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comment How to avoid plotholes when writing stories with dense mythologies?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. There is a Worldbuilding SE, and you might get better answers to this question there.
Dec
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comment Writing confirmation job duties letter
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Requests to rephrase a single sentence are off-topic for us, as they are unlikely to help anyone else. Please see our help center to find the kinds of things which are on-topic for us. writers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Dec
31
comment Switching to fiction software
@Smoj Writing digitally was one of the most freeing things for me. It's insanely frustrating if I have to go back to paper or typewriter. The riders, the arrows, the cross-outs — for me it's such a hindrance. I'm glad it works to focus you, but I couldn't do it any more.
Dec
30
comment How do I work through writer's block?
Big +1 for this; I do a lot of "writing" on the treadmill or in the shower.
Dec
29
comment How long does it take to write a 1000 word SEO topic?
The answer is based entirely on your writing speed and level of perfectionism. There's no way for the community to judge that on your behalf.
Dec
28
comment How to avoid the 'magic explanation' info dump in Fantasy novels
I agree; four pages doesn't sound like a lot, and it sounds like you've done everything you can to mitigate the Great Gray Wall of Text. When your book is done, pass it off to an editor or two and flag that specifically. Ask if it's too much or if it reads well. It may be fine.
Dec
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answered Switching to fiction software
Dec
27
answered How many errata are too many?
Dec
26
comment How many errata are too many?
Define "erratum." Typo? bad formatting? Incorrect formula?
Dec
26
comment In English non-fiction, should I try to place the important parts at the beginning of the sentence?
@Wrzlprmft 1) I was being loose in my usage of "burying the lede" and applying to sentence order. 2) There are times in humorous writing when you might want to put an important item last. "He was arrested for littering, jaywalking, and arson." In serious writing, you would of course put arson first, but if you're trying to be funny, you can put it last.
Dec
25
answered In English non-fiction, should I try to place the important parts at the beginning of the sentence?
Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
I like both of these!
Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
@horsehair My suggestion is that the time between steps 3 and 4 should be one scene from the killer's POV. "Oh dang, he's still alive. Now I have to go after him again." And killer resumes plans. Still doesn't work?
Dec
23
comment How to format the transcript of a telephonic conversation for email?
I'm not sure what your question is. Why can't you write up the minutes and email the document? What problem are you trying to solve?
Dec
23
comment How to format the transcript of a telephonic conversation for email?
Do you mean "write up a transcript of the conversation"?
Dec
23
answered Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
Dec
23
comment Building empathy with a character and interest in a story
One caveat: Please do not give the person a spouse or child for the sole purpose of killing said spouse or child in order to raise the stakes for the character.
Dec
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revised Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
fixed the grammar and spelling which the previous edit did not
Dec
22
reviewed Reject Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
Dec
22
comment Arch Hero and Arch Nemesis in one book
How about the animated film Megamind? The protagonist starts as a villain battling his antagonist, Metroman, a hero. We get both their life stories to the present. When Metroman is removed, Megamind creates a new hero antagonist to fight. Then [SPOILERS!] the new hero goes bad, and Megamind has to become good to fight him.