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Can I use something from another series in my own?

It depends on a lot of things: How much you use: A school that teaches magic is fine. A school in a castle in rural Scotland that teaches magic to children in secret, starting from age 11, is going ...
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Use of Registered trademark

It is never required for anyone to use the ™ or ® symbols, unless one has an agreement with the trademark owner specifically requiring it. The owner often chooses to use these symbols so as to notify ...
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Writing fantasy novel and reintroducing a character

The most efficient way to bore your reader is by repeating information they already know. So if that reintroduction does not add any new information, then cut it. But nevertheless, reintroducing a ...
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Writing fantasy novel and reintroducing a character

I second @Amadeus' opinion that second introduction should be much shorter. However, you can benefit from providing a look from a different perspective, a "second opinion" of sorts. ...
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Writing fantasy novel and reintroducing a character

Typically yes, but you can do this much more briefly. The reader is already familiar with the character, and in a way some of the introduction can happen "off screen". Presume Mike and Alice ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

You do not need to debut with the first (good) novel you complete. This shouldn't stop you from trying, but there is also nothing wrong with putting this one on the shelve for a while and publish it ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Excellent question. You see, most publishers who work with new authors are reluctant to publish anything over 100,000 words, simply because they don't know if it will sell. However, there are ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Don't kill the one story. Expand until it is two: Slightly contradictory, but consider if your story is too long. Does it keep focus throughout the work? Are all areas of those pages equally relevant ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

A good long story will work better than a story crammed into a length too short for it. (Not that there's any guarantee for even a good story.) Perhaps you should rope in beta readers. If other ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

Every single debut fantasy writer I know personally who had a long debut novel queried a shorter novel. They might have queried a 120K novel, landed an agent, and in revision with the agent, ended at ...
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170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

If I was in your position and I felt my novel was ready, then I'd write my pitch letter and send it out to agents that rep my genre. If they think the story has potential, then they will most likely ...
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How can I recover from negative comments after releasing my book?

Don't take it too seriously. If possible, don't read the comments. It is quite normal that a work of art is liked by some, but not all, no matter how good it is. I myself am a great fan of Franz Kafka,...
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How can I recover from negative comments after releasing my book?

Unfortunately some people are rude and have completely unrealistic expectations of the world. Or have zero understanding of the hard work and effort you've put in. Or see everything that doesn't suit ...
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How can I recover from negative comments after releasing my book?

Excellent question. Keep in mind: there will always be someone who likes your book, and there will always be someone who dislikes your book. This is an unfortunate fact. The best way to deal with it ...
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How can I recover from negative comments after releasing my book?

You just have to change your mindset; that can take some time and diligence. First, the world is full of rude jerks, is there any reason to believe them or their criticism? Especially if they provide ...
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How many errors per page volume is typically "okay" in a book?

I dont think the issue is mistakes. The issue is acceptability. The perfect is the enemy of the good because perfection simply isnt possible. The goal is to write the book. No matter how many ...
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