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answered Is it a good idea to stay away from past progressive in fiction?
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comment Action/dialogue tags: What's the right amount?
hahaha. It's much funnier with more description, and it tells me more about the characters.
Jul
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comment This is right. Or that is right?
@Tommy opinion questions are off-topic everywhere, I believe. That said, I believe also there is a canonical question on English.SE that addresses the "this/that" distinction.
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awarded  Enlightened
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comment What makes a bestseller - Writing or Setting?
I think you've created a false dichotomy. Good writing doesn't necessarily make a bestseller, and neither does the setting. It's more complicated than that.
Jul
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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answered Is it strange to describe the narrator's facial expressions in a first-person narrative?
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awarded  Critic
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reviewed Approve Beginning to write a novel?
Jul
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comment What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
It depends on what rights you want to assert, what kind of work you have produced, and where you are located.
Jul
6
comment controversial rape subject in mainstream novel?
I think it would be more interesting if the victim were also a man.
Jun
22
comment I need to smash a wrist in a grocery store
@Tommy telephone wires are low powered, probably too low powered to overload an electronic device. She could always find the service panel and stick her hand it in -- that would be wonderfully dramatic, provided it didn't kill her.
Jun
5
comment What can I do to make my writing fit the 1950s?
You might want a lot of smoking, milk delivered to the home, the new technology of "cake mixes", and a lot of nationalism/paranoia about various menaces.
Jun
5
comment How to handle characters being funny in a dire situation without ruining the mood
Isn't gallows humor intended to relieve the tension of an unbearable situation?
Jun
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reviewed Approve Using ideas from other authors without infringing copyright
Jun
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reviewed Approve Citing someone's work, copying and pasting fragment. Is that OK?
Jun
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reviewed Approve Basics in the world building of a novel
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Trying to make a gun making scene realistic
He'll probably want to figure out how to make percussion cap rounds.
Jun
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reviewed Reject What is the expected target age for a YA (Young Adult) novel?