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Nyctophobia457
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40 votes

For a fantasy world, what word can I use instead of "human" in order to include elves, dwarves, etc.?

19 votes

Do "unlimited ammo" or "bottomless magazine" tropes ruin storytelling?

17 votes

When is it too late to introduce major characters?

15 votes
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Are deity/god names protected by copyright or trademark?

12 votes
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When do you reveal a backstory of a character?

10 votes

Is it alright to kill off a character without setting up death flags?

9 votes

Is it ok to name a character after one in a well-known book?

5 votes

How to coherently include medieval elements in a sci-fi story?

5 votes

What type of protagonists get happy endings?

5 votes
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Can a symbol carry different meanings throughout a film or a book?

5 votes

How do you write an action and science fiction story without having it be overtaken by the romantic plot tumour?

5 votes
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How to fake a main character's death without devaluing other deaths?

5 votes

How to write a monologue that reveals a backstory?

4 votes

Dialog during sex scenes

4 votes

Is there a way to make a character written mostly as a support to another character not shallow at all?

4 votes
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Is it bad to have a character who is similar to an existing character if the stories are very different?

4 votes
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Pronouns for a character that body hops?

3 votes

Is there a balance on being subtle?

3 votes

Can a visual novel with branching plotlines be translated into one single book?

3 votes

Is there a good way to subvert expectations?

3 votes
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Are unexplained or inconsistent worldbuilding elements considered plot holes?

2 votes
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How to trick the reader of a character's sexuality

2 votes

How do you avoid the whole "curiosity killed the cat" cliche?

2 votes
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How to write a non-clichéd funeral scene/chapter?

2 votes

Writing about a story that will take place on Neptune - how realistic should I be?

2 votes

Is it okay to/how do I do X to an LGBT character?

2 votes
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How to properly make a character hateable?

2 votes

How do you write verbal abuse without it coming off as cheesy?

2 votes

At what point would the romance and sexual feelings between different species be uncomfortable?

2 votes

What's the word for shortened speech?