Questions tagged [writing-process]

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Did Jorge Borges write that it takes two to write a novel?

Did Jorge Borges say that all great literature is filled with ambiguities and obscurities? That it takes two people to write a novel, one the writer and the other the reader. If so, could you source ...
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What is the intention and purpose behind the “dash style” book format compared to the “quote style” one?

I'm reading a book which is formatted like this: -- No! said Gandalf, looking around. We must not go further before we have had a sip of the elf water! The old wizard looked very worried. It's ...
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How was Marienbad My Love written?

I just googled through World's Longest Novel, and the one that seems to come up as an actual story novel (as opposed to things like The Blah Story by Nigel Tomm, which is apparently not an actual ...
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Examples of mother-son writing partnerships [closed]

I've recently been reading the 'Flaxman Low' series of short stories by Hesketh Hesketh-Prichard, written in partnership with his mother Kate O'Brien Ryall Prichard. The fact that it was a mother-son ...
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Is it common to reveal suspense in epilogue?

According to the dictionary epilogue means a speech or piece of text that is added to the end of a play or book, often giving a short statement about what happens to the characters after the ...
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What did Wodehouse say about writing in the first-person?

P. G. Wodehouse is known as a consumate stylist, and a lot is known about how he plotted and wrote his novels. Did he ever say anything about his writing in the first person? I'm particularly curious ...
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What mechanism does David Weber use to ensure internal consistency of works in the shared Honorverse?

In certain franchises/shared universes, there are well known mechanisms for ensuring internal consistency (E.g. Star Wars has LucasFilm's Holocron/LSG). David Weber's Honorverse is a shared universe ...