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97 votes
12 answers
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How can I write about historical realities that readers mistakenly believe are unrealistic?

87 votes
9 answers
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Using real words from a foreign culture feels like 'Calling a rabbit a "smeerp"'

64 votes
9 answers
21k views

How to write a story without conflict, like "My Neighbour Totoro"?

60 votes
12 answers
15k views

Sometimes a banana is just a banana

34 votes
11 answers
6k views

How to manage getting depressed by what my main character goes through?

29 votes
11 answers
5k views

Writing diversity

28 votes
7 answers
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Help! My Character is too much for her story!

28 votes
13 answers
6k views

To what extent should we fear giving offense? [closed]

25 votes
9 answers
4k views

A torrent of foreign terms

23 votes
8 answers
4k views

Dead children in pre-modern setting

23 votes
11 answers
15k views

How to describe skin colour, if "white" is not the point of reference?

21 votes
9 answers
2k views

Every character has a name - does this lead to too many named characters?

21 votes
4 answers
736 views

How to research sex for writing?

21 votes
6 answers
6k views

Is head-hopping always bad?

20 votes
8 answers
3k views

First quarter friends

20 votes
15 answers
7k views

What pronoun should a hermaphrodite species use?

20 votes
5 answers
3k views

Brands to use, brands not to use

19 votes
7 answers
3k views

Pretty flowers with clunky Latin names

19 votes
2 answers
357 views

Helping my beta readers help me

18 votes
4 answers
2k views

Writing about real people - not giving offence

18 votes
9 answers
4k views

Referencing modern pop culture in science fiction

17 votes
8 answers
6k views

The problem of the throwaway boyfriend

17 votes
7 answers
3k views

Facial expressions as part of dialogue - getting rid of a verbal tic

16 votes
14 answers
5k views

How can I indicate that a particular relationship between two male characters is purely brotherly (Philia) rather than romantic (Eros)?

15 votes
8 answers
3k views

Sci-fi change: Too much or Not enough

14 votes
4 answers
3k views

Author changing name

14 votes
8 answers
3k views

Mortal danger in mid-grade literature

14 votes
6 answers
1k views

Little disjointed scenes

14 votes
5 answers
1k views

Using profanity

14 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is my story too similar to an existing published work?