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revised Can a book be written without an antagonist?
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comment Do books have to be written in sequence?
@JSBangs - you may be right, but I can't think of any books offhand that I read where the characters were bad (as in, poorly thought out), yet it was still a good read. Any examples?
May
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answered Can a book be written without an antagonist?
May
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comment Do books have to be written in sequence?
@rmx - Won't be much of a story. You can't see ninjas except when they kill you, and they always kill everyone, so you know who'll win in the end ;)
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comment Do books have to be written in sequence?
Love the simplicity of this answer :)
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comment Do books have to be written in sequence?
+1 For tips on editing, good stuff.
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revised Do books have to be written in sequence?
Fixed minor spelling error
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answered Do books have to be written in sequence?
May
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comment How to cite an entire paragraph?
@justkt - Thanks! Wasn't aware of that.
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answered How to cite an entire paragraph?
May
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answered Writing about extreme trauma
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comment Vision/dream as an effective opening?
Good points. You can counter the "false tension" / "no tension" if the vision suggests something is going to happen: maybe he sees himself get killed; someone he knows in danger; sees the end of the world ... Btw, if I remember correctly, your suggestion of starting in a doctor's office was done very effectively by Ursula Le Guin in "The Lathe of Heaven" (although not immediately as the beginning). Excellent book, that.
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answered Vision/dream as an effective opening?
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answered Designing a book
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revised What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
Changed title into a question
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comment Is there a good textbook for understanding literary techniques?
Interesting question, look forward to suggestions from others because the only books I know of are glossaries/dictionaries e.g. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms.
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revised What free tools are there to help me improve my English?
Edited for clarity, and changed title into a question.
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accepted How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
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comment What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
If you carry on reading the Wikipedia article, it goes on to note: "The use of the term has spread to include models where discrete work is distributed to individuals within the crowd. Companies such as CloudCrowd and CrowdFlower do not use classic crowdSourcing because the crowd does not all participate together, or collectively sort through solutions."