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What is the literary form or style of a story with no heros?

I have a piece of non-fiction to write that I'll be doing by telling a story. It's somewhere between a news report, op-ed, and historical lesson, but told as a short story. In this story there are ...
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How to make a conflic seem more complex, despite the story itself being rather one-sided?

So, one of my story ideas involved werewolves. In the setting, they were a minority, much like most non-human races. The bad guys are a human terror group, the monster hunters, who are set on ...
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How do I avoid over using pronouns such as he/she/him/her or the character's name to much in my writing?

I feel that in my latest writing, I have developed a habit of writing he/she/him/her and overusing the character's name at the beginning of sentences. Here is a small blip that shows what I'm talking ...
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How do I properly write in facts without harming anyone?

I'm currently writing, or starting to write, a book that discusses misandry and the such. I'm going to try to use as much evidence as I can without it seeming harmful. For example, I want to add in a ...
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How do you write a large number in a sentence?

I was there for 45,400,000 (forty-five million, four hundred thousand) seconds I was there for 45,400,000, forty-five million, four hundred thousand, seconds?
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Alternative to “it is commonly said”

I have a sentence I am trying to write that just doesn't feel right. It currently reads "It is commonly said that X, but the truth is that Y." The second part feels okay, but the first part feels like ...
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How can you express sadness without using any word non-figuratively related to sadness?

How can you express sadness without using any word non-figuratively related to sadness? I have been told that in poetry you need to "Show, but not tell" instead of saying thing literally, so I am ...
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Creative evolution of the craft of writing

What according to your understanding liberates a writer from the constraints of a restricted imagination and a restrained style arising out of naïve reverence and limited cognizance of the aesthetics, ...
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How to list main ideas in a conclusion chapter without being repetitive with the wording?

In the conclusions chapter of my book (technical, non fiction writing) I want to go over the main ideas I addressed throughout the entire book, as a reminder for the reader and really drive in some of ...
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How do I write characters that aren't just a copy of myself?

I am finding it difficult to create fictional characters with personalities that are not a copy of myself. I'm having trouble trying to understand what others a character would do in certain ...
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Where in the protagonist’s story do I start my story? [closed]

In my series, my protagonist starts off life as pretty much no one from nowhere. He is born to an abusive mother and a father who died suddenly before he was even born, in a remote village so small ...
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Is this Plagiarism?

I wrote this blog post about an article I found online -> https://www.timesofisrael.com/researchers-develop-system-to-measure-solar-energy-potential-of-city-roofs/ This is my post: The orientation ...
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Are there any good alternatives to “a fire inside” of someone?

I'm trying to express the idea of a character undergoing a realisation, thus feeling an idea along the lines of a "fire being ignited inside of him". However, I was wondering, are there any better ...
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TW: child abuse, Is it ethical for me to write a book centered on child abuse despite not experiencing it?

It's my first attempt at trying to write a long length story of my own and so far what I've come up is a story that is to be centered around child abuse (sexual abuse) (the psychological and emotional ...
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Punctuation of a quote inside parentheses - MLA

I was wondering how to properly format a quote inside parentheses in MLA. So far I have mostly used the third option, although the double parentheses seem a bit ugly. example: 1) He directs his ...
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How to Categorize Novel Set in 1930s where people got married at 11+ years

I am writing fiction novel with historical event as backdrop. During 1930s British India people got married at 11+ years old and had full adult responsibilities. My story is a memoir of a fictional ...
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I wrote an informal e-mail. Is it good enough? [closed]

how are you doing? I'm a brazilian student and recently started to study for the FCE exam, from Cambridge. I wrote my fisrt informal e-mail. I'll list above the requirements of the task and I'd like ...
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Font Size for Book

I am writing a short book. What is the best font size to use with Times New Roman: 12 or 14?
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Scientific Journal

What are some other equivalents to a journal like SoftwareX where one can submit the methodology and codes used to solve a research problem?
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Which Self-Publishing Platform Should I Use My Book?

I was wondering if anybody could assist me on choosing a self-publishing platform. I already have four of my novels thoroughly edited by myself with the help of two professional proofreaders who read ...
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How to cite a pic in my research paper?

I want to cite a pic from a published paper in my research paper. Could you please tell me how to cite the pic? The usual method to cite a reference is to add the reference number at the end of the ...
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How do I write a computer-savvy/hacker character?

I have a character in my story for whom being computer savvy is supposed to be a major personality trait. The character works with computers for a living (even if their side job they do as part of the ...
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How do you prevent a character from being a creator's pet?

