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What you describe is mostly what the genre of High Fantasy is about. I have never found Le Guin or Tolkien to be archaic, or “dated”, it reads natural to me. I have more issues with Zelasny’s Princes of Amber series, or Moorcock's series, though. Also some fantasy authors try to inject artificial “old style” and that is glaring and distracting to the ...


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Word clouds just list the most common words. Any simple word counting tool can spit out a list of words ordered by frequency. A nice tool on the Mac is Word Counter. Using your question as a sample, it outputs a list that you can order by frequency: Word Counter also creates readability statistics and other stuff, not related to your question. Word ...


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Since it is a children's book, you can't use "umber" or "sienna" or complicated color words. (Heck, I still don't know what "khaki" is!) And you said you don't want to use food. That means you need to think of things that 1) are always (roughly) the same color, and 2) are well-known to children. Shades of brown are going to be tough. Random ideas that ...


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I would say that if you enjoy that, and you want to include it into your work then you should do so. I think the 'harmful extent' comes when it is over used, or it interferes with the flow of the story. But that is something that can be fixed in future edits. If you are having conversations in some alternate language then provide some means of allowing ...


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Use your own name, as if it were somebody else. Anything else will be too overly informal or else too pretentious. An alternative, if you think it needs more emphasis (or if you think that citing yourself as if a third party is itself too pretentious), would be to write a one or two sentence introduction to the quote and then leave it either unattributed ...


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There is a lot of, often erotic, fiction that spends quite some time describing the sensual qualities of the surface appearance of people (color, shape, texture, smell, sound). Usually that literature chooses color terms that both describe the color well (we all have a clear image of what chestnut hair looks like) and evoke a pleasant sensual image ...



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