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answered How to write realistic female dialogue
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revised Cheap ways a young person can get paper books printed/bound from their manuscript? (Please incl sample costs)
Added some costings.
Oct
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answered Cheap ways a young person can get paper books printed/bound from their manuscript? (Please incl sample costs)
Oct
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answered Any documentaries or other inspirational movies about creative writing?
Oct
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comment Write multiple trilogies or make a saga?
@Shan: Yeah. I'm a pretty fast typist... ;)
Oct
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answered Write multiple trilogies or make a saga?
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answered Am I too prepared to do NaNoWriMo?
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answered What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?
Oct
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
@Hauser: My advice, FWIW, study the hero's journey deeply, try to understand why it exists. What Campbell wrote about suffers from being true but having no obvious corollary or use that's apparent to his peers. Also there is this problem of sticking to the recipe not always doing the job. Sentiment is the biggest enemy of success. The Wachowski's included Neo/Trinity for mostly cynical reasons, Rowling was working for her child and for her love of children's fiction. Which one was really the winner?
Oct
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comment Italicize part of a word in fiction?
I believe I have seen this done by gasp actual published authors. So yeah, use as applicable. As with anything, don't overuse, terms and conditions apply, may cause drowsiness and contents occasionally settle in transit. ;)
Oct
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answered How do I round out a powerful character?
Oct
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comment How do you make a character quintessential, but not cliched or cartoony?
Just to clarify, the Woody example is about the quintessential part, not the other part. :P
Oct
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answered How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
Oct
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comment How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
I have never heard of a project that attempted to make novel writing more like writing for television etc. where there have been salaried writers and focus groups and all that stuff. Has anyone else heard of this? And if not, who says it wouldn't work? I'd be fascinated to read the autopsy of any failed experiments in this area. Also, yeah, writing for critics is stupid.
Oct
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comment Can I write my sub stories separately?
Less complicated questions demand simpler answers.
Oct
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answered Can I write my sub stories separately?