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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. Chapter 1 of the Pulse

    Chapter 1 (Twelve days after the Pulse) My little town was empty. After the Pulse, most of the seven hundred people of Morrisville had left....

    Started by Raia‎, 05-18-2013 06:38 AM
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    06-01-2013, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  2. A little help, if you please...

    The day the Earth stood still started like any other. Well, the Earth didnít literally stand still, but everything on it did, so it amounts to the...

    Started by Raia‎, 05-02-2013 04:22 AM
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    05-18-2013, 06:16 AM Go to last post
  3. D. W. Finton Critique

    D.W. Finton posted this in the New Members forum and asked for a critique. I separated it into paragraphs and posted it here for everyone to peruse....

    Started by John Oberon‎, 04-30-2014 10:00 AM
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    05-16-2014, 03:31 AM Go to last post
  4. Critique Needed. "Wrong Side of the Bed" w/ illustration.

    This is the first in a collection of short stories with accompanying illustrations. There is a paragraph I have left out that I'm not quite sure of....

    Started by G.J.Aitken‎, 08-31-2013 04:53 AM
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    10-14-2013, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  5. opening paragraph

    Chapter 1 Azrael levitated above the shrivelled ninety year old body of Mrs Wakelin and watched her exhale her final breath. He waited patiently for...

    Started by jay walker‎, 01-12-2011 03:12 AM
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    01-16-2011, 02:27 AM Go to last post
  6. Elemental Touch: The Guardians of Magic (revised prologue)

    Alright, I re-read this and took some of the advise I got to heart and cut it down by about 200 words, bringing it to a single page, and also...

    Started by Jonathan Nichols‎, 07-28-2011 11:00 AM
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    07-31-2011, 07:30 PM Go to last post
  7. Opinions, please, for my novel's beginning

    I haven't looked at this revised beginning in a while. I've been revising the whole novel and am now into 160, 170 pages. I changed the name from...

    Started by Claire Young‎, 10-09-2011 03:23 PM
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    10-15-2011, 04:43 PM Go to last post
  8. 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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  9. 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 10:55 PM
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    02-29-2012, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  10. WIP (Sunstone Chronicles for now), Prologue

    Hi all, been a while since I posted. I'm trying to work up some creative energy to continue working on increasing my writing volume since my...

    Started by John Chritton‎, 09-16-2011 02:08 PM
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    09-28-2011, 11:17 AM Go to last post
  11. Flashback Scene~chapter 1

    This is the second scene in my first chapter, right after Gavin leaves. It's a flashback, and I've heard some bad things about doing this. Is this...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 10-08-2011 08:32 PM
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    10-16-2011, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  12. Opening Scene - Revised

    Sorry if this is double posted. I've been working on my opening scene again and have tried to consider all the wonderful critiques I've received....

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 05-17-2011 10:02 AM
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    05-20-2011, 02:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Beginning of Ch 1

    She rises as she often does, before the sun. Turning restlessly in her bed, snatches of strange dreams drifting away as consciousness drifts in. Her...

    Started by Megan McCook‎, 08-31-2011 05:20 AM
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    09-01-2011, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  14. Exclamation Take a Look at the Changes I've Made?

    I changed the title and I made a few changes to the description. Would you mind taking a look? Just go to: https://www.createspace.com/5692714

    Started by Mr. Michael Live‎, 08-22-2015 09:17 PM
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    08-26-2015, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  15. 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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    02-02-2011, 09:43 AM Go to last post
  16. White Chocolate Mocha - REVISED

    Hey, I'm back. I've worked on this all weekend and I want to know if this is better or have I made it worse. I've added some to it and hopefully...

    Started by Amy Lou‎, 08-07-2011 05:26 PM
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    08-21-2011, 04:18 AM Go to last post
  17. First post short

    Thought of this last night before falling asleep and wrote it this evening. Too lame? A Western Lex knew he would die today. To the west, he...

    Started by leedix‎, 09-01-2016 07:13 AM
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    09-08-2016, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  18. Excerpt I: A Place for Dying

    Feliz Piez, a nom de plume, sat on a balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. He used an alias not only in his writings, which were many and varied...

    Started by Feliz Piez‎, 06-21-2016 01:57 AM
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    06-23-2016, 05:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Why You Should Proofread

    http://news.yahoo.com/colonel-sanders-secret-manuscript-revealed-201211341.html Here's a good example of why we always encourage writers to read...

    Started by leslee‎, 11-10-2011 07:25 PM
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    11-16-2011, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool Another Chance: Long Exceprt

    This is a long excerpt, about 2000 words. But what else do you have to do here on Sunday? I think the start is a little too much of an info dump. ...

    Started by Rogue Mutt‎, 04-25-2015 09:05 PM
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    awesomesauce
    • Replies: 28
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    05-02-2015, 08:56 PM Go to last post

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