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reviewed Excellent Show don't tell advice
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reviewed Excellent Should embedded figures/images be placed before or after they are referred to in text?
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory How can I trust that the proofreader and designer of a book will not plagiarize our work?
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reviewed Satisfactory Editing: Those darn comma splices
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reviewed Needs Improvement What are my legal rights if somebody writes a book about me without my consent?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Is there a database of plots that have not been “processed”/used yet?
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reviewed Satisfactory “That's when” vs “That was when.”
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reviewed Satisfactory Unofficial Fan Fictions - How can I Secure Them?
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comment How to write a conversation
The "tag" can also be bits of action that are unambiguous. For example, if the dialogue is between a man and a woman, instead of "he said" you can say "he paused, pacing across the floor" or "she fiddled with her hair" or "he took a sip of his now-cold coffee".
Feb
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answered Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
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comment Technical writer degree with an english BA?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/q/5341/1993, writers.stackexchange.com/q/2053/1993.
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comment Is there any research about the efficacy of illustration and example placement in procedure writing?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/q/8164/1993
Jan
20
revised Punctuation in a list
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Jan
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comment How can I effectively invent a language?
There is now Worldbuilding, where constructed languages are also on-topic. (You've gotten some excellent answers here and I'm not suggesting moving anywhere, just pointing out the site for future readers.)
Jan
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comment Punctuation in a list
I generally agree with this, but I find it very hard to mix sentences (with periods) and fragments (without) in a single list. Once I've written a sentence and thus put a period at the end of one of them, I want to write the others as sentences so they'll get punctuation too, for consistency.
Jan
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answered “That's when” vs “That was when.”
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comment How can I ensure my POV character's writing isn't too sophisticated?
I wonder if it's known what method Daniel Keyes used in Flowers for Algernon to get Charlie's diary entries to fit his mental development (and decline). If he's ever written/talked about that, there might be things to learn there that would help you too.
Jan
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comment How can I ensure my POV character's writing isn't too sophisticated?
You might also run the resulting text through one of those tools that analyzes the reading level (you know -- this text is for a 10th-grade level, that text is for a 7th-grade level, etc) just to sanity-check the results. I know I speak in semicolons and parentheses, for instances; if you do too, you may still need to do some refining.