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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. Question before a post

    Hi, I wanted to post part of chapter one that I am working on for a second novel. According to my editor the book is going to be most likely...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 01-29-2011 06:11 AM
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    01-30-2011, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Ready to pluck away at a WN newby?

    This is roughly 650 words from my 1st chap. Is it slow? Is it crap? Feel free to rip it to shreds. I gots rhino skin! (I hope) Chapter 1 It was...

    Started by Shaun .‎, 01-28-2011 08:41 PM
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    01-30-2011, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  3. Looking for constructive advice

    This is the first page or so of a new project of mine titled "Salem: The Hunted" which is written to the young adult market. I'm a writers.net...

    Started by Danielle Bowers‎, 01-30-2011 02:14 PM
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    01-30-2011, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  4. Warning: Sexual material in this post.Dark Erotica

    Ok, this was a preface for my book but I am thinking of making it chapter one. My editor thinks it is to sexually graphic for a preface. I wanted to...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 01-29-2011 09:55 AM
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    01-30-2011, 08:16 PM Go to last post
  5. A sample from chapter 1, please critique

    The winter sun filtered through the grey clouds, illuminating the patches of compressed snow that still hadn't melted. The ice layered the pavement...

    Started by Chimere Mba‎, 01-30-2011 08:21 AM
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    01-31-2011, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Writing from a man's POV - Paranormal Romance

    This is a scene between the nephilim and their father, the fallen angel. This is the beginning of the second chapter in my novel, I switch between...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 01-25-2011 10:16 AM
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    01-31-2011, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  7. Another Scene, a Fight Scene

    Hand-to-hand combat is tough to write. Well, at least its tough for me, so I've brought it here to be punched up itself. Thanks in advance. ...

    Started by Oisin Ni Bhaoill‎, 01-30-2011 01:46 PM
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    01-31-2011, 07:52 PM Go to last post
  8. A bit of Chapter 1

    Drayden stepped out through the door, the argument still ringing in his ears. He shivered. His eyes began to water. He rubbed and blew his hands...

    Started by Chimere Mba‎, 02-01-2011 11:08 AM
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    02-02-2011, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Wanring: Sexual/violent material in this post. Dark Erotica. Part 2

    This is part two to the first post. It is the rest of the chapter. Like I said earlier I know it isn't perfect and needs to be edited. Let me know so...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 01-29-2011 10:53 AM
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  10. To prologue or not to prologue?

    I would like a critique on my prologue. Does it give you a hint that the book is supernatural? And when you send your first 10 or so pages to an...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 02-02-2011 07:12 PM
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    02-03-2011, 06:17 AM Go to last post
  11. 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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  12. Husband has walked out, Realistic? - Gone

    Hi Friends, This is a scene I have written right after Chloe's husband has left her the night before, Valentine's night. I was wondering if this is...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 01-30-2011 09:04 PM
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  13. The Daily Holocaust

    In the dead of night, I am dead, My wife is dead My kids are dead, and my dog sure smells dead. In the light of morning, I am half dead. But...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 02-01-2011 01:41 PM
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    02-03-2011, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  14. OK, back from work. Three beers and the mercury is rising. Have it... its going nowhere. I have no inclination, and now I'm gonna take my giant dog out

    Mum said I can ride the horses at daybreak. When daybreak came, mine was the last show on earth. Me and a gelding called Newton Daniel felt the...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 02-03-2011 01:37 PM
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  15. The Old Lady Diaries

    Ok, so while I am thinking more on Beneath the Diamonds I thought I would put up the first two paragraphs for another book I'm working on for a...

    Started by Margaret Compeau‎, 02-02-2011 06:34 PM
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  16. thoughts on paragraph please

    Azrael stood over the corpse of Grant Thompson. The car that had served as his weapon had stopped initially, but panic-stricken by the severity of...

    Started by jay walker‎, 01-21-2011 04:40 AM
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  17. A Scene

    Here’s a scene: It is a bright sunny afternoon. The sun is shining so fervently that by looking at the lake, it will hurt your eyes. The water...

    Started by Philip Lee‎, 02-05-2011 07:28 AM
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  18. Early mornings work, before I go to work. What a bummer: a Sunday morning nightmare

    Those mad times aint gone; the barmy March hare has been dieting all year, getting ready for the title fight. ‘In the red corner! The-...

    Started by martin shaw‎, 02-06-2011 02:32 AM
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  19. Bar Scene needs merciless critique please

    Below is another short piece that I just can't decide about. Does it work? Bar scenes are hard at the best of times, I suppose:( It's also from...

    Started by Matthew Robinson‎, 02-07-2011 05:55 AM
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    02-07-2011, 11:09 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    02-07-2011, 11:21 PM Go to last post

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