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Describing a “skeptical look”

Hi, I want to say that John looked at his instructor skeptically and what came out of my typing was this: John gave his instructor a look that was highly skeptical. Does the line make sense? “John gave his instructor a look” mak...

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Say it like it is….

Ultimately, language is communication. Words carry meaning and the written word records that meaning into a book, script, post, speech, routine, or document. If we restrict ourselves from using words, we limit the meaning that we want to co...

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June Short Story Contest Winner: Mark Burton!

Thanks! It’s interesting to me how when I write a story for a competition or publication, I then come back and want to change stuff. I’m not sold on the physics of the ending. I think René should have taken the snifter directly...

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Detective story

Andrejs Brivulis said: ↑ Hi! Do you have any suggestions/tips/don’ts that I should take note of if I want to write a detective story? Click to expand… I’m very inexperienced when it comes to ‘Thriller/Mystery’ st...

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Winner of Flash Fiction Contest #68 – Seven Crowns

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6000 First Chapter Length

Originally Posted by Sam I have chapters in a published novel at over 10,000 words. It’s not a problem. Readers have these crazy things called book markers nowadays, so chapter length is immaterial at the best of times. I get what you...

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Not ready to write the idea

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Hide – Query Critique

Hi everyone!! A few of you have been following the progress of Hide, or at least reading me go on about it for the past six months, and it’s finally in that “one-more-edit” sort of stage before I finally feel ready to send...

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Hello, is this thing on?

Hi everyone, It’s a lonely life being a writer. I’m sure you know that, being fellow writers and all. A forum like this attracts me like a bee to honey, or should that be a flower? I don’t have to talk to people and can communicate wi...

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Tomb’s First World War Adventure

Hello everybody, I’ve just been back after what has been just over a year due to personal circumstances. I’m a student, and, studies always come first, and thus, it’s impossible for me to predict how consistent I’ll ...

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