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Hey guys sorry for the following silly questions, I'm new to the community and the whole writing ser…
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  •  · I think it’s great that anything in the world can be explained by Pooh and Piglet. 2 of my very favo…
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Not my genre but I found it so interesting, I wanted to share. For all Fantasy, Science Fiction, and…
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  •  · Yes, it requires signing up to their festival. And getting loads of e-mails. And the navigation is n…
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Hi everyone, I feel like I say this every month but I can't believe we're in December already!&…
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  •  · Goals for December: - Finish edits on a good query letter to resume querying. - Finish essays for po…
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Hi everyone, we had such a lovely thread last month on 'good writing news' that I thought I'd make i…
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  •  · Hi Lynn, I just read your lovely story in TPF and really enjoyed it. In fact I liked it so much I we…
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I have often read that every word should count and everything that does not should be deleted. But h…
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  •  · The way I take it is that description shouldn’t  just be present for the sake of description alone, …
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This is my first post. I’ve read lots of advice on how to weave in backstory and I was sure I had a …
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  •  · Also thank you so much for replying, I think I know what to do now 😁 and I’m messing around with the…
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Who here writes speculative fiction of any sort? How would you describe it? The reason for my questi…
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  •  · I tried, but two thirds of the way through my draft I wasn’t sure I could make it work and decided t…
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When I first committed to writing, it was because of one story that I wanted to tell (and because th…
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  •  · I suffer from having many ideas and not committing to completing them. These days, I make note of ob…
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I have a character arc that goes from being afraid to brave but this makes my MC too passive. To cor…
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  •  · In that case I'm definitely selling it to you, or someone is.My given life is in three novels.  The …
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I'm going to do it.  I hadn't really thought about it seriously but this Jericho vibe of community a…
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  •  · I think this is vital rather than just helpful!  I wrote these stories as a sort of test piece to ex…
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Show, don’t tell. Write drunk, edit sober. The road to hell is paved with adverbs. We’ve heard these…
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  •  · Like any worthwhile rule or guideline one should use when appropriate and not all the time, as Lee C…
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I have always placed my ellipses, in my writing, tight up against the last word of a truncated sente…
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  •  · It could be the difference between US and UK, Jon. Dreyer doesn't say so, though the UK edition of t…