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May
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comment How to expand beyond a single series?
The 1632 franchise has taken this idea and really run with it, too -- not only do they have several anthologies of short stories and novellas written by the authors of the multi-book series, but they also publish collections of fan fiction set in that world.
May
1
comment How Can You Find A Writing Buddy?
Welcome to Writers. meetup.com is a big, broad site; can you edit in some more information about how to use it to accomplish this specific purpose? Also, note that the asker is looking for a partner, not a group; this tool might work for that, but it sounds more group-oriented so far. Right now this sounds more like a comment than an answer; please check out our short tour for more about what we're looking for. Thanks.
Apr
28
comment First person - alter ego - FICTION
Acceptable to whom? Are you asking about readers, publishers, professors in English departments?
Apr
27
comment Adding links as foot notes
@vigamage there isn't a single universal style. Your supervisor asked for citations so use citations; that others use URLs really isn't germane unless you're trying to change your university's conventions. I don't think you want to do that.
Apr
27
comment How does one cite an interview conducted in sign language (ASL) using MLA format?
How would you have her cite it if she were interviewing them in English? Is a record of the conversation being made (like a recording or transcript), or is she just working from notes and memory?
Apr
19
comment For a single author writing short stories in LaTeX, is it worthwhile to switch to a “real” version control system from Dropbox?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/10440/…
Apr
8
comment How can I rewrite the sentence for technical writing style
Welcome to Writers. Rephrasing requests are off-topic here (see the links in the on-hold notice), but it's also not clear what you mean by "technical writing style". There's not just one style; it varies by type of writing and by audience.
Apr
1
comment Diagram wider than text width
I've definitely seen diagrams that extend into the margins in technical books (not specifically math). How close to the edges are you talking about? (Mind the gutter created by the binding, assuming you mean a physical book.)
Mar
24
comment The “destroy a day's work every nth day” method of improving one's writing - sensible?
Did you see a suggestion to do this somewhere, or is this your own idea? If you've heard it from somebody else, knowing more about the context of the suggestion might help. (It sounds pretty surprising to me; in particular, if you know that today's work is going into the bin, are you really going to work hard on it?)
Mar
24
comment Is copyright implied when you self publish?
Relevant: Berne Convention (Wikipedia). Many countries are signatories to this by now.
Mar
24
comment How to handle writing a romantic subplot when the main plot is very different?
I briefly (<15 seconds) locked and then unlocked this post. It had nothing to do with the merits of the post; it was for science. (I needed a question with an active bounty to test something.) Sorry for any disruption, and please let me know if anything funky happened.
Mar
9
comment How do I avoid tradeoffs with showing vs. telling?
@Standback I think it's a duplicate of the second question you linked. i41 has, I think, misunderstood what "show, don't tell" really means (obviously you have to tell sometimes), and the examples in the question suggest that this is really about when, not how. i41, what do you think?
Mar
6
comment How to write a good prison scene
How much time can pass in the span of this chapter? If you can cover several days (or longer) then there are opportunities to show the effects on the prisoner over time, but if the next chapter takes place the day after the imprisonment then that won't work so well. So, any constraints here?
Mar
6
comment Broken Hearted Man
@Mike.C.Ford this question is currently in an unfortunate state that makes it hard to migrate -- it originally asked about character traits, got an answer, then was edited to be about word choice, then got another answer -- the edit invalidated the first answer (which isn't really fair to the answerer) and that answer would be out of place on EL&U, so the only way to migrate this is to delete that answer. KNG, I suggest just asking a fresh question on English Language & Usage. Be sure to check out their "about" page for general scope guidelines. Thanks.
Feb
26
comment Putting together an effective writing blog
Agreed. From the question it doesn't sound like the OP wants a blog, exactly, but rather a portfolio.
Feb
18
comment Should I be concerned about plagiarism with this excerpt in a research paper?
Welcome to Writers. I've made some edits to your question and clarified the title; if I've misunderstood anything, please feel free to edit further. I also added the academic-writing tag; I'm assuming this paper is for academia or a class assignment? If not, we can remove or change that tag. Thanks.
Feb
18
comment How should I introduce my characters?
Welcome to Writers. Can you summarize the linked article? We're a Q&A site, so we really want to have answers, not just links to answers. You can edit your answer to add a summary. Thanks.
Feb
14
comment Where can I find literary agents that publish books by minors?
You say you want to publish it for the world to see, which these days you could do on your own (though you'd get less visibility). Are you specifically looking to sign up with a publisher, or are you looking for an agent to guide you and hook you up with editors and other professionals, or what? Thanks for any details you can add.
Feb
14
comment Where can I find literary agents that publish books by minors?
@WritingNerd thank you for that clarification.
Feb
14
comment A ballad or prose?
Hi and welcome to Writers. I'm putting this on hold for now as you haven't told us enough to do more than offer unsupported opinions. What is the overall structure of your novel? How do you envision the ballad working within that? Are there other musical/poetic motifs? Will ballads be significant elsewhere? Are you using it to convey events, provide insight into a particular character (like the ballad-writer), or something else? Please edit to make this question more objectively answerable. Thanks. You might want to check out our short tour if you haven't yet.