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answered Does this entice the reader to continue?
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comment Is it possible to turn a cliche into something original?
@hidred Thanks I liked the backwards technique. So in my case, daughter rapes father?
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comment Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
@Seth Gordon Yes, it's a complex idea. That's why I decided to make it a novel not a short story.
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accepted Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
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comment Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
@Saint Georg Thanks for the info. I'll check it out.
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comment Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
user2005 Yes, she literally doesn't have a soul. So I'm portraying her as less expressive than a normal person.
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
How about Twilight? It only has one perspective/level of thinking: the benefits of having a vampire boyfriend. And it's one of the most successful novels all time.
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asked Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
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comment Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
@Saint Cycle I checked the Wikipedia entry. Are you sure they share similarities? As far as I can tell, Re-Cycle is about a novelist who experiences the supernatural events found in her novel. Ghost Earthquake is about a girl who is trying to find out why she's the only one who didn't feel the earthquake that just struck her city.
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comment Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
I'm not sure whether I should be happy or sad about the Ayn Rand comment: xkcd.com/1049.
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asked Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
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comment Is the following extended metaphor/group of metaphors too overwhelming?
Ha, I was thinking of something like that, but I couldn't make put it into the page. I'll definitely ask for your editing services once I'm done with my novel (which I've already rewritten for the third time.) Only one question: why did you use a comma between jewels and the omelet? I always thought putting different ideas in different sentences made prose clearer?
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