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23 votes

Is calling a character a "lunatic" or "crazy" ableist when it is in reference to their erratic behavior?

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How to continually and organically let my readers know what time it is in my story?

20 votes

How do you insert lyrics into a novel?

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How important are good looking people in a novel/story?

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Is Bridge Logic a terrible TV trope that should be avoided at all cost?

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Why does all scene writing advice insist on the scene lead having a clear goal when this is often not practiced in bestsellers?

12 votes

I am trying to find an online, free to use and algorithm-based grammar checker, that can reliably point out mistakes. Any suggestions?

10 votes

Should you publish your book online for feedback?

10 votes

The "Rules" of Writing

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The "Rules" of Writing

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The "Rules" of Writing

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In a series, do the stakes have to be higher than in the book before?

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What is the purpose of static characters?

7 votes

How do I write "Show, Don't Tell" as a person with Asperger Syndrome?

7 votes

Should you avoid using hard-to-describe gestures and acts in a novel?

7 votes

What do I do when I know the general summary of how a scene goes but I cannot figure out precisely what the character say?

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Software to track multiple protagonists, bios, and timelines

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What are some of the ways you can cue in your reader that your chapter is a timeskip to the past?

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Is starting In Media Res compatible with a Three-Act Structure?

6 votes

Using too much dialogue?

6 votes

What are the components of a legend (in the sense of a tale, not a figure legend)?

6 votes

I keep setting aside WIPs I don't think are good enough

6 votes

How is simplicity better than precision and clarity in prose?

6 votes
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How to write a good one paragraph synopsis for the snowflake method?

6 votes

What type of protagonists get happy endings?

5 votes

Can you include action or non-dialogue in a paragraph that begins with dialogue?

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When is exposition required and how do we keep it as short as possible?

5 votes

When your main character is a misogynist or a racist, how do you tell your readers that you don't subscribe to his racist views by merely showing?

5 votes

How do you earn the reader's trust?

5 votes

How do you write about the human condition when you don't understand humanity?

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