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Reed -SE is a Fish on Dry Land
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The "Rules" of Writing

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How to overcome the fact that I can't write?

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What are good reads about writing?

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Is it worth switching to Dvorak?

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14 answers
165k views

What is a normal length for a chapter?

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12 answers
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How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?

29 votes
13 answers
6k views

Could I reach the level of good writing style as non-native language speaker?

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4 answers
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How does one implement effective foreshadowing?

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2 answers
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What are widely-used UK-English style guides?

22 votes
4 answers
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Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?

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14 answers
6k views

How to decide whether a story is worth writing?

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4 answers
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Resources about different people types?

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3 answers
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Is Scrivener involved in the editorial process, or is it strictly a writer's development tool?

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8 answers
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How many commas is too many?

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8 answers
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Writing Multiple Novels Simultaneously

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7 answers
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How often do writers develop characters before plot, and why?

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8 answers
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What are the best authors to read if you want to get better at humor and comedy in writing?

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7 answers
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Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?

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5 answers
2k views

How much time should you devote to learning the craft?

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9 answers
2k views

How much does style contribute to the overall value of a novel?

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14 votes
4 answers
611 views

Best e-book formatting process?

13 votes
7 answers
2k views

When should a chapter end?

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5 answers
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Why Use Excessively Short Chapters?

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12 votes
10 answers
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What are some examples of modern original plots?

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6 answers
1k views

What to do when characters disagree with the plot?

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8 answers
1k views

How to develop a story for a novel?

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3 answers
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Finding the 'voice' of a character

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11 votes
7 answers
771 views

I am an unestablished author with a decent book. Should I publish online, or try to find a 'real' publisher?

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11 votes
10 answers
2k views

How do I keep the plot interesting in a humorous book?

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6 answers
6k views

Children's Dialogue

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