Ed Grimm
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Tips and tricks to describe more
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While I'm not the OP, I struggle with this, too. I've written a 500 line story with four or five lines that were not exclusively dialog or blank. I'm autistic and I imagine visual elements visually, ...

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End-of-line hyphenation - how should it be used?
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I don't know if this is an answer, but answers shouldn't be in comments, so I'll take a gamble. In college, I took as a humanity "Mideval English Literature." Apparently, mid- dle and old English ...

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What are some ways to implement multiple endings in a novel?
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Ways I've seen: The choose your own adventure option, where you give them a list of possibilities and tell them where they are. The Lord of The Rings option where you just sequence the endings and ...

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How important is the apocalypse in a post-apocalyptic story?
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I would say the time to bring up the backstories of each character is when it feels right and feels worthwhile. That said, it may make sense to jot down some notes on what those backstories are now ...

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Should I use acronyms in dialogues before telling the readers what it stands for in fiction?
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I feel it's important to convey the POV that the story is trying to convey. If the narrator is a limited third person POV, the information conveyed should match that perspective. If the story is told ...

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Do we need to find another publisher when we want to publish our novel in a different language in another region?
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This answer assumes you have the rights or permission needed to do the translation. If you don't have that, getting that settled is of a higher priority than figuring out who will publish it. That ...

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Fastest way to tell if a book's POV is third person omniscient or limited
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Short version: read reviews of the work to see what other people have said about it. Long version: One issue you are going to undoubtedly face in your effort is the fact that there are authors who ...

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How do I tackle religion and mythology correctly? Without offending religious people
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When attempting to subvert all myths are true, think Myth Busters. Some myths are true, but others aren't. There should be objective tests that can be used to demonstrate whether they're true or ...

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Creating and keeping track of characters
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I'm not trying to pretend to answer your question. I can't hope to say what is best, especially for someone who isn't me. But I will at least attempt to order what I've tried from what seems to have ...

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Is it bad if I don't like the "best" books in my chosen genre?
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In determining your favorite genre, there are two things to consider. What you like How would people describe that in terms of genre. What currently exists in that genre is irrelevant... except if ...

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How do I write a scene with Lord Vetinari?
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I feel that there are better people to answer your question. There are Discworld books I've not read, so I cannot speak authoritatively about everything that's ever happened in canon Discworld. But a ...

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Is writing three drafts really necessary?
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The only place I'm aware of that mandates writing three drafts are writing classes. For those classes, writing three drafts is absolutely mandatory, because each of them get graded separately. That ...

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Is using an online name generator a good idea?
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As Henry Taylor pointed out, using a random name generator does not protect you from copyright violations. But I think the thing you more need to worry about is if it violates a trademark. This might ...

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How to write characters who hate when you don't understand it?
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All of the answers here already are good answers. It's a complex topic, and all three answers addresses key points the others miss or touch too lightly. But I feel there's a few important things that ...

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Is bigotry always necessary in a story?
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Searching that page for the word witch only found matches on your question and my single comment, which was not replied to. Reading through all of that question and its answers as they stand now doesn'...

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