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Feb
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revised Indirect source quotations
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Feb
27
comment My “Bio”. Is the language OK?
Welcome. I realize this was migrated from English, but unfortunately our guidelines do not allow critiques of a piece's grammar.
Feb
23
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
21
comment How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
@Sheelawolf, and John - we can discuss the policy, but let's do so in chat where the other mods can chime in. I'm going to clean up this comment thread so it stays relevant.
Feb
21
revised How do I decide if writing expository scenes that won't be in my finished novel is useful, or procrastination?
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Feb
17
comment Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
@NeilFein - good point. By compressed I don't mean compacting ideas, but rather expressing a lot in a short space. I basically think of all fiction as on a hierarchy from poetic (many layers of meaning in the word choice, imagery, rhyme structure, etc.) to the world-building novels of the Victorian era. Short stories are closer to poetry and further from world-building.
Feb
17
answered Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
Feb
17
comment Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?
A note on the structure: short stories may keep it pretty close to that structure, but the emphasis tends to be way different than in a novel - the denouement is typically a lot shorter (sometimes as short as a paragraph or sentence, or maybe almost non-existent) leaving to a much stronger sense of shock.
Feb
15
comment How can I put something in book format without “publishing” it?
Good question on the purpose. The purpose is to have all the rhymes in one place for my friend to be able to read to said friend's kids, since right now they aren't, and ideally make it cute. But at the same time since I do think they are good I wouldn't want to mess with my efforts to get my friend to polish them up and shop them around.
Feb
15
comment How can I put something in book format without “publishing” it?
@NeilFein - it's a good idea, but one that I currently have neither time nor tools for, sadly.
Feb
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asked How can I put something in book format without “publishing” it?
Feb
14
revised What are the differences between narrative and descriptive writing?
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Feb
14
revised What are good writing newsletters to sign up for?
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Feb
14
revised Indirect Narration Style
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Feb
14
revised Which English grammar should be followed when writing for a global audience?
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Feb
14
revised Other options for “had had”?
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Feb
14
revised State of the art proof reading tools/methods
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Feb
14
revised Is Scrivener involved in the editorial process, or is it strictly a writer's development tool?
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Feb
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accepted Are there good writing exercises for compressing expression?
Feb
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revised Kindle self-publishing, automatically update
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