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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. Warriors of Shadows: Path of Darkness

    I made this book for almost three years now. I've been able to get Authorhouse to do it for me as my self published author debut. I wrote this book...

    Started by Steven Schultz‎, 01-15-2010 07:34 PM
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  2. Critique 2

    i posted this scene last week and the concensus was that it was too fragmented and too much of an information dump. Not like a real conversation. All...

    Started by Erica Bertel‎, 01-10-2010 01:07 AM
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    01-11-2010, 04:13 AM Go to last post
  3. Critique

    So, I am a new writer working on my first novel. I\'m about 21,000 words into it, and I think it\'s time to get a little feedback from a few other...

    Started by Tray Towles‎, 01-07-2010 09:30 AM
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    01-09-2010, 09:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Right word?

    Providence proper had little New England ambiance, as did its nearby towns. It could have been Philadelphia or Baltimore without the white front...

    Started by Book Werm‎, 10-16-2009 02:53 AM
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    10-17-2009, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  5. Take a look a this. I get many good comments on it.

    I never had a bad comment on my book called Nawm. I thought I would share it here at this site. I current have four chapters completed. Each of...

    Started by Nawm vmp‎, 10-05-2009 08:32 AM
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    10-07-2009, 05:40 AM Go to last post
  6. Does this sound trite?

    Trite? Or contrived? It's a line from a first-person story about recovering a girl's body. "We will be picking up piece of their...

    Started by Jaclyn Vesik‎, 09-22-2009 07:06 PM
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    10-04-2009, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  7. mechanics of sudden changes??

    Question There are times when an abrupt change in the story line is used for surprise / shock value. These are two examples I have come up with. Iím...

    Started by Chuck Shaw‎, 09-17-2009 08:06 AM
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    09-21-2009, 07:26 AM Go to last post
  8. First Page

    This is the first page. The story will follow Rudy as he battles his anxiety disorder (of which I suffer in real life), while being drawn into a...

    Started by shannon castleman‎, 08-18-2009 08:33 AM
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    08-20-2009, 06:07 AM Go to last post
  9. Fantasy Fiction "rules"

    I am creating a new world here and would categorize this piece as fantasy/adventure. However, as it is a "new" world, may I still use familiar naming...

    Started by rock doctor‎, 07-01-2009 10:48 AM
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    07-05-2009, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  10. Ghostwritten -- Literally

    I was having some fun writing your basic superhero story (girl finds suit of magic armor and does battle with the Forces of Evil) and did the first...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 06-15-2009 05:04 PM
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    06-19-2009, 05:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Villain problem?

    Dear collective group of fellow writers, I need help figuring out how my villain is ultimately going to be defeated. Everything I've come up with...

    Started by Julia Iverson‎, 05-27-2009 01:13 PM
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    06-03-2009, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  12. A short story excerpt...

    From underneath the sofa Fluffy hissed and arched her back, her green eyes enormous. Leaning down on her stomach, Patty stretched her hand forward...

    Started by Jillian Eaton‎, 05-11-2009 06:12 PM
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    05-13-2009, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  13. In The Far Horizon (Poem 2) Crt.please

    In The Far Horizon...birds fly against the setting of the sun where it bleeds into the evening sky;the aftermath is awesome,then ...

    Started by marta cajiao‎, 05-05-2009 03:24 PM
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    06-06-2009, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  14. Drawing a blank with my "with which"es...

    Hello, all Quick question: With the sentence below, does it need a "to" on the end? "The University Club (a hotel) has the top-notch quality...

    Started by Patrick Edwards‎, 05-04-2009 09:33 AM
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    05-11-2009, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  15. Writers Digest snubs Writers.Net

    Okay, it's not so dramatic, but I'm a bit miffed. Writers Digest puts out their "101 Best Sites" listing annually, & here's the one for 2008: ...

    Started by Anthony Ravenscroft‎, 04-26-2009 10:45 AM
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    04-29-2009, 07:25 AM Go to last post
  16. Outlines and Improv

    To the fiction authors out there (published and aspiring), how much time do you spend crafting an outline? Is it detailed down to what occurs in...

    Started by Dave Bartik‎, 03-23-2009 01:27 PM
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    03-30-2009, 01:41 PM Go to last post
  17. The reasons why books entertain

    I don't know if many of you out there know this or not, but there is a certain formula one can follow to produce a nationwide bestseller in...

    Started by Cornelius‎, 11-25-2001 07:24 PM
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  18. Sentence Length

    Isn't the rule pertaining to sentence length to keep it no longer than 21 words? I try to. Many of my sentences would do better with length. Is...

    Started by Deanna Frances Mason‎, 10-29-2001 03:31 PM
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    11-02-2001, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  19. SYNOPSIS HELL!!

    Here I go again... I'm the Cindy that had the 14 page synopsis and all the questions(I finally got it down to 8 pages after much pain). Well my...

    Started by Cynthia Knight‎, 07-24-2001 12:24 PM
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    07-26-2001, 08:50 AM Go to last post
  20. Anyone know anything about Poetry?

    I know there are a few people here who like to consider themselves as "poets". I am not one of them. I have however a page linked to my home site...

    Started by Dr. W. Sumner Davis‎, 05-10-2001 05:36 PM
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    05-16-2001, 03:49 PM Go to last post

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