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Apr
21
comment How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
Saying too much is just saying too much, Ethan. Among other things, sex is taboo for a lot of people. Putting in enough so that whomever wants to think about it can do it, and little enough that whomever might find overt writing about sex can safely dismiss the scene is the balance. The sexual act is the taboo, though, so you can always talk about the feelings... feelings are not taboo in any culture I know... unless we're living in star trek, I mean...
Mar
24
revised How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
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Mar
24
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
Thumbs up for giving an alternative to traditional 'inventing a character's name' we see so often when dealing with high fantasy.
Mar
24
comment What does “Exposition and Ammunition – back story” mean in screenwriting?
The good answer by Lauren makes it clear this question "clear" enough, I daresay.
Mar
24
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
Spanish is my first language, too, but I can't bring myself to write sci-fi / fantasy in Spanish. Now, talk to me about realism and I can't bring myself to write in English most of the time. Quirks and perks of the trade, I guess.
Mar
23
answered Taking notes while reading
Mar
23
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
I think we should be getting around to writing the tag wikis. Soon.
Mar
23
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
I think we've been using the "tools" tag to refer to software that aids in writing. Is this correctly tagged?
Mar
23
answered How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
Mar
23
comment Submitting a novel for publication: do editors still expect Courier font?
Helvetica is the font.
Mar
23
comment Please help me polish this paragraph.
Wouldn't that qualify this question as valid for the English SE site?
Mar
23
comment “multiple personalities” for character development in writing?
I think you mean for differentiation/fleshing out of characters. Multiple personalities as character development seems like a cool idea in psychology themed fiction, though.
Mar
23
answered “multiple personalities” for character development in writing?
Mar
23
comment Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
You don't need an agent for contacting publishers, although they might be able to do that. As far as agents are concerned, I'm not the best advice around... there's another question regarding what agents do and don't do for you, if you search for it. Anyway, just look for some company that publishes the sort of work you want to publish, and look around their sites. They want good books to reach them, so they will certainly be open.
Mar
23
answered Should you read your own genre?
Mar
23
revised Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
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Mar
23
revised Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
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Mar
23
comment Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
Appending that to the original answer.
Mar
22
revised How do I avoid a “mid-story info dump?”
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Mar
22
answered How do I avoid a “mid-story info dump?”