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Would it be "wrong" to rewrite a fanfiction as a writing exercise?

Since it's just an exercise for yourself, then it's really down to your own judgement, that is, if you're asking if it's "morally" wrong. If you're looking for an objective answer on this, ...
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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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Would it be "wrong" to rewrite a fanfiction as a writing exercise?

Legally you are already infringing on the author's copyright by rewriting their work, even if you don't publish it. You don't say which jurisdiction applies in your case, but for example 17 U.S. Code §...
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Is it possible to use an intentional plot hole as a literary device?

Yes. There are rare cases when an international plothole can be used to show how unfathomable a character/entity or reality is. To essentially show that both explanations can't be right....but yet ...
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Is it considered a story if I write short pieces that are just dialogue and philosophical-ish stuff?

There is no clear definition of what a story is. The common denominator of most definitions is "an account of imaginary or real people and events". In that sense, your writings are certainly ...
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Is it considered a story if I write short pieces that are just dialogue and philosophical-ish stuff?

I have seen places where these are called stories and other places they aren't. This is a question that comes to personal opinion. Personally, I don't believe they are. A story is supposed to tell a ...
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How can I get myself writing again?

Make writing feel like downtime I think the biggest problem, from your description, is trying to write while having a day job. As you said, you wrote plenty while unemployed, but now, it has dried up. ...
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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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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?

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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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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How do I determine if the premise of my story is believable?

The credibility of a story depends for the most part on its consistency. In other words, even the wildest and weirdest elements of your story can be believable if they belong to the world you have ...
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How do I determine if the premise of my story is believable?

I'm not going to give you feedback on your story. The believability of a story depends on: the subjective reality of the readers genre conventions internal consitency The more a story conforms to ...
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How do I determine if the premise of my story is believable?

The believability of a story doesn't depend on the believability of its premise. The reader is always willing to suspend their disbelief for the premise. Doesn't matter how outlandish and unrealistic ...
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