 02:56 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
    • Views: 327
    07-02-2002, 04:49 AM Go to last post
  17. POV Questions

    I understand the basics of what each POV is 1st, 2nd, 3rd limited/omniscient etc. Putting it into play is a whole different story. I...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 03-31-2015 10:30 AM
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  18. Simple words VS. Fancy words

    Is it important to use big, fancy words. When I read something, I find myself having to stop mid sentence and google what the hell I just read. ...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 04-03-2015 12:38 PM
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    04-06-2015, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    04-08-2015, 12:07 PM Go to last post
  20. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,861
    04-10-2015, 07:54 PM Go to last post

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