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DWKraus
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55 votes

What can I do with a part that I feel is necessary to a story but it's an absolute drudgery?

30 votes

As a young author, how do you make people listen?

28 votes

Horror. Where to start?

27 votes

Should I use the term vis-à-vis? How should I decide when to use/avoid a term?

27 votes
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How do you make characters sound like non-native English speakers without using any grammar error in their dialogues?

24 votes
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Military plans and the rule of failing the execution

23 votes
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Should you avoid using hard-to-describe gestures and acts in a novel?

23 votes
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How do you describe things without making a list of characteristics?

22 votes

Distorting historical facts for a historical fiction story

22 votes
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How can you prevent your work from getting stolen?

22 votes
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Is it OK to have a main character without a goal?

21 votes
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Is there a more modern version of "Acme", as a common, generic company name?

20 votes

How Do I Compress Multiple Novels' Worth of Plot, Characters, and Worldbuilding into One?

20 votes
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Can I write a different book before my sequel?

20 votes

How can I avoid overusing "I" and "I'm" in a first person short story?

19 votes

My character surprised me with their behaviour while writing them, should I keep that behaviour or stick to how I had planned them?

19 votes
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How do you say that a land is desolate without telling it literally in a poem?

19 votes
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How should my protagonist refer to my male character who is 18?

18 votes

Is there any point where an overpowered main character could be an interesting one?

18 votes

Is it okay to use "It was all just a virtual world / dream" for a plot twist?

16 votes

How harsh is too harsh when beta reviewing?

15 votes

How do you write about the human condition when you don't understand humanity?

15 votes

Can I leave out details I don’t understand?

15 votes

What are some signs of a chosen one nebulous enough that they can be mistaken?

15 votes

170k debut fantasy story. Is it possible?

14 votes

How can I get readers to like a character they’ve never met?

14 votes

Same plot but different story, is it plagiarizing?

14 votes

How do I handle an unequal romantic pairing in a world with superpowers?

14 votes

What do I do when I know the general summary of how a scene goes but I cannot figure out precisely what the character say?

13 votes
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Alternatives to raising eyebrows to show surprise

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