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Mar
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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?
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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
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revised How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
Heroic edit
Mar
12
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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.
Mar
11
revised How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
edited tags; clearer title
Mar
6
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
Similarly, you don't need to construct the entire Klingon language to appreciate a statement like "The traditional Klingon greeting is nuqneH, lit. 'What do you want?'". But, constructing the language gives you an opportunity to reach interesting, defining examples like that.
Mar
6
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
@PaulA.Clayton Glad you liked! :) Unique culture concepts and phrases can definitely be a powerful tool. kemmer, and the associated phrases in Left Hand of Darkness, is a great example. I don't see that as being necessarily a "constructed language," although with LeGuin, maybe it is :)
Mar
6
answered Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
Mar
6
comment When is Ghostwriting is legal and ethical?
"Protected" shouldn't keep you from being able to propose an edit. With or without an edit, I think this answer would be appropriate there. So I'll switch this question to duplicate status, and merge the answer into there.
Mar
6
comment When is Ghostwriting is legal and ethical?
2) As-is, answers to the linked question certainly do address ethics. And indeed, on this topic it's hard to discuss one without mentioning the other. I think this question is effectively a duplicate of that one. If you feel this is unclear, I'd rather edit the other question to encompass ethics as well, then have one question for "legality" and a second one for "legality and ethics."
Feb
23
comment How to deal with online comments to published pieces?
That depends on what problem you're trying to solve. What is it you'd like to achieve in the comments section?