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comment Vision/dream as an effective opening?
Good points. You can counter the "false tension" / "no tension" if the vision suggests something is going to happen: maybe he sees himself get killed; someone he knows in danger; sees the end of the world ... Btw, if I remember correctly, your suggestion of starting in a doctor's office was done very effectively by Ursula Le Guin in "The Lathe of Heaven" (although not immediately as the beginning). Excellent book, that.
May
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answered Vision/dream as an effective opening?
May
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answered Designing a book
May
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revised What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
Changed title into a question
May
16
comment Is there a good textbook for understanding literary techniques?
Interesting question, look forward to suggestions from others because the only books I know of are glossaries/dictionaries e.g. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms.
May
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revised What free tools are there to help me improve my English?
Edited for clarity, and changed title into a question.
May
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May
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accepted How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
May
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comment What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
If you carry on reading the Wikipedia article, it goes on to note: "The use of the term has spread to include models where discrete work is distributed to individuals within the crowd. Companies such as CloudCrowd and CrowdFlower do not use classic crowdSourcing because the crowd does not all participate together, or collectively sort through solutions."
May
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comment What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
He's perfectly correct in his usage of the term. Crowd-sourcing does not always imply collaborative work between multiple sources. It can also mean an individual is sourcing solutions from a crowd of individuals: an individual proposes a project; X number of people submit their work to meet the requirements of the project to earn the prize. The individual then chooses the one they prefer. (CrowdSpring does this.) Absolutely no problem with his usage. The only question really is whether or not it has anything to do with writing.
May
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comment How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
Thanks very much for the reply, very insightful and useful.
May
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revised What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
Added additional info.
May
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revised How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
Edited again to make more generalised.
May
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answered What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
May
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comment How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
That better? BTW, I also thought it would be on topic, since there have been previous questions about contracts, fees etc., and also some about translation.
May
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revised How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
Reworded to make more generalised.
May
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comment How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
Okay, will do as soon as I can get a few minutes to do so.
May
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asked How much should I expect to charge someone for translation services?
May
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comment Why is this ‘loved’ italicized?
@John - don't you mean italicise, not italice?
May
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answered Does this convey that I recommend the anthology I'm reviewing?