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What is the effect on the young reader when there is no "Happy Ending" in a story for children?
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It seems to be something which has fallen out of practice, but many fairy tales were originally written with horrible gruesome endings, mainly in order to scare children into good behavior. The ...

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Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors?
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IANAL disclaimer but generally character names themselves cannot be copyrighted. They may be trademarked but only if the literary work/movie/or a related product were named after the character. So, ...

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Is there a standardized size for Books?
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Are there standardized sizes? The mass market paperback appears to be standardized in North America at 4.25" x 6.75". Some of the other economical standard North American sizes: Trade Paperback ...

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Jumping on the Zombie bandwagon
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Is it too late to jump on the zombie bandwagon? It's never too late to jump on the zombie bandwagon. You just have to make your work stand out. Perhaps it would be better to think of it not as ...

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How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
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How much detail can go into the act to be considered publishable? How much of the detail is relevant to the plot? If the answer is all of it you probably have a romance novel. If you can cut the ...

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Should I start writing on paper first or start directly on the computer?
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For me, the advantage of using paper is that I often make rash editing decisions early in the process, and lose things I may have wanted to hang on to. Using some sort of version control might be an ...

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What is the name of the genre of stories with multiple realities?
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I do agree that this technique can successfully be used in any genre, but often when the conflict of a story is centered around the characters trying to distinguish what is real it will have the ...

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How do I get involved in writing for video games?
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Bioware had a contest several years ago to hire a writer. Certainly not an appealing way to go about applying for a job, but that contest did leave behind some potentially useful tips for what sort ...

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Feedback on technical blog post
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Is it easy to follow? I didn't really find this paragraph to be very clear. So if I was somehow able to obtain someones log-in code as above, and I knew what its separate components were. I could ...

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When the second person *view* is not an uninvited guest?
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Self-help books come to mind. And thanks to random internet people, we have a list of notable second person narratives

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