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comment How do you develop a strong female character?
I often find, especially in fantasy novels, that female characters tend to be largely thrown in as an afterthought and relegated to supporting roles. I was wondering what steps could be taken to make a female character more integral to a story and what characteristics would be best to focus on for a reader to accept that the female character has a more prominent role in the story.
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accepted Source ideas for monsters in a fantasy novel?
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accepted Tips for adding more personality to characters?
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comment Best time to release a new novel?
I saw somewhere that e-book sales usually take off after Christmas as a result of people who received e-book readers as gifts looking for new content. I suppose the key is to make sure your book can be found when they start looking!
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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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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?
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