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Help… I Cannot Think Of A Function For These Eyes

I like where you’re going with this. All our most focused thoughts are in subvocal form or outright vocal (or written). Thought without language is vague and indistinct, almost at an animal level (maybe it actually would be). This is ...

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Recent Experiment with Outlining

I’m working on a new book right now. I spent the last month outlining it, using a combination of “Anatomy of Story” and “Save the Cat.” When I was finished, I had completed 6 drafts of the complete scene list w...

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What human issues would there be…

… if the following were facts: (to avoid distraction in discussion) Civilization is gone, down to the last wall, light bulb, and toilet- literally scraped from the face of the Earth.A minimum and random density of people-things are le...

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Reality VS Fiction Regarding Starships

For myself, my first memorable sight of spaceships was watching the original star wars movies. Only later did I watch Star Trek, and knowing little to nothing about how space travel truly is, I presumed we could make spaceships like that. S...

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Could A Former Intelligence Officer Become A Police Officer ?

its not really a case of outranking the police – the intelligence service are parallel in the Uk so its not a case of seniority. as an M16 officer he’d have signed the official secrets act so he wouldn’t be able to discuss...

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How to murder our darlings ?

Hi guys, I am a newbie on this forum but not on writing as I finished my first novel (and read a lot on writing).So, I got feedbacks from relatives and already started the editing process. As Arthur Quiller-Couch stated well, we have to mur...

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How Long for History to Become Myth?

Sometimes not very long. When Constantinople fell, a legend grew that Emperor Constantine XI, who was seen throwing himself into the fight, would return one day when the city needed him (a version of “The King Under the Mountain”...

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How to insert this exchange while keeping the tone consistent?

So I have an exchange that I want to include in the story for foreshadowing, but it takes place just after a very tragic event. So my characters are named Leela and Apollon. Leela is nonhuman and she has two tails growing out of her head. H...

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Private cars on military bases

Here’s a question that’s just arisen for my WIP. It’s really backstory, but if I have a character refer to this I want to get it right. Back in World War II, could enlisted personnel keep their own cars on Army bases in th...

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Mounting a Horse

Hammer said: ↑ I don’t ride horses (or back women) but I always mount my bike from its left. Click to expand… Interesting. I notice when I ride a bike I often go no-handed, and it’s always the left hand that flashes ligh...

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