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Q: Hiding information

YashbhattI have often noticed this in many books and movies that information is kept hidden from the reader. Like the character goes to some place and returns but what happens in between remains hidden from the reader. Is that a good technique? I often feel that the reader wants to be a part of the stor...

 
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Q: How to deal with cliche dialogue?

Alexandro ChenThe following is from a story I'm writing: "Goodbye Choco," my mother said, to end the prayer, “may your soul rest in peace,” and crossed herself. “Sorry I couldn’t come earlier,” I said. “I’ve been busy.” “That’s alright, sweetheart. You selected more courses this year?” “Ac...

 
 
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Q: Copyright methods of operations

AmunaI was reading online about copyrights and I came across an article that stated "methods of operations" cannot be copyrighted. Can someone expand on what "method of operation" means. In context of my work, I'm writing a chemistry solution manual which explains how to do questions from the textbook...

 
 
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Q: Books on character development

Victor123Are there any good books to learn about character development for mystery/thriller genre fiction? For example, when to introduce the character(s), how much background info to give about each character, how to make the character evolve through the struggles etc etc.

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Q: Which social media platforms should writers use to build a readership?

whatAs a writer of YA science fiction and fantasy action romance, using social media to connect to my audience, which are the most important and most "converting" (i.e. turning visitors into readers) social media platforms today?

 
 
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Q: Will using real-world cultural vocabulary in a fantasy setting disengage readers?

clockworkIf I have certain minor rituals/garments/culture tidbits in a fantasy setting that mirror those of Earth, and I describe them using the real-world vocabulary, will that disengage readers from the fantasy world I've built up? An example: Let's say I have a fantasy world with absolutely no in-sto...

 

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