Best fight scene tips?

So, I’m writing a bar fight between my MC (named Ryan) and six other guys. But before you say he is ridiculously outnumbered and it will be an unrealistic scene, he has help from someone (Sam), and Ryan has had very intensive training in the deadliest of martial arts. What’s the best tips you can give that will make the ...

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A shadow so vast

I've been working off and on for the better part of half a year on ideas for my novel and worldbuilding/magic system building for the setting. I wish I had more time to work wholeheartedly on my project but working and raising a daughter… You know, Life. I will say I have made lots of progress from the time I ...

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Beta Readers Didn’t Get My Drip-feed Race Descriptions

I have a very specific goal in terms of exposition: a drip feed so subtle that the reader doesn't even notice they're learning about the world. It's an aspiration, rather than a reality, but I'm trying. It doesn't seem to be working on my race descriptions tho! I set myself a stupidly hard challenge by making my first novel about ...

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Could use some help with my magic system

First time poster and non-native English speaker, so bear with me for a bit. ​ I’ve been tinkering with a simple but fun magic system and could do with some feedback and ideas. I’m aiming to use it for a fantasy story/novel that I’m working on. I wanted to create something that’s original and fun to write about. It had ...

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Asking for feedback on a website & an idea

Hey reddit! Two things I want to ask you for: Feedback on my website prototype for writers. Please bash it! Feedback on an idea for a review economy If you have time for either one or both of them I'd very much appreciate it! ​ The idea: While Booklers is only a prototype in its infancy, I want to do ...

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What You’re Doing Wrong with Writer’s Block

Ever feel like the one-size-fits-all solutions just don't work for writer's block? Well, allow me to entertain this idea: that there is more than one type of writer's block and each type has its own solutions. Let's look at the most common causes. I'm bored. The solution to this depends on whether you are bored with the book or the ...

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Obsessive Plotting as a Pantser

I have plot holes. Not the holes you're thinking of. I have issues getting obsessed with my outlines making plotting a bit of a challenge. It's a plot hole– a black hole where ideas for to die, warped to bits of sentences and lots of tears. I normally avoid plotting. At the same time, if I have a pre-existing story ...

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Blank-slate MC

I’m about 50,000 words into my WIP, and there are three main characters but one that’s more main (?) than the others. He is recently resuscitated from cryopreservation and doesn’t have any attachments in the world, or much knowledge of how society operates. Basically, he’s easily influenced and fairly helpless. While he develops somewhat, part of the point is that ...

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The System is Rigged

A tiny droplet of sweat ran slowly down the back of my neck before making contact with my collar and disappearing off my nervous system’s radar. This is exhilarating. I took a deep breath and tried to calm my nerves before looking around the room again. Before me was a courtroom filled with exactly what you would expect. A judge ...

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