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32 votes
5 answers
3k views

Avoiding repetition when there are two unidentified individuals

28 votes
12 answers
7k views

Should we avoid writing fiction about historical events without extensive research?

26 votes
7 answers
6k views

How do we objectively assess if a dialogue sounds unnatural or cringy?

22 votes
7 answers
4k views

How to tell readers your story is a re-imagination of a popular story?

17 votes
11 answers
6k views

Describing a chess game in a novel

17 votes
7 answers
2k views

Should I use acronyms in dialogues before telling the readers what it stands for in fiction?

14 votes
4 answers
2k views

Ensuring that character dialogues sound like they are coming from different people

12 votes
4 answers
5k views

Is using an 'empty' metaphor considered bad style?

11 votes
7 answers
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Writing dialogues for characters whose first language is not English

10 votes
4 answers
2k views

What are some ways of extending a description of a scenery?

10 votes
6 answers
2k views

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

7 votes
1 answer
195 views

What can we do to make sure that our novels are in the public domain as soon as we die?

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

How do we edit a novel that's written by several people?

7 votes
3 answers
2k views

Describing sex in a non-erotic fiction

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

Outsourcing people to make a cover [closed]

7 votes
5 answers
3k views

What are the words that were used during Shakespeare's time that are seldom used nowadays?

7 votes
3 answers
7k views

Showing that a character is in pain in a dialogue

6 votes
5 answers
556 views

Writing the dialogues of characters who are much smarter than you

6 votes
4 answers
562 views

Are fictional inventions trademarked?

6 votes
2 answers
854 views

What do you call a fact that doesn't match the settings? [closed]

5 votes
2 answers
5k views

How should we write a passage where a character sings?

5 votes
3 answers
164 views

How do we spread a story across several different media without alienating our readers?

4 votes
4 answers
1k views

How can we incorporate poems in a novel?

4 votes
4 answers
176 views

Is it a good idea to post a story in a fanfiction website, and then seek to have it published later on?

4 votes
1 answer
48 views

Do we need to find another publisher when we want to publish our novel in a different language in another region?

4 votes
3 answers
381 views

When should we redefine a term that's used in a different way in the book we're writing?

4 votes
3 answers
147 views

How to cue in our readers that we are using an uncommon symbolism?

4 votes
5 answers
1k views

Using time travel without creating plot holes [closed]

4 votes
2 answers
5k views

Is there a website that tells you which D&D creatures are under copyright protection?

3 votes
2 answers
89 views

What are some techniques used to increase the melodicality of a lyric?