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The Trick to Shut Up Boring People Who Talk Too Much

Have you ever found yourself talking to someone who rambled on endlessly about themselves, their opinions or even their complaints – basically about things you had zero interest in hearing about? Gets pretty boring the longer you have to ...

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Getting Away With Telling

LostThePlot said: ↑ Right, exactly. Unless there’s something really important happening there it’s fine to tell the reader that someone went to work, popped to the shops then came home. And once they get through the door you s...

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How do you avoid making your MC fall in the ‘edgy’ Cliché

I think Guts works in part because we see him from childhood and so we understand why he is the way he is. When you understand a character, it typically makes them somewhat sympathetic, and more real and rounded. We also get to see Guts fai...

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Share your writing with spouse/partner?

Personally I’d stay well away. There are a very very few partners who are genuinely interested in reading what you’ve written and that is spectacular if you have it. Having someone that you are close to to share your passion wit...

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Correct Word Past Tense Don’t Understand

Hi, I’d like to know if I’m using the word “prevailing” correctly. My half of a sentence is: “She changed the prevailing HR policies …” Am I allowed to use it even though it’s preceded by the word...

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Share Your First Three Sentences

Part of a fantasy comedy I’m thinking of writing. “Mam, I, I don’t wanna be part o’the ‘orde.” The words finally managed to drag themselves out the orc’s mouth as he sat at the crude table, a half-bowl of grubs wigglin...

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*Style* — Writing a ‘So There I Was’ story with narrative cuts.

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Novella prologue

Administrators – Supervisors – Global Moderators – Forum (Board) Moderators – Mentors – Media Managers New Members – Regular Members – Veterans – Friends of WF(Paying Subscri...

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The mentioning of a Music Band Name and a song

Hello All; I am wrapping up work on my first novel to be published.My question is this. I mention several different Band’s and their song’s in the book.The book is based on the 80s, and the bands are from that period. What...

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Voices

I’ll take a stab at navel gazing. I don’t think people have inauthentic voice in their lives. I had a take-charge personality when I was a paramedic and when I was teaching martial arts. When I ran D&D games, I think I had a...

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