Dan Hanly
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What gender do you think the narrator is?
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I read a book on Creative Writing before that suggested that if you describe an acquaintance of the protagonist as beautiful, then they will (in the reader's mind) automatically become the ...

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Legal issue of naming a character after a song character
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In the question you've linked to, it discussed in depth about how copyright works with characters. Surely your question is answered there? Regardless of the medium, the same applies. The key point is ...

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Is it OK to add chapters to slow down the pace of the story?
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It's very important that when you add a chapter to your story, it has a point. Now, this isn't a 'No' to your question; far from it. Instead, I'd suggest that if you do want to slow the pace and add ...

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Should I italicise when the protagonist quote other character's words?
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I'm not sure it's necessary. Some authors use this technique when not crediting the person who said it. This technique works best when the 'narrator' quotes it multiple times. I had decided to ...

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Can a book be written without an antagonist?
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As many of the other answers discuss, conflict with an antagonist drives plot, and plot is something that a story is obviously heavily reliant on. Keep in mind however, that an antagonist doesn't ...

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What are the pros and cons of building the setting before the characters and story
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This isn't the pros and cons as such, but here's my approach that should help influence your decision. I always introduce elements of the setting via the actions of my character. You should never ...

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Copyright - Can I go to any other publisher?
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The 1st part basically says that Partridge are not responsible for your book, they're literally just providing a publication service. It's completely yours, and you can do with it what you like in-...

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