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Jan
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comment How do I structure an essay into a thesis statement and three points in three paragraphs? -this is not a school homework
Hi Ben and welcome to Writers. I've made an edit to your question to make it a better fit for our site. Questions asking for critiques are off-topic, but questions that ask how to solve a particular problem and that include examples are fine. Answers will focus on the problem -- in this case, the structure of an essay -- and might or might not rework parts of your example to demonstrate what they mean. Good luck with your assignment.
Dec
31
comment How do screenwriters incorporate song scenes into a screenplay for a musical?
Thank you for this answer. Is this based on your experience, something you've been taught, or something else? If you could edit in how you know this, it would improve your answer. Thanks.
Dec
25
comment How do greetings vary with time of day?
Can you provide any support or context for this? Where is this done? (I've never heard "good noon".) Right now this sounds more like a comment. Please check out our short tour for more about how the site works and then edit to expand this. Thank you.
Dec
18
comment What word processor is recommended for writing a technical (programming) book?
Do you have any requirements for source or output formats?
Dec
16
comment Getting started with TV writing?
Welcome to Writers, and thank you for this thorough answer! I look forward to seeing more from you.
Dec
14
comment Any advice on how to learn DITA for technical writing?
Thanks for the edit!
Dec
6
comment Getting started with TV writing?
I think a question about requirements, processes, or conventions for TV writing is on-topic, but asking all of them in one question is too broad. I'm going to make an edit to narrow this question; Mohammad, please feel free to ask further questions, or to further edit this question if I've misunderstood you. Thanks, and welcome to Writers.
Dec
4
comment Use of the Oxford comma
This feels more like a rant than a question to me. There are style guides on both sides of this issue, and I'm not sure why your personal opinion is relevant. Could you focus this more on your core question?
Dec
3
comment publishing my first book - in an economical way
How and where do you want to publish it? E-book on Amazon is different from print edition from a name-brand publisher.
Dec
3
comment Is there a message board for writers and aspiring writers where we can sample each other's writings?
Welcome to Writers! I think this is a duplicate of writers.stackexchange.com/questions/904/… so I'm going to go ahead and mark it as one. If you disagree, you can edit your question to explain what's different and people will review. Thanks, and good luck with your writing project!
Dec
1
comment How I should handle gender-neutral pronoun in technical writing?
William Shakespeare and O'Reilly Press probably follow different style guides, though. You have to follow the norms of your context, whatever they are.
Nov
29
comment Adding figures into a report, How to cite?
Does your university have a particular style guide that they follow?
Nov
24
comment Allowing people to edit/proofcheck my posts on wordpress.com
You might find more help on wordpress.stackexchange.com. (Well, not your final question, which is pure writing and not tools, assuming you're already using some sort of spellcheck.)
Nov
23
comment How to describe pain in first person?
Welcome to the site, Bruce. While you've gotten some good answers here, this question has been asked before and there are a bunch more good answers over there, so I'm marking this as a duplicate. Follow the link to see more answers. Thanks.
Nov
23
comment Is it a bad idea to publish individual chapters of my book idea, online for feedback?
Welcome to Writers. (Relevant) self-promotion is permitted if disclosed; you've disclosed your relationship to the service, so that's fine. You've indirectly answered the question about whether it's a good or bad idea (by raising the payment), but your answer would be stronger if you were to edit to address the concerns Nicole raised in the question -- does publishing online for feedback now affect the ability to publish (or attract readers) later? Thanks.
Nov
22
comment Is it a bad idea to publish individual chapters of my book idea, online for feedback?
Are you affiliated with Critique Circle? (It's fine if you are, but if that's the case we do require you to disclose that fact.) Thanks!
Nov
16
comment Maintaining readers over time with serialized fiction?
@evilsoup hard to say. The blog has 42 followers. A few blog posts have had close to 200 views; 40-50 is more typical. Chapters of my story have gotten 60, 38, 29, 14 (last one posted fairly recently). That last is comparable to the other posts from about the same time, but the second and third are a little low compared to similarly-timed posts. These are for direct visits; we've no way to track the RSS feed.
Nov
15
comment What should you do if the events in your story happen in real life just when you finish writing it?
There was a TV show with a major hurricane as a key plot point that was scheduled to debut the week after Hurricane Katrina. They delayed the show and, if I recall correctly, ran a disclaimer before the pilot, but otherwise didn't change it. Just one data point, and maybe acts of nature are different.
Nov
15
comment How do you cite when using a reference twice within the body of a composition but not necessarily in the same paragraph?
Welcome to Writers. You tagged this creative-writing but I'm not used to creative writing calling for citations. What kind of writing are you doing? (Maybe you meant to tag it something else, like essay or technical-writing or academic-writing?) Also, do you follow a particular style guide? You can edit your question to add information. Thanks.
Nov
12
comment How to make paragraph more appealing?
Hello and welcome to Writers. Unfortunately, critique questions or questions asking to rephrase a sentence or two aren't on-topic here as they don't help anybody else. You can use your own writing as an example in a question about writing -- technique, style, etc. Please check out our short tour, and the link in the "on hold" notice. If you can edit this to fit our scope we can reopen it. Thanks for understanding.