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Quoting Song Lyrics or Naming a Song, Or Possibly Group/Singer

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Do words like "start", "realize", and "decide" add ambiguity to actions?

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How to deal with a story that 95% of it takes place in a different language country and the protagonist speaks in it?

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Can a foreign language novel have English character names?

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What's the best text editor for a technical reference manual?

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How do sci-fi stories hold up if their premise or details become discredited?

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Is it considered faulty language to use Spivak pronouns in an essay?

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How far does libel extend in writing?

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Do publishers take the time to look at works from writers who have no qualifications or experience in the industry?

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What is a "light novel" and how does it differ from a novella?

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When to use semicolons and when to use em dashes?

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Is it a bad idea to use a culture-specific word in the title of a story?

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How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?

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How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?

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Non-cheap ways to make villains evil?

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Are paragraph spaces used for emphasis?

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Can a mystery novel have more than one mystery in it? And does it have to be a "who dunnit" concept?

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Is it considered lazy writing to have a dry prelude at the start of a book?

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Colloquial speech in pre-modern setting

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Writing a book that involves an ex husband

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How to make the villain relatable/human without making the hero seem like a monster for killing him?

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How to make the reader think that the *character's* logic is flawed instead of the author's?

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How to get readers to care about a dead character?

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Is it bad to describe a character long after their introduction?

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Should fiction mention song names and iPods?

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Is the first page of a novel really that important?

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When an imagined world resembles or has similarities with a famous world

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Author and Illustration owner

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Character is called by their first initial. How do I write it?

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If I remove the capacity for one of the primary flaws, is it inevitable I end up with a boring character?

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