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Will I be sued if I write about something that bears superficial resemblance to a real-world disaster, even when I add a disclaimer?

I am writing a story (actually a fanfiction) which I am serializing on Archive of Our Own, a popular site for that type of written works. Actually I planned out the entire plot for that story since ...
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When writing a tragic hero for a tragedy, do the readers have to sympathize with the characters?

I've been told that a tragic hero is a protagonist with a tragic flaw or a character defect that ultimately leads to their downfall and that the audience should sympathize with the character, even as ...
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How do you make a story as sad as possible?

When I think of sad story, I think of Greek tragedies, so naturally they should have a sad ending, and the characters should not deserve what happens to them. So I was thinking that I simply need to ...
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