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Favorite Archetype/Stereotype/Cliche

Setup: Okay, I’m bored and curious, so here’s a question I’d like to see asked. Question: With all the Archetypes, Stereotypes, and Cliches, what’s you’re favorite? As for me, It’d have to be the cocky br...

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Creative Minds

People, by and large, grow rotten by condemnations, by infinitesimal degrees. But I allow much of humanity’s greatness to run away from me in a heated moment, as if I had dropped a gambler’s cloak. From small actions of wrongness, I...

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Is this a good book description?

I’ve always been terrible with writing book descriptions. I’ll redo them 40 times and I’m still not satisfied. Is this a good book description? Is it too vague? Too much? Does it draw readers in? Just need a fresh pair of ...

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Good books with elderly female protagonists?

It’s a bit dated, but The Stone Angel by Margaret Lawrence? (not SFF, just contemporary). And I remember reading a action/crime novel with a retired (female) federal agent as the MC, but it was pretty annoying. She kept doing really s...

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ChickenFreak’s Progress Journal

I believe in simple goals. So my goal at the moment is: Write fiction. Just write the stuff. Good, bad, in between, write fiction. Regularly. Without those frequent multi-week or multi-month gaps. Oh, and stop posting it all to my blog. Bec...

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Help with plot devolpment – Sea Storm

From a fish eye or something? How many drops? As we saluted our goodbye to London a tremendous mushroom cloud billowed at our backs. ‘My God that’s Buckingham Palace, a direct hit, ‘ I said and wept for all the royal babie...

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Bodyguards and Support Characters.

A quick, simple and possibly silly question. but I ask just to get an idea. When it comes to Bodyguards or other support characters, is it fair to assume the Reader will assume that said people are there unless specified differently. As an ...

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100 words story

Here is a story with 100 words. Feel free to add yours, just a fun little exercise. Happy Friday. Steven had too much power in his current job. Being part of the management meant that he decided who to hire and who to let go and it made him...

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Starting the rest of your series as short stories and then lengthening them

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