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Accidentally sent a work-in-progress to a stranger

I was sending files between two email accounts and accidentally sent the first 8k words of a work-in-progress to a stranger. I'm not published, should I be worried or am I being arrogant? Is there ...
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Looking for informed people to evaluate a creative writing project about psychiatry

I am a beginning writer. I would like to write a science fiction / fantasy book that is critical of psychiatry, including diagnosis inflation, the influence of Big Pharma, and the field's de-emphasis ...
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10 views

All capital letters in a new document

Weird thing just happened. I added a new document to a manuscript and when typing, all letters are in caps. Caps lock is not on. It's not happening in any other app, just in Scrivener and just in a ...
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Preserve “The Reveal” vs lying to the reader

My story involves a kind of plot-twist towards the end. The problem is that the one of the sources of the misdirection comes from a kind of "Story so far" chapter towards the beginning. It sets up ...
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Alternative phrases to “It may be helpful to note that” [on hold]

I'm searching for alternative phrases to this phrase. I'm not looking for phrases with exactly the same meaning or usage; rough similarity suffices. It may be helpful to note that ... I have ...
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The origin of multiple 'plotlines' tabular diagram?

Where did the concept of multiple parallel plotlines (that may or may not interact and converge) originate? These days they're also known as throughlines, subplots, narrative/character arcs, series. ...
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How do we draw the line between plagiarism and allusion?

It’s no secret that in literature we see characters that remind us of other characters. Furthermore, it’s no secret we see plots that remind us of other plots. For example, an author reads Book A and ...
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Is it plagiarism to adapt a known figure into a fictional charcter?

What if I decide to write a story with a character based off a historical figure but under a different name? For example: (1) I write a story with a hero named Tom, who is a political figure. (2) ...
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When does sponsored content work with adverbs? [on hold]

I work a job on a website, writing articles. Lately, we've been transitioning from personal accounts and topical subjects to interviews and Top 5s with our company-hosted events sandwiched in between. ...
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Proofreading style to use

I see several writing and proofreading styles around. There are AP, APA and CMS, to name a few. May questions are-- What are the most popular proofreading styles today? When is each style used or ...
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8 views

constructive criticism online [duplicate]

I am at the point with my short story where I need some constructive criticism. Is there a place online where I could post it and people leave their thoughts and comments on it?
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How to create a title

I am at a dilemma, as I cannot title my novel. So I created these questions. What creates a good title for a novel? What should I include/not include in my title? At the moment, I have come up ...
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when in the holi? [on hold]

Holi is also known as the festival of colours in India. It is spring festival and perhaps the happiest and most colourful religious festival of the Hindus. Holi is celebrated on the first day of ...
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33 views

What is the best way to set a dark tone to a story?

I want to write a short horror story. What are the best ways to set a dark tone or mood to the story? Just in a short introduction, if I want to introduce a character or place as a place I would not ...
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Is it bad writing or just the plot if the hero ends up being as evil as the villain in order to stop the villain's evil?

The villain is evil; he does evil things to the world's people. The hero (a.k.a "the good guy who does good things and is against the villain") wants to stop this evil, and goes in a journey to face ...
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Memoir styled fantasy fiction

I am thinking about writing a fantasy fiction (casually, mostly for my own entertainment), would the style of a memoir be suitable? More specifically, the writing would be the personal account of a ...
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Reminder email to client [on hold]

Almost 15 days back, I had written to my client regarding approval on certain things, basis which i need to complete my work. But there has been no response from him. how do I write a reminder email ...
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APA: How to cite an application report or an application note

I'm working on an engineering project and lots of the design decisions I've made are based on application notes or application reports made by manufacturers, like this one: ...
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Is the term writing still acceptable in the digital world? [migrated]

I find it awkward to say, "I'm typing this in the passenger seat while my husband is driving". Would it sound better if I said, "I am writing this"? Technically, I'm not writing it, nor am I typing ...
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Is There a Pandoc Latex Template For Novel or Short Story Manuscript Submissions?

I use Markdown to write my stories, and have started using Pandoc to convert to PDFs and HTML. The PDFs could use improvement, however, and I would like to make them look like Manuscript submissions.
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40 views

How Do Online Sites Afford Writers?

How do online publications afford to pay writers 20-50$ per written article?
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Where Do Online Journalists Get Their Info?

How do online journalists report on things if they aren't actually out in the field reporting? I'm assuming they simply watch mainstream news, listen to government/organizational websites, etc?
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17 views

other term for the equivalent of muggle [closed]

I'm stuck on an idea and I need help...please =) I created a world where humans are aware of " subtlety " . The " subtlety " is the equivalent of « habilities" that humain could develop thanks to a ...
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Depth in third person limited

I am writing in third person, limited , past with half a dozen POV characters. I make an effort to never slip into omniscient and try to keep my character POVs in their own voices i.e wheel of time. ...
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27 views

Specific character's thought in 3rd person omniscient writing

I'm currently writing a story that is being told from 3rd person that switches perspectives frequently, but I'd like to focus on only one character's train of thought for a paragraph. The thoughts ...
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24 views

A heading on a paper

When you are doing a research paper or a writing and you have two people doing it, do you put a comma before the and in something like... By Arielle, and Bella?
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284 views

Pov changes length

How long should a POV be? I'm writing ensemble 3rd person and tend to like to let the story dictate it's own pace. However, I'm concerned that as the chapters are relatively short, the POV ...
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How to cite Authorization for Use of Military Force as published online in MLA style?

