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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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previous questions pertaining to the difference between the two and found what is literary fiction?, which collected answers that, while interesting, were mostly opinion based. So I ask: What is the …
asked May 11 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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You should develop those long-lived characters as you would any other. Think about people that come to be in their 80s or 90s. Some are wiser and more patient than younger ones. Some are bitter and …
answered May 21 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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As has been said, the question isn't whether one should (or should not) kill a main character, it's 'what is the point of such a death?'. If it's pointless, don't; if it has a good reason (one can som …
answered May 5 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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I was wondering if this edit-as-you-go method is a common way to write (from reading other questions and answers on here, it doesn't seem to be)? Is it definitely to be avoided, and why? I write …
answered May 5 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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I agree with Surtsey, but I'd like to add that it's also a good idea to balance the two. If the external gesture is conscious, feel free to describe it; if the gesture is an instinctive reaction, go w …
answered May 19 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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Do keep in mind @RobtA's advise concerning copyright. I'd also like to suggest that you look at what you write and decide what type of name fits. Take steps: language (English, Chinese, Spanish, et …
answered Mar 1 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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I think it depends on the genre and on the readers. I believe that thrillers and, generaly speaking, tales whose main focus is on action (whatever the genre the book actually falls in) are under grea …
answered Feb 18 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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Observing other people will teach you a lot about the people you are observing. The more you observe the same person (or people), the more you'll learn about them. Looking from afar means you can thin …
answered May 13 '19 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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My suggestion is to casually alude to it. I'm taking up the 'men is dress' example you mentioned. If you have characters going shopping for clothes, you can have both men and women casually commenting …
answered Jun 26 '19 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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This isn't a full answer, just some thoughts and ideas that may help you make a decision. First of all, I often use different PoVs when writing. Do keep in mind that I prefer narrators that are limit …
answered Jan 30 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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Having in mind the OP's comment... By sheltered, I meant very sheltered. This owes to the fact the protagonist is next in line for the throne, but the rest of his family was murdered when he was …
answered Mar 13 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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You can use a formula to do that in excel, though it isn't the most straightforward formula. If you're willing to pay, I can suggest Aeon Timeline. You create the events on the timeline (which you c …
answered Feb 20 '18 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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While I heartily agree with @Galastel's answer, I'd like to focus on what can make the 'four parallel storylines' work. First of all, a word of advise: the more parallel storylines, the more difficul …
answered Dec 12 '18 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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My high school teacher gave us some writing assignments that forced us to focus on short scenes. She would give us a picture (usually of a painting) where you could see one person, or more, halfway t …
answered May 28 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica
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The simplest way of going about it is imagining an alter-ego of yours living in that world. I suggest starting with an alter-ego because you say you aren't used to writing prose and I therefore assum …
answered Jun 16 '17 by SC for reinstatement of Monica

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