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accepted Magazines taking submissions for short stories?
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asked Best time to release a new novel?
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asked Source ideas for monsters in a fantasy novel?
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asked Tips for adding more personality to characters?
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asked Magazines taking submissions for short stories?
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comment Royalties - how to calculate author's take from the end-price?
You also need to take into consideration whether or not you have to pay an agent. If you have an agent who is entitled to a cut, then that will reduce the true royalty that you end up seeing in the end.
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comment Where is a good place to find beta readers?
CritiqueCircle is very similar, but they are a good source for finding readers who will give you honest feedback and constructive criticism.
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awarded  Necromancer
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revised What are examples of fiction books picked up by publishers after being self-published?
added another example
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comment Do writing goals really work--what are the pros and cons?
I don't have an issue with a question or answer being closed as long as it goes through an open discussion like this. That is the whole point of the site, after all. However, what I don't approve of is when an answer gets deleted <strong>without</strong> any discussion, which happened to me on a different question.
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revised What's a good writer community that mostly discusses self-publishing?
corrected typo
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revised What's a good writer community that mostly discusses self-publishing?
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answered What's a good writer community that mostly discusses self-publishing?
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accepted How do you develop a strong female character?
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accepted Multiple POVs in a single scene
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accepted Author's notes: yay or nay?
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accepted Do writing goals really work--what are the pros and cons?
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comment Author's notes: yay or nay?
Unfortunately, I've had at least one answer that was outright deleted by a moderator without offering any explanation or any opportunity to modify the answer. I understand voting the answer down, but to just flat out delete it without any stated reason seems extreme to me. I have the ability to reach out to at least 1000 writers in two other communities who would benefit from this site and be active participants here, but I have to say that what I've been seeing has made me quickly lose my enthusiasm and has deeply discouraged others from bothering to stay.
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comment Author's notes: yay or nay?
Also, I'm trying to encourage other people to visit the site as well as trying to stir up some activity with those who are already visiting the site. The format here is much more "formal" or even "restricted" (comments made by other writers I have encouraged to come visit), but I was hoping that by posting some questions I could solicit feedback on whether or not they are appropriate. If not, then any comments on how to improve them would help me as well as new visitors to understand the expectations.
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comment Author's notes: yay or nay?
On another forum I saw a considerable amount of discussion on this topic, and so it made me wonder whether others saw this as important or not. Personally, I do not use author's notes, but I was given cause to wonder if I should in certain cases. I was hoping that other writers might provide me with examples of the type of information they might provide or would expect to see in author's notes to help me decide whether or not they would be justified in my own writing.