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Dec
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comment How to develop a more regal language
@user96551 if you found one of the answers here to be particularly helpful, remember that you can mark it as accepted by clicking on the checkbox under the voting buttons. There is no requirement that you do so, but if your question has been answered, doing that signals that you're happy. It also gives the author of that answer some reputation.
Dec
3
comment Books on writing successful non-fiction
Also, this is likely to be closed as a list question. Instead of asking "where do I find books about X?" it's better to ask "X?". That is, what questions do you hope to answer by reading these books? Try asking those questions, and if there are key books you should be reading, an answer can bring that up.
Dec
3
comment Books on writing successful non-fiction
This is pretty broad. I suspect that the answer depends on whether your non-fiction is a biography, a history, a technical manual, a chemistry textbook, an analysis of Plato's philosophy, etc. Could you narrow this?
Nov
26
comment How to develop a more regal language
@NeilFein I think it's actually a better fit here, as the OP is asking about conveying speech patterns more than developing a whole dialect. This seems to me to fall more on the "writing" side of the line. That said, user96551, you might also look at Worldbuilding for guidance.
Nov
26
comment Directly quoting a source who also has a cited source
How does the source being quoted cite its source? (Inline or in a footnote?) And is there any particular style guide you're expected to follow (MLA, Chicago, etc)?
Nov
26
comment Video game gameplay script
Are you asking how to write something like "if the player shoots at the big baddie then (scene description)"?
Nov
26
comment How to develop a more regal language
Yes, this. Nobility is an attitude born of privileged status; language is a consequence.
Nov
25
comment Would a paid-for review from Kirkus give me real insight into quality of my manuscript?
This question is being discussed on meta here: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/q/939/1993
Nov
19
comment Long or short form?
For whom are you writing? Where will it be published? Knowing the conventions of the space you're trying to fit into is important. Without knowing more about what you're trying to do, this seems like it's just an opinion poll, which isn't a good fit for this site. I'm putting this on hold for now; please check out our short tour and then edit this to fit better with our site guidelines. Thanks.
Nov
18
answered Is it necessary to add a.m./p.m. after the time?
Nov
17
reviewed No Action Needed How can you tell that you have what it takes to be an author?
Nov
16
comment Writing many entries/articles, storing them, and browsing them
Search isn't quite the same as tagging, though. Does Google have a way to associate meta-data like tags with documents?
Nov
12
reviewed Approve Show Don't Tell when Recounting Events
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed How to format Facebook chat in a novel?
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed What are frequently used arguments for recognizing bad writing styles in fiction?
Nov
2
comment Why is “It was a dark and stormy night..” not a good opening?
The question asks why this is not considered a good opening. Please read this as "why is this widely considered not to be good" and refrain from offering personal opinions to the contrary. This is not a discussion forum. (If this question were asked today it would probably be put on hold for rework; now, 3.5 years later and with a bunch of extant answers, it's harder to fix.)
Oct
28
comment How do I write an article about the negative effects of a topic and my experiences with that topic?
Are you trying to write an article about the topic (drawing illustrations from your experience), or a more-personal article about your experience? Who is the audience?
Oct
21
comment Use past or present tense for lasting fact
You said "I'm writing a story in present tense" and then, at the end, "the whole story is written in past tense". Which is it? Thanks.
Oct
12
comment How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
@SubhasishSarkar thanks for the edit. I've reopened.
Oct
10
comment How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Thanks; that's much clearer. One more request: please split it into two questions, one about characters and one about plotting to incorporate your backstory, so that people can focus on each of these separately when answering. Thanks. (You can edit this one to be one of those and then ask a new one for the other.)