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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. Thorough critique greatly desired

    Here's the thing: this excerpt is pretty long - 2500 words. I know that's a way longer piece than people are usually willing to critique, so, I'm...

    Started by Ray Veen‎, 09-18-2008 06:07 AM
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    09-19-2008, 03:54 PM Go to last post
  2. Crit of First Draft... Ch. 1 only

    Looking for flow, grammatical errors, any fragmented sentences. Where could I tighten it up, explain a bit more. I'll take every crit under...

    Started by Laura McCarthy‎, 09-19-2008 12:20 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-19-2008, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  3. Is Harry Potter considered YA?

    Is Harry Potter considered YA? Although my book is definitely not a Harry Potter knockoff, it would probably be read by the same kind of readers. ...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 09-18-2008 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-19-2008, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  4. Self-Editing: A Colossal Undertaken

    It can be overwhelmingly infuriating at times when you have painfully written a piece as well edited it;thus, believing that you have finally created...

    Started by Dami Owoyele‎, 09-17-2008 08:53 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    09-19-2008, 04:05 AM Go to last post
  5. POV ideas?

    Here's a problem for you to sink your teeth in. Have you ever experimented with changing from writing in the first person, (using the POV of your...

    Started by Busy Lizzy‎, 09-16-2008 08:51 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 14
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    09-17-2008, 01:17 PM Go to last post
  6. Advice for the Upcoming

    Hello, I am an ardent lover of creativity dressed in words. Especially when it reflects upon the truth and important issues, either locally or...

    Started by Dami Owoyele‎, 09-16-2008 08:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 676
    09-16-2008, 03:13 PM Go to last post
  7. "Generating BUZZ" in Publishing and Editing!

    Discuss... in PUBLISHING AND EDITING.

    Started by A.L. Sirois‎, 09-16-2008 10:11 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-16-2008, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  8. Thought police

    It\'s hard for me to ask for help like this. But I\'m desperate. My superego is out of control today and everything I\'m writing doesn\'t read...

    Started by Denise Keller‎, 09-11-2008 07:27 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 17
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    09-16-2008, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  9. My Turn

    OK, this is the revised beginning to the novel I'm working on. What do you think? Do you want to turn the page or just chuck it in the trash? #...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-05-2008 04:43 PM
    3 Pages
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    09-16-2008, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Can one go too far?

    The last few months (with a large break for recover from jaw surgery), I've been working on some rather intense chapters for a project of mine. The...

    Started by Roxanne Skelly‎, 09-13-2008 10:24 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-16-2008, 01:13 AM Go to last post
  11. Lite Weight

    OK, I'm bored so I'm going to ask a fairly stupid question. Yesterday I was thinking about the band Coldplay and how I consider them "U2 Lite"...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 09-12-2008 01:25 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    09-15-2008, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  12. 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 07:33 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 41
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    09-14-2008, 10:56 PM Go to last post
  13. A snipers. Please comment.

    All white all known murmurs only just almost never always the same white invisible bare white body fixed piz elsewhere only the eyes only just light...

    Started by Jacob Miller‎, 09-03-2008 04:18 PM
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    • Replies: 13
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    09-14-2008, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  14. Seeking Writers

    I am working on a book that is part personal, part compilation. Need to find paid contributors . Details on the site I set up for this ...

    Started by James OKeefe‎, 09-14-2008 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-14-2008, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  15. Profanity

    OK, does profanity during dialogue of a fiction novel make it harder or easier to have an agent sign onto, publisher accept, and or to sell off the...

    Started by John Washington‎, 09-12-2008 12:53 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-12-2008, 07:27 PM Go to last post
  16. The Lottery Question

    When I started writing four years ago I asked myself if I would be any good at it. Is this something I want to do? The answer to the first...

    Started by Matt Austin‎, 09-09-2008 10:47 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
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    09-12-2008, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  17. Changes to first paragraphs :)

    It had been the usual sultry summer that Saturday in a southeast neighborhood in Memphis, where seven-year-old Tessa was jumping on a trampoline with...

    Started by Misty Mann‎, 09-08-2008 07:02 PM
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    09-12-2008, 07:21 AM Go to last post
  18. How do you find the right mindspace for writing.

    I've recently started placing the truly disturbing thoughts and stories bouncing around in my head into my laptop. I'm really finding I need to be...

    Started by Roxanne Skelly‎, 09-08-2008 03:01 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    09-11-2008, 03:22 AM Go to last post
  19. In The House Of God (1500, not a religious piece)

    ******Warning. Some people may find the following scene disturbing. I don't want to give it away, but I deal with some pretty serious themes here. ...

    Started by Dave O‎, 09-06-2008 07:34 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
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    09-10-2008, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Dirty Eggs and Toliet Seat Rewrite

    OK, is this less...make you want to throw up in your mouth? My hair touched my hips before the accident. It was long and beautiful. I'd find...

    Started by Tracy Carpenter‎, 09-08-2008 10:00 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 22
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    09-10-2008, 06:26 AM Go to last post

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