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Non-sensational accounts of witchcraft/black magic/occultism

This does sound right. It seems to me ideas like witchcraft were the psychological Shadow of that intense form of Christianity. The Christianity of groups like the puritans was so restrictive and held such impossible standards that they nee...

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Writing a romance that came from an initially toxic place.

If you’d like a long explanation of the concept, click on this lovely like right here! (link deleted by mod) if you’d like a short explanation. There’s these two characters, Andrew Brown (15M when they first meet) and Amanda Chepiga (...

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Advanced mechanical tech in mostly medieval setting? Could that be possible?

Could you have advanced mechanical engineering without, say, advanced electrical engineering accompanying it? Let me talk about this world I’m writing real quick. I’m mostly writing worldbuilding/lore, no real plot as of now. I ...

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The Difficulty With Judging Writing

Lol yeah, ever since writing that it’s been bugging me—I was a little too sure of myself being able to tell quality from crap. And @B.E. Nugent I appreciate the way you approached it. I just get fed up with the idea that since it...

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How often do you reread books and why?

Sometimes I just want to go ‘there’ again! The best books are the ones that get me totally re-immersed, same as the first time I read them. Sometimes knowing ‘what happened’ actually enriches the story, and certainly...

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Necessary Filler

You beat me to the gun AZ! I hate the word filler, it implies you have nothing better to do than waste meaningless words on the story just to jump to the next scene. Like Steve, Foxee and very much the ranger, describing a scene, slowing th...

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Ethics of reusing prose in your fiction

Let’s say you’re thinking of writing a story that you want to submit to various outlets for publication consideration. Let’s say also that you have a bunch of stories that you’ve already self-published as free downlo...

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Share writing techniques you use with a specific intention in mind

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What elements of setting do you focus on

I guess I concentrate mostly on visuals, but I don’t generally separate the senses. But it gets most powerful when you can pull together 2 or more senses in a brief description (I tend toward brief as much as possible). If you’r...

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Unduplicatable?

What an ugly, ugly word. I just threw up in my mouth thinking about it. Sounds like a back-formation word that has probably attained grudging acceptance from popular usage over time, but like SapereAude mentioned, I’m not surprised th...

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