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What are some words for sound coming from somewhere?

Color: I don't think there is anything wrong with saying that a noise came from somewhere. But I'm guessing you mostly find this boring. Usually, the source of a noise is either clear or not ...
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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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Should a flashback be written in first person or third when the narrator has lost his memory?

Life is Like a Dream: First, I think this is a style question, and there will be as many right answers as people with artistic vision. BUT if I was writing something like that, I would treat ...
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Should a flashback be written in first person or third when the narrator has lost his memory?

I think that I have a quibble with a character who has lost their memory having a flashback. It is entirely appropriate for a novel to have time shifts -- forwards and backward -- so in that sense, ...
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Should a flashback be written in first person or third when the narrator has lost his memory?

I would honestly use third person--if the main character has lost his/her name, it might be confusing having a third-person shift, but done correctly you can make it clear that the person on the boat ...
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Should a flashback be written in first person or third when the narrator has lost his memory?

First of all, when writing a flashback with the character not having any memory of this flashback you might want to write the story in the third person at the beginning since it wouldn't make sense ...
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How can I vary the POVs in past tense?

Yes, you can write in past tense from multiple viewpoints. Most novice writers approach this by limiting to one character's viewpoint per chapter. But in the next chapter, a different viewpoint is ...
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