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Fantasy Racism is not just normal, it is part of the genre (as it exists traditionally). But it is good fun racism that normalizes the real racism of the real world. The lower thug races (goblins and orcs) are unabashedly modeled after Jews and Blacks. (and most of the time, they work for a white evil human, or a wizard ).. The higher races (the elves) ...


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Your book is about coming of age. You can have all of that, but then everything needs to serve the coming of age. The love triangle needs to be about how your character is developing into who he will be/needs to be. The opening needs to present the challenge that he must overcome. If it's action/adventure, fine, but it's got to ultimately show where he's ...


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Find a underlying theme Just because your sections have different tones and plots doesn't mean that they have to be entirely unconnected. You say that the book is a coming of age story - what are the specific elements of coming of age that the character(s) are learning to deal with? Is it about becoming the master of your own fate? Learning to take ...


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I tend to write my novels as way more episodic than this (to the point that they are episodic short stories with connected characters... and the antagonist of the final couple of chapters is nominally present in chapters where they aren't the villain of that chapter). There are some books that are even less connected than that, such as the Encyclopedia ...


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