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answered How to mark own translation
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comment Map of my fantasy world - how do realms, kingdoms, cities, towns and villages fit into it?
@LaurenIpsum Read the Wikipedia articles. There are countries that contain kingdoms, e.g. the UK or historic Germany. A kingdom is a realm ruled by a king. A country is some vague ethnic or political entity that has been defined in different ways in different times and circumstances.
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comment Map of my fantasy world - how do realms, kingdoms, cities, towns and villages fit into it?
In historic Britain (since we talk medieval Fantasy) a city was a town with a cathedral. City status in many parts of the world today does not signify size but certain rights and duties that towns of the same size do not have. In Europe there are many very small cities. And a kingdom is not a country.
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comment Map of my fantasy world - how do realms, kingdoms, cities, towns and villages fit into it?
First, I recommend that you look up those words in a dictionary. Most of your confusion seems to stem from a lack of understanding of those terms. Second, I recommend you look at existing maps to see how these entities are represented in maps.
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revised Are there any proper ways of using/implementing “e.g.” in a “Research Narrative”?
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comment Writing from a hive mind POV
Sheri S. Tepper does something like this in her "Arbai trilogy" (Grass, Raising the Stones and Sideshow). In the last book of the trilogy, Sideshow, a (sentient?) fungus has infested people all over the galaxy, making them happy.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does this writing create emotion in the reader?
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answered Are there any proper ways of using/implementing “e.g.” in a “Research Narrative”?
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comment Write a book with “protected” characters/ideas without copyright?
Here is a Forbes article answering your question about copyrighting characters: forbes.com/sites/oliverherzfeld/2012/11/08/…
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comment Write a book with “protected” characters/ideas without copyright?
Read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_registration In short: register copyright, if you live and publish in the US; register unpublished works (e.g. as proof of creation date) if you live elsewhere and registration is possible; you need not register if you live elsewhere and your work is published shortly after creation (e.g. you had a contract when you where writing it).
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comment What are some Que and Clues on 3rd Person POV shift?
You may also want to look at how Stephen King does it. Google "pov stephen king" or "first third person stephen king" or some such, it's been discussed on the web. In short, King wildly switches viewpoints, and he sells just great. I don't even think it is sloppy writing, but just normal, everyday narrative style: when people tell each other about their lives, they don't stick to one viewpoint, but tell each part of the story in the way that best conveys their meaning. That's what King does. And maybe that's the best way and all that literary theory driven writing is just anal anyway.
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comment How important is education for an author?
"Studying" literature can be of great help to an author, but not in the way it is done when you study literature at a university. What does not help is literary theory and such, but what helps is going through a book (after you have read it for fun a first time) and looking at how that author did what she did. How does she handle dialogue? How does she manage her plot? How much characterization and description are there? It is like learning not to paint but how to paint certain things, by copying paintings by great masters, a useful exercise for students of the visual arts.
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answered Writing from a hive mind POV
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comment How important is education for an author?
I addes something on formal education to my answer. Hope that addresses your question.
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