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  1. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: What to expect when submitting work for critique: *Read Before You Post*

    Please limit posts to 1000 words or less. If your post contains graphic sexual content, violence or obscenity, please make a note in the subject...

    Started by Victoria‎, 08-24-2011 01:34 PM
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  1. Please Critique

    Hi. If anyone has any comments on the extract below, I'd appreciate it. It's like a shadow play, the doctor said. A Chinese shadow play. I'm...

    Started by Zooey Jones‎, 02-01-2011 02:39 PM
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  2. Can I have your critique on this opening scene, please?:)

    I've posted this excerpt about two months ago, but since then the whole MS went trough so much technical rewriting (following the critique I've...

    Started by Zoe Saadia‎, 04-17-2011 01:07 AM
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    04-23-2011, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Can I bother you with another fragment?:)

    I tried to implement all the great advice I've received here previously, cutting those sentences on and on, trying to simplify. I'm afraid it's...

    Started by Zoe Saadia‎, 02-11-2011 12:34 AM
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    02-11-2011, 01:09 PM Go to last post
  4. First few pages for critique :)

    Thanks in advance for your time and effort :) I took the critique, I received on the query forum, seriously enough to look up a professional editor...

    Started by Zoe Saadia‎, 02-03-2011 01:38 PM
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  5. "Bardsí Bondage" By Chidi Anthony Opara

    Our bards Have been bound And bundled Into bunkhouses of book barons,

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 07-25-2011 12:50 AM
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  6. "Bardsí Bondage" By Chidi Anthony Opara

    Our bards Have been bound And bundled Into bunkhouses of book barons, Their mouths bandaged. Their miens befuddled, Their bearings lost, Tis...

    Started by Zeblon Zeus‎, 07-25-2011 01:10 AM
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    07-29-2011, 06:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Synopsis troubles.

    Im completely new to everything that is writing. I recently completed my first novel titled 'Isn't it Beautiful'. I really need some help out with my...

    Started by XXStillwaitingXX‎, 08-07-2012 08:13 AM
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    09-10-2012, 02:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Opening Paragraphs

    I've been writing and rewriting the opening paragraphs to an article, and I'm not sure that it's good enough yet. Your feedback is appreciated. ...

    Started by Writing Skills‎, 07-01-2015 10:53 PM
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    07-02-2015, 02:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Book Description and Synopsis

    Calling Moderator: Where can I post the synopsis and the blurb for my book for a critique or help? Is this the correct section? Thanks/

    Started by Writers Choice‎, 10-27-2015 08:25 PM
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    10-30-2015, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Untitled

    Hey guys, still working on the title for this story. It's the first piece I've posted on here for a while so try not to be too brutal :p Anyway this...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 05-23-2011 09:23 PM
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    05-26-2011, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  11. Tainted Waters (tentative title) - 1600 words

    Ok this is part of my 1st chapter (not the 1st part though) and I just want to get a feel for if its reading properly, if it seems realistic, and if...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 06-18-2011 12:31 AM
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    06-26-2011, 12:52 AM Go to last post
  12. Writing an interesting opening

    I've started reading Sol Steins On Writing as advised by several people on this forum. So I've been trying to take his advise on making the opening...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 04-24-2012 01:32 AM
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    04-29-2012, 01:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Continuing an interesting opening

    Thanks for all the feedback in my other thread guys. I've now written some more and thought you might like to see how the next couple pages played...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 05-01-2012 09:50 AM
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    06-01-2012, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  14. It's been a while

    Hey guys, its been a while since I done any writing, but thought I'd try and get back to it with a new story. Here's what I've got so far, let me...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 05-02-2013 04:10 AM
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    05-09-2013, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  15. 3rd person or 1st person

    I've been writing in 3rd party past tense so far, but having read books recently in the 1st person present tense, I'm wondering if I'd be more suited...

    Started by Will Prendergast‎, 01-05-2014 04:43 AM
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    03-17-2014, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  16. Thoughts?

    It's 4 o clock in the morning. I'm at Wal-Mart purchasing an axe. I walk from the aisle to the cash register in something of a daze; that is, I...

    Started by Wickett‎, 08-20-2015 03:00 PM
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  17. Desert Life

    (I know I've made horrific errors in the following, and I am looking for help, I'd rather not be forged and tempered in the fires of Hell though). ...

    Started by Walter Feller‎, 09-20-2011 05:09 PM
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  18. The Things I Hear: The Jeremiah Tree

    I'd appreciate any comments/critique I can get on the following, an article for a local desert museum newsletter and blog: Wild and unkempt in...

    Started by Walter Feller‎, 10-13-2011 02:22 PM
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    10-14-2011, 05:06 PM Go to last post
  19. a 1000(ish) word excerpt from a new writers 1st effort...

    Hi! This is my first foray into the writing arena, and i sure would appreciate any comments or suggestions. Thanx for reading my work (if u do read...

    Started by voodoogator‎, 05-13-2012 12:03 AM
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    05-22-2012, 04:58 PM Go to last post
  20. repost: ch1/pt2

    From on his knees with his chest to the stone, Dorren slid his right hand around the base. Listening for signs of the overseers approach, he slid his...

    Started by voodoogator‎, 07-19-2012 02:40 AM
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