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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.
Jul
16
revised How to write a book in 2 weeks?
making this on-topic (it's attracting a lot of "what to write" answers)
Jul
16
comment How to write a book in 2 weeks?
Note that asking what to write is off-topic here; you'll need to focus on techniques, not cotent.
Jul
14
comment What's a good, wholesome, smut-free site where I can 'publish' my fiction writings for my friends to read?
Does it need to be a site that is already oriented around publishing fiction, or would publishing on a blog or journal site (where people subscribe to your content, independently of what else is hosted there) meet your need?
Jul
14
comment What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
@DaleHartleyEmery thanks; I didn't know DBA was that accessible. I was considering deleting my answer in light of your far-superior one anyway, and now with this additional info it seems clear that mine misses the mark.
Jul
13
answered What do I put on my copyright page when self-publishing?
Jul
13
answered When Dialogue is used for more than one character?
Jul
13
comment How much heed should we pay to writing advice
Note: this question does not ask "what do you do" (which we would close as primarily-opinion-based) but, rather, "how do you know/evaluate". Please focus answers on that.
Jul
12
reviewed Approve climax tag wiki excerpt
Jul
6
comment If you could design writing software, what would be your top 5 required features?
Welcome to Writers. We've had this question before so I've closed it as a duplicate. The duplicate was closed because it was more of a discussion/opinion-poll question than one that can be answered objectively. You could edit this to address both those problems by focusing on the problem you are trying to solve. Are you trying to decide what writing software to buy? If so, please describe what you want to do with it (track lots of characters, manage a complex plot, whatever). Once we know what problem you're trying to solve, we'll be better able to help you. Thanks.
Jul
1
answered Which citation style do I use if I'm writing a religious book?