Edmund Frost
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How to avoid turning dialogue into Q&A session?
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What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman?
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Traits of Bad Writers - Analysing Popular Authors
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How do I recover my confidence after a harsh writing group?
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How can you write when you're upset?
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How can I handle a powerful mentor character without killing them off?
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Tips for expanding my vocabulary?
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What can I do with a part that I feel is necessary to a story but it's an absolute drudgery?
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What books should have a sequel?
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How do you make a character quintessential, but not cliched or cartoony?
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How advisable is it to end a love story on a downer?
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How to get readers to care about a dead character?
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Stories with multiple possible interpretations: do you plan for it?
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How do I become a better writer when I hate reading?
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Do readers not like a book if it's too dark and the characters almost never win?
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Characters with no names
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Would it be a copyright violation if I made a character’s full name refer to a song?
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How do you write about the human condition when you don't understand humanity?
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How can I make a story bigger?
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What should step one in writing a novel be?
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Does this scene fail the Bechdel test?
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What does Character development actually mean?
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How to invest readers in a story that (initially) has no clear direction?
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My views on the central theme of my book have changed - how do I bring in that nuance?
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I gave my characters names that are exactly like another book. Is it a problem?
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Magic is the twist
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Should you "Show, Don't Tell" when your character is recounting events?
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Can ‘Stupid’ Characters Make Plot Narratives Memorable?
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How to write a convincing character with a opinion that differs from the author's?
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How to make a character work for an idea?