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Q&A How can I pinpoint a story's moral dilemma?

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by icanfathom‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DPT‭

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Q&A The problem with beginning

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Irysik‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How can you redeem an awful character, who hits close to home?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A What should come first—characters or plot?

7 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by ab2‭

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Q&A Can a fight scene, component-wise, be too complex and complicated?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by A. Kvåle‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Alternatives to develop relationships without dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Santi Tinjacá Rivera‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How to start a story after the inciting incident?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Shawn V. Wilson‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by DPT‭

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Q&A How to write characters doing illogical things in a believable way?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Letting a (secondary) antagonist leave mid story - Should it be avoided?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A Non-sense question about plot structures

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

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

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Surtsey‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A I have a name, and no plot [closed]

4 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Cecilia‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Dumping an entire world for dramatic effect?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Idea overflow in plotting?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by AlexSkellington‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Kevin‭

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Q&A How many character flaws can the main character overcome?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by MXMLLN‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How to balance the agendas of co protagonists that periodically conflict?

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Rasdashan‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Which techniques maintain reader interest when the POV is a spectator? (Sports story as sidequest?)

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Kirk‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I make a non-linear timeline less confusing?

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Story that's too depressing?

10 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do authors often base their characters off of themselves?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Will it push away a reader if I start my book with the frame story?

2 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by rus9384‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it uncompelling to continue the story with lower stakes?

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by A. Kvåle‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Doubt about the difference between a "Beat" and a "Event"

2 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by M.N.Raia‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How soon is too soon for a redemption arc?

3 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Does this scene fail the Bechdel test?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Rasdashan‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to derive a storyline from a beginning?

7 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Characters that take on a life of their own

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by robertcday‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the acts of a story?

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sal‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How does the 3 act structure fit in a Non Linear story?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by FraEnrico‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How much of a character's past/background should I let on?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by J. Roberts‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Can you write a story using inanimate characters? [closed]

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Surtsey‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Where does the "black moment" fall in a novel?

4 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by pbjtoast‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should a reader have enough information to deduce the twist?

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by user2859458‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is this an example of an unreliable narrator?

2 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by moe‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I handle a backstory big enough to be a story of its own?

6 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Kyle Li‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Where in the writing process do you work in subtext?

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Lauren Ipsum‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A A long backstory right at the beginning

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Yuuza‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it bad storytelling to have things happen by complete chance?

6 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Daniel Cann‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get the "back again" part after horrible experience?

1 answer  ·  posted over 5 years ago by AmazingMc‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I make sure my audience is aware of subplots?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Investing in the 'wrong' character, is it a problem with the story?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Paul7926‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the basic elements of a crime investigation story?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Kenan Rhoton‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Plot: is it as central as "fun" or "entertaining"?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by KZD‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Would a redemption story be a coming of age plot

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Thom‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to think of a plot in 5 minutes

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by abdullahaquarius‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What are some techniques for deciding which of two or more plot directions to go with?

1 answer  ·  posted over 6 years ago by kojow7‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What makes a plot twist believable/unbelievable?

2 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by DarkYagami‭  ·  last activity over 2 years ago by System‭

Question plot realism twist

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