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answered Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
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revised Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
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answered Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
Jul
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answered no matter whether = whether?
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revised Necessary online resources while writing: too much versus too little
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Jul
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comment How to start my prologue?
Start with a contradiction: "Death was only the beginning." "It was when he hit me that I realized that he love me." Stuff that makes the reader wonder and wanting to find out.
Jul
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revised Necessary online resources while writing: too much versus too little
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asked Necessary online resources while writing: too much versus too little
Jul
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comment Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Also there is an "i" and "n/ng" in both names. The only real difference is the "f".
Jul
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asked Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
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revised Is it okay to end a novel with a cliffhanger?
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answered Is it okay to end a novel with a cliffhanger?
Jul
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comment Story first approach in plot outlining
"One pitfall I've heard when writing from premise is that the story may feel forced, rather than organically arising from the characters." The pitfall in all other methods is plot holes. I've rarely read a book that is consistenly logical if it is not planned story first. Just google "plot holes" to find endless lists detailing the awkward illogicalities in most high concept movies.
Jul
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comment Story first approach in plot outlining
I'd think that most riddle-solving detective fiction is written in this way. After all, you cannot create a clever plot surrounding a murder mystery, if you don't plan who did what and what clues give the mystery away first. Think Agatha Christie. I even read a book by one crime writer explaining how he or she does this, but can't at the moment remember which book that was. Maybe "Write Away" by Elizabeth George, but I'm not sure. Look at it, and look into books on crime fiction.
Jul
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comment How could we catagorize a book into literature work?
US culture does not differentiate between "literary" and "trival" works of fiction as many European cultures do. For most Americans your question will therefore be confusing and meaningless. In European culture, the allocation of literary status is a process that involves literary reviews in large national newspapers, scholarly publications (by "literary scientists") and the acceptance by other writers and poets of literary standing. In short, the community of scholars, critics and writers decides what is literary writing and what is not. There are no inherent characteristics to the text.
Jul
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comment How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
ISBN means International Standard Book Number. The ISBN consists of a number for the country that the publisher is registered in, a number for the publisher (among all the other publishers in that country), and a number for the book (by that publisher). A publisher publishing internationally still is the same publisher, so the number for the country and publishing house do not change. Since the book is also the same, that number does not change either. So: one single ISBN for one individual book.
Jul
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comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
I understand the template of a genre to be a simplified prototype, not a motif index. Sir Gawain killing the Green Knight only to discover himself and similar tales are the prototype from which the genre grew.
Jul
14
answered Rules Of Fantasy Story?