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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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Impact of views about author on buying book

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Writing a novel, can I do [this or that]?

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

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Where to put a pronunciation key?

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Editing a memoir

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

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Expressing large numbers in dialogue?

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Subplot with no established POV character present

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Attributing a single source in a blog post

2 answers  ·  last activity 7 months ago by System

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Starting In The Middle And Flashing Back

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Script-style conversations in a book

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Correct spacing for "Smith et al. (2008)"

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How Can I Reliably Find Well Written Novels?

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A villain that doesn't even know the hero's existence?

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Highly metaphorical writers

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