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Jan
7
comment When should my amnesiac protagonist regain memory?
@D.Tanya Maybe you can think of a way to reveal the plot without him regaining his memory at all.
Jan
7
comment When should my amnesiac protagonist regain memory?
@D.Tanya That he is lying about not remembering anything.
Jan
6
comment How long does it take to write a 1000 word SEO topic?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because there are a lot of variables that will affect writing time and there is too much variation to reliably estimate how long it will take.
Jan
6
comment How rough should a rough draft be
This is an interesting description of your process. I don't understand how it answers the question though.
Jan
6
comment Plural of the scholastic grade A
This should be a comment. It is a useful suggestion, but doesn't answer the question.
Jan
5
comment Can anyone think of books that contain two separate stories or two very different perspectives on the same story being told together?
The Real Story by Stephen R. Donaldson, as well as the two trilogies of his featuring Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever are kind of like this, but structured differently than you describe. The final episode of Babylon 5 is also something like that, if I recall correctly.
Dec
12
comment I'm scared that my story is plagiarizing another story
Unless you are copying and pasting passage directly into your own story, I wouldn't worry about it.
Dec
3
comment How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
I differentiate in the sense that pansexual defers to the idea that gender identity is a spectrum whereas bisexual implies that gender identity is binary.
Dec
3
comment Is this America Star Books Special Services unsolicited email a positive step in publishing and marketing?
Looks like there is good reason to be suspicious: sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/alerts/#Star
Dec
3
comment Is this America Star Books Special Services unsolicited email a positive step in publishing and marketing?
raises eyebrow So they are gambling on your success by gaining rights to your story and promoting it poorly? Seems suspicious that they don't mention what happens if someone actually buys your book.
Dec
3
comment How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
I do this all the time in my stories. Sometimes my characters are straight, sometimes they are gay, sometimes they are pansexual. It's never the point of the story, it just happens to be whoever they are into.
Nov
30
comment If I write an erotic / porn novel now, what are the chances that it might impact my mainstream writing career?
If you use a pen name, how will they know?
Nov
25
comment First page of the Diary - Quote
You might consider writing a meaningful quote in your native language and then explaining it when you give the gift.
Nov
16
comment Two perspectives in a non-fiction book
I'm not clear on what your view as her mother brings to the story. You've described this as non-fiction. What kind of story are you trying to tell? Is it some kind of instructional guide?
Nov
15
comment Works of literature that are (ostensibly) about the act of writing
@One The Dark Half was also about his experiences as a writer, based on a nightmare he had following putting the Bachman pseudonym to rest.
Nov
15
comment What does “(ph)” mean when written after a transcribed word?
Phonetic, maybe?
Nov
3
comment I'm shy to let my friends read my books
You might benefit from presenting work as a draft or letting friends read something that doesn't seem as important first. It's also important to realize that your skills won't improve if you never get feedback. You can't learn to do better if you never fail, because you'll never know what mistakes you are making.
Nov
3
comment I'm shy to let my friends read my books
Are you interested in having people read your work? There's no requirement that you have to let anyone read what you write.
Jul
28
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
16
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.