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Fiction is a form of prose writing that deals with at least partly artificial or imagined events and characters. This tag should be used for any questions relating to fiction, including fiction formatting, techniques and publishing.

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Considering your problem from a Hero's Journey-perspective, I strongly argue that the answer to your question is: Yes. If your hero is unable to defeat the villain, your story does not work and needs …
answered Feb 13 '18 by Filip
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Some subjective examples in accordance with the definitions below: 1-dimensional: Katniss Everdeen. Harry Potter. 2-dimensional: I'm at a loss here, although I very much like Lauren's definition. …
answered Apr 3 '16 by Filip
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This seems to be related to this question, and my answer is basically the same: Hurt him. You want him to go into the wood, but he hesitates? Great, that is natural and very nicely illustrates the …
answered Apr 12 '16 by Filip
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quickly. Take car not to write your own "fan fiction" in which you gush on and on about your great, lovable characters without adding to the plot. The best advice I ever got in writing is related to this …
answered Jun 16 '17 by Filip
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Don't take the Hero's Journey literally. In my opinion, one of the most important lessons about the Hero's Journey is this: Don't take it literally. The Hero's Journey is not about classical Greek Her …
answered Dec 8 '15 by Filip
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In response to SaberWriters comment, I'd like to raise the question what a story is. As a a trained physicist, the answer to me is easy: Change, or, in the pysical setting, d/dt. Anything that is diff …
answered Mar 17 '15 by Filip
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I'm currently developing a minor character that will appear as the "shadow" (Hero's Journey slang for an antagonist that has the potential to destroy the hero) of two other characters. In the eyes of …
asked Jun 23 '17 by Filip
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Everyday scenes: I think not describing the narrator's environment is a valid option. For example, I never describe environments that are perfectly natural and well-known to my narrator, since my narr …
answered Dec 1 '15 by Filip
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Here's how I understood your question: Is there a right way to tell a story, given that different authors might choose to tell the same story in entirely different ways? In my opinion, the answer to …
answered Jun 28 '17 by Filip
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In addition to what's answer, I'd like to share some of my experiences with character development. what is right: There is an abundcance of books and practical guides to character development. However …
answered May 27 '15 by Filip
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I agree with what: Actual writing and making your own mistakes is essential when attempting to become a novelist. However, if you are interested in textbooks: Here's the first textbooks I've read whe …
answered May 27 '15 by Filip
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In my experience, whether a relation between the reader and the characters of a story can be established depends not so much on the accurate depiction of physics or any kind of back-ground but on the …
answered Mar 17 '15 by Filip
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Since your questions can and have basically been answered with one-liners ("Because taste is different, is it a true 'fault' of the author if you fail to like his hero?", and "Yes, people are diverse. …
answered Oct 27 '16 by Filip
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in entertaining fiction (no literary ambitions here) is Jonathan Stroud's "Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase". The structure of this book and the way it creates suspense is simply marvelous. On …
answered Sep 15 '15 by Filip
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First of all, I think that there is no definitive answer to a question like this. Stories are different, and a mechanism that worked fine in one story might fail in another. You will have to try out w …
answered Apr 12 '16 by Filip

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