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Kirk
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110 votes
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What kind of protagonist or writing style is Jack Sparrow?

43 votes

How to get readers to care about a dead character?

20 votes

Can fanfics be bestsellers?

20 votes
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Should I start writing my novel or first learn on short stories?

19 votes

Why is young adult romance now being written primarily in the first person?

16 votes

Third Person POV: What level of telling is acceptable for character motivation?

14 votes
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Colours of ultraviolet

14 votes

How do I become a better writer when I hate reading?

13 votes

Is head-hopping always bad?

13 votes

How do you keep a villainous character from being offensive to a particular group?

12 votes

How should you use sexually deviant monsters in fantasy?

12 votes

Sometimes a banana is just a banana

11 votes

What are the story beats in a “stranger comes to town”?

11 votes

Avoiding spectacle creep

9 votes
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Once written down it's set in stone

9 votes

How to show a character being bored for multiple chapters without boring the reader

9 votes

How do you write a Stack Exchange answer?

8 votes
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How do I make "foreshadowing" more relevant in the early going?

8 votes

How do you assess the value of an individual scene?

8 votes

How do I add tension to a story, when the reader knows the MC survives?

8 votes

How can someone become a beta reader?

7 votes

Is it ok to reference something modern to give the reader a better idea of what something looks like if the book is set in the Middle Ages?

7 votes

Transitional sections

7 votes
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Is it harder to publish a successful book these days?

6 votes

How can I make a "meeting in VR" less dumb?

6 votes

How to invest readers in a story that (initially) has no clear direction?

6 votes

How to manage getting depressed by what my main character goes through?

6 votes

How do I get my readers through the early, "hardship" part of my fiction?

6 votes

Is it a good idea to make the protagonist unlikable while making the supporting characters more likable?

6 votes

How do I present a future free of gender stereotypes without being jarring or overpowering the narrative?

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