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    Index of existing threads on popular Basic Writing Question topics

    I thought it might help some of the newbies to have a post where links to existing threads on the most frequently asked questions were gathered. The links here are to search results for the topics named, and will update, I hope, automatically. This isn't supposed to stop anyone asking these questions, but to give people an idea of some of what has already been said on the topics.

    I've tried to pick topics which include some 'standard' advice, rather than those which rely a lot on personal preferences and individual approaches to writing. If this post is worth keeping up, I can edit it with suggestions, if anyone wants to make them.


    What genre am I writing?


    Prologues

    Epilogues


    POV (Point Of View)

    1st person

    2nd person

    3rd person


    Omniscient


    Present tense


    Character-driven stories

    Plot-driven stories

    Outlines


    Character sheets


    Chapter length

    A novel's word count


    Writing a synopsis

    Writing a query


    Active voice / passive voice

    Flashbacks

    Dream sequences

    Showing and telling

    Using swear words in your writing

    How to "tighten" your writing


    Em dashes


    Should there be one or two spaces after a period / full stop?

    Using italics to show thoughts


    Using brand names in your stories


    Novel-writing software
    Last edited by Sophia; 12-14-2011 at 12:15 PM.

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