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Matthew Dave
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54 votes
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Avoiding cliches when writing gods

31 votes
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Is head-hopping always bad?

31 votes

How can you write when you're upset?

30 votes

How do I fill time in my story?

21 votes
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Is it bad to project myself into my story?

21 votes

What is a subtle way of mentioning a man became physically aroused?

20 votes
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Term for a character that only exists to be talked to

20 votes

How to simulate someone talking with a full mouth?

16 votes

Can the prologue's POV be different from the POV of the main story?

16 votes

'The Chosen One' paradox

16 votes

How long can a fantasy novel stay in metaphorical Kansas?

16 votes

How to represent jealousy in a cute way?

16 votes

Creating an incompetent antagonist

15 votes

A handful of gems

14 votes

What are some bad ways to subvert tropes?

14 votes

Futuristic world with old technology?

13 votes

How to Write an Eldritch Abomination?

13 votes
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How can I indicate that a particular relationship between two male characters is purely brotherly (Philia) rather than romantic (Eros)?

12 votes

How do I justify a mansplainer/misogynist?

12 votes

How to build suspense or so to establish and justify xenophobia of characters in the eyes of the reader?

12 votes

How to introduce a world previously unknown to the reader AND the protagonist?

11 votes

Dropping subtle hints about a character's sexuality

10 votes

How do I apply Hemingway's dialogue techniques to my own writing?

9 votes

How to balance male protagonist sensitivity to women

9 votes

What is meant by "purposeful, habitual, and gratuitous" actions?

9 votes
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What, exactly, is a character study?

8 votes

Is it bad if I sidetrack to a backstory that’s not really necessary but is interesting?

8 votes
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How to stop rushing writing

8 votes

Proper handling of "sophisticated" English usage

8 votes

Narrative arc in erotica?

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