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Military plans and the rule of failing the execution

A typical approach when presenting an elaborated plan and wanting to show its execution is to make sure that something goes wrong with it. In this way we can have a fairly detailed exposition during ...
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How do you write a worldbuilding manuscript?

How do you write a worldbuilding manuscript? I am wondering what a worldbuilding manuscript should look like. I am planning on writing a novel with a really detailed world, so I was wondering what I ...
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How do you cover an F1 race in a comic book?

Let's say you wrote a comic book about F1 racing, how would you cover an entire race? Should you spend 10 volumes to cover a single race, or should you just skip times very often? For example, 3 ...
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Need help with currencies and numbers/numerals in fiction

How would you write the following in fiction given that my style guide says write out numbers up to and including 99? From the till, she robbed six 50,000-won notes, two 10,000s and eight thousands. I ...
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How to clearly convey the picture of a World War I-era car without mentioning World War I?

So I am working on a story that takes place in a setting with the aesthetics of world war I machinery and society but which does not take place in our world. Because of this, I can't just go about ...
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Can you ignore the 7 main beats of the story, what are some alternatives?

Number One. The Back Story haunts the central character. Number Two. The Catalyst gets the character moving. It’s part of the story’s setup. Number Three. The Big Event changes the character’s life. ...
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What are some formatting choices in comics that may make it more difficult to convert it into a webcomics format?

Comics are using American comic print formatting, but webcomics are a new formatting style intended for mobile use, it's intended to be read up and down and makes it easier for mobile user to read by ...
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What is the typical maximum page count for a workbook?

I am creating a series of student workbooks for use in classrooms. The page count is quite high, so I'll need to divide it into many separate books, but I'm not sure if I need to split it into 3, 5, ...
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How to write a novel with a mixture of horror and crime (detective) thriller? [closed]

I just had a idea where what if A Detective and his buddy have to face supernatural creatures, cases full of mystery... Like two stories : Sherlock Holmes + Goosebumps ( orIT) smashed together into ...
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What's the most standard comic books formats for e-book publishers and comics publishers?

What's the most standard comic books formats for e-book publishers and comics publishers? I am thinking because there are a lot of mobile devices and printing machines, there must be some standards ...
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Characters' tone/pitch in dialogue

How does one go about showing a characters tone/pitch while talking? For example, if someone said something that someone else doesn't believe and they reacted like: bullsHIIt or whaAATt Where the ...
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If writing a technical book, what's a "correct" way to write the manuscript and include graphs / charts / diagrams?

Typically I would use LaTex for a journal, but if you were submitting a manuscript to a publisher, what's an appropriate tool/method? I ask, because textbooks don't usually appear like they are LaTex ...
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Is Scientific Writing equal to Research Paper Writing

I am just not sure if Scientific Writing is same as research paper writing.
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What are some ways to describe a character's clothing?

I have a hard time viewing clothing outside of the simplest descriptors. A shirt is just a shirt, shoes are simply shoes, pants, etc. Basically, what I'm asking for is some clothing terminology?
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What are the most widely comic books formats?

What are the most widely comic books formats? Let's say you want to publish online comics across multiple platforms such as Amazon and modern digital platforms. What standards should you use if you ...
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More than one footnote for same line?

I am working on a price list. On the price list I have a column for the name of the model and a second column for a specification. Currently I have an asterisk on each model. I also have a footnote (1)...
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ways to express joy, or basic humor in a situation (for a story)

not exactly sure how to solve this, and haven't used the app before. Just started story writing. So ya, I don't know what else to say
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How would I describe the feeling of being buried alive realistically?

For context, this would be from the POV of children who are trapped in a high-rise office building during a monster attack in the city. They wouldn't have any injuries from the event; they would just ...
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What comic book format should you use to make it easier to turn into a web comic?

What comic book format should you use to make it easier to turn into a web comic? I am thinking 3x3 or 1x3 are the best format and most flexible; otherwise, turning them into webcomics might be ...
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Is there any standard format for the title page of a manuscript?

I'm finally ready to send my manuscript to the publisher. I'm wondering if there is any standard way to format the title page of the document. I'm including such details as my name, the working title, ...
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Do quotation marks used to name something go inside or outside commas in Chicago style? [duplicate]

I am using quotation marks like this: Joshua Abraham Norton, who liked to call himself "Emperor", dressed in elaborate clothing. The strange fish, which scientists call a "coelacanth&...
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Could an 11 1/2 year old publish a book? [duplicate]

I am working on a good story. (I will not tell more about it because I do not want my idea stolen.) I am only 11 years old. Could I possibly get it published? if so, how? My dad said that there is no ...
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Why do I have so many words per page? I have all the correct novel formatting and am still getting almost 350 words per page!

I'm averaging 340 words per page. The industry standard is 250. I'm using the correct formatting for a novel manuscript - 12 point Times New Roman, 1" margins, double spaced, 8.5 x 11 page, left ...
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How can I contact JK Rowling for permission to publish my sequel for the Harry Potter series?

I recently watched the entire Harry Potter series in December 2021. I really loved the Harry Potter world and all the characters. Even after days, I couldn't stop myself from thinking about it and I'm ...
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Is it bad to end a story with a lot of loose points?

