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71 votes

How do you avoid purple prose?

57 votes

Does this scene fail the Bechdel test?

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Writing first programming book

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How much can a reader remember?

44 votes

Why are writers so hung up on "show versus tell"?

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How soon is too soon for a redemption arc?

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How long can a fantasy novel stay in metaphorical Kansas?

42 votes

What are the standard genre characteristics of contemporary women's fantasy

42 votes

Avoiding racist tropes in fantasy

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Why does an author need an editor?

39 votes

How to write a chaotic neutral protagonist and prevent my readers from thinking they are evil?

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What's the best way to show a foreign language in a manuscript?

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My cool character is doing nothing for the plot. How do I deal with him?

34 votes

Proofreading a novel: is it okay to use a question mark with an exclamation mark - "?!"

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Act 3 totally broken...keep writing?

33 votes

How do I spot an unintentional promise in my story?

33 votes

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

32 votes

Help! My Character is too much for her story!

31 votes

How do I avoid the "chosen hero" feeling?

31 votes

How/When to create deliberately boring characters?

30 votes

How can I catch more errors when I proofread?

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Worth writing, if end is obvious

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The difference between dialogue marks

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Which words should not be capitalized in Title Case?

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Is it bad writing or bad story telling if first person narrative contains more information than the narrator knows?

28 votes

How do I improve "beige" text?

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How to write good erotic scene?

26 votes

How to make a repeating plot "slice" not annoying

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Help! I've got Writer's Block

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No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?

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