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  1. First time anyone will see this.

    Hi. I've been working on this novel for going on two years now. I've never had anyone read any of it. This is the opening stanza of the book. I would...

    Started by schneezyrider, 12-21-2008 02:41 AM
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    07-07-2010 09:28 PM Go to last post
  2. Beginning of my story

    I have re-wrote this a couple of times...I'm done the chapter but I think I have this part done. Any sugestions or comments would be appreciated ...

    Started by Hay Hay, 11-26-2008 10:02 PM
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    06-14-2010 09:39 AM Go to last post
  3. Sharing the beginning of my story.

    He watched his bride from inside the cabin and paced along the flooring, old wood creaking beneath his feet. He tried to mask his tension that was...

    Started by Slayer, 06-01-2010 11:19 PM
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    06-01-2010 11:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Am I being too fast paced?

    First, before I rant, I would like to say how much I love this site. I just came across it and within one hour of exploration, I feel I am already a...

    Started by wolfatthedoor, 05-20-2008 04:15 AM
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    06-01-2010 10:55 PM Go to last post
  5. Prologues

    I have read in a couple of places that manuscripts more often than not will be rejected on the sole reason that they begin with a prologue. I am...

    Started by Denem, 01-09-2009 01:07 AM
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    06-01-2010 10:38 PM Go to last post
  6. Young fiction writer of the year competition

    Hey, I came across a writing competition run by Take a Break magazine that's open for young writers aged 8-18 and thought some people on this...

    Started by relight, 05-21-2010 11:20 AM
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  7. Sentence structure

    I wondered if anyone would care to comment on these sentences: whether you think they are unclear, ungrammatical or both: “I like the things...

    Started by Cecily, 04-15-2010 12:48 PM
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    04-19-2010 01:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Succinctness vs "Atmosphere/Mood"

    I try to write my fiction as concisely as possible, but I often wonder where one draws the line between tiresome verbosity and "atmosphere" or...

    Started by 5tein, 12-03-2008 12:14 AM
    atmosphere, mood, questions, style, writing
    • Replies: 6
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    04-14-2010 11:09 PM Go to last post
  9. A short story, evaluations appreciated!

    This was a short story I wrote for an eight grade writing contest, based loosely around WWII. The idea and writing was completely my own, but this...

    Started by Grady.nich, 03-03-2010 06:15 AM
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    03-03-2010 06:15 AM Go to last post
  10. A story within a story

    This is going to be a journal entry found within a much larger story that will give the main character some insight into what he has found himself...

    Started by thebrandster, 03-03-2010 04:38 AM
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    03-03-2010 04:49 AM Go to last post
  11. Messages in a novel

    Is it okay to put a message in my novel? I want it to be strong, but I don't want to beat the reader over the head with it. It's relevant to the...

    Started by Alice, 12-26-2008 06:34 PM
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    08-16-2009 09:41 AM Go to last post
  12. Cool "Pact" by Brandon "Chrono" Jones

    This is a short story I've been working on as a creative writing assignment. These were the rules of the assignment, it has to be a minimum of 1,000...

    Started by kidchrono, 03-03-2009 12:25 AM
    anime, manga, school, short, story
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    08-16-2009 09:05 AM Go to last post
  13. Red face Pivotal part! Is it captivating enough?

    “You save her! You keep her alive Jace!” I could hear Alex screaming. “You don’t know what you’re asking me.” Jace tried to reason with him....

    Started by Judyaw5, 04-29-2009 07:30 AM
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    08-16-2009 08:49 AM Go to last post
  14. Post Chosen

    Chosen Chapter 1 It was midday and the sun was just beginning to touch the top of the mountains as two boys raced through the trees of Fangorn...

    Started by LukeCostello, 08-07-2009 12:19 AM
    new series
    • Replies: 1
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    08-16-2009 08:24 AM Go to last post
  15. Post Chosen chapter 2

    Chosen Chapter 2 The sky grew dim as dark clouds rolled across the horizon and blotted out the sunlight. Ashton stood in front of a large...

    Started by LukeCostello, 08-11-2009 03:24 AM
    chapter 2
    • Replies: 1
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    08-16-2009 08:23 AM Go to last post
  16. Poll Poll: Dark, evil powers

    In my work, the main character uses a dark power. One example is he can become invisible in shadows. If anyone can think of any other powers he could...

    Started by TokeBernbole, 03-14-2009 06:46 AM
    evil, fiction, power, powers, story
    • Replies: 2
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    08-13-2009 07:11 PM Go to last post
  17. My story about demons!

    I just started this recently, I want anyones opinion on how too write better. If you liked it or disliked, just tell why! All critisism is welcome!....

    Started by ashtonlumley, 08-06-2009 11:45 PM
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    08-12-2009 04:21 AM Go to last post
  18. Requesting Brutal Assistance

    Hi. I wrote a short novella a while ago, and I'm considering getting back into it and finishing it. But I'd like some help from other writers in...

    Started by Nohbody, 08-06-2009 10:08 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-11-2009 07:50 AM Go to last post
  19. The Dark (this is a long one, be ready for a science fantasy)

    Chapter 1: The Dark Karrah was a blinding ball of fire. It was the brightest thing that existed. Yet it had a sense that it was natural, pure and...

    Started by TokeBernbole, 04-28-2009 10:55 AM
    author, book, fantasy, scifi, story
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2009 07:36 AM Go to last post
  20. My Dialogue Dilemma

    I'm writing a science fantasy novel. I'm having the most trouble with characters and especially the dialogue. I've read a lot of advice and most are...

    Started by TokeBernbole, 03-11-2009 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-10-2009 12:17 AM Go to last post

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