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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 02:34 PM
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    08-24-2011, 02:34 PM Go to last post
  1. Moved: Why we write (thanks George)

    Started by Brock Perks‎, 06-05-2011 06:07 PM
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    06-05-2011, 08:59 PM Go to last post
  2. Is this better as flash fiction? or prose format? or just as it is? It's inspired by Frank, but by no means attached

    (He’s in the trees. He’s!) Make a meal of them insects, Mr. Pike. You dee shark o’ the still. I want to see you move, that flash of silver, ...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 02-17-2011 02:02 PM
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    02-19-2011, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  3. The date from hell... chapter excerpt from Snaggler's Paradise

    The post-pubescent duo stepped into the parking lot. Both young men giggled like giddy teenagers. In the distance, the darkened silhouettes of two...

    Started by J D‎, 10-02-2011 09:30 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-02-2011, 05:27 PM Go to last post
  4. Smile Revised Prologue Silvermines (horror story) second part (about 1000 words...groan)

    If anyone has bothered to read the first part and made it this far, thank you. I'll repay the kindness when you need someone to read anything...

    Started by The Tinman‎, 05-11-2011 01:03 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 12
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    05-20-2011, 12:13 PM Go to last post
  5. Question Tell me what you think. This children's book is along the lines of Seuss.

    NANNA'S BIG BLACK PURSE Nanna's big black purse Holds all things in the universe, She pulled out a rat being chased by a cat Being chased by a...

    Started by Memory Morrows‎, 05-31-2012 04:13 PM
    children"s, silly
    • Replies: 3
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    06-14-2012, 03:47 AM Go to last post
  6. AWOL - The Top 10

    Well, I came back to take a look but haven't been finding many new posts on this site. Did everyone go AWOL? Anyway, does anyone know if Maria...

    Started by J D‎, 10-27-2011 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    10-28-2011, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  7. new start to Eternally Yours a vampire tale set in France 1925

    Cowering beneath a dining table shivered a stunning young woman with a profusion of red hair cascading wildly about her pale shoulders. Her wild eyes...

    Started by mockingbird‎, 12-09-2012 04:37 AM
    mystery, paranormal romance, vampire
    • Replies: 3
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    12-10-2012, 05:11 AM Go to last post
  8. Really people, fellow writers 40 views and not one has the ability

    Or disire to critique my work? Is it because it's a childrens story and you don't think i can write seriously. My first memory in life was being...

    Started by Memory Morrows‎, 06-01-2012 08:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    06-02-2012, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Opening paragraphs to a new novel

    So I think we all know that the opening to a piece of writing has to be some of the best, and many times its less than. Well, the following is my...

    Started by Oisin Ni Bhaoill‎, 07-03-2011 06:59 PM
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    07-07-2011, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  10. Question about credits

    I apologize for posting this here since it's not where it should be, but I don't have access to the query forum despite registering for the forum. As...

    Started by SassyCheddar‎, 11-05-2015 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-06-2015, 12:32 PM Go to last post
  11. Elemental touch: The guardians of magic (prologue)

    This is a short prologue to my book. The rest of my book does not speak in generalities like this does, just fyi. I designed this to kind of sum up...

    Started by Jonathan Nichols‎, 07-26-2011 06:58 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 10
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    07-27-2011, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  12. The Secret Life of Quasimodo, or The Adventures of a Lecher and a Mystic

    Current Synopsis: Attached is the first part of a work of comic erotic fiction telling the untold story of the Hunchback of Notre Dame. A much...

    Started by paullord7@hotmail.com‎, 04-14-2015 03:16 AM
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    04-14-2015, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  13. Prelude

    This is the prelude to my novel aimed mostly at the older end of the YA market. It is also intended to be an exposé much like Pat Conroy's The Water...

    Started by samuel‎, 02-14-2013 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-15-2013, 10:54 AM Go to last post
  14. Beta Reader Wanted: Napoleonic / Supernatural Novel

    I just finished the third draft of my first novel. I've done a little bit of revising, and I think the story is the best I can make it. I am hoping...

    Started by SoloSam‎, 04-14-2015 06:25 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-19-2015, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  15. Opening pages to GLIMPSE... and a prologue no less

    I thought about rearranging this somehow to play out as chapter one rather than the prologue, but I'm not sure that would work. The other...

    Started by J D‎, 10-07-2011 06:40 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-07-2011, 07:19 PM Go to last post
  16. Just curious if this is a decent start. Horror/ Sci-fi Short story

    Short Story opening. Wondering if I am off to a good start, I know its very short. I just need to know if I'm on the right track. Thanks a lot for...

    Started by Brena0817‎, 02-05-2013 06:41 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-05-2013, 07:20 AM Go to last post
  17. Banana Hammock (250 words)

    This for a laugh. Critique if you so desire. Let me know if you got a picture of what was going on. I’m trying to write a short with dialogue alone...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 07-25-2011 12:18 AM
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    1 2
    • Replies: 11
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    07-26-2011, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  18. I listened and (hopefully) learned.

    I want to thank all those who offered constructive critique on my first draft. I have taken on board what was said and have cleaned it up. A...

    Started by Keith Miller‎, 08-27-2011 04:07 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-12-2011, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Post Chosen by the Stars....Please read and comment....

    This is just one of many pieces my late husband has done, it is my hopes to see him published. I have always felt that he had a God given gift for...

    Started by Tyler Eckert‎, 08-10-2011 10:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    08-11-2011, 10:22 AM Go to last post
  20. Beta Reader?

    I'm new here. Could someone please explain beta reader? Thanks.

    Started by Marci Mathers‎, 10-05-2015 07:20 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,471
    10-05-2015, 08:41 AM Go to last post

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