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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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That depends on two things. First is your audience. As a general rule, YA (Young Adult) books should not have multiple PoVs (Points of View), because the reader typically would be between 12-14 years …
answered Jan 27 '17 by Fayth85
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point home, not as a social commentary or to wag the finger at anyone. (with the disclaimer out of the way...!) Fact is, in historical fiction, it's jarring if you don't treat women as second class …
answered Jun 22 '18 by Fayth85
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I think it can be argued that a character can betray your MC in the first paragraphs of your story, it all depends on why. The fact is that betrayal is part of the fabric of life -- just as is love, …
answered Aug 17 '16 by Fayth85
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Your voice is just that: your voice. Don't think in the terms of what you write, think in terms of how you think. Some people think very adjective heavy. She held the worn and leathery hand aga …
answered Jun 19 '18 by Fayth85
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Well, it depends. She (the main character, I assume) is transported into this world. Does she believe it's real? Does she think it's some kind of delusion? Is this a dream she's having in a coma; acco …
answered Apr 30 '18 by Fayth85
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I'd be careful with it either way. Remember, if you are writing, that means that the only picture your reader is getting, is the information you give. The means you need to be aware of the communicati …
answered Jan 15 '18 by Fayth85
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I think we need to expand somewhat on @Galastel's answer. Specifically two concepts: Immersion and Suspension of Disbelief. Because that is what it boils down to, in my opinion. So. Immersion. This i …
answered Jun 17 '18 by Fayth85
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It's often a question of perception. Cultural expectations play a crucial role, because if in the culture the woman must kowtow to a man, then it doesn't matter what she does, if it isn't utter submis …
answered May 28 by Fayth85
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There are many ways to do this, and for just as many reasons why this can make perfect sense. Let's start with popular means, and look at the reasons this makes sense. Disclaimer: I don't know en …
answered Apr 23 '18 by Fayth85
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Unless the protagonist is sadistic, a necromancer, or an undertaker down on his/her luck, odds are that face won't be beautiful. Depending on how long this person has been dead, and how they died, an …
answered Feb 4 '18 by Fayth85
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I agree with Secespitus, but I fear he left something out. Diversity isn't shoehorning people in (he correctly points out this is Tokenism, and in its most invasive and poisonous forms), it's showing …
answered May 4 '18 by Fayth85
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Correct... is an ambiguous term. So I'll show some simple and concise guidelines to make sure your reader knows who's speaking. "What are you even talkin' 'bout?" He sighs, shaking his head i …
answered Jun 21 '18 by Fayth85
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The first page, the first paragraph, the first sentence. It's all about promises. As the other two answers already highlight some aspects, I feel this niche must be addressed. If you start deep and m …
answered May 2 '18 by Fayth85
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I'm sure I'm going to be stating the obvious quite a bit, but meh. In anime, or any visual art, the world shows itself. You cannot monologue and tell the motivation, you need to show through visual a …
answered Jan 27 '17 by Fayth85
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One thing I tend to do in my writing is consider the options. Flashbacks (/flashforwards) are a good way to show how someone learns it if the Main Character is already an expert when your story sta …
answered Aug 27 '16 by Fayth85

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