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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. First Page

    Hello all. Below is the first 700+ words of my middle grade/fantasy for critique. This is my thrid posting after a year of editing. Thanks in advance...

    Started by Lyle Ven‎, 02-28-2012 01:14 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    03-03-2012, 04:25 PM Go to last post
  2. Mystic Charm First Page

    This is the first 2 pages of my book, this is also the first time I am showing it to anybody who is not related to me. :D enjoy. ...

    Started by sara‎, 03-02-2012 10:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
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  3. Prolouge: (Berkley Lane: A Tale of Horrors

    A shadow darted around the corner, closely followed by its owner. Seething with resentment, the proud figure slid from room to room, prowling like...

    Started by AC_Corran‎, 03-02-2012 09:17 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-02-2012, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  4. 1st paragraph of my new book.

    135th Berkley Lane, Adel Iowa, had sat virtually untouched for the last decade. Once a proud manor house it now sat lonely and abandoned. The...

    Started by AC_Corran‎, 02-25-2012 09:55 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 38
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    02-29-2012, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  5. First Chapter of Berkley Lane: A Tale of Horrors.

    Chapter One: They say it was an asylum, they say a murder took place, but in 1942, it was home to the Mathers. Mr. Mathers was a man in his...

    Started by AC_Corran‎, 02-23-2012 04:07 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-26-2012, 03:16 AM Go to last post
  6. Band-aids ~ Hollar Dollar Chapter 2

    This is the opening scene to my second chapter. I would like to know if the characters are somewhat interesting and if the voice is consistent. Any...

    Started by Amylou‎, 02-23-2012 09:35 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
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    02-25-2012, 09:27 PM Go to last post
  7. Wink What to expect when submitting work for critique: *Read B4 You Post*

    What to expect when submitting work for critique: *Read Before You Post* Please limit posts to 1000 words or less. Then again, too little is a...

    Started by Herman Munster‎, 02-23-2012 07:04 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-24-2012, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  8. The Killing Past - first two pages or so

    Hi all, Some of you have probably seen my various efforts to put together a query on this work. Now I'm curious as to how people react to the...

    Started by John Hawkwood‎, 01-01-2012 07:12 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 20
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    02-21-2012, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  9. The River Heals

    I'm looking for thoughts and critique on this short story. It is in 2 parts, as it is too long to post all at once.Thanks Shorty Dawkins ...

    Started by Shorty Dawkins‎, 02-21-2012 06:07 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    02-21-2012, 09:41 PM Go to last post
  10. Looking for a little advice

    I am working on the "show vs. tell" aspect of my writing and was hoping I could get a little feedback on these two potential openings for my latest...

    Started by Tray Towles‎, 12-27-2011 05:21 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    02-21-2012, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  11. Testing an Intro. Sable Sea 67 words

    What I'm going for here is a slow quiet start to short story I'm working on. I know this is short and probably not a lot to work with. The dialog...

    Started by Aspring Writer MKII‎, 02-01-2012 08:43 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 22
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    02-20-2012, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  12. Thump!

    Thump... Over indistinct chatter. Thump... Over shackles pummeling his knees. Thump...

    Started by Author Pendragin‎, 01-28-2012 11:35 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 38
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    02-01-2012, 10:12 AM Go to last post
  13. Beginning of Amethyst

    So I finished writing my book, but I wanted to put the beginning up here. It is the part I've had the most issues with getting right, I think, so...

    Started by Allison McClish‎, 01-28-2012 09:32 PM
    allison, alumbia, amethyst, chemay, mcclish
    • Replies: 5
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    01-29-2012, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  14. Another excerpt--Your critiques are really helping me.

    Susan Wenke worked for Dreamgirls-To-Go. At home, she had a six and a four year old to feed. *Her boys stayed at home with her mom, while she went...

    Started by greg winick‎, 12-30-2011 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-01-2012, 02:37 AM Go to last post
  15. Beginning of story. How much does it suck?

    “I was just a kid, and I can remember the smell of the newspapers and the comic books. My father would take me into Jack’s Sweet Shop almost every...

    Started by greg winick‎, 12-30-2011 06:21 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-30-2011, 06:04 PM Go to last post
  16. "A Quiet Man" first few pages...

    Alright, I thought I could stay away from writing for a bit turns out, I can't! So, here is a new project I'm working on and is not related to the...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 12-05-2011 05:00 PM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 119
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    12-14-2011, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  17. First Two Chapters Workshop - Realist Fantasy

    I've been working on this with a team of four editor-friends for a few months now and I think it's ready to be torn to shreds by the wonderful...

    Started by Matthew Bishop‎, 11-24-2011 09:50 AM
    chapters, critique, fantasy, workshop
    • Replies: 8
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    12-04-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  18. Opening few lines

    Before they disintegrate on the wind, before they melt to black, before they sparkle into the sun's glare, I see them for an instant. The eyes, they...

    Started by Josh Maher‎, 11-26-2011 02:21 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
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    12-03-2011, 09:35 AM Go to last post
  19. YA SF- 800 words

    Hi guys, A while ago I posted this section of my book and have re-written it to try and dig out the exposition and attach a couple of hooks. I've...

    Started by Emily MacGowan‎, 11-18-2011 05:46 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 25
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    12-01-2011, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  20. My Chapter One for your opinions

    I know this is a lot, but if you do read it, I welcome opinions. Thanks! The last of the chap that I didn't post before now is separated by...

    Started by Claire Young‎, 11-27-2011 04:37 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,438
    11-29-2011, 09:54 AM Go to last post

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