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  • Last Ship Sailing: Round III Events
    Ahoy! A legendary RP event has returned to the seas!
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  • What Is Your Favorite Writing Tip?
    1 ... 17, 18, 19by Nate » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:33 pm
    271 replies
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    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:21 am
  • Any Exceptional Books About Writing?
    Submit a book on writing that you found helpful
    1 ... 5, 6, 7by Jester » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:24 pm
    92 replies
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    Last post by craftryebaritonejuno
    Fri Jun 23, 2023 10:01 pm
  • I want advice to start writing well before it's too late!
    please can i have all round help?
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5by L » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:14 pm
    70 replies
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    Last post by Horisun
    Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:50 pm
  • Essential websites for anyone trying to get published
    Agents, editors, advice and marketing
    1, 2by lyrical_sunshine » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:22 am
    20 replies
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    Last post by Konkurs101
    Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:34 pm
  • Critiquing Tutorials
    by SPEW » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:50 am
    7 replies
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    Last post by Kyllorac
    Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:26 am
  • How to Write a Greek Mythology Inspired Novel
    Tips for getting started with writing Greek Mythology!
    by Ley » Sat May 11, 2024 2:00 am
    1 replies
    159 views
    Last post by keeperofgaming
    Sat May 11, 2024 2:12 am
  • Reviewing works involving sensitive topics on YWS
    by Liminality » Fri Feb 16, 2024 10:03 am
    5 replies
    911 views
    Last post by WinnyWriter
    Sat May 04, 2024 3:05 pm
  • How to avoid cliches in YA
    I need tips! lol (yes that's me drowning)
    by WinnyWriter » Sat Apr 27, 2024 4:28 pm
    3 replies
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    Last post by EllieMae
    Sat Apr 27, 2024 7:45 pm
  • The True Beginning
    Need Advice on a First Chapter
    by Zanos » Tue Mar 05, 2024 8:16 pm
    1 replies
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    Last post by Isbah
    Fri Mar 08, 2024 4:02 pm
  • Ask an Engineer
    For any STEM-related question in your story, really!
    by Carina » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:17 pm
    11 replies
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    Last post by herbalhour
    Sat Feb 17, 2024 12:11 pm
  • Reviewing Motivation
    Reasons, advice, motivational posters for reviewing on YWS!
    by Liminality » Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:46 pm
    8 replies
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    Last post by alliyah
    Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:33 pm
  • Responsibilities of Historical Fiction & Non-fiction
    by alliyah » Tue Oct 24, 2023 8:18 pm
    4 replies
    852 views
    Last post by Fishr
    Sat Dec 30, 2023 12:44 am
  • How to get back into writing...
    I've avoided it for so long I feel like I've forgotten how.
    by Plus-One » Thu Nov 23, 2023 2:54 am
    6 replies
    907 views
    Last post by Plus-One
    Fri Nov 24, 2023 12:04 am
  • How to stick to writing ONE novel/ story?
    All tips are welcome!
    by AmayaStatham » Tue Oct 17, 2023 8:57 pm
    2 replies
    832 views
    Last post by Snoink
    Tue Nov 14, 2023 4:38 pm
  • Ask a History Major
    by dissonance » Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:12 pm
    7 replies
    820 views
    Last post by OrabellaAvenue
    Sat Oct 21, 2023 6:58 pm
  • What's a good writing goal?
    by Liminality » Sat Sep 23, 2023 5:26 am
    2 replies
    761 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Oct 01, 2023 8:55 pm
  • Ask a (Studying) Biologist
    I might not have a degree, but I can hopefully help!
    by Mageheart » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:33 am
    1 replies
    1199 views
    Last post by yosh
    Fri Aug 25, 2023 1:02 am
  • Characters... Help!
    I have no idea how to write characters
    by OrabellaAvenue » Tue Jul 04, 2023 5:03 am
    1 replies
    716 views
    Last post by VengefulReaper
    Tue Jul 04, 2023 8:51 am
  • How do I write more?
    by GengarIsBestBoy » Tue Jul 04, 2023 2:29 am
    1 replies
    715 views
    Last post by alpacaboss
    Tue Jul 04, 2023 3:28 am
  • Need help with a fight scene
    by AuroraPayn » Sun Jun 11, 2023 9:10 pm
    5 replies
    759 views
    Last post by craftryebaritonejuno
    Fri Jun 30, 2023 5:15 pm
  • Sharpen Your Writing Skills: Tips and Strategies for Effecti
    by charlescanderson » Tue Jun 06, 2023 4:37 am
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    Last post by charlescanderson
    Tue Jun 06, 2023 4:37 am
  • How do I describe characters?
    by WeepingWisteria » Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:04 am
    5 replies
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    Last post by Bilian3495
    Wed Apr 12, 2023 6:27 pm
  • Low on ideas. :<
    Writer's block...
    by pkthundaga » Sun Mar 12, 2023 1:34 am
    4 replies
    838 views
    Last post by Lucrezia
    Sun Mar 12, 2023 2:22 am
  • Need help with the plot of one of my chapters
    by GengarIsBestBoy » Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:59 pm
    2 replies
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    Last post by GengarIsBestBoy
    Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:19 pm
  • What should I name my story?
