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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
comment Tone and directness in email
Perfect word, then!
Aug
6
comment Tone and directness in email
What's "oleanginuity" supposed to mean?
Nov
19
awarded  Yearling
Nov
19
awarded  Yearling
May
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answered What's a good title to a presentations' table of contents?
Apr
26
comment How many words (or lines) are long enough to make someone think about his life but short enough to hook lazy readers?
I've thought about someone else's life.
Apr
21
answered Is a novel less credible if the dialogues are too perfect?
Feb
3
answered Getting Inside Someone Else's Head
Feb
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comment Getting Inside Someone Else's Head
In essence (ha,didn't mean to mimic you, there, Chris), you're asking "What does this person want?" and "What is he/she willing to do to get it?" Keeping those questions in mind, even for minor characters, will help differentiate your people.
Jan
27
comment Who pays for lyrics or quotes?
On a tangent . . . I saw an interesting advertisement, I think in Writer's Digest. The people who make Formica wanted to let writers know that Formica's a trademarked name. Sort of like saying someone used a Kleenex. I don't know if they thought people should have to pay to use their trademark or what, but I thought it was funny. So, remember, use tissues, not Kleenex. And don't you dare Hoover your carpet!
Dec
9
answered Do you always revise your stories or do you sometimes move on?
Dec
3
answered Expositing a lack of racial difference
Dec
3
comment Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
Oh, and check your comma usage. I'm atrocious at it which is why I didn't do anything with it. However, it looks like you have a few extraneous ones in there.
Dec
3
answered Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
Dec
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted Can someone explain set pieces?
Dec
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comment Can someone explain set pieces?
Thanks. The things I found online about set pieces are geared toward cinema rather than literature. I can see how a set piece would affect pacing of the story, building up to the climax and giving everyone a moment to breath afterwards, or not. Like climbing mountains, you cross the saddleback rather than starting at the bottom of the next one.
Nov
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awarded  Student