Bella Pines
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Is it bad not to explain things?
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Well obviously there is a subjective element, but I would say: Is it necessary to include tons of world-building details? No. Will a reader just 'accept' that something works, or require an ...

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What is trending in literary-fiction short stories?
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I would say that there are two questions here pertaining to short term "current trends" which may or may not feed into a longer term "literary movement". A literary movement is generally greater than ...

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Dynamic characterization: How do you show development/change in an inherently flawed character, like a psychopath?
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Yes, brilliant and realistic idea. Trauma, especially in childhood, has severe effects that last well into adult hood. Some Recommendations: Diagnose your character. "antisocial tendencies and ...

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How can a first person POV be written if they are emotionless for a period of time?
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description displays emotion This is a sound piece of basic advice given to authors. It is correct, but by no means literal. For example "the trees blocked out the dark sky and the shadows merged to ...

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How can I get in the Habit of Writing with Twists?
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As above, but with the addition of an exercise I often perform. I see the basic, linear story as a piece of string, then as I edit, I look for opportunities to introduce misdirection, diversion or ...

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