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Oct
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revised Should the secret antagonist have dual goals set in the ending of Act I?
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Oct
18
comment Groom's speech, any suggestions?
TK, this isn't really a focused question; it's more of a general request for any advice we happen to have. That doesn't work too well in our format. Could you possibly explain in the question what problem you're dealing with, or what difficulties you're having with a speech that advice might help with?
Oct
18
revised Groom's speech, any suggestions?
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Oct
18
comment Why shouldn't I use a pen name?
@Yamikuronue: Oooch, definitely avoid picking a pen name that you couldn't introduce yourself under. That'll just look weird in cover photos, interviews, book signings... Even if you publicize your use of a pseudonym, that'll be pretty jarring.
Oct
17
revised Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
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Oct
14
answered Organization for epic fantasy writing
Oct
14
comment Write multiple trilogies or make a saga?
@Jose, here's an article addressing precisely the question of how to write a book that both has a complete internal arc, but also moves forward the big, saga-scope arc: lucyvmorgan.com/2011/07/…
Oct
13
revised Which traditional presses publish poetry?
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Oct
12
comment What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?
Although, (sigh), now the responses no longer match the question. Hmmm.
Oct
12
comment What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?
Yes, that's much more focused :) This question might be useful: How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?, though it addresses the question directly more than pointing out external resources.
Oct
12
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Oct
12
revised How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details?
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Oct
11
comment Less universe-specific synonyms for “squib”?
Very true. Combine this response with Lauren's for a full picture: don't lift the "squib" concept whole from Rowling. Figure out what it means in your setting; what the nuances and details are that make it unique, tailored to your book, and your own. Then copy Rowling's work ethic, and find a word expressing that.
Oct
11
comment Less universe-specific synonyms for “squib”?
I disagree - this is a great, specific case of needing to come up with a new term with a similar meaning to an existing term that's author-specific. That's pretty uniquely a writing problem. It's coping with the same type of problem we saw in What's fair use for borrowing someone else's invented term?, it's just a specific instance.
Oct
11
comment What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?
@AdamJ.Forster: Could you explain what parts of your question the earlier questions don't adequately answer? Then we'd understand what's left to be addressed.
Oct
11
comment What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?
Welcome aboard, Adam! This question is a possible duplicate of What are some online guides for starting writers? and What are good reads about writing?; I think you'll find a lot of great resources there!
Oct
11
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Oct
10
comment Are fantasy books expected to be trilogies?
If he'd kept to his original plan for a trilogy, maybe not :)
Oct
8
answered Are fantasy books expected to be trilogies?
Oct
7
revised How do I round out a powerful character?
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