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Just to be clear, I'm NOT talking about generic "how to write" questions; that would be on-topic on writers.SE (and imho should be off-topic here).

I mean things like:

What did this specific literature work's creators do to achieve that result?

Example question I had in mind:

What mechanism does David Weber use to ensure internal consistency of works in the shared Honorverse?

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  • Are you asking about literary analysis? I was going to ask a more general question about it.
    – Gallifreyan Mod
    Jan 18 '17 at 17:55
  • @Gallifreian - not quite, more the process of creating specific books.
    – DVK
    Jan 18 '17 at 17:56
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Yes.

  1. As these questions would be relating to a specific work or author, there is a defined scope.
  2. Depending on the age of the work, there may be interviews and articles discussing this with the author. This would give us "canon" / "word-of-god" definitive answers not based on speculation.
  3. As you mentioned these are about already written works and not "how to's", which I agree would be better on the Writers Stack.

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