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  1. Does anyone else have this really odd fear...
  2. Italic used in scenes involving the past?
  3. Is it okay to italicise dreams?
  4. Editing Rant: It
  5. Too much planning, want to regain motivation?
  6. First Submission
  7. Another pen name question--two names, same setting?
  8. Writing numbers correctly in fiction
  9. Upper and Lower Word Limits for Various Genres
  10. How can I make good hero-villain pairs?
  11. Copyrighting and/or Trademarking
  12. Paragraph length
  13. Plotting and Tangents
  14. Passages of dialogue -- styles
  15. Question About Plots and WikiWords
  16. show not tell example from editing book
  17. Do you use a pen name?
  18. creating fleshed-out characters
  19. A question about three dimensional characters.
  20. ms format
  21. Beginning, Middle, or End?
  22. practical differences between third-person subjective and omniscient
  23. "Commercial Fiction"
  24. Let's Talk Ellipses
  25. Drafts?
  26. Your editing process?
  27. Plot Holes!
  28. Prologues -- what happened?
  29. Naming characters after living celebrities and/or other fictional characters?
  30. Dealing with doubt (inner editor blues)
  31. Choosing The Proper Story Format
  32. The novel intro quote – will it ever go the way of the prologue?
  33. Fight scenes and POV switches
  34. "Favored" Characters
  35. Character Names: meaning and origin
  36. Backtracking
  37. numbers question
  38. Why do new writers have to open with a dream sequence?
  39. Titles
  40. Internal monologues -- advice please
  41. Sentence variety
  42. Uh Oh
  43. do people speak in semicolons?
  44. How Much Plotting?
  45. How strict does tense agreement have to be?
  46. MLA, Chicago, or APA
  47. Flashbacks
  48. More important: intro to a main character or a great start
  49. How much do you have to tell the reader?
  50. How to have a character tell a flashback story?
  51. Start With Action! ???
  52. 1st Person Novels Not Written By Protagonist
  53. Using Your Pet Peeves
  54. Overheard TV news
  55. # of protagonists in a query letter
  56. Building tension
  57. To Beta or Not Beta ...
  58. Novel or Script
  59. CAPS in Synopses
  60. Writing something that is garbled.
  61. Comma Confusion
  62. Indents - what are your thoughts
  63. How should I start? Thank you! (Second language but been here a while)
  64. Too Many Story Ideas...
  65. How on Earth do you send a manuscript in the body of an email?
  66. Purple prose issues
  67. How to indicate a faltering voice?
  68. Roping in friends and/or family (as readers/critters)
  69. Did I find a good editor?
  70. QuEstion? [troll begone!]
  71. Collaboration Site?
  72. What do the five *s mean after some paragraphs?
  73. where to post query letters for review?
  74. how to narrate
  75. Is the contract I've been offered standard?
  76. Can I write two POVs with different style?
  77. Formatting for Delacorte Contest
  78. This is going to be a dumb question but... (bullet list in MS Word 2003)
  79. How do you know how much to write, about each scene/chapter, to finish up with a novel-length story?
  80. Setting: Real vs. Fictional?
  81. This is driving me crazy (dialogue tags vs. grin)
  82. Question about education
  83. Opening with expendables
  84. The Straight Man/Woman
  85. No Rest For the Wicked [text deleted]
  86. At that point....
  87. Help!
  88. Changes in Editing?
  89. Question about short story rights
  90. Having trouble getting from A to B in plot
  91. Sentence Length
  92. A mix of internal monologues and 3rd person text
  93. Synopsis Format Question
  94. Influence vs Over influence
  95. When your title is already taken...
  96. Show or tell?
  97. Poem in Dialogue
  98. I'm having a POV crisis :(
  99. Preferences? (typewriter vs. computer)
  100. Because info dumping is bad...(warning this is a stupid question.)
  101. Novelty Manuals
  102. Format (chapter headings & placement)
  103. Outlining?
  104. My Last POV Question, Seriously!
  105. ... So when do you stop editing?
  106. Avoiding Distractions or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love to Write
  107. Hoary old chestnut
  108. Convention for showing time
  109. Staccato speech
  110. Omni Narrator Questions
  111. Mental Blank: Candles - Guttered or Gutted?
  112. What the freak is up with QLH?
  113. 3 stage chapters in fiction?
