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37 votes

Is there a more modern version of "Acme", as a common, generic company name?

27 votes

Is it morally wrong to use tragic historical events as character background/development?

23 votes
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Can I leave out details I don’t understand?

21 votes

How can I hint that my character isn't real?

20 votes

How do you make a super villain's plan smart enough to outwit genuinely intelligent heroes but still have the heroes win?

19 votes

Is it possible to write a character that remains mysterious until the very end without sacrificing character development?

16 votes

How can I randomly replace only a few words (not all) in Microsoft Word?

15 votes

How to avoid or mitigate heavy science lingo and "technobabble" in a science fiction story?

15 votes

How to trick the reader into thinking they're following a redshirt instead of the protagonist?

14 votes

Usage of comma vs dash

12 votes

Subverting the emotional woman and stoic man trope

11 votes

"Dear Stack Exchange, I am very disappointed in you" - How to construct a strong opening line in a letter?

10 votes

How can I write humor as character trait?

10 votes

How would I write a squeal?

10 votes
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Referencing modern pop culture in science fiction

9 votes

How to differentiate between two people with the same name in a story?

9 votes

How would we write a misogynistic character without offending people?

8 votes

An LGBT main character, but the book isn't about LGBT issues

8 votes

How do I justify a mansplainer/misogynist?

8 votes

How do I keep an essay about "feeling flat" from feeling flat?

8 votes

Avoiding cliches when writing gods

8 votes

Convincing argument about something I don't agree with

8 votes
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Is it possible to write a serious story without any humour?

8 votes

How to write a character who's better than you at sounding professional and doublespeak

8 votes

Mother is writing a book, thinks writing her life stories is same as telling them

7 votes
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How To Not Make A "Type" Of Character?

7 votes
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Creating fictional names - bands, hotels and companies

6 votes

Is telling one of three convergent plot-line before moving to the next an acceptable alternative to interleaving them?

6 votes

Could the cast of my book be more unique?

6 votes

How best to avoid the appearance of stereotype?

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