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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. Does This Move You?

    Is this very brief story (331 words) manipulative and tearjerkery enough? It's referring to the September 11 attacks and in the context of the story...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 11-04-2008 04:34 PM
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    11-12-2008, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  2. multicultural short stories

    Hi! Does anyone know of classic (or the ones that get great literary buzz) american short stories from a multicultural/ethnic/immigrant...

    Started by zoe trope‎, 11-12-2008 02:21 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-12-2008, 03:15 PM Go to last post
  3. How You Like Me Now?

    This goes against my principles, but I'm reposting the story I posted last night. I added a little bit at the end. So is that a little less creepy...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 11-05-2008 03:49 PM
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    11-12-2008, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  4. hello all!... the first couple pages of my little story...

    42 Ways to Make Life Suck 1. Kill a Queen The day Sierra Codders died was the day I took my first deep breath of fresh, cold October air. My...

    Started by Hannah JJ‎, 11-11-2008 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-12-2008, 12:41 PM Go to last post
  5. Been working all night on this query

    Am I getting closer with this: How can Thoron defend a crown when he doesn't even know it's his? This is the dilemma the young stable hand is...

    Started by Andrew Stewart‎, 11-11-2008 04:28 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-12-2008, 06:10 AM Go to last post
  6. Your indulgence please. New beginning

    I have been working a little on it, and it probably still needs tweaking, but I wonder if I have made some progress. If you were an agent, would...

    Started by Debbi Voisey‎, 11-11-2008 11:49 AM
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    11-11-2008, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  7. The basis of my book so far.

    Current Production: Jonathan, Beginning the Descent into the World of Vampires (tentative title) In a story filled with love, passion, lust and...

    Started by Alex Hipkins‎, 11-10-2008 09:20 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    11-11-2008, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  8. Critique Please!

    Tropical rain forest. Borneo. Night time. I look up. The darkest night I think Iíve ever experienced. And I donít mean dark as in horror Ė I mean...

    Started by N D‎, 11-07-2008 05:06 AM
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    11-11-2008, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  9. The first 5 pages..

    Someone had mentioned in an earlier thread about an article on writing the first few pages of your novel. I can't seem to find it now but I would be...

    Started by Cin H‎, 11-10-2008 11:27 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-11-2008, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  10. Greetings

    Hello folks, I'm new here and just wanted to say, "Hi!" I'm working on my query letter and hope to get lots of good input and advice. Will...

    Started by Andrew Stewart‎, 11-10-2008 03:25 PM
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    11-11-2008, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Dialog and description

    Ok, I realize that every writer has his or her particular, distinct style, so what I am about to ask has nothing to do with specifics. How do you...

    Started by Chris Redd‎, 11-08-2008 04:32 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    11-10-2008, 03:41 PM Go to last post
  12. help with a muddy line.

    Heres the sentence: "Les Myers didnít really know Dominic Shaw before he killed his wife." I'm trying to say that Les didn't know Dominic...

    Started by Lo Rin‎, 11-04-2008 10:38 PM
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    11-10-2008, 01:28 PM Go to last post
  13. Critique my romantic/suspense novel?

    Ok, I have finally worked up the nerve to put a few paragraphs of my novel out there for you to see. I welcome any and all comments...be as blunt as...

    Started by Cin H‎, 11-09-2008 10:21 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-10-2008, 01:05 PM Go to last post
  14. Spelling out terms

    In dialogue, when a character refers to a website, how is it written? "Go to Writers Net dot com," or "Go to WritersNet.com."

    Started by Percy 123‎, 11-06-2008 04:22 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-10-2008, 12:19 PM Go to last post
  15. Does this make you want to read more?

    Opening paragraph of "Sushi, Burgers, and Rocky Mountain Oysters" a romantic comedy. The kidís reaction was going to be as inevitable as a match...

    Started by Ricky Ginsburg‎, 11-08-2008 02:53 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-09-2008, 08:48 AM Go to last post

    I'm actually a computer graphics artist, not a writer. But promoting and selling my visual art requires correspondence as does many other aspects of...

    Started by Ron yorke‎, 11-08-2008 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-08-2008, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  17. Been workin on this a little - might chuck it - or might not

    The Grand Vizier Every day was the same for Yosef el Haman. Before sun could light the desert sky, a stockade guard would sneak into their sleeping...

    Started by Otto Rabe‎, 11-07-2008 08:22 PM
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    11-08-2008, 06:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Is this too boring for children?

    At last I have got a learning scene knocked into shape for my childrenís book set in early tenth-century Mercia. The child characters are all under...

    Started by Chris Chamberlain‎, 11-06-2008 07:49 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-07-2008, 05:59 PM Go to last post
  19. Ideas on Paper

    For some reason, things are looking better in my head than they are on paper. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Started by Naomi Avery‎, 11-05-2008 09:51 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-07-2008, 05:05 PM Go to last post
  20. Another test query

    Dear Book Publisher: When Senator Brickham Rose is forcefully removed from an airplane by the police at the airport, inhabitants on this small...

    Started by larry moses‎, 11-06-2008 04:15 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    11-07-2008, 12:51 PM Go to last post

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