  114. When to use hard return / start new paragraph
  115. Ironically Defining Words
  116. Slipping into fanfic
  117. Help please? (character too perfect!)
  118. Omniscient POV: Why are so many interested in it?
  119. Parts of a Novel, or Book
  120. Do you always introduce the MC first?
  121. Differentiating major and minor characters
  122. Keeping Track of Multiple Characters
  123. Sex in commercial fiction
  124. Way past goal [title edited]
  125. Perhaps you can settle a narrator question
  126. White vs Black vs Grey
  127. Using Song Titles in Book
  128. Thoughts on Prologues
  129. Trimming the fat (minor characters)
  130. Writing the story based on HP lovecrafts gods.
  131. Format the em dash in manuscripts.
  132. Omni and multiple characters
  133. What is "set up"?
  134. How many? Too many POVs
  135. An initial submission query.
  136. Unlikable Main Character
  137. One-sided phone call conversation
  138. Sequence of thoughts, emotion and action
  139. He said She said
  140. Writing courses
  141. Comedy-Thriller Plot format?
  142. Past Perfect
  143. Avoiding Dangling Prepositions
  144. Dumb Question (editing vs. proofreading)
  145. The exposition curse
  146. Where's a good website to post my fictional work? Or zombie fiction?
  147. Setting help
  148. characters based on existing couples trouble
  149. Publishing short stories from intended future collection while maintaining rights - ?
  150. Need a second opinion on a few sentences:
  151. How do you know when it's really REALLY done?
  152. Writing an unemotional character.
  153. Where's the Crime?
  154. Tenth Street or 10th St?
  155. Can you write anywhere?
  156. How to tell characters' ages?
  157. Beta Questions
  158. David said, or said David
  159. About short stories and a particular narrator
  160. mixing action beats and dialog in same paragraph?
  161. Quoting song lyrics / need advice...
  162. Question about Dialog and Beats
  163. Question About Plot Points
  164. Question about Slang in Dialog
  165. Making up words
  166. Not giving your real name?
  167. Probably a stupid copyright question
  168. 3rd person POV, "He said" or "Jack said"
  169. omniscient talking
  170. Sound effect words
  171. I need help cutting down on the He/She/Bob/Jane did X sentence structure.
  172. Careers and Jobs of Writers
  173. Writing a character's thoughts
  174. Starting a sentence with It.
  175. why print double spaced?
  176. Writing Without Punctuation a la C MCCarthy
  177. Trying to figure out a style
  178. Beginning without Infodump
  179. Invisible Characters
  180. How important is the location?
  181. Advice? i'm writing to many: "he said:"
  182. Dialogue Tags: Yes, or No?
  183. The reader met him, but the character hasn't
  184. Capitalization for "mom", "dad", etc.
  185. Self-censorship
  186. Do you read books while you write?
  187. I can't finish any stories any more?
  188. Writing advice
  189. Capitalization of personal titles
  190. A question about tenses
  191. Combining Fictional With Actual
  192. A question about mixing person - no, not making a salad
  193. Physical reactions conveying emotion
  194. Other Submissions When Rejected
  195. 3300 words and I'm beginning to wonder...
  196. Title help
  197. Thoughts on self publishing
  198. Oy vey... (double acceptance, different markets)
  199. Tired of me yet? ;P (Title change?)
  200. Too Much Lurking, Not enough Working...
  201. Concerns about using real names of real locations in story...
  202. Co-Writing
  203. Inability to image construct
  204. What is a fiery beauty?
  205. Does A Story Need Fantasy?
  206. Pontuation help - Not a native speaker
  207. omniscient vs 3rd person POV
  208. Using contractions
  209. Character Naming Etiquette?
  210. Grandma's Voice?
  211. The first thing you look at
  212. 221 words, 17 commas and 2 semi colons in one sentence.
  213. Women's underclothes
  214. What do you call it when
  215. Show, don't tell. ahh... what?
  216. Escaping a scene before it gets tedious?
  217. Ever write something that you knew you'd cut later?
  218. How would you describe someone who's crying and in denial?
  219. Including Famous People In A Novel
  220. Dialogue in sign language
  221. Words you cut
  222. Fiction and real life
  223. Light and Dark Mood
  224. "Let's talk about adverbs in dialogue tags," she said suggestively
  225. Have you noticed the confusion between rifle and riffle?
  226. Speak legions
  227. Meanwhile, back in ....
  228. Using your POV character's head
  229. What if you don't know the language your MC speaks?
  230. How to refer to the characters' parents?
  231. insolubility vs unsolvability
  232. How to tag a headline on a magazine?
  233. Unusual Character Formatting Search and Replace
  234. How do I paint this action in words?
  235. Is there a place for a synopsis feedback thread?
  236. numbers in the MS
  237. Scenes in which to build the characters - help!
  238. Use it or not?
  239. Finished my first draft...now what?
  240. What is blocking?
  241. Greek religion question
  242. Crap short sentence
  243. Order
  244. Super stupid grammar question
  245. can I use a classical poem in my novel?
  246. Opening Chapter Length
  247. ING words...???
  248. Writing Your Novel Is The Easy Part
  249. Can someone help me write a Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  250. Reply, Respond, Said, etc. etc. etc.