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answered How do I get rid of the tic of paired adjectives, predicates, etc.?
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comment How can I write a polite reminder letter?
Welcome to Writers. Sorry, but asking what to write is off-topic here; we're more focused on how. Please check out our short tour. Thanks for understanding.
Aug
21
comment How to write a prophecy?
Welcome to Writers. This is a little terse; it doesn't really answer the question by explaining what, why, and how, but rather just points to an example. Can you edit this to describe what Percy Jackson does that makes this a good example? Thank you, and please check out our short tour for more about how the site works.
Aug
17
reviewed Approve Can a foreign language novel have English character names?
Aug
14
comment Writing from a hive mind POV
If you were to edit this to say something about what Ferris does in that book that makes it work, this would be a fine answer. Otherwise it will probably be deleted (but you now have enough reputation to comment).
Aug
10
comment How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
Hi. What does it say about this question? We're looking for answers, not pointers to answers. You might want to check out our short tour. Thanks.
Aug
9
comment Does this sound like a good description of someone falling asleep due exhaustion? Anything I can do to make it sound better?
@Standback my finger hovered over the "close" link, but it seemed like this could be tweaked to ask a more specific question, and it seems like the level of detail/verbosity is the key factor here. But I could go either way -- there were no votes from the community, so I tried the edit.
Aug
9
comment How to write an instructor instructing others about complicated tasks?
Does the reader need to know that detail? That the characters do doesn't automatically mean the reader does. (In some genres the answer to my question might be "yes", but is it true for your situation?)
Aug
9
revised Does this sound like a good description of someone falling asleep due exhaustion? Anything I can do to make it sound better?
formatting
Aug
9
revised Does this sound like a good description of someone falling asleep due exhaustion? Anything I can do to make it sound better?
Put the question in the question body, and formatted the sample.
Aug
6
comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
Per comments I am putting this on hold temporarily. Please focus and clarify the question so we can reopen. "What numbers can writers expect" is way too broad and subjective, but if you provide more context this could be a good question. Remember, we're a focused Q&A site, not a discussion board.
Aug
6
comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
What type of writing? Niche? Mainstream fiction? Well-researched nonfiction (e.g. histories)? Collections of shorter works? Sequels to books that sold well? Poorly? First-time author? Paper, e-book, both?
Aug
6
comment I am an unestablished author with a decent book. Should I publish online, or try to find a 'real' publisher?
Reed, adding something more about how you know what you say would help this answer. You've obviously put a lot of effort into this; do you remember what writing books you read or where you heard this info? Thanks.
Jul
24
comment Appropriate leading for blogs?
If this were a question about print typsetting I don't think we would close it as off-topic. Why is the web different?
Jul
23
revised How do I realistically describe using a whip?
focused the question on the writing question, not on looking for novels
Jul
22
comment Creating An Original World
As others said, this would be too broad on Worldbuilding. Worldbuilding can help with more specific aspects of your world (not so much specific characters; that's story, not world), but this would be closed there. Please do check out WB; you might find the worldbuilding-process tag helpful in particular.
Jul
20
revised Footnote placement — inside or outside terminal quote?
apparently I cannot type, and it was in the title :-(
Jul
20
revised Footnote placement — inside or outside terminal quote?
edited title
Jul
17
comment Where are the six honest serving men?
I don't understand. Do you have a specific question, or are you looking for a discussion? Please clarify.
Jul
16
comment How to write a book in 2 weeks?
Hi. Can you edit to focus this more on technique and not on what to write? (What to write is off-topic and that's what you address in the first half of this answer.) Thanks.