Writing Techniques

The place to exchange thoughts and ask for help on writing technique
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Normal Topic Too many seeds and none of them blossoming...
Started By Eshka
23 60
Cheers Inktrailer, that's exactly what I did tonight and I ...View
By Eshka 7 hours ago
Normal Topic How do you start your story?
Started By EmmaD
10 79
Thanks for the link Emma. I'm new here too and it's very useful to ...View
By JonB 12 hours ago
Normal Topic Dream sequences.
Started By Rebecca
8 36
Thanks Emma. That's great. View
By Rebecca 16 hours ago
Normal Topic Prose too dense?
Started By Mistress Elysia
15 73
Thank you, everyone, for all your help! I meant to reply earlier, but ...View
By Mistress Elysia 1 day ago
Normal Topic Great discussion of historical fiction
Started By EmmaD
0 14
Going on in tandem on Nicola Morgan's blog, starting with a ...View
By EmmaD 2 days ago
Normal Topic How important is it to give your reader something to do?
Started By Cipher
11 54
I've always believed that you need to leave 'interpretive space' in a ...View
By Al Scott 6 days ago
Normal Topic Anyone picture people as fitting their characters?
Started By Alexlouise25
26 165
One of my characters refuses to appear in my head: she just is. I ...View
By john onceupon 9 days ago
Normal Topic When characters get too big for their boots
Started By Caducean Whisks
7 52
A duorum? :( View
By john onceupon 11 days ago
Normal Topic Literary fiction v commercial fiction
Started By Weens
9 51
I dunno why that link's misbehaving, sorry. Don't usually balls it ...View
By EmmaD 12 days ago
Normal Topic Question Marks
Started By Weens
4 27
Thanks guys, that's a big help. View
By Weens 12 days ago
Normal Topic Sequel openings
Started By john onceupon
8 47
Glad i could help my dear :) I also quite like the idea of being a ...View
By urbanvoodoodoll 13 days ago
Normal Topic what u shouldnt do as a writer
Started By lee
21 187
no there is no issues or tissue's here if 1 looks back through ...View
By lee 18 days ago
Normal Topic Do you use music to aid your writing?
Started By RyuShoji
8 47
Hi Ryushoji and welcome to the cloud. When I first started to ...View
By Edwina 19 days ago
Normal Topic Fictional or real setting?
Started By Dantroly
25 227
I know when I write, if I choose to make a brand new place, I give it ...View
By RyuShoji 22 days ago
Normal Topic How long is a chapter? What IS a chapter?
Started By lennich
23 227
I take a lot of my writing influence from Japanese light novels, ...View
By RyuShoji 22 days ago
Normal Topic Dialogue: how to indicate a pause
Started By Beaut
8 63
I liked the Da Vinci Code, but it wasn't the writing it was him ...View
By Freaky 1 month ago
Normal Topic Sitting on a finished manuscript or not?
Started By mikey
5 53
Mikey, Emma, The thread you're looking for, to upload work is under ...View
By Caducean Whisks 1 month ago
Normal Topic How Do You Write Descriptions?
Started By Tony
24 172
No problem Tony, I had a quick look online to see if I could find the ...View
By Inktrailer 1 month ago
Normal Topic Good questions to ask your characters?
Started By Freakshow
4 63
I actually don't tend to ask my characters questions. My first draft ...View
By Beaut 1 month ago
Normal Topic Delightful Dialogue
Started By Harry
35 277
I like it, the topic drew a new member! Welcome Beaut, glad the Cloud ...View
By Inktrailer 1 month ago
Normal Topic Do you enjoy technical exercises?
Started By EmmaD
20 88
I love the technicalities of writing. Today I have been doing a ...View
By Nashelle 1 month ago
Normal Topic Lost in writing?
Started By Alexlouise25
8 50
Writing comes first for me. I write until I find a voice, and then ...View
By john onceupon 1 month ago
Normal Topic I'm a bit confused :(
Started By Kellyanne
3 44
thank you for the help :) View
By Kellyanne 1 month ago
Normal Topic is it strange?
Started By Freakshow
3 27
I would post it again under the critique section. That's where most ...View
By Edwina 1 month ago
Normal Topic Taking the plunge
Started By Spangles
6 82
Exactly, Harry! And I imagine that would be very dead indeed. ...View
By Spangles 1 month ago