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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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Too Long for Title/Subtitle?

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Am I Breaking Too Many Rules?

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How does one write a misanthropic character likeable?

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Creating clues for a mystery subplot

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What Can Ensure Re-Readability?

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"Quote" within a quote MLA

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How do I improve "beige" text?

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Ways of describing new characters?

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Romance without cliche?

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A long backstory right at the beginning

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Creating a story in which the hero(es) lose

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How many rewrites should a writer expect for a novel?

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Characters with very long names or titles

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Expressing large numbers in dialogue?

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Is there any stylistic reason to avoid the word "got"?

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Editing a memoir

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Where to put a pronunciation key?

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How do I know when my work is ready for critique?

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