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Jun
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reviewed Approve How can I get book my non-fiction book reviewed by professional reviewers?
Jun
15
comment Would a paid-for review from Kirkus give me real insight into quality of my manuscript?
I rewrote this to serve less as a rant, and more directly address the question. At any rate, my condolences for the lousy experience, and thanks for warning us about it!
Jun
15
revised Would a paid-for review from Kirkus give me real insight into quality of my manuscript?
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Jun
14
comment Is there a quick way to know I have created a Mary Sue?
@StevenDrennon: I appreciate the enthusiasm and initiative, but I don't think mass-tagging is a good idea. The more precise our tag definitions are, and the less we include questions that "kind of" fit, the more the tags will actually be meaningful and (hence) useful. The thought that questions use "as many tags as possible" is troubling to me.
Jun
14
comment What are good reads about writing?
Oooh. I like the preview. Seems very clear and well-written.
Jun
13
comment What marketing techniques are effective for short story eBook collections?
Carol, this doesn't answer the question - he's asking how to spread the news. That's what marketing is. If you have specific advice about how marketing techniques for social networks, that would be a more helpful answer. I'm afraid that simply stating that OP should use them somehow is not very informative.
Jun
13
comment How to improve the ending of this short story (final scene + flashback)
Also, please do not user the [criticism] tag as a substitute for the now-defunct [critique] tag. The [critique] tag was phased out for a reason (Exhibits A and B), and it's not coming back.
Jun
13
comment How to improve the ending of this short story (final scene + flashback)
I wouldn't go far as to call this off-topic, but IMHO it's not a good question - you've got four seperate questions at the end. Generally speaking, "does this work?" is a vague type of question, requesting a yes/no judgement call. "I've got a problem, how do I solve it" works better - like your second question, about repetative sentence construction.
Jun
13
revised How to improve the ending of this short story (final scene + flashback)
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Jun
13
revised Is there a quick way to know I have created a Mary Sue?
Edited in a helpful comment, as per OP's request.
Jun
13
revised Is there a quick way to know I have created a Mary Sue?
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Jun
13
comment Is there a quick way to know I have created a Mary Sue?
@StevenDrennon: I'm not seeing the rationale behind your tag edits. They're not entirely unrelated, but the question isn't asking about editing, about a particular technique, or about any stylistic issue. Reverting for the moment.
Jun
12
answered Are these fictional musings convincing or overwrought?
Jun
11
revised Are these fictional musings convincing or overwrought?
rewrite for critique goals
Jun
9
revised Substitutions for 'which' and 'for which' that maintain the sentence's meaning
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Jun
9
revised Is this a sound outline for an essay on “Comparing a Song's Lyrics to Society”?
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Jun
9
revised Does this beginning hook the reader?
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Jun
9
revised Paragraph flow, verb inversion and last sentence tone
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Jun
9
revised Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
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Jun
9
revised Does this snippet meander too much?
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