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Jun
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answered The fine line between accurate science, and confusing my reader
Jun
24
answered Questions about book
Jun
24
answered How to handle characters being funny in a dire situation without ruining the mood
Jun
22
comment Can Bridging Conflict Work When the Answer is Known?
Ah. I did not know that.
Jun
22
answered Can Bridging Conflict Work When the Answer is Known?
Jun
22
answered Where are some good places to publish free flash fiction?
Jun
21
answered As a journalist, how can tipsters contact me about the story I'm writing before it's published?
Jun
21
comment If I get a free ISBN through Amazon's CreateSpace now, will that impact any decisions about getting my own ISBN later?
Fortunately, many countries make ISBNs available at much more reasonable rates.
Jun
20
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
19
comment Published with no contract
Why would she take your name off the originals? And why would that matter?
Jun
19
comment Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
@Phong, good points. Perhaps a more nuanced approach to whether to fix this story: Which is more likely to lead to a better story? Fixing this one, or writing a new one? Do that.
Jun
19
answered Is the following deus-ex-machina? If so, should I remove it?
Jun
18
comment Is the following deus-ex-machina? If so, should I remove it?
Another possibility: Reverse the cause-and-effect. Li-Mei stumbles across the group, and that is what convinces her to postpone her suicide, setting the story in motion. This, of course, may or may not fit with the story you have in mind. But readers are often more willing to accept coincidences that trigger the story (or that make the problem worse) than coincidences that solve the problem.
Jun
18
revised I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
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Jun
18
revised I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
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Jun
18
comment Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
Ah. Thanks. I misunderstood, even though (d'oh!) it's clearly stated right there in the bounty announcement. So my question is for Mnementh, then.
Jun
18
answered I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
Jun
18
comment Feedback: What to use and what to ignore?
Your bounty suggests that you are not satisfied with the answers to date. Can you say more about what you're looking for?
Jun
17
comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
Thanks. I have a much better understanding now. I'll offer some ideas later today (unless other people offer them first).
Jun
17
comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
"Dead end" is a too abstract to act on. I'm not sure what it means in this specific case. Can you give a few examples of the exact words that your readers use to describe the problem?