I have a character that I really like. They were originally intended to be the main villain for a particular story arc and then get killed off for good at the end, but I felt they were really ...
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Em-dashes and interrupting one's own dialogue within the same quote

I am looking for an example of a specific dialogue interruption case. I've been putting a following space my entire life, an editor just told me it doesn't belong, neither of us can cite a guide ...
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Citation placement when it respects only the second part of a sentence

Where should I put a citation mark when the cited information is only the second part of a sentence? This was my first attempt, Thus, fuel mass is more sensitive to payload mass changes for faster ...
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Using disjointed sentences or phrases for effect

James: Mary. You look so peaceful. Forgive me for waking you. But without you, I just can't go on. I can't live without you, Mary. This town, Silent Hill.... The Old Gods haven't left ...
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ShareLaTeX or OverLeaf templates to write a book to be self-published on Amazon

I'm planning to write a book and eventually self-publish it online through amazon (I haven't decided which platform on Amazon yet, but Kindle seems reasonable). The book will contain mostly texts, but ...
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Zero-that clause (noun clause with that)

After omitting "that" from a that-clause, is the clause still dependent? Or, does doing this turn it into an independent clause? For example: Before: "I suggested that she not go there." After: "I ...
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How to show a stutter in dialogue? [duplicate]

I have seen different ways of showing a stutter in dialogue - an em dash, just saying it was stuttered, etc. What other ways of showing a stutter are there?
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Can anyone tell me what literary device defines the following poem?

Can anyone tell me what literary device defines the following poem? I need to categorize this poem. COVID-19 You will Never Own My Morale By Adrian D'Costa COVID-19. You, despicable virus. ...
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proper(more effective) verb location in passive sentence [migrated]

I need put verb (developed) in proper place in that passive sentence: First Option: In that book were developed the basic ideas about the cell and its biological properties. Second Option: In that ...
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Using colors as words

He was clad with white and silver bracelets. Can we use colors such as white and use them as a substitute for other words like "white clothes"? He was clad with white linen and silver bracelets. ...
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How to punctuate the phrase at end of this sentence - With arms crossed he looked as if to say is that all you have, big boy?

How to punctuate the phrase at end of this sentence - With arms crossed he looked as if to say is that all you have, big boy?
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How can a portal be hidden for 5 years but found by children? [closed]

I am writing a story in which two children, ages 12-14 years old, discover a portal to another dimension. The portal is roughly the size of an average door and has existed for five years prior to ...
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Does a response agree or disagree with points they didn't address?

Math teacher here. The problem is that I'm teaching a course where students are being asked to write online and then respond to each other. Suppose a student responds to disagree with a single point ...
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How to include figures and images in body text

I am writing a text (following MHRA style if that makes a difference) which refers to several images throughout, but am unsure how to include them in my body text in terms of writing style. Does it ...
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What's the different between the part of Abstract and the part of Introduction in academic writing?

I'm really understand the two things between the Abstract and Introduction in academic writing. In my opinion, the Abstract just talks about the aim of the articial and the structure of articial. And ...
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APA - Citing foreign language texts

I have a written response that involves several sources from foreign languages (namely Latin and Italian, with the paper being written in English). How would I quote and reference these sources? For ...
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At what point in my story should I get beta readers?

I'm writing a book right now. I want to get beta readers for it, but at what point in the story should I get beta readers? Should I get them early? In the middle? Near the end? After the book? I'...
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Looking for derogatory term for men who either pay for sex or are used by women for money [migrated]

A few examples of the type of character I am trying to describe in ONE word: -Trump: "Has Never Really Known a Love That He hasn't Had to Pay For" as said by Edward Snowden. -Ace/Seth Rothstein from ...
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How can I describe an incredible release of power, realistically

In my writing, a goddess is removed from her position as a god and reduced to a human. (See my previous question) At the moment of the loss of power huge amounts of energy would be released into the ...
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I want to write about a suicide, how should I do it?

I want to have a book (or multiple) have a suicide in it, and I want to write the suicide. I don't know how exactly to go about that. I know that very descriptive details or very graphic images/video/...
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Citing things that you draw inspiration from

If you draw inspiration from a picture, music, place, and other things like that, do you have to cite it or reference it? Such as (this is a random one): if you want to see what hair styles a ...
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Introducing my self to an organization [closed]

How can I write a brief introduction about my self to a new organization that I want to hire me?
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Living Things From Non-Living atoms and molecules [closed]

The most amazing thing about a living system is that it is made up of non-living atoms and molecules!!! This beautiful thought just got me awestruck, the abstract feelings that we have are just some ...
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How would a god-like character react to losing their godhood?

A character in my book is a (small g) goddess, who has limited knowledge of all her worshippers and the natural world. She and a group of others were raised to godhood by their friends many years ago, ...
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How to improve my Dialogue Writing?

This is one area of writing that I find myself struggling a lot. I usually divide my chapters into scenes and each scene has a goal(s) that I have to achieve. And I have found that even though I know ...
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I can't write without an inspiration

I've been writing a book for almost a year now. But it takes so long because I have to wait for "inspiration". Sometimes I will get an idea that makes me excited and want to write. Mostly it's a ...
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How can I learn about the aesthetic rules behind composing new names for things?

This is kind of difficult for me to describe, so let me lead with an example. Suppose I tell you there's a creature named Humbarum and another named Axratax. I'll ask you to start imagining what they'...
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I'm unable to read any book or write a single line

So, there was a time when I could finish a book in 2 days. All I did was read books and sometimes I took some time out to write something as well. For the past few months though? Nothing. When I sit ...

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