The newest version of the MLA manual came out in April and so the OWL Perdue website is technically out of date. Also, additional websites (including the Illinois State University page on citing ...
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30 views

Sentence openings variations

I have a question regarding sentence openings in English language. When I write most of my sentences start with determiners and pronouns (personal and posessive). This gets repetative quickly. For ...
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How can I improve my abstract? [closed]

I'm working on a schoolar paper and it needs to have an abstrat. I have never written one before and it has so much value in my score, so do you think you can help me reding it and twlling me how can ...
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4answers
102 views

Do I need to make use of paragraphs when writing a novel and if so, how?

This might be a stupid question but I am trying to write a small novel, and my structure just doesn't seem right. The text just flows continuously until the end of the chapter (with dialog being typed ...
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16 views

Seminar self reflection essay; professor stressing a narrow thesis? [closed]

I have completed a seminar self reflection essay and really need your guys' help. My professor has previously marked me down for not having a narrow enough thesis, and as a result having too broad of ...
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97 views

How to write a religious experience?

I'm currently writing a story with a strong theme of spirituality and divinity. At around the halfway point my protagonist has a religious experience which changes them. This experience is a highly ...
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74 views

How to avoid slipping into fault-finding when reading?

Ever since I started taking my writing seriously, I have had trouble getting immersed in books. Every reading session devolves into analyzing the style, characters, themes etc., often with a view to ...
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61 views

Unable to identify this phrase as sarcasm [closed]

I am unable to understand if this phrase is meant to be sarcastic. "I'm glad you're constantly thinking about how to make your life easier :)." This is made by a higher ranking official in reference ...
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quoting song lyrics [duplicate]

Glad to be on board. I am an author contributing an essay to a soon-to-be published book. In the essay, I would like to refer to some song lyrics from the 1960s, preferably quoting a few lines from ...
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Are print on demand books more expensive than normal published books?

I would like to publish my book. I would like to publish it as print on demand. I don't like the idea of giving my book away to a publisher. I want to have control and remain responsible for marketing ...
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61 views

They are = They're… when?

When is it NOT appropriate to use the combined words of "they" and "are"? (e.g., They're) Is there a grammatical rule to only refer to people or can it also refer to things? Referring to printed ...
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Is it correct to ask, “WHY LAUGHING?” [closed]

is it correct to ask, WHY LAUGHING In a scenerio where the antagonist is laughing at the hero... is it right for the hero to ask... why laughing? I know of "why are you laughing?" but I've heard ...
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Is it illegal to make up an author? [migrated]

I've ghostwritten several smaller books and web articles and I've noticed that they will often be published under a made up author's name. I know that a pseudonym isn't illegal, but these make ...
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53 views

Naming fictional races with original names vs with words from other languages

My novels contain several fictional races, but I have been trying to decide how to name them. Therefore, I must ask: is it more common for science fiction/fantasy writers to completely make up the ...
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2answers
118 views

Where does the comma go when using 'but'?

In English, I can never remember where to put the comma when using the conjunction word, but. For example: I'd like to stay home and read a book, but I need to pick up some cat food. Jenny asked ...
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25 views

Copyright Registration of translated original work

Once copyright registration has been filed, does a separate copyright need to be obtained if original book is reprinted by copyright owner in another language?
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when to use Wait and when to use await? [migrated]

I am in a situation where i am expecting some data from my client. I want to write the same in a very polite manner that "i am expecting the data, even after my repeated intimations." Here i wanted ...
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1answer
34 views

How to write mail where the topic inside mail is not our concern

Today I received a mail from our support team which is beyond our concern and we can't look into the matter. I need to mail them back "As we can not do anything regarding this case". Since this will ...
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63 views

Can I use famous works of art in my book?

I'm working on a book about famous works of art. For example I want to give an in-depth analysis of the Mona Lisa and use a picture of it in my book. Can I do this and still sell the book?
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Writer's Market

Is Writer's Market a viable place for a freelance editor to find possible clients? As I understand it, the book is geared towards writers finding agents/publishers, but I've never even paged through a ...
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1answer
46 views

Should I use contractions in a technical tutorial?

In a technical tutorial which fits better: In this tutorial you'll learn or In this tutorial you will learn or in general does it make no difference?
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Types of characters for three protagonist

I have noticed that (in fiction) when the protagonists are three children, they normally follow these stereotypes: one is the hero (whose parent is famous), another is a nerd girl (best student in the ...
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5answers
114 views

How to express character thoughts in the third person without using diialogue?

I am writing a third person story that focuses on a main character. Sometimes I want to express the internal thoughts of the character, but I don't want to use internal dialogue in italics. What's the ...

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