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Q&A How do I brainstorm for writing positively about myself?

I've always struggled writing about myself, but I need to apply for a program and the application has a lot of very broad but personal questions like, Tell us why you would be a good leader Exp...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meta Shall we showcase some of our fiction, poetry, and other work?

You might have noticed the new "categories" feature on this site. I mean this: What are categories? Categories are types of content -- main Q&A and Meta are the two that all sites share, b...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Neil‭

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Meta Have we ground to a halt?

It seems like this place has ground to a stop. I have been trying to do what was suggested earlier of going back to old questions (as surfaced by the Lottery tab), but that seems to be all that is ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How does someone write a moving Declaration of Independence?

Context: I'm among a growing number of people who are becoming dissatisfied with Stack Exchange. In some ways (not all, but some), Stack Exchange's behaviour is analogous to "curation without rep...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by becky82‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by DPT‭

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Meta Questionable Promotions!

I notice we have a dearth of activity on this site. With a relatively small number of active users, perhaps we can add a tab to the "Questions" Page. We have Activity, Age, Score as sorting algori...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Amadeus‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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

I have an idea for the beginning of a story. I have the setting, the protagonist, and the events that set the story in motion, including the inciting incident and the first plot point. I have, in s...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to invoke my creative side without investing too much time?

I suck at writing. There, I admitted it. More often than not, I find my self staring at a blank moleskine page, or the blinking cursor. You see, the problem lies not in writing itself, but wri...

6 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by user8256‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Organization for epic fantasy writing [closed]

Possible Duplicate: Organizing your Universe? I have some issues on the organization of my fantasy story. For instance there are many factions that come into play during the story and ...

2 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by Joze‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A World Building critique: Building an SF society off a tangent of "Adaptation"

I'm writing a short story for my english final - I'm a junior in high school; we've already taken our AP exam, but our teacher wanted to finish the year with something meaningful. Anyway, I have b...

2 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by Qcom‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Tips for humor writing

Are there any techniques you can use while brainstorming to find humor to include in an article?

3 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by Gary‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What tools do you use for your writing journal?

I usually keep a notepad and pen with me at all times. So, if I'm out thinking about a story and a scene or a bit of dialogue comes to mind, I write it down for recall later. I also keep a list of ...

1 answer  ·  posted 13y ago by Slick23‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What editor can I use for world building that has a tree-like structure for my files?

I'm looking for a simple editor to start getting into world building and story writing which is working out fine in Microsoft Word. However, I'm finding it difficult to continue without any structu...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Sam Coutteau‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How specific should I get when brainstorming with what-if exercise?

I had a few experiences with what-if style brainstorming technique. In those exercises, I found I got lost in minute details. I'd like to know if this is a good price to pay for the thought pouring...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by iamtowrite‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Where is a good place to find writing prompts?

I love using writing prompts to come up with story ideas. I'm looking for good sites that have a lot of good writing prompts. One that updates fairly often would be best. :)

3 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by user563‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I efficiently write down my personal problems for further auto-analysis? [closed]

When I have some personal problems in relationships or there are worrying issues about life in general and I am really upset about the situation, in order to “solve it”, or efficiently think about ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Open the way‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you know if your story concepts contradict each other? [closed]

This country has a long line of female rulers going back since its inception. Due to a divine connection with the goddess, only queens can inherit the throne, and rules as both leader of the nation...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Details: How do you describe a character's clothing in a story?

I'm writing a story and I need to describe the character's appearance. My character is wearing a football jersey and running on the field, so how can I describe this better? This is what I came up...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Aiden Anderson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I show dust/ ashes being blown away by the wind in a story?

I don't want to straight up say that the dust/ ash was blown away, I want it to have a creepy vibe to it so it's more interesting. So is there any way to show (not tell) ashes being blown away by ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Rat‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the best way to generate ideas?

I want to write a novel, but I want to write that novel using my best idea currently... it's just that, I don't have an idea, at least not one that I deem worthy of the time and effort involved in ...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Jared Eli Walsh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Working out details of a technology concept

I have a sci-fi technology concept in the work I'm currently writing, and its potential implications for society and for individual characters are quite far-reaching. I want to systematically explo...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by manyaceist‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to extrapolate a spectacular crime from everyday ones

I'm reading daily crime stories in newspapers, just to have an idea to write a detective story. But the crimes I read about aren't helpful to create a plot. I mean, they are really boring and all ...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Vito‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia

Not long ago I wrote a short story about a mathematics graduate student on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The young student is innocent and working to finish a difficult mathematical derivation ...

0 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by Amichai‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?

I want my short story to have a specific point, to highlight a certain truth. But I wonder in which order I should proceed: make the plot, characters etc. first and worry about fitting my theme int...

3 answers  ·  posted 13y ago by Qcom‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