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Is there an unbiased term for undocumented/illegal immigrants?

"Illegal immigrant" is often used by conservatives to refer to a person who enters a country in violation of that country's laws; "undocumented immigrant" is often used by liberals....
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How/where can I get people to tell me their personal reactions to my work?

The book I'm writing is memoir, journalism, social critique, diatribe, autoethnography -- accounts of personal experience, research to help me understand, reflection, analysis of social factors, ...
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How do I know if my character is a self insert and how do I avoid it or overcome it?

When I was making my characters, I was a little picky and had trouble, for I am not the best at decision making. However, when I do come up with characters, I usually get some of their concepts from ...
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Is it okay not to write something you feel you don't want to write?

Okay, the title is dumb, but let me elaborate. When it comes to scenes in books or movies, show me a character's family, or part of their family getting killed and you've successfully immobilized me. ...
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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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How to Avoid Personal Biases when writing Historical Fiction

I am writing Historic Fiction novel with the decades leading to 1947 Partition and bloody aftermath as backdrop. British Raj was divided based on religion. If person was on "wrong" side of border, ...