TitaniumTurtle
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Wanting to write a gay kiss... for young audiences
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I feel like advice that was given to me about writing characters of the opposite gender also applies here. Just write it as if it were a regular kiss with individuals of separate genders. Of course ...

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How can I portray a realistic "evil" religion?
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The first thing you need to do is drop all biases about what any of those terms mean. The term "Demon" already implies that you view this religion directly as evil, but to these people the religion ...

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How do I write less like a screenplay?
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I had a friend a few years back who had a very similar issue. The advice I gave him was to focus less on what is happening, and more on how it is happening and the feelings around that. Perspective ...

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How best to have a conversation a character does not overhear?
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He simply doesn't hear them for whatever reason. This is more of a scenario from my real life that happens all the time. My wife and I live in a tiny apartment and have two toddlers. Despite the fact ...

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Equipment for an Environmentally Friendly Writing Group
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Google Docs (via Google Drive) That is where I do all my writing for ease of saving and access on other devices. It works basically the same as Microsoft Word minus some of the more intricate ...

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How to explain the cold
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The biting cold filled [his/her] lungs with every breath of the stale air that filled the small home. The warm exhale was more palatable, but [he/she] braced for fresh shards of ice to stab [his/her] ...

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How do we distinguish how a character pronounces a word and how it is spelled in a dialogue?
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As far as I know, there is no official rules on how to do this. Authors have resorted to various means to convey this, and we actually do it in common texting more than anywhere else. A good example ...

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How can improve my non-existent skills at writing dialogue?
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Eavesdropping on everyday conversation doesn't do it for me thanks to my deep-seated hatred for small talk, and I don't see the point of it because it's boring, unstimulating and random while adding ...

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Is "and" or "or" better in this sentence?
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I think your issue is coming from using only one in both places. Might I suggest: You can create and edit user profiles by filling in information in the blanks on the user-creating page or editing ...

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What can I ask my readers to help me and how?
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Ask them for topic suggestions directly. Ask your audience what things they have noticed and what they feel strongly about. Make it a point to base your posts around reader suggestions and then you ...

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Should there be a comma between an independent clause followed by "intent on" + -ing (ex. intent on helping...)
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I would say this can depend on what exactly you are writing and on matching your own writing style. Much of punctuation, although purpose built, is more or less to represent pauses and fluctuation in ...

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Looking for a better word than "Yikes"
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Why have her say anything at all? A large part of human communication is also based on body language. Maybe make her just stop mid-sentence and show a clear expression of alarm. Big exclamation marks ...

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Use italic for people names
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I have seen this plenty in textbooks for both names and of people and key events or ideas as a means of highlighting vocabulary(?). Given the context above, it just sounds like any middle school ...

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