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What binding and paper should be used on a self-printed novel?

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Is there a difference between historical fiction and creative non-fiction?

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When is it acceptable to refer to an undefined group of people in academic writing?

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What is the proper way to add Creative Commons licensing information to a book?

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What is the difference between "creative writing" and "fiction writing"?

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What are some disadvantages of writing fiction in a diary format?

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How to tell or retell basic character and setting information in a series?

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Is CreateSpace 100% free for self-publishing?

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Is it acceptable to use many footnotes to share additional ideas?

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Where to put counter-examples within a 5-paragraph essay?

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How to display URLs in a textbook?

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Can I write reference books about a fictional universe from an existing franchise?

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What steps to follow in thinking through the writing of a conclusion?

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Is it unprofessional to criticize competing works in a cover letter?

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Is it acceptable to reuse chapters across multiple books?

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What does a typical creative writing course look like?

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When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?

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Is extraneous language appropriate in academic writing?

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What are some good methods for framing the theme of a writing contest?

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How to objectively judge the storytelling in a writing contest?

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Is it acceptable practice to use contractions in a fictional first person narrative for children?

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How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?

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How can I confirm that my book title isn't already taken?

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After submitting a "complete" manuscript, what role does the author take?

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What is the correct term for a "thesis statement" for individual body paragraphs?

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Does the fact that an old work was republished later affect the public domain status?

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Is there an alternative to the common genre-system for classifying books?

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Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?

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How to draw the line between expository and argumentative writing?

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Is there an industry term for a letter inquiring if a publisher is interested in a work?