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Dec
17
comment I can't figure out to come up with a good plot!
What @what is saying is true - this question is aimed at the size of the story generated from the plot in question. However, no matter the rewriting I do in my head, I cannot see the question not providing the same answers as either How do I construct a plot out of my many setting/character details? or Resource for generic plot hooks?, without being a listing of subjective opinions.
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed How to research and discover topic popularity and trends to determine topic selection for article writing?
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed Is replacing “this” with “a” allowed in fiction?
Dec
17
comment Is replacing “this” with “a” allowed in fiction?
For clarity: How does it obfuscate the meaning? How does it impede thought flow?
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed How to research and discover topic popularity and trends to determine topic selection for article writing?
Dec
17
comment How to research and discover topic popularity and trends to determine topic selection for article writing?
Your answer is rather confusing. The first sentence opens a premise that doesn't go anywhere - what is different, depending on what different topics? The second sentence then contradicts the premise by pointing out there's a single thing that works. Formatting aside, your list goes from general to specific, then makes sweeping statements about what is trending without direct references. If you would like help, just shout.
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open When to use normal caps and small caps in fiction?
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Closed How do you find inspiration as a creative person?
Dec
16
revised What books should I read before writing a non-humanoid point of view story?
added 175 characters in body
Dec
16
comment What books should I read before writing a non-humanoid point of view story?
Per the Internet Archive, it seems not - there is some crossover but the older link contains more. Updated the answer to contain both.
Dec
16
comment Switching POV: Should it ever be done at all?
your latest comment (minus the head-shaking) gets closer, IMHO. The other better-rated answers all delve into the (admittedly subjective) core of the question, which you raise in your comment but do not touch in your answer - an example without direct reference, three years after the original question when there's four other rated answers is just going to annoy those seeking understanding. "Connecting the dots" up front may have received a better rating? (please note, I have not voted on question, answers, or comments at all - merely a bystander offering opinion...)
Dec
15
revised Should a long flashback be written in first or third person?
fixed type (swapped first and third to match reference to question)
Dec
13
comment What is the benefit of using formal terms instead of informal ones?
Pedantic disagreement: "blow up" is neither more specific nor succinct than "explode". The former could potentially mean "inflate", so context is required to be specific, which inherently makes it less succinct, as well. The latter really only means one thing. :)
Dec
13
comment Switching POV: Should it ever be done at all?
my guess is because it doesn't answer the question.
Dec
13
reviewed Reviewed Story beats for woman masquerading as a man
Dec
13
reviewed Reviewed How do I structure a multiple POV, parallel narrative novel?
Dec
13
comment How do I structure a multiple POV, parallel narrative novel?
Not an answer but commentary on your question. The bullets detract from understanding, meaning less people are likely to read it completely and provide answers. And though you explain your situation very well, you're asking way too many questions at once.
Dec
13
reviewed Reviewed Copyright issue when referring to a textbook
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open Books on writing successful non-fiction
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open Offline Tool for finding identical/similar phrases in a text?