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Are rhymes bad in prose?

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What's the effect of placing "of course" at the beginning or at the end of the sentence?

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Ways to replace "Then, ..."

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A novel consisting of three separate stories joined only by a theme. A bad idea?

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First-person narrative: Does it make more sense to focus on internal thoughts than external gestures?

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What combination of had and 'd makes prose flow better?

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877 views

Is it strange/confusing to initiate/introduce a dialogue without a dialogue tag?

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Turning normal phrases into gerund phrases: What's the effect in the reader?

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Is it bad/distracting to mix dialogue and action too much?

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1 answer
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Should I use quotes or italics when using the expression "... as though to say"?

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3 answers
659 views

Ways to reduce the -ing verbs in dialogue and action tags?

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Should I italicize neologisms created by communities?

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591 views

Is it better to leave out the "filters/filler" in situations like this one?

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Are metaphors superior to similes in the following cases? [closed]

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377 views

Is it correct to write "should/could/must be" in past tense narrative?

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344 views

Is consonance good or bad in fiction?

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301 views

Is stating the feeling in the action that describes it a sign of bad writing?

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280 views

Opening statement doesn't match conclusion. Is this count as plot loophole?

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What's better in fiction: to make personal statements or universal statements?

3 votes
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What is better for prose: symmetry or simplicity?

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How to deal with awkward pronoun repetition?

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2 answers
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Can you use third person limited in a story that begins before the MC is born?

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1 answer
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What do you italicize when you create a compound word or worldplay?

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Are the following examples violations of first-person limited?

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Is it a bad writing practice to open a story with a time frame when the time frame is irrelevant?

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How should formula variables be formatted in narration?

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How to present common foreign words in fiction? [duplicate]

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Should the following statements be written in the past or present tense?

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How to prevent confusion when writing in two POVs that don't alternate between scenes?