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comment Can anyone here give constructive critisim on my article?
Sorry, but critique questions are not on-topic here as they do not benefit anybody else. You are welcome to use your own writing as an example in the course of asking a question about writing itself, but we won't critique your work. I'm placing this on hold for now, but please feel free to edit this and we'll consider reopening.
8h
comment Designing a book
Are you affiliated with the site you mentioned?
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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
comment From prose to poetry
Hello and welcome to Writers. While we have a few (older) resource-request questions, that isn't the sort of question that works well on Stack Exchange and we discourage them. Instead of asking "what book can I read to answer X?", please ask about X directly. A question about making the transition from prose to poetry might get answers that recommend specific books, but the point should be the question, not the means of answering it (books). Does that make sense? I've put your question on hold temporarily; you can edit your question and then it will be reviewed for reopening. Thanks.
Jul
1
comment So, where do I begin?
You mention composition classes and genre, which suggests creative writing/fiction, and you also mention academic writing. And there are other types of writing. They have different paths and approaches. I think this is probably too broad as asked; can you edit to narrow it down? (You're allowed to ask more than one question. :-) )
Jul
1
comment My story passes in choppy blocks - how can I fix it?
You can generate a short link to any question or answer by clicking on "share" under a post and copying the URL it gives you.
Jun
28
comment Synonym for 'overly obvious'?
I don't understand what your question is. Do you want to reword that description somehow, or are you commenting on it and looking for a word to describe your reaction? What is "obvious" (overly or otherwise) about this?
Jun
26
comment Narrating something that happened between chapters as a flashback in a present-tense novel
How are you planning to communicate the passage of time? For example, does the second chapter start with something like "As I sat in a coffee shop a week and a half later, I found myself reflecting on the previous weekend, when I..."?
Jun
25
comment Questions about book
Hi Jessica and welcome to Writers. We're a little different from other sites; we're not a discussion forum but a Q&A site. We can help you with questions about writing technique, publishing, plot structure, and stuff like that, but we can't help with "what to write". Please take a look at our short tour. Can you edit this question to be about the genre or about introducing conflict, rather than just asking what you should write? Thanks.
Jun
24
comment How Does the Publishing Process Work?
Good overview. Is it worth adding something about when, after handing the manuscript over to the agent, the author interacts with it again? For example, do any of the subsequent edits come back to the author for review/approval? Is it an interactive process?
Jun
22
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Related (on "why"): writers.stackexchange.com/q/10440/1993
Jun
22
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/q/10440/1993
Jun
17
comment I have three dead-end chapters. Should I keep them or remove them?
Oh, sorry -- from the way I read your question it sounded more focused.
Jun
16
comment Should you publish or share poetry that was written simply in an angry or sad rant?
@what, thanks for the edit. I've reopened. Jenny, if you could edit in some information about where you're considering publishing such work, that would make your question stronger. How you approach a literary journal versus your blog might be different.
Jun
16
comment Should you publish or share poetry that was written simply in an angry or sad rant?
Welcome to Writers. It's not clear what the question here is; if it's "should one do this", that's pretty hard to answer objectively. (We're not a discussion forum.) If you're asking for a critique of your work, unfortunately critiques aren't on-topic. Please check out our short tour for more about how the site works, and we welcome questions that fit better with the scope outlined there. Thanks for understanding.
Jun
10
comment Is it permissible to write a short story with little or no dialogue?
Could you identify some of the stories you've read with no dialogue? Thanks.
May
27
comment How Can I Effectively Develop Fictional Characters
Your last question, about describing them, is probably a separate question. On the main question, can you edit to say more about what aspects of character development you're having trouble with? Is your problem that they all seem generic, that you're having trouble fleshing out backgrounds, that you want to give each a distinctive style, or what? Thanks.
May
25
comment Customising book titles in references/sources
Welcome to Writers! Is there a particular style guide you're supposed to use, or are you free to make any decision you like here?
May
18
comment How can I implement more show less tell in my writing?
Hi Mark and welcome to Writers. I've put your question on hold as critiques are off-topic here. You're welcome to ask a specific question about writing and use your own work as an example; we'd be happy to help with that. Please check out our short tour to learn more about our site. When you gain a little reputation (through asking and answering) you'll also be able to use Writers Chat, where informal requests for feedback are quite welcome. Thanks for understanding, and I hope to see you around the site.
May
7
comment Graphical presentation method nomenclature
So you're basically looking for standard vocabulary for communicating with designers about presentation of documentation elements, right?