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Keith Morrison
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48 votes

When writing science fiction, how important is it to provide scientific details for the (fictitious) things you are presenting in the story?

25 votes
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Is the phrase “You are requested” polite or rude?

10 votes

Ending a line of dialogue with "?!": Allowed or obnoxious?

9 votes

Why are discourse markers not used when writing character dialogue?

8 votes

Averting Bathos

7 votes

How to make the reader think that the *character's* logic is flawed instead of the author's?

6 votes

Invoking Deliberate Values Dissonance

5 votes

Should beta-readers have genre experience?

4 votes

Fictional races and fictional racism

4 votes

How long can a fantasy novel stay in metaphorical Kansas?

4 votes

Are connotations with certain names inevitable?

4 votes
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As a writer, how can I avoid exposing myself as a non-native English speaker in my texts?

4 votes

Why would a someone desecrate a pharaoh's tomb?

4 votes

Is it bad for the narrative to lie?

3 votes

Is it "fair" to hide specific thoughts of a character?

3 votes

How to tell readers your story is a re-imagination of a popular story?

3 votes

What are some bad ways to subvert tropes?

3 votes

Pre-modern battle - command it, or fight in it?

3 votes

Adding depth to two-dimensional heroes from myths

2 votes

What does it mean to subvert a trope?

2 votes

Would a research team of this size be too small or too big?

1 vote

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

1 vote

Are fictional inventions trademarked?

1 vote

Subverting the essence of fictional and/or religious entities; is it acceptable?

1 vote

What are the differences in writing a narrative between a CV and a resume?

1 vote

Any advice on creating fictional locations in real places when writing historical fiction?

1 vote

Does the hero have to defeat the villain themselves?

0 votes

Don't look at what I did there

-1 votes

Why do most authors shed their LitRPG elements as the stories go? Is it a genre convention?