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Sep
9
comment What resources will teach me about the state of the art in technical writing?
@KellyTessenaKeck - I am making manuals that are digital at least somewhat more IETM-like. Thanks for the excellent suggestion on the documentation contest winners.
Aug
29
comment How to determine if a freelance writing website is reputable and provides assignments that are worthwhile?
Unfortunately that's not a question that is a good fit for this site. Open-ended, poll-style questions do not work well for this format. I have edited your question to one that may work better. Hope it helps!
Aug
29
comment How to determine if a freelance writing website is reputable and provides assignments that are worthwhile?
Welcome to Writers. Unfortunately this question as phrased is a poll. If edited to something along the lines of "How can you determine if an online freelance writing site is reputable and provides writing assignments that are worthwhile?" it may fit our site better.
Aug
22
comment How do I escape my own experience?
Too bad I can't more than +1 this.
Jul
25
comment What resources will teach me about the state of the art in technical writing?
@JohnSmithers - does the edit help?
Jun
27
comment Shared World licensing fees
Excellent example of answering a question with your own site (and following the terms by disclosing your association) without astroturfing. Welcome to Writers and thanks!
Jun
21
comment How does joint authorship work?
Related: a generic question on co-authorship that is not specific to fiction, a question on a shared character, and a question on detail creation by the other author
Jun
13
comment How to improve the ending of this short story (final scene + flashback)
All 3 questions should ideally be separate.
May
24
comment Ways for main character to influence world following their death
The lasting influence route could be fascinating as a source of conflict - what did the dead character really want? Two other characters could disagree - oh the dramatic possibilities!
May
17
comment Getting the first words down on paper
See also Where should I start if I'm feeling the urge to write something?, a near dupe, and Fighting the blank page, another near dupe. In fact we may want to merge these questions.
Apr
12
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
I think this belongs on EL&U and not here. Anyone agree?
Mar
27
comment Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
@Kris - like Neil said, it's a fit for both. We have overlap in our scopes by design.
Mar
24
comment How to convert DOI to citation information
@StevenDrennon - this seems like it would be suited to web apps, but I do wonder if it also fits here. Meta would be the place to discuss. We've already had a general software discussion there.
Mar
23
comment Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
I wonder if this is also suited (maybe better suited) to English?
Feb
27
comment Are there online research resources that cater to writers?
What about the appropriate Stack Exchange site?
Feb
27
comment How would I find a publisher who is accepting unsolicited manuscripts from authors?
@Standback - I read through it, but it seemed rather general. I am hoping for a more specific list of...steps I think is the best way to put it.
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
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
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
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.