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    In a world where fantasy creatures live among us in coexistence, like Netflix's Bright movie, what would count as "Fantasy"?

    You could look at Luna Lovegood and all the stuff from the Quibbler in Harry Potter.
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    how to continue delvelopeing your story when your get stuck?

    Without any other information from the OP, I'd say if you're stuck then you should try going back to the rulebook. Call to Action, to the Fun and Games, to the Midpoint, and so on. You can google 3-act structure, switch to image search, just look at the diagrams, then search up any terms you...
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    Keeping Your Worldbuilding Organized

    ThinkerX, that's a link to a file on your PC, so it won't work for anyone but you. You've got to upload it somewhere first. I made my world map by hand and then sent it to an artist. I'm really happy with the results, but she also took some annoying liberties that skewered all my travel times...
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    Will I ever get published and become a successful author or am I a deluded fool?

    As I understand it, people who have put $1-1.5k into publishing and editing a quality book find that they get the more sales with a more traditional higher price point. People do struggle, cut the price by a lot, and then run to ads though. That is definitely a thing. As I mentioned, a...
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    Will I ever get published and become a successful author or am I a deluded fool?

    So any of the traditional big publishers can be expected to do two things to promote a book: Send it to a list of reviewers, and spend 30 seconds pitching it to the buyers at bookstores. They will give a handful of top sellers a promotional tour. The only way they spend on ads is if your book...
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    Keeping Your Worldbuilding Organized

    Is Inkarnate that much easier to use? Shoot. I bought CC3 a while ago to do a city map, and it's so complex that I've been putting it off. Is Inkarnate easy to use for city maps as well? I guess I picked the wrong one.
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    Will I ever get published and become a successful author or am I a deluded fool?

    This is the first I've seen somebody suggest this.... and it should be true. :) Since your royalties are higher with self-publishing, the beak-even point on Facebook or Amazon ads is a lot fewer sales. To my knowledge people still struggle to break even on ad sales, but it wouldn't even make...
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    A World without the Patriarchy

    I'm so confused. The vision of the world that you're describing applies to.... maybe just a few thousand jobs? Edit: I wanted to clarify, I'm not trying to be petty, and I'm not even trying to "prove" anything.... I'm looking for, maybe a more robust explanation of where you're coming from...
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    A World without the Patriarchy

    Okay, in your example it's like a woman who holds the title of King. But there literally are Queens. You're taking this weird vision of the world and applying it to everything, without asking how much it's even a natural explanation. When I was in High School I did an internship program at a...
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    A World without the Patriarchy

    Not to be too argumentative here, but don't you think that perspective kind of minimizes the abilities and contributions of the women who are in those roles?
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    A World without the Patriarchy

    I could be mistaken about the exact number, but it's something like 80% of men would have no trouble overpowering 80% of women in the same age group. That is, some schlub who's stronger than just 20% of men could overpower 80% of women. So when we're talking about petty crap, there's...
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    Anyone consider using AI Artwork?

    I would. In fact I was trying to look into it the other day but ended up running down rabbit holes. I fiddled with one of them a few months ago, and it's pretty impressive. But I don't know how the copyright works. That would be in the terms and conditions for using the AI, wouldn't it?
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    A World without the Patriarchy

    I also think that men's issues tend to be overlooked, and that some people simplify women into a portrait of innocence for the purpose of an agenda. But also, let's not overlook the obvious. There's not much under reporting of murder, for example, and the number of women who are murdered by...
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    Will I ever get published and become a successful author or am I a deluded fool?

    Yeah, fair. I'm curious to know if those authors get an advance, and if that advance has to be repaid. Getting $5,000 for 12 books is at least something. Having to return it because you only sold 12 would suck. What's kind of more crappy, though, are people who then buy 5,000 copies of their...
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    Copycat or Tropes?

    So Prince of Spires explained it pretty well I thought. There are two things at play here: Copyright and Trademark. The term "Hobbit" is a registered trademark. You cannot use it at all. The Tolkein estate filed some paperwork, said the term is deeply ingrained as being representative of...
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