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How to make travel scenes interesting without adding needless plot diversions?

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Other options for "had had"?

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How to handle translation of a language in a comic, while preserving a sense that the language is significant?

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The polymath's dilemma...?

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When should one *not* present events in chronological order?

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What to do when characters disagree with the plot?

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Brands to use, brands not to use

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How to separate scenes in a chapter?

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Coming up with names for species in fiction?

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How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?

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Is it acceptable for a tech book to consist of only 2 chapters?

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What's the proper etiquette/format for updating a blog post?

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How are multilingual scenes handled when the story's main language is translated into that of its minor one?

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Does excessive use of prepositions make writing unclear?

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Should you publish or share poetry that was written simply in an angry or sad rant?

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How to attract the average reader to an "intellectual" novel?

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What should be in a cover letter for short story submission to a magazine?

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Potential confusion: referring to home planet as "Earth"

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Can I improve my beta reading skills to aid a close person's writings?

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When to use the em dash (—) in fiction writing?

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How do screenwriters earn money, if none of their scripts get turned into movies?

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Bullets vs. Numbering: which to use when?

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What are the advantages of different date formats in resumes and CVs?

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Can my work be stolen if I post excerpts and ideas on critique sites?

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It is a sign of bad writing to have many scenes that are disconnected with the main plot?

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Does submitting multiple pieces to professional magazines (and being turned down) hurt chances of later stories that may be better-written?

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How can I deal with an overload of writing projects?

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Cutting down on paragraph size

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Is it really necessary to add things like "I thought, I wondered, etc," in first-person narrative?

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When should I avoid the passive voice? When might I use it?

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