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Oct
21
comment What are the pros and cons of building the setting before the characters and story
Do you have an idea of the story you want to tell? Or do you simply have a setting and are looking for something to do with and within that setting?
Sep
29
revised What symbols are used after difficult words in a text to refer a reader to a glossary for a definition?
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Sep
29
answered What symbols are used after difficult words in a text to refer a reader to a glossary for a definition?
Sep
29
comment Software to organise world building?
It might be easier to answer this if you at least specify your platform; Windows, OS X, Linux, Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad), Android, ...
Sep
26
answered Techniques for creating a bridge between protagonists from different generations
Sep
20
revised Software for developing and organizing characters
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Sep
20
answered Software for developing and organizing characters
Sep
19
comment Is it unusual to use product placement within a fictional novel, and what are the legalities around this?
You can always add a paragraph along with the copyright, publishers' details etc. that says something along the lines of "this is a work of fiction. any similarities with real persons, events or corporations are unintended and coincidental."
Sep
16
comment How to convey that the POV character *does not understand* what's said in dialogue?
@CLockeWork You make a good point, and one seemingly well in line with both my second-to-last paragraph in the question and Dale's answer (which I upvoted, but I found Lauren's answer with some examples more helpful which is why I chose to accept it over Dale's.
Sep
15
accepted How to convey that the POV character *does not understand* what's said in dialogue?
Sep
14
asked How to convey that the POV character *does not understand* what's said in dialogue?
Sep
14
comment Really Stuck: Writing Dialogue
Wow, a first novel spanning "thousands of pages"? Even if it's only raw material, I still think that's a lot. I hope you're planning to break it up into multiple books... :)
Aug
27
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Aug
23
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
21
comment Is Sherlock Holmes public domain for use in a story?
If you want to be reasonably certain, you should consult with a lawyer specializing in copyright law.
Jul
15
comment permission to use emails from famous deceased person
Are you reprinting the e-mails verbatim and in full, or only a few select fragments (like a few sentences to illustrate your point)?
Jul
13
answered Units to use in travelogue-book (time, weight, temperature, distance, etc)
Jul
13
comment Citing in a Magazine Article
What is your target audience? It's a huge difference writing e.g. academic articles and news articles which cite sources which want to remain anonymous.
Jul
10
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
4
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