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Critique Level 2--The Bunnies Attack
A Trip to the Grocery Store "You know, I cannot go grocery shopping with you standing there glaring at me." Lana muttered in frustration as she stood in the pasta aisle of the supermarket.A Trip to the Grocery Store by ~ange-etrange
Rot Chapter 1I'm so cold. So damn cold. Christ alive, I don't think I've felt this cold my whole life. How am I so cold?Rot Chapter 1 by ~Fluffypig
Hell Hunt - Chapter 1Hell Hunt - Chapter 1Hell Hunt - Chapter 1 by ~Fluffypig
Metamorphose Teaser I.Metamorphose Teaser by ^NicSwaner
Critique Level 3--The bunnies have fangs
Return to Wonderland. CH1Chapter 1:Return to Wonderland. CH1 by ~escribe-estudio
As the River Bends. CHPPrologueAs the River Bends. CHP by ~escribe-estudio
As the River Bends. CH11.As the River Bends. CH1 by ~escribe-estudio
Critique Level 4--The Bunnies are Caerbannog
Henrietta Bones' Academy for Special ChildrenNOTE: To make more readable turn on the paragraph breaks!Henrietta Bones' Academy for Special Children by ~kanyamidnight
Socks WIPNow, Tom Gray wasn't a man you'd see chatting up the women at the office parties, or going out on a Friday night. No, he was the kind of man that had a schedule and stuck to it. Wake up, shower, dress, brush teeth, eat one lightly toasted English muffin whilst reading the headlines, and then head to work. It had been more or less the same for the whole of his undistinguished life, and anticipated that it always would be. He is just one scoop of plain vanilla in a cheap white Styrofoam bowl given to you with a plastic stick that had a small indent on the end, and his family isn't any better. His mother was the kind of mother that didn't believSocks WIP by =FactoryFactory
Critique Level 5--Burn the Witch
House of a Broken EggThe gentlest song I knowHouse of a Broken Egg by ~TheGlassIris
AppassionataWith the afternoon bell ringing, Alicia walked home with her friends. As they chatted, a boy ran up to her. She backed up, staring at him while her friends eyed suspiciously.Appassionata by ~TheGlassIris
Wargames [WT] 1"I miss them, it's like I've lost a part of me." The girl slid her tongue along her front teeth, at the foreign smoothness of them.Wargames [WT] 1 by =Naomi-Wiflath
VeritaphobiaWhite curtains cover my eyesVeritaphobia by ~silverwing2822
References for WritersThe Modern Researcher Jacques Barzun & Henry F. GraffReferences for Writers by ~KimberlyDawn
The Myth: Writer's BlockNeil Gaiman gave this example: (though I've embellished to make it a story.)The Myth: Writer's Block by ~KimberlyDawn
The Secret to ParagraphingThe Secret to Paragraphing by *OokamiKasumi
The SECRET to Proper Paragraphing
(NOT a punctuation article.)
Once you know what your characters and doing and saying, how do you get all that down on Paper without ending up with a huge confusing mess?
Putting the Story on Paper.
Everybody knows that when a new speaker speaks they get a new paragraph, right? In other words, you DON'T put two different people talking in the same paragraph. Okay, yeah, so anyone who has written any kind of fiction learns this pretty darned quick, (usually from their readers.)
What nobody seems to get is that the same goes for a new character's ACTIONS. Ser
Grammar GuideGrammar Guide For Self-Editing or Editing GroupsGrammar Guide by ~LateNightLady
by Kelly Mortimer ©2008
A Awkward Sentence Structure Rearrange, rephrase, or try deleting unnecessary words.
Aa Additive Adjunct No comma before too when its the last word of a sentence, and too means also. Ex: Jane graduated from high school too. Use a comma when too appears elsewhere and still means also. Ex: Jane, too, graduated from high school.
Ap- Attribution Punctuation When using an attribution such as said, dont use a period at the end of the preceding sentenc
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