    I'm not sure what to name my story and I need help.
    by WhiteCyanide » Sun Dec 04, 2022 9:10 am
    1 replies
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    Last post by vampricone6783
    Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:10 pm
  • Experimental Writing w/ a Journal.
    Four questions. Please help... I'm finding unique answers!
    by BeingRivy » Fri Aug 26, 2022 6:19 pm
    10 replies
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    Last post by Fishr
    Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:35 am
  • How can I be better at POV (with characters)?
    I'm bad at making characters and getting every reaction correct!
    by BeingRivy » Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:53 pm
    1 replies
    1188 views
    Last post by winterwolf0100
    Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:15 pm
  • Ask a therapist!
    for all of your character's mental health needs
    1, 2by Carlito » Sun May 10, 2020 8:28 pm
    25 replies
    3458 views
    Last post by Moonglade
    Sat May 28, 2022 3:31 pm
  • How to analyze and annotate books
    How do i read better and analyze books and works better?
    by BeingRivy » Wed May 11, 2022 4:11 pm
    3 replies
    1039 views
    Last post by Fishr
    Thu May 19, 2022 2:11 am
  • Book + Website links about writing and honing craft
    recommended books and links + I need help with something message
    by BeingRivy » Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:15 pm
    4 replies
    1386 views
    Last post by niteowl
    Thu Apr 28, 2022 2:48 am
  • How can I make my stories funny and suspenseful?
    Please add advice to make my stories funnier and more suspense!!
    by BeingRivy » Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:36 pm
    1 replies
    1123 views
    Last post by looseleaf
    Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:57 pm
  • Stage ->Writing Fright
    How can I write anything on paper when I have an inner critic
    by BeingRivy » Mon Jan 31, 2022 11:03 pm
    6 replies
    1342 views
    Last post by Omni
    Thu Feb 24, 2022 3:03 am
  • Character help
    HELP ME
    by SnowGhost » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:35 am
    5 replies
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    Last post by AlmostImmortal
    Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:24 pm
  • How do you make a fantasy comic Fantasy Humor Shorts
    you guys have to know this, because i want to write short comics
    by BeingRivy » Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:23 pm
    1 replies
    1080 views
    Last post by Fishr
    Wed Feb 16, 2022 10:09 pm
  • The Basics of Showing Vs. Telling For Beginners
    Here's a lengthy post on showing and tellling...
    by Purple67 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:18 pm
    2 replies
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    Last post by Fishr
    Mon Feb 14, 2022 12:20 am
  • Filter Words: What Are They and How to Avoid Them
    To prevent a narrative distance between characters and readers
    by PoetryMisfit » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:51 am
    0 replies
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    Last post by PoetryMisfit
    Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:51 am
  • Urgent! How to write an excellent horror story?
    Urgent: any tips and advice on making amazing horror stories?
    by BeingRivy » Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:16 pm
    9 replies
    1768 views
    Last post by Necromancer14
    Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:31 pm
  • The YWS Pen-fixer
    Pens, gel pens, markers- I fix all!!
    by momonster » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:38 pm
    10 replies
    1675 views
    Last post by FireEyes
    Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:39 pm
  • Advice Needed: Getting My Writing Groove Back
    by Riverlight » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:59 am
    10 replies
    1243 views
    Last post by Dossereana
    Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:46 am
  • Where Should I Post This?
    I have a short story... but it's not really short.
    by winterwolf0100 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:12 am
    3 replies
    1145 views
    Last post by BluesClues
    Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:55 am
  • The Character Clinic
    for ailments & injuries
    1 ... 10, 11, 12by StellaThomas » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:27 pm
    173 replies
    13721 views
    Last post by GrandWild
    Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:13 pm
  • How do I write a good battle scene?
    by ShpidderMon » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:17 pm
    3 replies
    1238 views
    Last post by mellifera
    Tue May 18, 2021 8:42 pm
  • Dixie Kitchen: Ask a Southern Cook
    by Brigadier » Sat May 15, 2021 6:15 pm
    0 replies
    1002 views
    Last post by CaptainJack
    Sat May 15, 2021 6:15 pm
  • Ask a Genderfluid Peep... basically anything
    I’m here, queer, and living in existential fear : D
    by winterwolf0100 » Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:23 pm
    0 replies
    1030 views
    Last post by winterwolf0100
    Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:23 pm
  • How do I create an antagonist?
    by Alkimia » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:33 am
    4 replies
    1368 views
    Last post by Yoshikrab
    Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:04 pm
  • How do to stay motivated
    by shayspeare » Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:51 pm
    4 replies
    1496 views
    Last post by manilla
    Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:59 am
  • Ask a Trans Guy (almost) Anything.
    by FruityBickel » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:37 am
    3 replies
    1358 views
    Last post by Magebird
    Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:11 pm
  • Ask an Academic
    I must proselytize for the fish lord (but ask me anything!)
    by Shady » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:40 am
    2 replies
    1121 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:56 am
  • Ask an Equestrian
    ask me questions pls
    by ChieTheWriter » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:14 am
    2 replies
    1283 views
    Last post by ChieRynn
    Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:46 pm
  • Ask A Southerner
    For all your Southern needs, ask a Southerner!
    by Riverlight » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:00 am
    0 replies
    1123 views
    Last post by Vil
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:00 am

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