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Which notebook?

Chromebooks are about as cheap as they come for new laptop-like devices, but they aren’t as flexible as more general purpose machines. If you follow the beaten path, your writing will be done in Google Docs and saved in Google’s...

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Rhyme without meter?

Is there a term for this, or is it simply something a competent poet is able to pull off? Take Thom Gunn’s Tamer and Hawk. Mainly in iambic trimeter unless I’m mistaken, but far from concrete in either. I thought I was so tough,...

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Where is the line regarding children in stories.

As various cultures past, present, and future have wildly different ages of consent or legal laws on children, I would like to know where the line would be drawn where a Mod would say, within the rules or totally against the rules and call ...

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Thoughts on an Anti-Princess? And Her Sex Life?

What are your thoughts on a rebellious princess? Or else as I’d call her an anti-princess? Just say the setting of her story is in medieval times and women aren’t necessarily expected to fight with swords and stuff. My main character is...

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Thoughts on an Anti-Princess? (Explicit Content)

I am not sure that the notion of a princess (or any woman) wanting to be a warrior is a particularly uncommon idea, is it? Since the second and third waves of feminism, women have been increasingly commonplace in real world combat and ficti...

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Pen Name for Article queries

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Drugs and Immigration

Let me tell you a story. In 1988, back when the Hell’s Angels controlled the meth trade in California, I had a friend in San Diego County who was fourth generation Italian -American, deep roots in San Diego, well liked by the Catholic...

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Writing Death Scenes

A lot of people agonize, quite understandably, over how to write a good love (or sex) scene. But in this thread I thought it might be good to discuss how to write a good death scene. For the purposes of discussion I would prefer to focus on...

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Short stories are like jokes

At least the way I write ’em. I’ve been working on a few short stories recently (trying to work my way up to a novel-worthy idea), and it seems some of my most enjoyable (to me) stories have started with a vision/idea of what th...

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Newbie – a question

Hi, I’ve not been here before so hello.I have been a Forum member for some time – mainly in Metaphor3 but also in Poet’s Workshop. However, I am more into my novels at the moment and I would love some feedback on the follo...

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