Pahlavan
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What are good words to refer to the condition of objects?
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What kinds of objects are you naming? Not every word makes sense for every kind of thing, for example you wouldn't call a coat "polished" or "rusty" (or "chipped"), but you might a sword. It's not ...

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How does authorship and copyright work in translation?
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Copyright works somewhat differently depending on jurisdiction, and we can't give legal advice here, but this is a rough summary of how it tends to work: If someone translates a copyrighted work, the ...

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How to improve a scene where the drama is one-sided and not with the POV character?
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Use Brava's viewpoint to show her inner conflicts with society's norms I wouldn't underestimate how much the reaction to someone else's drama can tell you about a character. Brava being confronted ...

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creating convincing characters who are under the influence but avoids stereotypes
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I've never seen anyone really hallucinate or become paranoid on cannabis - not that it can't happen, but it's unusual and also connected to larger than normal doses. Talking nonsense, having pseudo-...

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Is an easily guessed plot twist a good plot twist?
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To add something that isn't covered much in the existing (very good) answers: plot twists aren't always surprises for the reader, sometimes they are for the character. It can be argued that this doesn'...

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Ways to reduce the -ing verbs in dialogue and action tags?
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Adding to Mark Baker's excellent answer, there's a concept called "beats" about how actions dictate the pacing of a scene. Every time you interrupt the dialogue with an action that's basically another ...

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How to stop projecting yourself into your writing?
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I suggest taking a few steps in order to abstract your identification with the character by one level: First, define the character by their traits and backstory (which may contain the reasons for ...

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How can you deal with the darker themes of a grimdark setting without being edgy?
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I'd like to add that how your story handles humour is an important part of this. 40k is a world that's clearly not to be taken seriously for us. It's not only dark to the point of parody, but it also ...

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