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Is 126 pages a good book size?

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How does one write a horror fight scene where a person has to fight someone that is way stronger bigger and tougher than them

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Tropes to prove a character loyalty and make them in a position to become a leader

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Would it count as a story if nothing bad happens to the character anywhere in the story?

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How do I use the 'Show don't tell' rule with a blind character?

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Which comma(s) can I remove in this sentence? I feel like there are too many here but all seem necessary to me

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Revising AND Editing as You Write

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Is it a bad idea to design a purposefully inconsistent magic system?

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Description of a Machine Verification Tool [closed]

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Is it more expensive to self publish or use a publisher?

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Short description of a software component/product?

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Creating a fictional town - working around real-world limitations for TV show script?

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Do thoughts work as an info-dump?

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Is it okay to break the fourth wall sometimes? [duplicate]

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Am I allowed to write a continuation of a book series/story I like? (Ex. Harry potter, Amulet, Wishtree etc.)

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Could I publish a one-sentence book?

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Publishing a book directly on the Internet

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Is it legal to print out a book in a different language?

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Where would I debate a character?

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Book about character's odd stepfamily, specifically his interactions with his stepsister, how can I emphasize MC's emotions?

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What is this literary device called?

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Which expressions do you find the most suitable in this data report?

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How to write a footnote for a source in Arabic?

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What are good tips for a subject line when emailing a query letter?

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In a writing test, if the question uses British terms, but I tend to follow American style guides, should I use the American terms instead?

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When vs If, when describing settings and parameters

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When submitting a letter to an agent for publication of a novel, what does it mean to say that your manuscript is "complete"?

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How to write a knee injury?

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Do I need to provide a date of birth when I register a work for copyright in the USA?

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Should I kill off my main character at the end of my story?

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How to Write an Involuntary Secret Reveal

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Show-don't-tell and limited 3rd person perspective

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What's the difference between short stories and novels with plot?

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I want to write an academic book but I am unsure if I am structuring it right

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How do I cite my friend’s translation?

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Writing a believable, and sensitive depiction of a mixed race relationship as someone who is culturally unfamiliar

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When submitting my manuscript to a publisher, how should I answer "What are you prepared to do to market your book?"?

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Struggling with shaping my story

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What are the dos and don'ts of using flashbacks, memories, dreams, and stories within a longer narrative?

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Self-contained fictional narrative consisting of only about 150 words, and without conflict between the characters

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What is the term for a subject matter expert that helps with editing?

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Multiple-paragraph block quotation

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Why the word `event` in singular form in following context? [migrated]

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Onomatopoeia for a noise people make when shutting someone up?

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Replacement for the "boiling frog" metaphor

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Using unusual grammatical wording to refer to people

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Selling small scenes?

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How do I portray a character (child) that has had their consciousness spontaneously transferred to a different person (adult)?


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