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Dale Hartley Emery
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What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?

37 votes

Avoiding the "as you know" trope in exposition

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How does one write a character smarter than oneself?

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Is it smart to reserve one's best ideas or to utilise them early in their writing career?

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Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?

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How to avoid repetitive sentence structure?

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How should a writer use version control to track drafts, rewrites, and revisions?

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How to handle foreign military ranks?

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Writing Multiple Novels Simultaneously

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Is there enough money in writing for me to quit my dead end job?

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Is there a way to know who bought my books on Amazon?

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How do you convince your publisher that your story is good?

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Getting emotional while writing, good or bad?

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Software for developing and organizing characters

17 votes

Alternatives to "he said" in dialogue

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How to refer to character of focus in a story

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Is it a bad idea to publish individual chapters of my book idea online for feedback?

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At what point does a POV character noting their surroundings go from showing/telling to an infodump?

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If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?

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What's a good way to backup your writing?

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Citing Myself As a Source

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Finding the 'voice' of a character

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How Do you Stave Off Boredom While Writing?

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How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?

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Fiction writing: is using Git overkill?

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Is it bad storytelling to have things happen by complete chance?

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Should mystery stories have resolutions?

13 votes

Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?

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Meretricious - A bit too fancy?

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avoiding making all your characters sound the same

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