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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. Deep Thought about Science, Fantasy & Horror Fiction?

    This post is to see whether Iím a Johnny-come-lately in working out the following, or whether Iíve actually broken new ground. If Iím on to...

    Started by Chris Chamberlain‎, 06-07-2007 12:47 PM
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    07-27-2007, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  2. Define Literary Fiction

    Seriously. I have read so many things so vague about this. Is it basically the catch all or something? Also, please list some novels...

    Started by Arden Wolfe‎, 09-28-2007 09:36 PM
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    10-07-2007, 06:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Defining an Antagonist that isn't tangible

    I'm working on a first novel that has a lot of personal backing. I've been working on it for some time, mostly writing about the characters and...

    Started by Chris Anderson‎, 08-30-2009 07:43 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-31-2009, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Defining, not refining

    I'm a bit frustrated at the moment. I am finding that I'm good at defining a story and the characters...but once that story gets going, I had...

    Started by Ryan Bruner‎, 05-03-2004 10:23 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-04-2004, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  5. Definitions

    There have been discussions here in the not-too-far-distant past on the differences between fiction and nonfiction. I'm currently reading Gao...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 03-08-2002 12:56 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-09-2002, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  6. Definitions..

    Greetings, I've always wanted to ask this, but never found enough writers in one room to debate: - What is your definition of a good writer? ...

    Started by Natalie Sey‎, 08-05-2003 03:17 AM
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    08-06-2003, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Deleting Google results

    Hey everyone I know this isn't the correct forum, but there's no forum for Misc. I'm trying to figure out how to delete my name from a website in...

    Started by REF Dugan‎, 01-31-2009 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-31-2009, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Demolition Zone...Join AW in tearing apart this sample

    I'm ready for this thing(a sample of one of many stories I'm working on) to be torn apart anaylized left destroyed or reassembled. I myself am going...

    Started by Aspiring Writer‎, 12-11-2009 08:03 PM
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    • Replies: 18
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    12-13-2009, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  9. Depressing dialogue rules--why???

    This is really depressing. Over the last month I've read: --don't use "oh," "so," "well," "um," or "uh" in your dialogue --don't use ellipses to...

    Started by Erin Dammen‎, 12-05-2006 12:25 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 12
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    12-06-2006, 12:49 PM Go to last post
  10. Depressing Publishers Lunch

    I just read where the wrestler Mick Foley (known only to me because my husband watches that garbage)got a publishing deal. MY GOD, what next,...

    Started by BBinNC‎, 07-08-2003 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    07-09-2003, 01:29 AM Go to last post
  11. Describing a character

    In my latest WIP, I describe the main character in this way: Toby Jerkus was five foot five, slender and wirey. He wore his near-black hair long....

    Started by Roy Abrahams‎, 09-12-2005 09:16 AM
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    09-29-2005, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  12. Describing a room/rooms in a house

    Anyone having trouble with description when writing a book? I'm trying to describe the furniture in a living room and I'm stumped.

    Started by larry moses‎, 06-01-2009 04:38 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    06-02-2009, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  13. Describing a wine.

    How can one describe a wine without sounding like one of those critics? One of my characters enjoys a vintage Port (Barros Colheita 1937). Heís a...

    Started by George Kozi‎, 08-24-2006 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 360
    08-24-2006, 01:10 PM Go to last post
  14. Describing a wine. The context.

    I would appreciate your opinions on the fragment below. Iím aware that it needs polishing, and I could use some feedback... there are things I fail...

    Started by George Kozi‎, 08-27-2006 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-28-2006, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  15. Description

    Here's how I attempt to describe my young character: Ryan was the first to break through the dark and into the light. A touch of color streaked...

    Started by Jon Campbell‎, 10-01-2005 08:54 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    10-03-2005, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  16. Description -adequate? accurate?

    The following is a scene in my book. The reader already knows that the couple is on vacation. House hunting and relocation are the farthest things...

    Started by Book Worm‎, 01-31-2009 07:46 PM
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    • Replies: 11
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    02-08-2009, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  17. Description Challenge

    So in my story, there is this one spot that some of my characters commonly meet up at. It is a very relevant place and the setting is quite often in...

    Started by DaBlaRR‎, 07-17-2015 04:26 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
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    08-09-2015, 08:08 PM Go to last post
  18. Description of the house needed?

    Or should I keep with the action? This is only page one folks. Answering and critiques are welcome. Thank you in advance. Ann ...

    Started by Ann Casey‎, 11-10-2005 09:59 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    11-10-2005, 10:06 PM Go to last post
  19. Description or dialog?

    Given the choices presented below, which is the preferable technique. Feel free to offer other options as well: 1. Describe at length the...

    Started by Bill‎, 12-17-2002 10:17 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-18-2002, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Description- It makes me cry how bad I am at it.

    Hi, Im Tash. Just began writing my first novel and I have also been writing regularly to my blog about the process I am undertaking. My latest post...

    Started by Natasha Gow‎, 12-29-2006 12:32 AM
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    • Replies: 10
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    01-10-2007, 01:04 PM Go to last post

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