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Writing vs Typing

Lately I've been experimenting with writing my first drafts in longhand in notebooks, before typing them onto the computer. According to Ne…

Started by Daniel Hale in Sample Title

8 Dec 14, 2014
Reply by Boyd Miles

What book influenced you when you were young, and why?

When I was a young teen, about 14 or so, I read Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. The main character was a strong young female…

Started by Natalie Cone in Sample Title

10 Nov 5, 2014
Reply by Terri Ross

Can writing elevate your mood?

We're looking for your thoughts and experiences on whether writing has a positive effect on your mood. Do you need to set targets, minimum…

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22 Oct 28, 2014
Reply by Paul Jameson

Why Do You Write?

After all, unless you have been one of the very lucky individuals, it is not a source of great wealth. So what inspires you to continue you…

Started by Monica M Brinkman in Uncategorized

14 Sep 7, 2014
Reply by Tonya R. Moore

Beta Readers Needed - Science Fiction/Dystopian Anthology - 60k words - Revised

Hello! I hope you all are having a great day! My writing partner, James, and I are seeking beta readers for our dystopian anthology. We co…

Started by Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills in Sample Title

0 Sep 1, 2014

Most Precious Book You Have Read

My most precious read was a Jack London anthology. Grandpa's gift for my tenth birthday. Overnight, bedtime was Alaska time. Lampside, I lo…

Started by Michael Crossan in Uncategorized

9 Aug 25, 2014
Reply by Steve Downes

Categories of Speculative Fiction

I have written many short stories that are spec. fiction but I find it really hard to say if it is horror or sci-fi or dark fantasy etc. Of…

Started by Naomi Rawle in Sample Title

3 Aug 23, 2014
Reply by Angie_Fayre

What wirting competitions or events are you looking forward to?

I know a lot of people are looking forward to nanowrimo coming up in November, but are there any other neat things that got your finger tip…

Started by CMMC in Sample Title

6 Aug 4, 2014
Reply by diane solomon

Pen Names or Genuine Names?

I've thought about maybe coming up with a pen name to put on my writing, if only so I could go by something that sounds a bit more enigmati…

Started by Daniel Hale in Uncategorized

16 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by Jim Knowes

What kind of endings do you prefer in stories and why? Ambiguous? Realistic? Romantic?

I was wondering what kind of endings do you generally prefer for  stories, both as readers and as writers. 

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14 Jul 19, 2014
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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,…

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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…

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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. 

Premonition

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

Premonition

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…

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