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How to balance respecting diversity and avoiding tokenism at the same time

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Starting a sentence with well. Does my sentence need to be changed?

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Can I use the name Valerian in my sci-fi novel?

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How to survive editing

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Is a lack of character descriptions a problem?

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Are connotations with certain names inevitable?

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Is it important to describe how the characters are dressed?

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Referencing modern pop culture in science fiction

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What exactly is the "five (consecutive) word" plagiarism rule?

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How do you make characters relatable if they exist in a completely different moral context?

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Can someone publish a story that happened to you?

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How can I indicate time passing?

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How does a new writer keep from getting scooped?

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How to convey newlines in tweeted poetry, if at all?

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Should I make my character suspect an upcoming twist or not?

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How can we have foreshadowing in a story that takes place in a universe where the future can't be known beforehand?

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How can I make names more distinctive without making them longer?

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How much character growth crosses the line into breaking the character

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Is no religion a bad thing?

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Avoiding Slang whilst Writing

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How to write about transgender issues while avoiding cognitive dissonance?

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Attributing quotes to fictional characters

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Mixing humour with horror in fiction

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Can you have too many story arcs running at the same time?

12 votes

Should I defend my character's appearance?

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Is there a term for a fiction piece that goes after the prologue but before the epilogue?

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Is it better to omit phrases like: after a moment, after a while, for a moment, etc?

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How to write a prophecy?

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Do hard to pronounce names break immersion?

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How does a person go about describing a place/experience that they never personally experienced before, like a circus?

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