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One Genre or multiple Genres?

Philip Armstrong said: ↑ I am completely new to writing, I have only been writing for two months now and the three books I have already finished are from different genres, it has been stated to me that I should stick to one genre but my m...

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Is it bad to have a simple or common basic idea for your writing?

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Buildings in stories – Getting Architecture Right

This is a frequent problem for me – anybody else? I try not to set too much of my story in unfamiliar buildings, and if I do I try to minimize the amount of description, but I do find a relative lack of knowledge of how non-everyday b...

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Creativeness – gift or curse?

OurJud said: ↑ 1. Creativeness – gift or curse? 2. Creativity for me isn’t something I chose. 3. I honestly suspect I would be an all-round happier person without my creative yearnings and needs. Click to expand… 1. It&#...

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We have a new Forum Administrator!

As of today, 18 August, 2019, the Writing Forum has a new Administrator. You will know him as one of our long-serving Moderators, Komposten.Komposten has just been promoted by Daniel, the WF owner. This means that contest medals can be awar...

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How to Tell if a Scene Moves the Plot?

If you can cut a scene completely from a manuscript and it doesn’t change any of the arcs, then it’s filler. A scene should do at least one of two things: introduce relevant information, and show relevant action, or preferably b...

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Working on an essay

I am working on an essay and I think I will have it finished within hours to a day or two. The essay is about Beethoven(real life Beethoven, not my fictional Beethoven based character), and more specifically, why I call him the master of ke...

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What software do you use if you want to self publish on Amazon?

Shenanigator said: ↑ Paging @big soft moose …BSM is well-versed in this, so he’s a good one to ask. At one point there was a thread in Self-Publishing in which he made recommendations, but I’m not sure if it’s up t...

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How did they learn to write?

How writers wrote in earlier times probably depended a lot on who could read. Certainly Shakespeare’s works were predominantly scripts to be performed, not read. Maybe his sonnets were aimed at a specific reader and not necessarily in...

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Reading similar fiction

Do you read similar existing fiction before/during writing your own idea? I’m just not sure if it’s a good idea to, or not. My dilemma is this. I’ve started plotting an idea out and I have identified some similar* existing fiction to ...

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