History Literature / HowNotToWriteANovel

26th Apr '18 8:42:39 AM TeraChimera
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* OverlyPrepreparedGag: One segment has a detective from Belgium who's made long-winded solely so one of his monologues can end with "the Belgian waffled".
3rd Apr '18 6:53:27 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: They occasionally make random references, some named, some unnamed. These include ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark the Underpants Gnomes]], Literature/AChildCalledIt, [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]], GoneWithTheWind, Literature/GravitysRainbow and so on.

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* ShoutOut: They occasionally make random references, some named, some unnamed. These include ''Franchise/HarryPotter'', [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark the Underpants Gnomes]], Literature/AChildCalledIt, [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]], GoneWithTheWind, Film/GoneWithTheWind, Literature/GravitysRainbow and so on.
25th Mar '18 10:15:13 AM nombretomado
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* AbusiveParents: Discouraged in "A Novel Called It", with the explanation that they are simply hard to write well and hard to read about without puking. They also suggest that horror is the best genre for handling this trope well, using ''{{Carrie}}'' as an example.

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* AbusiveParents: Discouraged in "A Novel Called It", with the explanation that they are simply hard to write well and hard to read about without puking. They also suggest that horror is the best genre for handling this trope well, using ''{{Carrie}}'' ''{{Literature/Carrie}}'' as an example.
2nd Mar '18 8:41:23 AM MartineBrooke
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* BondageIsBad: Advised against with "When To Kiss And Tell" because, as RealLife with attest, it's not:

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* BondageIsBad: Advised against with "When To Kiss And Tell" because, as RealLife with will attest, it's not:
26th Feb '18 4:38:23 AM Cryoclaste
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** The [[TalesOfTheUnexpected leg of mutton]]. It was the only clue.

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** The [[TalesOfTheUnexpected [[Series/TalesOfTheUnexpected leg of mutton]]. It was the only clue.
20th Feb '18 12:02:29 PM Sollers
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* BreadEggsMilkSquick: When discussing "monogamy", or two characters in a novel who only ever interact with each other:
-->"However obsessed Annabel is with dating Ronald, she still has to go to work, deal with her family, score the painkillers to which she has been addicted since high school."
18th Feb '18 12:31:30 AM Chariset
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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Discouraged in "The Vegan Viking" and, to a lesser extent, in "Hello, I Am the Medieval Knight!". Characters with modern attitudes (including progressive attitudes towards gender, sexuality and race, or neoconservative attitudes towards economics) are out of place in a historical setting.

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* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: Discouraged in "The Vegan Viking" and, to a lesser extent, in "Hello, I Am the Medieval Knight!". Characters with modern attitudes (including progressive While it's usually done to avoid Values Dissonance, giving your 14th-century character neoliberal attitudes towards gender, sexuality and race, or homosexuality (or neoconservative attitudes towards economics) are out of will undermine your efforts to persuade readers that your story is taking place in a historical setting.the 14th century.
25th Dec '17 12:48:00 PM Chariset
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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Noted as a generally bad idea in "Channeling the E! Channel". If a comparison needs to be made, the author should still not refrain from describing the character.

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* TextualCelebrityResemblance: Noted as a generally bad idea in "Channeling the E! Channel". If a comparison needs to be made, the author should still not refrain from Channel", since describing a character as "a young Angelina Jolie" means the character.reader's imagination is now off somewhere trying to picture a younger Angie instead of staying with the story.
22nd Oct '17 5:28:08 PM Antronach
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Discussed in "The Reading Group Guide" in regards to the synopsis, in that you should only bring up facts, lest the synopsis ends up ''longer'' than your novel.
22nd Oct '17 5:26:39 PM Antronach
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: Discussed in "The Reading Group Guide" in regards to the synopsis, in that you should only bring up facts, lest the synopsis ends up ''longer'' than your novel.



* MillsAndBoonProse: "The Purple Blue Prose"

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* MillsAndBoonProse: "The Purple Blue Prose"Prose". Discouraged since it can make the sex scene sound too funny.


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* UnconventionalFormatting: Not only do they advise against abnormal formatting in the writing in "Hello! I Am the Author" but they break convention with providing a proper format for submitting to publishers.
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