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Dec
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revised How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
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Dec
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answered Fictional diary for a novel
Dec
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comment Fictional diary for a novel
@John Smithers Don't forget Carrie! (Or is it too late?)
Dec
16
answered How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
Dec
16
answered Works of literature that are (ostensibly) about the act of writing
Dec
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answered How can one make technical issues more accessible to a non-technical audience?
Dec
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comment What are good reads about writing?
Yeah, Story is really good. It's kind of a no-bullshit approach. You can read just the first few chapters and get a lot out of it.
Dec
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comment The “Rules” of Writing
Yes, Tolkien did favor extremely long descriptive and expository passages. And of course that's a perfectly legitimate approach, especially with fantasy literature. But unless you're really brilliant at it, I think you're better off following the Elmore Leonard model. And even Tolkien is a pretty tough slog to get through in some places.
Dec
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answered What should I do to promote my books?
Dec
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comment What genre is my writing?
Thanks, I think you're basically right. I'll say it's urban fantasy.
Dec
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted What genre is my writing?
Dec
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comment What genre is my writing?
I guess urban fantasy is as close as I'm going to get so I'll say it's that.
Dec
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answered What is Literary Fiction?
Dec
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answered How do you convince your publisher that your story is good?
Dec
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comment For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
Oh come on; lots of stuff happened. There was a ton of swearing and some sword fights. What more do you need? An alien invasion??? A plague of vampires? Anyway, you have to read the whole series, not just the first book. Then you get long journeys, quests, terrifying supernatural villians, characters undergoing transformations, several medium to large scale battle scenes, and more sword fights. Oh well.
Dec
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answered For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
Dec
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comment For Fantasy Stories, Should You Include a Map At the Beginning of the Book?
Are you kidding??? The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie fell flat?! I believe you may be confusing "fell flat" with "totally ruled."
Dec
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awarded  Student
Dec
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asked What genre is my writing?