There are websites and forums online where one can get critique.
Developing a foreign main character means immersing yourself in the character's native country and culture.
No playing favourite authors when making up bibliographies.
Authors have found respectful methods of handling the "race issue" in character descriptions.
The joy of writing covers a number of areas.
Obviously, each writer has his or her own style or voice. However, the media and book reviews may make more of style than is warranted.
Other techniques exist for creating plots and organizing story material than starting with the conventional first line and writing to the end of the last conventional sentence.
A long uncut manuscript is not as deep or strong as a polished well-written novel with half the word count.
How many difficult words should one use when writing?
If hard copy books became obsolete, Wikipedia would use as sources ebooks and official websites, as it already does.