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None of them. There is no commercial grammar checker that I know of which even approaches the ability of a halfway-competent native speaker. If you're thinking that grammar-checking software will help you with your typos and grammar mistakes, think again. This is one thing that still requires human intelligence.


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Focus on your main goal: It should be readable and intuitive The other two goals make your life easier, but not necessarily the lives of your readers. Your readers come first. So screenshots of a directory structure would be easy to comprehend. But if you have stress and have to finish the book because of some deadline, what will suffer most? Yes, ...


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I do something similar to your ASCII implementation, but instead of an ASCII block I use compact bulleted lists (with sub-lists). (File/directory names are still styled as they would be in running text.) In addition to conveying the structure, this also gives me a handy place to add explanations where needed, which is particularly important when (from the ...


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An MFA would come in handy when working in the publishing world. A lot of editors for publishing houses have MFAs and even owners of publishing houses occasionally have them. I know at least one of the editors at the primary house I work for has one and I'll be pursuing an MFA myself. Not only does the experience often help editors, it gives the publishing ...


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I applied to an MFA program as a side-option last year, and I am about 90% per cent certain that I read this somewhere on the department's site/admissions portal. (The 10% uncertainty comes from not being able to recall where exactly, maybe on a FAQ somewhere). Paraphrased: Our students usually are able to find part time work as editors for ...


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A good reputation amongst actual recent alumni is the most telling factor, I've found. Most universities' published ratings can be a bit outdated and/or based on criteria that looks more impressive on paper than in the actual classroom. That said, a program's worth is often subjective, relative to what the student is looking to gain. Some programs have a ...


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I would go with option 2. However, you do not need to manually build the structure. I instead recommend using a tool such as Tree which should handle the pretty-printing for you as below: $ tree -d /var var |-- backups |-- cache | |-- app-install | |-- apt | | `-- archives | | `-- partial | |-- apt-xapian-index | | |-- index.1 | | ...


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There are LOTS of ways to structure a book. Depending on what you're writing, there may or may not be any expected frameworks. Long-Form Fiction, such as speculative fiction novels, movie scripts, and semi-fanciful "alternate histories" usually progress lineally along one or more character's perspectives along a three-act progression, though more acts are ...


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I checked few tool like Grammarly, specllcheckplus, writing dynamo and white smoke. I felt white smoke is worst of all. Grammarly, specllcheckplus and writing dynamo are compete very closely, but I found Grammarly is better than both specllcheckplus and writing dynamo. Still Grammarly doesn't catch all the issues, it catches at least to some extend. Also ...


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Try tree -d at the cli. Does pretty much what you want - automatically and should be easy to copy and paste into a document. shelelia@halo:~$ tree -d installs installs ├── bash_library ├── dropbox │   ├── DEBIAN │   ├── DropboxServiceMenu-0.16.1 │   │   └── dropbox-scripts │   └── kde ├── HP ... It looks better on the console than in this post.



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