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Handwriting your entire draft in a day or two

Checking word count is easy, count the words in four or five lines, divide by the number of lines you counted to give you an average number of words per line and then multiply by the number of lines on a page and then again by the number of...

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worst characters scenarios

Good question, you actually made me think. I wrote this story in my creative writing class (about 3 years ago), we had to write the most despicable villain doing the most despicable thing we could think and at the end of the class we would ...

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Advice / Opinons – Should I give away my third book / chapters for free?

I’m a bit of techno / science nerd – fascinated by anything medical / physical / chemical. My previous two books have been fantasy but now I am writing a sci-fi book – which I am immensly excited about. (Took me forever to...

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How to develop World History

What are your inspirations for your story? That’s a good starting point, what did you see or read about that inspired you to want to create your own world and write about it? Start from there. I usually start off with something simple...

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An Advanced Alien Civilization Invades Earth – how do we react?

How would the militaries of the world realistically react to something like the Tripod invasion from the War of the Worlds? The Tripods are around 200 feet tall, they have two cannons that fire rays that vaporize living things, send objects...

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What is the best style guide and companion to Elements of style you have read??

I am looking to turn my sentences into ones that have more active verbs and nouns. I think besides some obvious spag that I will correct, I need tips on how to create a story that has less explanations, less exposition. I learned this late ...

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Loser’s choice(s)

OK, this is how I know I’m sad. 1. I can’t find even an imaginary friend. 2. I look forward to going to the dentist because it gets me out of the house 3. A trip to take stuff to the local recycling centre counts as a big day ou...

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Dumb Questions. Need Help

I’ve been researching and googling and now I’m asking this due to confusion. I’ll make this quick. I hope you guys can answer this. 1. When to use double spacing or what does double spacing means in a fiction?To my underst...

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A handy exercise for writing believable characters

There have been a few posts lately about how to create characters, or how to make them real, or likeable… So I thought I’d like to offer a nice exercise that helps to create better characters. What we do is cut the process in ha...

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