Shevliaskovic
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Interacting with the antagonist or protagonist
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If you stick with the first option, I'd suggest you find a very interesting back story for your kidnapper, so that when the reader 'talks' with him, the conversation will be interesting. Otherwise, if ...

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How do I create tension around a threat which isn't immediately, personally harmful?
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You can create tension by saying it is dangerous. Like 'The terrorist has hacked our computers, only God knows what is next! He could do anything!' and stuff similar to these. You can also have one of ...

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If I write an erotic / porn novel now, what are the chances that it might impact my mainstream writing career?
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Kind of depends on what you want to do later in your career. For instance if you want to write something about the church, your erotic novels might stand in your way. But as a novelist, I doubt they ...

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Writing book jacket copy - first person perspective
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Personally, I would find it pretty smart for a jacket to be in the first person, especially if the book is this way. I don't think that many people would notice, but some will. Now, generally most ...

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Using chapter breaks
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I would advice you against that. Like you said, the chapter breaks are used when there is a scene changing and that is what people would be expecting. You can simply format it as: "Let's have a ...

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Can I Use "You?"
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Like all the other answers state, it's not a common thing to do, but there is nothing to prevent you from doing otherwise. A great example that I'd suggest you read is Italo Calvino's If on a winter's ...

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Can technical writing suck less
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One way I use is to make a little joke in between. Like 1. Plug in. 2. Do it again, this time upside down, you got it. 3. Connect. 4. Watch. Burgess used something like this in Earthly Powers. The ...

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Using profanities in novels
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There's no rule for not using the F word. It just might be that the author(s) are avoiding it. I recently read a book by Andreas Embirikos (whose style resembles that of Sade's) and he used the F word ...

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Describing a Character Traveling: Too much narrative?
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I agree with the other posts that if there is no story, there isn't much point in described the travel. But if you want to describe it, you should. A beautiful description is a beautiful description. ...

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A fair deal for purchasing a true story
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A fair deal on both sides really depends on the sides. To me it seems fair. But to them it might not. So the best thing to do would be to discuss it with them. A person like your cousin or her parents ...

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Is it foolish to pursue a writing career while desiring complete anonymity?
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Of course it won't harm you! Look at Thomas Pynchon. He has been writing for more than 50 years and all we have is 2 pictures of his, and his voice has only been heard thrice on the media (Twice on ...

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