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comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
@justkt: Lack of distraction? Wanting to use really big fonts? The possibilities are limitless...
Mar
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comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
@justkt: I usually just roll with it. It's like those people who can only write with typewriters, or long hand. People have quirks.
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comment Do fullscreen writing environments help for writing? Why?
@justkt: I assume because he likes "full screen writing environments" but wants to keep using word.
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awarded  Nice Question
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Dec
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comment Breaking into journalism without a degree
It's good for some things, learning the laws, how to interview, etc, etc. But being a good reporter is more about being a ridiculous gossip than anything else: if you want to know what's going on, if you're capable of wheedling it out of people who know, and if you're then capable of sharing it with the world in such a way so as not to piss off the person who told you, then you'll be a good journalist. Being a good writer helps, but isn't critical.
Dec
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comment Breaking into journalism without a degree
@sjohnston: Doh. Sorry, I actually work in the industry, so I forget that it's not in the vernacular.
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answered Breaking into journalism without a degree
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awarded  Quorum
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comment What does active voice mean?
+1: Professional writing often stresses "punch" and active voice has much more than the wishy-washy passive voice.
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asked Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
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awarded  Beta
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comment How to vary writing style?
Reading out loud is huge. It may look fine on the page, but if it sounds stupid out loud, it needs to be changed.
Nov
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answered When to accept an editor's rewrite request?
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answered How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
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awarded  Critic
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answered What to do about readers reading into things?
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answered Out of this world… Giving it time?
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comment Should I avoid modern words/phrases in fantasy writing?
@mootinator: Verily! 'Tis most soothish indeed. puts on sunglasses Most soothing. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA