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Most popular questions

159 The "Rules" of Writing 2010-12-09T22:00:27.400

110 How do you write a Stack Exchange answer? 2018-02-20T15:33:53.010

79 What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing? 2011-06-03T02:36:20.277

70 Is there a special software for writers? 2010-11-18T20:46:37.327

70 How to write a polite reminder email? 2011-02-03T15:31:44.250

69 Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers? 2010-11-20T15:29:30.960

65 How do I translate into a gendered language where the gender would be a spoiler? 2018-02-28T21:32:00.700

61 How to overcome the fact that I can't write? 2010-11-28T15:36:39.187

57 What are good reads about writing? 2010-11-19T10:17:26.293

57 The Good, the Bad, and the Semicolon 2017-12-13T13:50:16.077

55 The protagonist can't defeat the antagonist without the antagonist being stupid 2017-03-19T19:19:06.900

53 Choosing character names is a constant difficulty 2010-11-19T08:47:28.403

53 How do you communicate to people that writing is a job and prevent interruptions? 2018-01-17T13:40:18.627

53 What's the least distracting method to inform editors I'm a woman? 2018-01-31T10:53:50.287

50 Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one? 2011-02-04T18:49:14.720

49 Traits of Bad Writers - Analysing Popular Authors 2018-01-27T19:55:54.430

48 "All of a sudden..." ? 2011-08-20T16:26:14.100

48 Is Wikipedia Trustworthy? 2017-12-25T00:00:50.117

47 How can I write an attention-grabbing first line? 2010-11-19T02:17:23.407

45 What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others? 2010-12-17T21:50:12.197

44 I wrote a novel, now what? 2017-08-21T18:03:45.543

44 How to write a character that knows a lot about explosives? 2017-11-06T06:03:38.323

43 How does one deal with world builder's syndrome? 2010-12-11T14:17:39.543

43 "The flux capacitor--it's what makes time travel possible." When to keep world-building explanations short 2017-02-05T16:01:04.640

41 Is there any good time-line software out there? 2011-03-20T06:55:20.907

40 I have written my first novel and I think it's ready. What next? 2010-12-07T18:12:37.027

39 Uh oh - My book stinks. Now what? 2017-06-07T15:46:02.137

39 What makes a poem a poem? 2017-07-06T14:59:27.783

39 How to perpetuate the plot-driving riddle without frustrating the reader? 2018-01-21T07:41:54.017

38 Is it a bad idea to have multiple bad endings and only one good ending? 2018-02-09T16:52:57.683

36 Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing? 2010-11-22T14:01:37.053

36 How do I recover my confidence after a harsh writing group? 2010-11-22T15:14:04.987

36 How do I keep the gender of my main character purposely ambiguous? 2017-04-25T11:56:02.383

35 When is it okay to "tell", instead of "show"? 2010-11-18T21:41:41.570

35 How can I explain my world if the character is technologically not yet capable of understanding it? 2017-09-26T02:04:06.370

35 How do I say that a character said something without resorting to "said Character" every time? 2017-10-31T15:56:48.480

34 How can I catch more errors when I proofread? 2012-04-09T20:25:01.927

33 Writing first programming book 2011-02-20T21:12:06.107

33 What is the correct usage of "P.S." in Emails? 2011-06-06T20:31:17.647

33 How important is writing for games? 2017-10-04T13:03:02.333

33 Should software product release notes be in marketing voice or technical voice? (software documentation) 2018-02-13T18:07:57.687

33 How to *show* a controversial reality without seeming like I'm treating it as acceptable and without making it explicit that this is wrong? 2018-02-15T00:48:06.003

32 What is a normal length for a chapter? 2010-11-18T21:23:19.410

32 How do you avoid purple prose? 2011-01-18T22:05:45.550

32 Getting Inside Someone Else's Head 2011-01-28T18:49:53.297

32 Help! I've got Writer's Block 2011-03-21T14:54:57.190

32 How does one write a character smarter than oneself? 2012-11-16T23:06:05.083

32 Killing the protagonist - should it be done? 2014-09-10T15:55:55.887

32 Avoiding the "as you know" trope in exposition 2015-10-20T17:00:07.750

32 Where to draw the line between fantasy and reality in a story? 2016-01-10T10:19:55.007


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