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  • 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
    91 replies
    29619 views
    Last post by Purple67
    Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:25 am
  • What Is Your Favorite Writing Tip?
    1 ... 16, 17, 18by Nate » Thu Apr 26, 2007 1:33 pm
    267 replies
    49981 views
    Last post by WrenZorya
    Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:13 am
  • 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
    23861 views
    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
    19942 views
    Last post by Konkurs101
    Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:34 pm
  • Critiquing Tutorials
    by SPEW » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:50 am
    7 replies
    6207 views
    Last post by Kyllorac
    Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:26 am
  • Need help with the plot of one of my chapters
    by GengarIsBestBoy » Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:59 pm
    2 replies
    111 views
    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
    120 views
    Last post by vampricone6783
    Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:10 pm
  • Reviewing Motivation
    Reasons, advice, motivational posters for reviewing on YWS!
    by Liminality » Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:46 pm
    5 replies
    361 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Fri Dec 02, 2022 1:45 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
    861 views
    Last post by Fishr
    Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:35 am
  • How do I describe characters?
    by WeepingWisteria » Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:04 am
    4 replies
    232 views
    Last post by AlmostImmortal
    Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:42 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
    376 views
    Last post by winterwolf0100
    Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:15 pm
  • writing German characters.
    i’m American. how do i write a German character?
    by PaigeFantasy » Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:50 pm
    0 replies
    137 views
    Last post by PaigeFantasy
    Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:50 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
    2164 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
    346 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
    561 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
    381 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
    633 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
    487 views
    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
    358 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
    416 views
    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
    561 views
    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
    1022 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
    935 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
    514 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
    437 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
    10951 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
    532 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
    266 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
    318 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
    636 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
    764 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
    606 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
    405 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:56 am
  • Ask an Equestrian
    ask me questions pls
    by ChieRynn » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:14 am
    2 replies
    579 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
    433 views
    Last post by Vil
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:00 am
  • Ask a College Student
    by Mageheart » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:43 am
    0 replies
    467 views
    Last post by Magebird
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:43 am
  • Ask a (Studying) Biologist
    I might not have a degree, but I can hopefully help!
    by Mageheart » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:33 am
    0 replies
    412 views
    Last post by Magebird
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:33 am
  • Ask an Engineer
    For any STEM-related question in your story, really!
    by Carina » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:17 pm
    2 replies
    631 views
    Last post by Carina
    Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:06 am
  • Character Help
    A place to ask for opinions and advice on characters.
    by Skelly » Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:10 am
    2 replies
    398 views
    Last post by BluesClues
    Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:32 am
  • The YWS Mechanic
    Anything car or plane related in your book you need help with?
    by looseleaf » Sat May 30, 2020 7:26 pm
    12 replies
    945 views
    Last post by LZPianoGirl
    Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:29 pm
  • Hook your readers
    Tips on how to hook readers.
    by brotherGeo » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:12 pm
    0 replies
    286 views
    Last post by brotherGeo
    Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:12 pm
  • How do I lengthen my novel?
    by RadDog13579 » Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:22 pm
    3 replies
    358 views
    Last post by IcyFlame
    Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 am
  • Tips for writer's anxiety
    by Alkimia » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:03 pm
    3 replies
    508 views
    Last post by Tenyo
    Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:40 pm
  • I Need Help!!!
    Writing reviews are hard
    by JasmineFelicia » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:59 pm
    4 replies
    388 views
    Last post by JasmineFelicia
    Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:27 pm
  • Journal Style
    by Moneypwnzb » Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:36 am
    3 replies
    295 views
    Last post by Moneypwnzb
    Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:25 am
  • Dialogue
    by Shadowsingercat » Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:00 am
    3 replies
    656 views
    Last post by JesseWrites
    Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:23 pm
  • Jay's Motivation Tips
    Inspired by a wall post.
    by Mageheart » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:32 pm
    1 replies
    404 views
    Last post by Mea
    Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:47 pm
  • how do I make this character not a mary sue?
    I'm kind of struggling
    by ellasnotebook » Tue May 28, 2019 7:01 pm
    5 replies
    662 views
    Last post by Prokaryote
    Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:21 pm
  • Describing the Main Character in Different Point of Views
    by JustPerks » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm
    0 replies
    427 views
    Last post by fraey
    Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:18 pm
  • Info dumping
    How to handle?
    by Moalex » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:06 am
    2 replies
    496 views
    Last post by Moalex
    Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:27 am

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When one is highly alert to language, then nearly everything begs to be a poem.
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