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sjohnston
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180 votes

The "Rules" of Writing

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The "Rules" of Writing

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The "Rules" of Writing

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I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next?

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What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?

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Good books on writing for comics?

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What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?

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When should a chapter end?

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What's Essential In A Combat Scene?

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How long can a writer expect to write before publishing his/her first novel?

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Do you always revise your stories or do you sometimes move on?

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What genre is my writing?

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How do you avoid purple prose?

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Simplicity is fundamental in design. How about in writing a novel?

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Waiting for response to full MS

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Keeping track of multiple plot lines

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How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?

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Do you use the word "that" too much?

7 votes

Best humorous exaggerated comparisons

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Are composite characters in creative non-fiction okay?

6 votes

How do you make a character quintessential, but not cliched or cartoony?

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How would a source be referenced in the typical paper/book?

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What techniques are used to create non-linear stories?

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What should I do to promote my books?

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Can I self-publish on a reputable publishing platform, and how much would it cost?

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How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?

4 votes

Are already privately bound books a deterent for publishing houses?

4 votes

Where is a good place to find writing prompts?

4 votes

How to explain something mid sentence

3 votes

What makes first person plural a tricky narrative voice?