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A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "i…

Started by Angie_Fayre

0 Sep 2, 2015

Dating and Socializing

As Valentine's Day is nearly upon us, I thought this a pertinent question to ask: do you think writers and likeminded artistic types are sh…

Started by Daniel Hale

1 Feb 10, 2015
Reply by Terri Ross

Dealing with fear

Hello everyone. I have said that I wanted to be a writer for years now, and I have dozens upon dozens of half-started projects. I have so m…

Started by TheCalebG

11 Jul 18, 2014
Reply by Natalie Cone

How do you prepare when writing your least comfortable scene/genre

Hi everyone, I've been wanting to ask this question for quite some and I finally managed. I guess there is a particular scene, setting or g…

Started by Essvari

20 May 22, 2014
Reply by Jack Sanders

A request for help

Hello all, I am a newcomer to 99 fiction and would like to submit a piece for entry into the January competition.  I can't seem to find inf…

Started by Andrew Flood

3 Feb 21, 2014
Reply by Ruth Egan

Notebooks and moment of inspiration

Just a discussion out of curiosity, how are things regarding the use of notebooks? Do you guys have a notebook? A Small one you always carr…

Started by Pim Spierenburg

16 Dec 18, 2013
Reply by abbie foxton

Horror story links!!

We've just created HorrorFix for your new horror stories. You can include a link to your horror story here and just watch those Likes roll…

Started by Jem (Admin)

8 Dec 14, 2013
Reply by Mary Papas

Where writers write

Following David's idea for posting photos of our writing desks, does anyone feel they need to be in a special place to be able to focus on…

Started by Tracey Scott-Townsend

31 Nov 13, 2013
Reply by Laura Guilfoyle


Hi all, just thought I would ask how many hours a week or indeed each day, are you able to read? Life has a habit of getting in the way &am…

Started by Christopher Scott Dixon

2 Sep 1, 2013
Reply by Ann K. Boyer


I know that some people start writing at the end of a story, some in the middle, and some in the beginning.  I usually have the "middle" in…

Started by E.G. Franklin

4 Aug 29, 2013
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Who Do You Show Your Stories To?

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title. Last reply by Mary Chandler Nov 9, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm still working at the story-a-week thing, and keeping up with it so far. One thing I'm wondering is who I should show them to to get feedback. Some of these I want to put in the novel/collection…Continue

A Formatting Question-- How would you...?

Started by Angie_Fayre in Uncategorized Sep 2, 2015. 0 Replies

Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being…Continue

Publishing Percentages!

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title. Last reply by Gia Lee Jul 19, 2015. 3 Replies

Do you send everything you complete off for publication? What's your written/submitted ratio like? What do you consider a successful percentage? Or do you go for quality over quantity! (I mean…Continue

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New works: published and otherwise.

Started by Zachary T. Owen in Sample Title. Last reply by Naomi Rawle Mar 27, 2015. 4 Replies

What stories/books/poems/novels have you recently completed or had published?I'll go first:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDvvPFBisAA^This…Continue

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Title Advice?

Posted by Daniel Hale on December 14, 2015 at 18:29 0 Comments

I just completed, as near as I can tell, my first book: a collection stories disguised as a novel. I do currently have a working title that I was initially happy with, BUT it may now be too obscure or inapplicable.

The title as it is now is "The Psalterdemalion." This is a combination of two of my favorite words: Psalter, which is a small book of psalms, and Tatterdemalion, which is a man dressed in multicolored rags and tatters. My thinking was that the man character, a story thief,…


A Memory Resides In Soho

Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 24, 2015 at 21:06 0 Comments

A Memory Resides In Soho

On the 1st August 2015 a special night had arrived for seventy-five year old Robert Harris and his seventy-two year old wife Barbara.  Robert was nattily dressed in a blue suit and Barbara looked elegant in a long flowing red and black flowery dress. They were in the heart of the…


Final Stretch for my First Project

Posted by Daniel Hale on November 16, 2015 at 2:41 0 Comments

So I've got my stories together for my first collection, and am currently working on the connecting narrative. I haven't even thought yet how I'm gonna get this published. Gotta start thinking what I need to do. 


Posted by Ronnie Capaldi on November 12, 2015 at 17:40 0 Comments


Mark stood on a sea cliff top. A wave below roared in and sprayed out a ferocious impact. Its retreat left a glistening carpet of foamy shale. To his left, a slender figured girl appeared, dressed only in a skimpy black nightie. Her blonde hair fell over her face. Scarlet lips whispered to him,…


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