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May
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comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
The way I think it works, or I imagine it working is that the bells tell everyone to do something or to change "rhythm", so people hear a bell and if they're doing morning stuff they figure "that must be noon bell" and switch to post-noon stuff. If you're not sure which bell it was then I guess you would just ask someone nearby.
May
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answered Time measures in fantasy worlds
May
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Mar
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answered How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
Dec
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comment How long should it take to write 100k words?
Sort of. The reason I say "start something new" and not "forget about it for a bit" is twofold. 1. The creativity keeps on truckin' 2. Becoming obsessed with a new piece will distance you from your first draft much more quickly. Every piece of work makes you a slightly different writer. The new you will look back with less love than that required to write something fresh. If you were to down tools completely I would say it could take six months to a year to approach the same amount of distance as being completely wrapped up in project B. My answer is clearly, therefore, "value added" ;)
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Nov
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comment How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
At the risk of seeming facetious surely the answer to this is: Below the number of errors judged to be leeway for human error specified in the Service Level Agreement clause of the contract you had with the proof reader.
Nov
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answered Problems with character development?
Oct
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comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
It should be fine as long as it's just for fun. Doctor Who, in particular, should provide a format that's fairly forgiving of you wishing to play with your own ideas. There are periods in the Doctor's history where he goes off a-wandering without his best known companions and all sorts of things could happen to him during those times.
Sep
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Sep
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revised How can I reconcile the exposition of the three act scheme vs. starting out with a bang?
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Sep
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answered How can I reconcile the exposition of the three act scheme vs. starting out with a bang?
Aug
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answered Is it safe to write about a fictional murder in a real-life location?
Jul
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comment Should my story's main obstacle be secret or common knowledge to the society?
What's the key bad thing about the drug? Scenario 1 will only really make sense if the drug has some insidious and drastic side effect. In scenario two a smaller side effect makes the revolution trickier to sympathise with.
May
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answered How can I convey that my viewpoint character is lying?
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Apr
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answered Preventing the symbolic conflict of “Hunger Games” from overshadowing widespread social plight
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