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Mar
30
comment Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
I've edited to make this less of a hypothetical "what-if" and more on-topic. reader, I hope I'm in line with your intention for the question :) If you're new to Stack Exchange and how our site works, I invite you to take our site tour and get a feel for how things work here!
Mar
30
revised Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
Rephrased to be more helpful?
Mar
25
comment Any Good Method for Calculating Word Count Based on An Outline?
What purpose do you need the estimate for? (If you get it wrong, is that in any way a problem?)
Mar
25
comment Why do writers sometimes use so much description?
Because: (A) That's how much description the author felt necessary, appropriate, and interesting for that particular bit; taste is subjective, so obviously Your Milage May Differ. And (B) The author has many different goals; enabling the user to use their imagination is one among many, and plenty of times it's not the most important one at a particular given moment.
Mar
25
revised Why do writers sometimes use so much description?
title changed to the form of a question.
Mar
25
revised Is there a free online alternative to Scrivener?
edited tags
Mar
23
comment Attributing a real quote to a fictional character
Can you give a source for this? At least what quote it was?
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
16
answered Name of a subsection and its parent section clash
Mar
16
comment Is Academic Ghostwriting legal?
@mixedmath Thanks for letting me know; I've rolled back and done some slight rephrasings I think will leave everybody pleased. I've also cleaned up the comments, which were definitely unclear following the merge - thanks!
Mar
16
revised Is Academic Ghostwriting legal?
rollback + cleanup for focus.
Mar
16
revised Is Academic Ghostwriting legal?
rolled back to a previous revision
Mar
15
revised Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
edited body
Mar
12
comment How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
@Mike.C.Ford: I've edited your question, according to the comments. Please see if it's what you had in mind, and if you want to make corrections or roll back entirely! Hope this helps :)
Mar
12
revised How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
Heroic edit
Mar
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
comment How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
Mike, if you'd like to rephrase the question to talk about the larger issue which I described - even giving your particular situation as an example - I'd be really happy to reopen. I could even make the edit for you, and you can see if it seems appropriate and helpful for you.
Mar
12
comment How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
But OP is focused on specific points for an ideological argument, which, to be honest, is not how I'd recommend going about this at all. Ideological debates make for very dull fiction, all the moreso if the author himself feels the two positions are difficult to differentiate in a meaningful and authentic way. Asking for specific points is both unhelpful - because I don't think that's the way to handle this - and too localized, because nobody else is going to be writing this specific conflict and need those specific points.
Mar
12
comment How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
I see an excellent question here about how to handle two characters who belong to the same ideological "camp", who still have major differences between them, which they see as crucial - but to a reader might come across as arguing over minor nuances and trivial differences. I think that makes a great question.
Mar
12
comment How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
I think the edit pushes this question in the direction @NeilFein says, yes.