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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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Firstly don't get too hung up on the genre - it's a very fluid concept that doesn't have to be anywhere near as strict as you are imagining. Write the story and let it be what it is - if after writi …
answered Apr 9 '19 by motosubatsu
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It's certainly possible, but it's not always easy to do in a way that doesn't feel forced. If you look at it from the perspective that "evil" is more of an attitude than a specific act you can show th …
answered Aug 30 '19 by motosubatsu
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If I understand you correctly you are in A's POV when they have their change of heart, this means you can you can show what's leading them to having this change and make the change consistent with th …
answered Aug 30 '19 by motosubatsu
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While I couldn't give you statistics on how prevalent it is, certainly it is not especially rare. I can think of a few major, bestselling authors who have done this off the top of me head easily enoug …
answered Jan 11 '19 by motosubatsu
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There's nothing wrong with mentioning specific songs or tech in this way. And while it's not lazy writing to use songs as a tool for conveying a character's mood it is to rely on them solely. Expecti …
answered Jun 26 '19 by motosubatsu
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There's two levels to consider here - setting/story and character. Story Some post-apocalyptic settings have introduced religious organisations in, either pre-apocalyptic holdouts or new cults (e.g. …
answered Jan 9 '19 by motosubatsu
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While it's going to vary between readers whether it bothers them or not I have to say I'm firmly in the camp that it can ruin immersion. I'm not too worried about whether I "pronounce" a name "corre …
answered Jan 30 '19 by motosubatsu
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It's difficult to answer this definitively since there's information you've been unable to share thus far. So for more of a general "how to approach answering this for yourself" answer - I tend to ap …
answered Jan 11 '19 by motosubatsu
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As other answers have stated a different POV for prologues is quite a common technique, particularly in SF and Fantasy (George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, David Eddings and Brandon Sanderson have all …
answered Sep 17 '18 by motosubatsu