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Mike.C.Ford
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19 votes

How can I Avoid Being Frightened by the Horror Story I am Writing?

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Can You Mix Readers of Fantasy and Sci-Fi?

12 votes
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Introducing the hero first?

11 votes

How do I find flaws in a character I'm building?

10 votes
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Prologues with no protagonist - How can they work?

9 votes

Gratuitous use of magic: poor writing and/or unenjoyable?

9 votes
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How to describe a diverse set of characters without falling into purple prose or exoticism?

9 votes

What's gained from NaNoWriMo?

9 votes

Fiction Writing - has it all been done before?

8 votes

What is the difference between character-driven stories and plot-driven stories?

8 votes
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How do I get rid of overused words in my story?

8 votes

Using exclamation points in fiction

8 votes
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Using place names from other novels

7 votes

How do I contrast the thought processes of different characters in one scene?

7 votes
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Just how Different are Male and Female Readers?

7 votes
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How to write a strong villain who isn't really present?

7 votes

Can your current work of fiction be influenced by a sequel?

6 votes

How do I realistically describe using a whip?

6 votes

How do I create the rest of the story when I only know the ending?

6 votes

How to make horror events more interesting in daytime

6 votes
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Are there words that are "stronger" than others? If so, why?

6 votes
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Why is having too many symbols a bad idea?

6 votes

What does Show don't Tell actually mean

6 votes

Death as person - A funny part of the story? Or serious stuff?

6 votes

Phrasing a prophecy to avoid specifying gender or number

6 votes

What is the balance between 'stating a problem clearly' and Hemingway's literary iceberg?

5 votes
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How can I write a character whom I have no knowledge of?

5 votes

Convincing argument about something I don't agree with

5 votes

"Real people don't make good fictional characters". Really true?

5 votes

Is it wrong to use the same word multiple times within a few sentences?