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Ralph Gallagher
  • Member for 13 years, 5 months
  • Last seen more than 3 years ago
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
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Is it so bad to end up with a "done before" plot?

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Do most novels not get published?

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Dialog, just what's the best way to write it?

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Which techniques can I use to become a better editor when editing my own writing?

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Do episodes of the show House follow a constant structural pattern?

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What's Essential In A Combat Scene?

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How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?

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Books to improve writing skills

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Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words)

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How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?

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At what point does an author deal with an editor?

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Should I translate myself my writings into english to get a bigger audience?

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Techniques for lengthening or merging chapters

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Can I self-publish on a reputable publishing platform, and how much would it cost?

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Using the real world in writing

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Software for analyzing a manuscript?

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Waiting for response to full MS

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Are there any free programs for screen writers

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What exactly do I do to get published?

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How credible is wikipedia?

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Publishing and selling ebooks

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Writers' Communities?

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Writing 19th century upperclass English dialog

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What are some examples of modern original plots?

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Are already privately bound books a deterent for publishing houses?

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How do you make a character quintessential, but not cliched or cartoony?

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What are the benefits of being a slush reader?

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Who pays for lyrics or quotes?

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What makes first person plural a tricky narrative voice?

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What is flash fiction?