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Q&A How can garden path sentences be used (and misused)?

1 answer  ·  posted 6d ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 23h ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A How to control safety nets in discovery writing

1 answer  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A What can a novel do that film and TV cannot?

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Smeato‭  ·  edited 7mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How can I catch more errors when I proofread?

10 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Joel Rodgers‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by rsneha‭

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Q&A block-quotation narrative with dialogue

0 answers  ·  posted 12mo ago by msh210‭  ·  edited 12mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Time measures in fantasy worlds

5 answers  ·  posted over 8 years ago by Darek Wędrychowski‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Which parts of a character's plan should be revealed beforehand?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Razetime‭

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Q&A How can I make a character sound condescending?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Q&A In a dialogue, how can I hint that the characters aren't telling the whole truth?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Tau‭

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Q&A How do I deliver a historical plot reveal?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A What information about a fictional world is unnecessary?

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by E.Milla‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Rapid change in character

7 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by A Lambent Eye‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How to hint at an antagonist's identity?

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

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Q&A Averting Always Chaotic Evil

5 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by System‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Detail vs. filler

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

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Q&A Does a point of view need to be introduced when or right after the character is introduced?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A What's the difference between time-tested and formulaic?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by icanfathom‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by sesquipedalias‭

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Q&A How do we create our own symbolisms?

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by blackbird‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A How to "Start as close to the end as possible", and why to do so?

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by theonlygusti‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A Dangers of being sympathetic to the killer

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Dave Harris‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A How can I make a character sound uneducated?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  edited almost 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by becky82‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by DPT‭

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Q&A How to deal appropriately with an inappropriate sexual relationship

5 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Amadeus‭

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

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Surtsey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Non-sense question about plot structures

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

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

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by robertcday‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Kevin‭

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Q&A Dumping an entire world for dramatic effect?

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

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Q&A Writing slurred speech

6 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by aparente001‭

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Q&A How to write a nice frame challenge?

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

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Q&A Averting Real Women Don’t Wear Dresses

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

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Q&A Ambiguous sentences: How to tell when they need fixing?

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

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Q&A Tiptoe or tiphoof? Adjusting words to better fit fantasy races

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

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Q&A Changing the meaning of well-established symbols

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

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Q&A I have a dialogue that I can't write directly. What would be a good alternative?

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

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Q&A How can you write when you're upset?

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Liquid‭  ·  last activity almost 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 almost 3 years ago by rus9384‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to not confuse readers with simultaneous events?

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Weckar E.‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make a repeating plot "slice" not annoying

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

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Q&A Help! My Character is too much for her story!

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

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Q&A Classical Style vs. Modern Innovation

2 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by th0nk-‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Do you need to have an introduction at the beginning of every book in a series?

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by K. Bailey‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A What Can Ensure Re-Readability?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Creating clues for a mystery subplot

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by FlyingPiMonster‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Suffixing words with -ness, -ish, -like, and others

1 answer  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Daniel Cann‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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