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Jedediah
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49 votes

How can I handle a powerful mentor character without killing them off?

46 votes

How do I provide exposition on a magic system when no character has an objective or complete understanding of it?

38 votes

How to "Start as close to the end as possible", and why to do so?

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Do I really need to have a message in a novel to appeal to readers?

33 votes

How to Write a Colossal Cast of Characters

31 votes

Should the name of a mythological creature be capitalized?

30 votes
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How much character growth crosses the line into breaking the character

29 votes
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The problem of the throwaway boyfriend

27 votes
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Is there any point where an overpowered main character could be an interesting one?

22 votes

Is it a bad idea to have a character that has an "imaginary friend"?

21 votes
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How can I indicate a magical compulsion to protect someone without truly disclosing it?

21 votes

Painting ritualistic murder in a "good-guy" light?

20 votes
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How to provide realism without making readers think grimdark

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How and where should you explain how the physical laws of your sci-fi universe significantly differ from the real world?

20 votes

What makes an ending tragic?

19 votes
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Should a writer be a good reader?

17 votes

Dead children in pre-modern setting

13 votes

How do we create new idioms and use them in a novel?

10 votes

Protagonist constantly has to have long words explained to her. Will this get tedious?

10 votes

Should I explain the reasons for gaslighting?

10 votes

How can I focus on writing one book?

9 votes

Is it true that the need for marketing/promoting one's books is a "myth"?

9 votes

How to represent jealousy in a cute way?

9 votes

How to handle characters who are more educated than the author?

9 votes

How to avoid turning dialogue into Q&A session?

8 votes

Writing a story about a immortal character

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Effectively conveying an unreliable narrator

8 votes
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Is it the right call to title my romance a 'legend'?

7 votes

How do I know if I should be a writer?

7 votes

Creating a unique spin on a nuclear apocalypse?