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How can I write a fictional college?

The obvious answer here is, do your research - something a writer should do whenever they're inluding a topic they aren't familiar with in their work. If for you that topic is college, research ...
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In a subjective omniscient PoV, can a writer ask a question in the narration?

It's useful to think of the narrator as an extra character for a moment - yes, even when ze's a featureless ghost (as is often the case). Why does ze ask a question in the narration? Does ze not know ...
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I need help writing a scene or experience about air being knocked out of you

Having had the wind knocked out of me I can tell you the following: It hurts. It takes a strong blow to the upper body to knock the wind out of you. Whatever part of the body that got hit is going ...
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I need help writing a scene or experience about air being knocked out of you

Similar questions have been asked often before on this site – from How do I realistically describe using a whip? to How do I describe the sound of an oar touching the water? –, and the answer is ...
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In a subjective omniscient PoV, can a writer ask a question in the narration?

As they stand, your examples are ambiguous and confusing to the reader. Who is asking those questions? Your examples can be interpreted in several ways: The narrator is asking: Carrie went to the ...
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In a subjective omniscient PoV, can a writer ask a question in the narration?

In your examples, I would interpret both as an indirect representation of that character’s thoughts. That their thoughts could be summed up in those questions. Virginia Wolfe used this POV in “Mrs ...
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How do I determine if the premise of my story is believable?

Get several opinions Your family member may just have - as you say - a reflexively sceptical reaction about a gay protagonist. He might feel uncomfortable with the concept of a gay main character and ...
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