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General Q&A about the craft of professional writing, editing, and publishing. Questions about all types of writing are welcome -- fiction, technical documentation, scholarly articles, poetry, scriptwriting, blogs, and more.

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Critical review of blog post

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by n0nChun‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Simple way/techniques of arranging all the ideas and scenes in a plot?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What are good dialog writing tips? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Dian‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Feedback on technical blog post

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by m.edmondson‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What's a good writing software for Android phones/tablets?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Ralph Gallagher‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Finding the 'voice' of a character

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Ian‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to make a letter interesting?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What makes writing emotional?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How common *are* happy endings?

3 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Nick Bedford‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Evil Spork‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Urban erotica and authors [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Victor123‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What are the best online writing classes?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Slick23‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the process for publishing academic papers?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Gajus‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How should be the format for literature references that are websites (URLs)?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Mnementh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Writers Communities?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by One Monkey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Journal subscription secrecy

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Charles Stewart‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What makes first person plural a tricky narrative voice?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by justkt‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What are some examples of modern original plots?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by justkt‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Suggest some arts schools for post-graduate in other field?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by sarath‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Where and how to look for a picture for illustration?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by rem‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Writing for an Audio book. What are specifics?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by rem‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Character Development - How much is too much?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Joel‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by JFW‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What linguistic tools do you use?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Satanicpuppy‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to switch pov characters mid-scene without jarring the reader?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by StrixVaria‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Books about English Writing

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Adam Matan‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Choosing character names is a constant difficulty

11 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Mnementh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What techniques are used to plot long (multi-novel) story arcs?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Larry Smithmier‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Jumping on the Zombie bandwagon

0 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Axarydax‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do I write a synopsis?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Elizabeth Schechter‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 11 years ago by Qcom‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Anonymous publishing

1 answer  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by user6629‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by user6629‭

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Can I create my own ebook cloud with Calibre?

3 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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How much does Amazon make on Royalties earned but not paid?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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How do I publish a book permanently free on Amazon

1 answer  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by Alexandre Marcondes‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by Alexandre Marcondes‭

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Paperwhite error on open book, how do I get the error log?

0 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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What text format is least likely to clash with ebook formats?

4 answers  ·  posted over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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Public domain search tools/websites

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by user47449‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by user47449‭

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What is "text to speech"?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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What is "Read an Ebook Week"?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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Are there any ebook search engines?

1 answer  ·  posted over 7 years ago by Sekhemty‭  ·  last activity over 7 years ago by Sekhemty‭

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What was the average income from ebooks for independent authors in 2013?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 8 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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Are there studies on the optimal amount of rows/columns per page?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by DVK‭  ·  last activity almost 8 years ago by DVK‭

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How does DRM impact the sales of eBooks?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 8 years ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity almost 8 years ago by James Jenkins‭

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