Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Writing a coming of age novel
Started By literaryloverholly
11 48
Perhaps start from the day or week before her life starts to undergo ...View
Latest poster: K.S. Crooks 13 hours ago
Normal Topic Chapter-by-Chapter Critiques
Started By Jaxx
13 89
Oh hello everyone! Thanks again for taking the time to reply. ...View
Latest poster: Jaxx 11 days ago
Normal Topic I've Been Hit by a Passive Comment
Started By Jenni Belsay
26 263
Thanks for the link, Berks. (I don't think posting it is frowned upon at ...View
Latest poster: Jenni Belsay 11 days ago
Normal Topic On Writing
Started By bazbaron
2 53
I saw the rabbit but read pink rimmed glasses, so my rabbit was unique.View
Latest poster: Kate 18 days ago
Normal Topic POV vs naming convention for parents in children's novels...
Started By Squidge
4 52
Richard - think you might have hit on why I was uncertain...I can recall ...View
Latest poster: Squidge 25 days ago
Normal Topic Novel writing techniques - Chapters??
Started By LLM
16 191
Ive just finished writing a childrens' book which had a fairly unique (can ...View
Latest poster: Tony 27 days ago
Normal Topic Grammarly etc.
Started By GinnyBitters
2 95
Hi, So sorry, I just didn't see this reply. My apologies :) ...View
Latest poster: GinnyBitters 1 month ago
Normal Topic File format fun
Started By RichardB
6 93
I've read that the government is proposing to standardise on .odf formats ...View
Latest poster: RichardB 1 month ago
Normal Topic Grammer at its essence!
Started By Mark
29 150
'Indeed. Long as these issues do't manifest themselves as ...View
Latest poster: Mashie Niblick 1 month ago
Normal Topic Writing a biography - help wanted
Started By Tom
5 140
Just bought it - thanks! View
Latest poster: Tom 2 months ago
Normal Topic Crime/Court Writing
Started By crumpets
9 140
I've done some more digging and it looks like in England courts do ask ...View
Latest poster: crumpets 2 months ago
Normal Topic Self-editing Your Novel: the prose microscope
Started By EmmaD
38 4444
Came across this post by chance the other day and found it really useful. ...View
Latest poster: jo 3 months ago
Normal Topic little advice about writing in a southern drawl?
Started By spike1
13 156
Blast from the past, is Mitch... Bumped a memory of a guy I served with a ...View
Latest poster: Old Fat Prop 3 months ago
Normal Topic How do I write a plural of 'you'
Started By Chico
18 218
There was a time when 'ye' was used as a plural form of 'you' but lately ...View
Latest poster: Ricky 3 months ago
Normal Topic Archaic language - resources?
Started By MosquitoFB6
14 175
I don't mind in the least. It is indeed the DeHavilland Mosquito, the FB6 ...View
Latest poster: MosquitoFB6 3 months ago
Normal Topic UK Teenspeak
Started By SecretSpi
7 150
I'll second that - many, many thanks, Kali. As someone who doesn't ...View
Latest poster: SecretSpi 3 months ago
Normal Topic Word 16
Started By Thea
17 321
Squidge, that's an interesting point re authors with typewriters ...View
Latest poster: Thea 4 months ago
Normal Topic Am I 'writing the wrong way?'
Started By Na11
3 164
The simple answer, Na11, is, Yes, you always need the ...View
Latest poster: Tony 4 months ago
Normal Topic Multiple POVs
Started By Altus
10 198
Interesting question and I love suggestions by Squidge and Thea. Although ...View
Latest poster: Jenni Belsay 4 months ago
Normal Topic Order of Adjectives
Started By Caducean Whisks
14 267
I came across this in a review of Mark Forsyth's 'The elements of ...View
Latest poster: sirtanicmills 4 months ago
Normal Topic Italics for thoughts. Thoughts please?
Started By Chico
10 254
Yes. Italics work quite well to differentiate the thoughts. Even using ...View
Latest poster: Ricky 4 months ago
Normal Topic basic question of how to set out the margins
Started By Danny
8 221
Danny, welcome to The Cloud. I uploaded to Lulu after using ...View
Latest poster: Newbie 5 months ago
Normal Topic Fight scenes in books
Started By Erebus
7 370
One of the big problems I've always had with fight scenes is the element ...View
Latest poster: MosquitoFB6 5 months ago
Normal Topic Dive in with both feet or meticulously plan it first?
Started By MosquitoFB6
10 204
Hi - does this help at all? ...View
Latest poster: EmmaD 5 months ago
Normal Topic Hard to write baby lines for children's book - help
Started By Bren
11 345
Thank you, Snowflake. Shimmery is a good word. Say what I mean is a ...View
Latest poster: Bren 5 months ago