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Richard Stanzak
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78 votes
10 answers
16k views

The Good, the Bad, and the Semicolon

31 votes
11 answers
6k views

Why are writers so hung up on "show versus tell"?

26 votes
6 answers
5k views

What keeps most authors writing after receiving multiple rejections?

13 votes
5 answers
2k views

Why is there such strong objection to the use of said-bookisms?

10 votes
6 answers
1k views

Why are clichés discouraged in fiction writing?

9 votes
3 answers
212 views

How much science/medical detail is too much?

8 votes
4 answers
2k views

Are words like 'cunt' too provocative for use in the current fiction market?

7 votes
2 answers
203 views

Are idioms in query letters a bad idea?

7 votes
6 answers
1k views

Is it acceptable to have the theme of a story remain hidden to its characters?

6 votes
1 answer
104 views

Are there any online writing groups dedicated to critiquing synopses?

6 votes
2 answers
513 views

Is a single main character really important in a novel involving a team effort?

6 votes
3 answers
4k views

Am I guilty of bad 'as' writing?

5 votes
4 answers
7k views

How many rewrites should a writer expect for a novel?

5 votes
4 answers
513 views

Where would I find a Critique Partner or Group?

5 votes
2 answers
500 views

Are there any free sites for testing beta 'book cover' designs?

5 votes
2 answers
233 views

How to know the quality of query letter critiques?

3 votes
4 answers
444 views

To Cut or not to Cut, that is the Question

2 votes
3 answers
196 views

How are opening chapter expectations affected by genre?

2 votes
4 answers
226 views

Does spending time on Self-Publishing take away from improving my writing skills?

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is it considered trademark infringement to use the name of a real business in a novel?

2 votes
2 answers
208 views

Are there any restrictions about the use of non-copyrighted characters or plots?

1 vote
1 answer
188 views

Are there any legal restrictions on using the actual names of famous people in a historical novel?

0 votes
2 answers
412 views

How to avoid libel when writing a fictional account of a real event