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Feb
14
comment Writing A Story and Need help with intro
@StuW just as questions about what to write are off-topic here, questions about what to build are off-topic on Worldbuilding. We can provide reality checks for specific (world, not story) ideas, but our main focus is Q&A, not critique or idea-generation, same as here.
Feb
9
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
I know this question is very popular, but it's a survey question, which isn't a good fit for the SE format. Asking what to consider in deciding to use version control, or what version-control system to use, for documentation would be fine, but with all the answers already here I don't see a clean way to make that edit. I suggest checking out linked questions and then asking a new question if there's something you still want to ask. Thanks.
Feb
2
comment Submitting work to agents who request exclusive submissions
If both got published, would anybody involved think you'd double-submitted? Or are they unrelated (other than being in the same setting/series)?
Jan
29
comment How do you write a good product description?
What kind of product description? An attention-grabbing web page? A brochure to be sent out to qualified leads? A detailed specification for a complex piece of equipment? A social-media pitch?
Jan
26
comment Using filler words like 'So', 'Anyway'
The question didn't ask "should I do this?" (and even if it did, you should support your opinion rather than just stating it). The question asks if this style, in a particular type of writing, is effective. Please edit to address the question. Thanks.
Jan
26
comment What to avoid when writing a villain?
This is pretty broad. Are you asking for villainous tropes to avoid, how to write his dialogue, how to reveal details of his past, something else?
Jan
24
comment Where do you do your writing?
Hi Duncan and welcome to Writers. I've put your question on hold temporarily because right now it's more of an opinion survey or discussion topic than an objectively answerable question. Instead of asking where people here like to write, maybe you could ask a question about where writers tend to write, asking for aggregate information rather than individual anecdotes. That might be the sort of thing that writers' groups have done surveys on, for instance. Or there may be studies about environmental effects on productivity. If you edit the question it will be reviewed for reopening.
Jan
24
comment How should I write a height in feet and inches?
Hi trin and welcome to Writers. Please try to use meaningful titles for your questions -- don't use something like "editing question" but instead try to summarize your actual question. I've edited several of your titles; please take a look at those edits to see what I mean. Thanks, and welcome to the site.
Jan
21
comment How to correctly cite?
Does your university specify a style guide or citation format?
Jan
20
comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
Thanks for clarifying that -- much appreciated.
Jan
20
comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
Hello Duncan. Are you affiliated with this system? If so that's fine, but in that case we require disclosure. Thank you.
Jan
17
comment I have a race of winged characters in my story, but I'm struggling as to how and why?
Hi Gilbert and welcome to Writers. This question is off-topic here as it's more about plot/setting development than writing. You could ask this question on Worldbuilding, though, and probably get a lot of good input. Since you've already accepted an answer here I'm not migrating this, but feel free to ask a related question there too. (You'll want to ask your questions about how they grew wings and what the societal implications are separately, though.)
Jan
13
comment What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
Can you edit to expand this? We're looking for longer answers that explain why and how, not just one-liners. Thanks.
Jan
13
comment A good idea but I do not know how to develop it
This is pretty broad. Are you asking about first steps?
Jan
6
comment Attracting and retaining volunteers to edit technical doc for open source projects
Could you say a little more about what the editing task entails? Are reviewers/editors mainly cleaning up bad English, or are they restructuring sections of documentation, enforcing style guidelines, testing examples to see if they work, expanding terse or incomplete documentation, etc? The skills, commitment levels, and rewards are different depending on what the task is. Thanks!
Jan
6
comment Can anyone think of books that contain two separate stories or two very different perspectives on the same story being told together?
Hi Keobooks, and best wishes in your writing project. As this is phrased now, it's more of a polling question -- "what are examples of X?" doesn't lend itself to a definitive answer, and it's more about reading than writing. I think you have a writing question in here -- how do you structure a book to tell these two intertwined stories. Answers might cite examples, but the question would be about writing rather than examples. Does that make sense? I'm putting this on hold; normally I'd suggest editing, but since you've got a bunch of answers it's probably better to ask a new question.
Jan
3
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?