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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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Difference between News Analysis and Opinion?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by get_going‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Is it acceptable in academic writing to write "their very self" or "very + [noun]"?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by nra‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Secespitus‭

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Dangers of being sympathetic to the killer

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dave Harris‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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How can I have a character introduce themselves as humble without making them seem arrogant?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by jazhang‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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How can I make a character sound uneducated?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Evil Sparrow‭

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Character and world building in less than 2000 words

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Abdul Rehman‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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First or third person

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Liezl Doman‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Handwriting speed

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Beyond.Multiverse‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Secespitus‭

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Replacing Amazon's ISBNs

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Eve‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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How does someone write a moving Declaration of Independence?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by becky82‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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How to deal appropriately with an inappropriate sexual relationship

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Should you write character description points in bulk or spread them out?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Klara Raškaj‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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What is Documentation Design that I haven't already done?

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user2263986‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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How can a writer point out the merits of his or her own work?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Surtsey‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Basing my protagonist on myself

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Books in a trilogy are significantly different lengths. What to do?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Galendo‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Do we simplify descriptions when they sound weird?

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by woxim‭  ·  reopened over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Non-sense question about plot structures

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by M.N.Raia‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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How to make a villain fall in love?

4 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by poeticvampire‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by ArtOfCode‭

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I want to make two of my characters fall in love

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Hail‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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What's a good market for experimental novellas?

3 answers  ·  posted over 8 years ago by micapam‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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Is there any difference between these two sentences? (Adverbs)

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by klippy‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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Would publishing my story like a TV series be successful? [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Surtsey‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Why does the second act 'reaction' and then 'action' need to be drawn out?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Kevin‭

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I have a name, and no plot [closed]

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Cecilia‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Resolving moral conflict

8 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Grace‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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How can I make my 'first draft' good enough to be published?

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by robertcday‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Kevin‭

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Dumping an entire world for dramatic effect?

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Bad to start story with VR/non-real scene?

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Ninjalah‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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The excessive use of 'and'

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Chagat Nahn‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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