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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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Pros and cons of using perspectives?

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How do you map out your storyline?

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How do you vary dialogue within stories? [closed]

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How to vary writing style?

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Fictional diary for a novel

10 answers  ·  last activity 6 months ago by System

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Any Technique to See if Your Idea is Original?

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Would it be plagiarism if you use a changed scene?

5 answers  ·  last activity 6 months ago by System

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Tools for generating characters' names

9 answers  ·  last activity 6 months ago by System

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What makes a great writer's space?

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When should modifiers be avoided?

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How not to overuse ellipsis?

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What to do about readers reading into things?

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Where is the best place to "twist" a series?

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How do you track random thoughts and ideas?

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Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?

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Character Development - How much is too much?

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Is there a standardized size for Books?

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What helpful writing exercises do you use?

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Are "morning pages" useful?

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Resources about different people types?

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Organizing your Universe?

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How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?

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Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors?

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Different Points of View

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How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?

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