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Q&A I feel like I'm plagiarizing my story? [closed]

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by user27125‭  ·  edited 5mo ago by Canina‭

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Q&A How to organize ideas to start writing a novel?

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by KLTKGK‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Q&A What to do with cliched metaphors?

5 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Maintaining distance

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Galastel‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Q&A How do I know if my cast is diverse enough or too diverse?

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by kaleidoscope‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Rapid change in character

7 answers  ·  posted 2y 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 Scale: How to handle a personal story set in an epic war?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A What makes an ending "happy"?

6 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Mark Baker‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Kevin‭

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Q&A Is the genre 'fantasy' still fantasy without magic?

9 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Chagat Nahn‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Averting Always Chaotic Evil

5 answers  ·  posted 2y 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 How could the disregard for both plot and dialogue tell the story?

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by cælvm‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Q&A Is having elaborate metaphors ever a bad thing?

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Yukang Jiang‭  ·  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 over 1 year ago by icanfathom‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by sesquipedalias‭

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Q&A Should a scene break always be put in place when there is change in location, times, and dates?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by N.Houghton‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by DPT‭

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Q&A Is there a formula for creating stakes?

6 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Kevin‭

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Q&A Dangers of being sympathetic to the killer

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Dave Harris‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Cecilia‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Amadeus‭

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Q&A How to use professional jargon when writing fiction?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Galastel‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Monica Cellio‭

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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 Is a sequel allowed to start before the end of the first book?

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

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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 2 years ago by Kirk‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Can the prologue be the backstory of your main character?

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

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Q&A How do you show, through your narration, a hard and uncaring world?

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

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Q&A Should I use the terms "people" "person" "man" and "woman" in fantasy setting?

3 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by zaizen14‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A How to avoid drifting into a different genre?

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

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Q&A Could the cast of my book be more unique?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by Elil Flame‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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

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

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Q&A Do hard to pronounce names break immersion?

8 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Anoplexian - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Should fiction mention song names and iPods?

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

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Q&A Is no religion a bad thing?

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

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Q&A Can the prologue's POV be different from the POV of main story?

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by V LeFox‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Avoiding racist tropes in fantasy

7 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by weakdna says reinstate monica‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Where is the line between a tough love character and a pure asshole?

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

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Q&A How do I avoid the "chosen hero" feeling?

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

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Q&A Needing Help Fleshing Out Male Character So He's Not Just a Stock Character

3 answers  ·  posted almost 3 years ago by J.Y. Nona‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A Confused about when to treat something as a dialogue tag

1 answer  ·  posted over 2 years ago by mh9‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Q&A When can I kill my character? [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Adi219‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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