Is it bad to end a story with a lot of loose points? Are there some exceptions where some loose points are permitted as long as the main questions are answered? I heard it's bad, but I see a lot of ...
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How do I know if my plotline is boring?

This is a question that often comes to my mind while writing. I can't know whether I should respect the sequence of events chronologically as they happened or try to include backstories/flashbacks. ...
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English syntax: Object at the beginning of a sentence / Object as sentence opening [migrated]

Is it correct to build an English sentence as follows, with the object as opener? "The red chair we placed at the left table end." (instead of the 'standard' syntax: "We placed the red ...
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What are some tricks you can use to write a good story if you don't know how people talk and behave?

What are some tricks you can use to write a good story if you don't know how people talk and behave? Are there some tips and tricks on how to be able to still write a good story if you try to avoid ...
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How can the relationship between two characters develop or heal if one is obstinate in refusing to talk?

How can the relationship between two characters develop or heal if one is obstinate in refusing to talk? Trying to find a reason why a girl who refuses to talk to anyone or socialize, might go back to ...
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How do you write a character with goes from A to Z and back to A realistically?

How do you write a character with goes from A to Z and back to A realistically? Let's say the characters is extremely in love, then wants to murder the person she was in love with and then go back to ...
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In a comic panel, how do you show your readers that the voice is heard within?

In a comic panel, how do you show your readers that the voice is heard within? Do you use a different font, do you use italics, do you use bold characters? And how do you write this in a comic book ...
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Development of one Moral

I have an idea, fiction, which uses the following moral: "Young, fallible hero seeks to improve his life by exploiting a higher power, however, the angry Gods don't just punish the hero, they ...
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How many red herrings is too many red herrings?

Mystery novel with a cast of five suspects. The plot moves from red herring to red herring, making the reader suspect each of the five characters at least once. In principle, one could go in circles ...
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Revealing the Traitor

In my three book, fantasy series, I have a character who is a traitor to the group of protagonists. The reader knows from the beginner that there is a spy somewhere because the anagonists discuss the ...
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How would something be written in 3rd person omniscient as opposed to 3rd person limited?

I've often been accused of "head-hopping" in my stories and not always being consistent with POV. Also, I got a note from a beta-reader once saying that at some points, it sounded like they ...
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How do I create two complementary characters, like a villain and a hero, that are designed for each other?

I'm building a D&D campaign and I'm at the point where I have to create a villain. There's also a character that will join the players a few times as a hero. In an attempt to make them more ...
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What's the correct title for someone doing the layout, additional content, and getting agreements from the writers and artists?

I recently participated in an ekphrastic event where a number of poets wrote poems inspired by paintings from a couple of artists. We've decided to create an anthology based on the paintings and poems ...
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Can you tell if a book on Amazon is print-on-demand?

For context: I have a poetry chapbook which has been published by a small publisher. The book is sold through their website and through Amazon. Unfortunately, my publisher is not very communicative ...
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What is the sub-genre/trope of the characters in a multi-POV story all coalescing in violent mayhem called?

Imagine your typical multi-POV story, with an urban setting and within the action genre, boasting a lot of not-so-upstanding citizens for characters. These characters are spread about, some with ...
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What is this linguistic device called?

Consider these two sentences: I was considering taking a taxi, but realized that Uber was cheaper and more convenient, anyway. I was considering taking a taxi, but then I was like, "Hey, Uber ...
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How to Write a Temporary 'Goodbye" [closed]

I'm working on my first novel, and my main character is going on a 'no contact' vacation where she doesn't communicate with anyone in her life. I'm struggling to figure out how to write it even though ...
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My protagonist is using a different name at the beginning of the book, but changes half-way through. How should I write the dialogue tags?

My protagonist is living under a curse, with added amnesia, making her have a false name. Halfway through the book, she learns what her real name is and chooses to become that person again, with all ...
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How to write a gatekeeper yelling "Ooooooi" before asking who goes there?

The title sums it up. I would like advice on how to write the yell of a gatekeeper calling to attention the people approaching the gate. Pretty much like some scenes where they go: "OOOOiiii, who ...
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Type of dialogues?

I was writing a short story about characters. I have a problem with the dialogue style I wrote it in. It is like this: Karan: Hey Piyush! How are you? Piyush: Hey, I'm good. What about you? Karan: I ...
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Can I draw conclusions from sources?

When you write an essay or something like that, and you're referencing to a source, are you allowed to "draw conclusions" out of the source. Example: If the question I'm gonna answer is &...
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Interview format and salary range for Technical Writer in London [closed]

We are a FinTech startup in London and looking to hire our first Technical Writer. The person will be mainly working on documentation for APIs and how best to present them ( for eg., work with ...
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How do I write a philosophical essay strewing and stiching facts about universe?

I want to write a philosophical essay on the lines of Our universe is so massive and there are so many mysterious things in it as compared to this we humans are tiny and probably inconsequential. ...
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Does anyone know any specific words that can be used to describe a character flying?

I feel like I've used words like "floating" and "hovering" too often, to the point of tedium.
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How do you write a script for a comic?

I read some movie scripts and I know how to write one, but I haven't seen one for comics books. I heard some people use movie scripts to write comics, but I need a template that associates each ...
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I don't fully understand sentence unity

First, let me clarify that I do not intend right now to write in Early Modern English, although I tend to use some words uncommon in ordinary prose, such as "whereof", etc. However, being ...

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