Category Archives: Writing

Questions 358: Filing Off The Serial Numbers

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Zoe asks: “You mentioned ‘filing off the serial numbers’ to make a derivative work your own. Any tips, tricks, guidelines?”

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Resources Mentioned:

Shakespeare
Dr. Faustus
Faust
Devil’s Advocate
House, MD
Sherlock Holmes
50 Shades of Grey
Twilight
Arbiter Chronicles
Star Trek (TOS series)
Imperial Stars: Family d’Alembert, Vol 1
Tsar Wars: Agents of Isis, Vol. 1
Mask of the Red Panda
Black Jack Justice
Suave Rob
Requiem 

Questions 357: Quirky English Prose

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Celine asks: “English is my second language, and I’ve encountered a kind of expression in highly stylized English prose which is difficult to understand. Can you help me?”

Resources Mentioned:

Open Sourced Woman

Questions 351: Tying Up the Right Loose Ends

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JR asks: “Do you have any tips, tricks, or advice on tying up loose ends at the end of series?”

Resources Mentioned:

Babylon 5
Lost
Eyes Wide Shut (Unrated)
Eyes Wide Shut (R)

Questions 344: Historically Accurate Childhoods

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Chris asks “When writing historical fiction with children, how should one treat the aspects of childhood that are less than stellar by today’s standards?”

Resources Mentioned:
The Alienist
The Angel of Darkness