Jorge Córdoba
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Do hard to pronounce names break immersion?
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I’m only going to give my view as a foreign English reader. It doesn’t matter, I’ve found out I mispronounced Elminster, Hermione and half of the names on the Lord of the rings mythology. It didn’t ...

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How to make clear what a part-humanoid character looks like when they're quite common in their world?
14 votes

This may just be my style of reading, but whenever possible, I do prefer a straight break-the-fourth-wall description of the character's physical attributes if they are relevant, and for that to ...

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Is it possible to use version 3 Scrivener documents in both Mac & Windows?
Accepted answer
4 votes

No, it won’t work. There are workarounds (you can export to 2.0 format which would be compatible) but it’s not ideal. You’re better off either not upgrading and staying on Mac 2.9 or moving your ...

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Creating and keeping track of characters
3 votes

Research, apply, refine, repeat. I wouldn’t go blindly into trial and error, not in these days where all the information in the world, almost literally it’s at your fingertips. Instead do a little ...

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Finding resources for sci-fi writers on Quantum Mechanics
3 votes

What is your target audience and what is your purpose? Do you look to entertain your audience or also teach them? What’re your average reader science skills. Most people do not know (or care) much ...

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How do some self-published books on Amazon get lots of sales without any marketing whatsoever?
2 votes

Just because you don’t see the marketing doesn’t mean the marketing is not there. Those bloggers usually have other means to market their book. Take the case of the “The subtle art of not giving a ...

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Is this an oxymoron, and what would be the purpose of making seemingly illogical statements in writing?
2 votes

I know there are two answers and both of them are positive and one accepted but precisely because of that I wanted to give a negative one. To me it feels overdone. I feel you’re doing it by the shake ...

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Non-trope happy ending?
1 votes

I know there are a lot of answers already but I think what you’re looking for is, at the end of the story everyone should get closure. Here’s the definition of closure: the feeling or act of ...

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Git plugins for MS Word?
1 votes

I would recommend to just use any of the Git GUI clients rather than a plugin for Word. I'd recommend GitKraken. A note, I do use GIT for software development with tools that do support git natively (...

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Should one blog in a few languages?
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I’ve blogged in English and Spanish in the past and I can give you some experiences I collected along the way: Blogging on different languages is time consuming. Expect to add an additional 2 hours ...

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Describing body language?
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To add to the already excellent answer, you do not need to describe body language every time, you can clearly state the subtext directly as the narrator. He leaned in and lowered his voice, all his ...

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A climax where the goal is instantly achieved - Is it satisfying?
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Without knowing te specifics of the plot and the character development I have to say I'd find that climax personally disappointing. The whole concept of character development is for them to get ...

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