Rhettmartens
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Genre: Deghettoising fantasy - is a high concept fantasy advisable, or a pipe dream?
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This is a tough one to answer because the question comes with a lot of personal bias towards fantasy. I think your concept can be executed beautifully and perform really well. If your ambition is to ...

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Series: How can I get my reader to not expect any one genre?
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Great question! Don't worry too much, genres that we read are just an extension of how we feel about our history our future, and our day to day experiences. It furthers the mood of what you are ...

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'The Chosen One' paradox
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Very fun question. Is it a paradox that "the Chosen One" is the only one that can defeat the great evil they face, or are they "the Chosen One" because they are the only one that can face it? I don't ...

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Is my story too similar to an existing published work?
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Great question. I wouldn’t worry about it. One of my favorite series is called the Tapestry series and on so many levels the first book is a carbon copy of Harry Potter. The truth is, when someone ...

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Anticlimactic ending as a surprise after climax?
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I LOVE This question. Here would be what I would add to this. I have read a number of books that had anticlimactic second endings. It can definitely be done, but don't think of it as anticlimactic. ...

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How can I make a compelling character unlikable?
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With a character that is hyper focused on their mission and disengaged with others, you can still accomplish having a compelling character (if you want) or totally disengage with your audience the ...

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What are various sites to publish erotica?
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I think Wattpad allows erotica in their stories and is a pretty popular platform from what I can tell, check them out and see if that works out for you. You could also just publishing collections or ...

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What, exactly, is a character study?
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From what I understand in the times I have seen it a character study is when a writer takes a well known character archetype (take many of Shakespeare’s major character and plot archetypes for example)...

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How to introduce a world previously unknown to the reader AND the protagonist?
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Think of this challenge like taking a photo. Your character is your lens, the character should be the vehicle for capturing everything you see, through how they feel and experience your environment. ...

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Characterisation: What lines can an antihero cross while retaining reader sympathy?
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This is a very interesting question that due to the severity of his wrongs I would suggest going to a principle seen in much of Al Pacino's acting and of course in the main character Alex from ...

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How do you tell the reader that the setting is normal modern day?
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I would avoid making any mention of it. This is more of a job for your publisher, your illustrator, and your synopsis. Think about all of the information a reader gets about a book before they ...

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Using the name of fictional characters/series in a different context
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You're probably safe in how you are using these references, however you have to be the judge of how much you are using and how you want your audience to view your work. Parody is fine, and is ...

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permission from the building owners needed to depict a drawing of it on cover of novel?
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There are a lot of different things to consider. First, the picture itself if drawn would be your property so you don't really have to worry about that aspect of it, however it may depend on the type ...

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What should step one in writing a novel be?
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Some great questions! I know right where you are coming from. Writing a full novel can be very daunting. There are a lot of possible answers to your questions because, unfortunately, there is not one ...

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How do I know, how to limit the details?
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Only two things should be at the forefront when sharing detail. Does it impact the characters development in anyway, or is it something they experience in that moment that can express a reaction? ...

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Are creative writers all granted implicit immunity from grammar rules?
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Here’s the truth, it matters, but it isn’t Gospel. All communication, including your grammar and spelling in your writing conveys the level of effort you put in, and your desire to communicate to your ...

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How do you describe someone approaching and calling out at the same time without using different font sizes?
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"As Fate's worry grew and grew something drew her attention to a moving star in the sky. The sky brightened as the light got closer and a voice yelled out in the distance from the star, "...

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