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How exactly does a book go from typewritten pages into an actual mass-produced unit ready for the consumer, and do authors have any control?

I want to be clear that I'm asking about this both for the present time, where nearly everyone does everything digitally, and for "back in the day", such as the...

Asked on 11/17/2021 by Amori L.

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Korean sensitivity reading for a modern fantasy world

I've been working on a YA/adult contemporary fantasy novel for a while and I had some questions about sensitivity reading. The world featured in the novel is entirely new but...

Asked on 11/16/2021 by desperate_student

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World Building vs Story Writing

Note, this might be off-topic and belong on World Building SE? I have always been far more interested in building the world my stories take place in than the stories...

Asked on 11/08/2021 by Towell

8 answer

How do you get feedback when sharing your ideas makes you not want to write?

I have a problem in that if I ever tell people about my story ideas, I lose motivation and eventually stop working on them. If I do not tell them...

Asked on 11/06/2021

4 answer

Tool to detect adverbs

Are there any simple efficient tools or programs that will help me in editing by detecting and/or marking adverbs? This is mostly to get rid of word bloat....

Asked on 11/06/2021

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I love the world and characters I've created for my story, but I dislike the plot. How can I proceed?

I've spent several years periodically writing and developing a high fantasy story I mean to turn into a book, or even a series depending on how much material I write....

Asked on 10/28/2021 by Plutian

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What to do with a story fragment?

What should I do when I write an idea, for example a fight scene, but then I find it difficult to write a solution or way to switch from that...

Asked on 10/28/2021 by Nour Fourti

5 answer

How often should multiple POV be used?

I'm starting on my second novel, and my two main characters take two paths that give necessary information for the story. I want to begin a chapter using the male's...

Asked on 10/28/2021 by Cheyenne Rosenbaum

2 answer

First person pov with more than one main chars

I really love -- and most of time write in -- first person point of view. The novel I'm writing is somewhat different from what I'm used to. I...

Asked on 10/28/2021 by Psicofrenia

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Legalities about fictionalizing current events?

What are the legalities of taking something currently in the news and writing a story/novel/movie (but not a documentary/biography) about it? Take Snowden, for example. Someone went and made a...

Asked on 10/28/2021 by ggambett

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