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Jan
15
comment Is it OK to use “I guess” in fiction?
As for "He was my only guide right now." There are some similar results in Google Books: google.com.tw/…. I'm still a bit confused, though. I think I should open a new question for this.
Jan
15
comment Is it OK to use “I guess” in fiction?
Thank! What an amazing answer. I guess this also applies to "That's when..." vs "That was when..." right?
Jan
15
comment Is the following “shortening” allowed in fiction?
@Massimo Ortolano Thanks for the info. I think I'll check a climbing YouTube video and rewrite this section. Are you a climber?
Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
@what seems like "lazily" became energetic again: books.google.com/ngrams/…
Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
@what I'm curious why do you think that sentence is less than perfect?
Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
Thanks, not sure why I thought it was ungrammatical. "...its curves flawlessly outlined as if drawn with a compass." I was referring to the curves of the heart. Is the wording confusing?
Jan
8
comment “And” vs “with” in description lists
Hey, you're right for some reason in the picture: c2.staticflickr.com/8/7087/7002468621_6072bb7c4b_z.jpg I only thought about its head and wings as black. Thanks.
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
@CLockeWork Thanks. I'll try that.
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Thanks a lot! Just one thing: isn't the shelves and scrolls the reef and algae confusing to read? The first time I read it I read it like: the shelves and the scrolls and the reef and the algae
Jan
6
comment Is the word “becoming” being used correctly in the following metaphor?
Well, isn't becoming acting as a metaphor here? Like it became a nightmare?
Dec
13
comment Is there a coherence problem in my story?
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I'll publish it as a Kindle. I'll post the link in this site's chat room when I'm done (and if I don't starve to death by then).
Dec
13
comment How to effectively jump from one period of time to another in a short story?
Thanks. You mean I write beautifully? Or that I'm handsome?
Dec
11
comment Is replacing “this” with “a” allowed in fiction?
Why did I get a downvoted? Ha, I think this is the first downvote I get on this site. (I'm full of that @Stack Overflow.)
Dec
10
comment Should I use letters or digits in the following case?
Thanks for the edits. So, in the last example you did it because it's incorrect to use digits in dialogue? And one last question: why twentyfor instead of twenty-four?
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Ha! Wow, English is hard.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Oh that was a typo. Fixed.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A OK, done.
Dec
6
comment Stories based on news: are they allowed?
@Mari-Lou A Thanks for the info. How about now?
Dec
6
comment Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Overt themes. I think this is what happened with Life of Pi.
Nov
28
comment Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Thanks. I think em dashes are also used in a sudden change of idea?