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awarded  Good Answer
Oct
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answered Is it necessary for an article about a problem to address solutions as well?
Oct
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revised Is it necessary for an article about a problem to address solutions as well?
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Oct
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awarded  Notable Question
Oct
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revised How do I write in the language of a strict, serious character without using too much exposition?
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Sep
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comment Can an overdone theme still work?
Related: Is it possible to turn a cliche into something original? ; What to do if I end up confused by my own plot because of 'trying to be original' or 'trying to make the story more deep'?
Sep
24
comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
So that's basically the story - we moderate Writers.SE to keep it on-topic, so the site remains a healthy, helpful resource for everybody. I know that can be frustrating when it means that you, personally, don't get answers you'd like - but I hope this makes sense and that you understand our rationale :)
Sep
24
comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
Even if somebody else has a similar problem - it'll be with his own sentence, and he'll never find yours! That means that if we allow that type of question, we'll be answering trivial variations again and again and again. The site will be filled with questions and answers that only interest one particular person - and that's not a useful, helpful site. We've discussed this at meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/301/… , if you'd like to see it in more detail.
Sep
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comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
The second issue is: a lot of your questions are what we'd call "proofreading questions" - asking for very minute decisions about specific sentences you've written. Those are real problem posts for us, because they're really of no help to anybody else except you.
Sep
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comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
So you're actually running into two different issues here. One is, you've grouped a whole bunch of different questions into one post. That's fine for you, because you get the answers you want! But it makes those questions and answers really hard for anybody to find, because they're mixed in with a whole bunch of other questions. That's why we work on a strict basis of one question per post.
Sep
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comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
Hi Monique, and welcome again to Writers.SE :) I understand your dismay at having your question closed; I hope I can clarify. In brief: Stack Exchange Q&A sites are meant to work in the long run. It's great that we answer individual questions, but it's much more important that we've built up a body of questions and answers that people can search and find what they're looking for - because that's already been asked and answered. That's the kind of questions we're looking for - questions that other people will run into too.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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comment Does this sound like a good description of someone falling asleep due exhaustion? Anything I can do to make it sound better?
@MonicaCellio : I'd think under current site rules, we'd close this as a critique question. Any reason you edited rather than closing?
Aug
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comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
Some of the better sources I'm aware of include the 2014 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest Author Survey and Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Business Rusch essays.
Aug
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comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
This seems like a poll question, asking different authors for their subjective opinions and their personal experiences. Although I agree wholeheartedly that it's important to get some transparency into the financials of a writing career, I don't think a Stack Overflow Q&A question is the right format for that.
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Appropriate leading for blogs?
Jul
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comment Appropriate leading for blogs?
I'm not at all sure typesetting issues are off-topic here. We're focused on writing, but we also handle questions to do with publishing, production, and the like. There may be other SE sites where this is appropriate, but I think it's on-topic here.
Jul
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reviewed Close Am I using too many adjectives/adverbs in the following piece?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Is it a good idea to stay away from past progressive in fiction?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Is the word Nazi italicized? [MLA]