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How Can I Write a Tight Story That Takes Place Over Years?

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Is there a way to write a tight story which takes place over many years? (How?) I’ve recently realized, most of the books I’ve read don’t last more than a year, many lasting only a few weeks. As I’m planning a series where each book is anywhere between four and ten years long, I’m worried in case that is unfeasible and I should change it before I go any further. Read more »

How Can I Ask the GM for Better Storylines?

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My roleplaying group is split into two parties. My party has gotten nothing but combat to do, whereas the other party has gotten combat plus more interesting things like diplomacy mission and mysteries to solve. I’m worried if I say something, it’ll come off wrong. How can I bring this up with upsetting my friends? Read more »

Where Should I Start My Story?

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My main characters are part of secret government unit that goes after supernatural threats. Should I start the story with the new members in training? Or should I start with them being assigned to the unit and have flashbacks to show how they’ve become friends, etc.? Read more »

Should I Use a “Throwaway” POV to Add Tension?

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I’m struggling a little bit when I want to add tension without drawing the character into it right then and there – for instance if my POV character was being stalked. I was wondering is there such a thing as adding “throwaway” POV’s. Read more »

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