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Aug
27
reviewed Needs Improvement How do I improve my knowledge of English well enough to write in it?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Is it common for flashbacks to not to follow a chronological order?
Aug
21
answered Making a female character sound more boyish/masculine
Aug
20
comment Making a female character sound more boyish/masculine
There are things that are stereotypically feminine to discuss. As a tomboy myself, I'd suggest avoiding those things, but don't go over the top introducing stereotypically masculine topics either. Nonverbal behaviors will really help that. Strong and confident posturing is perceived as very masculine, as CLockeWork suggests. In my mind, I was surreptitiously checking out the waitress's butt as she left the table.
Aug
13
comment How do I overcome my anxiety of writing again?
You can come to the Writer's chat, Tuesdays in our chat room. We do ten minutes timed writing on a surprise topic. It is a good excuse to write, and no one expects genius when you've only ten minutes on an unknown topic. My personal goal is usually just to be comprehensible. (I don't always accomplish that either.)
Jun
2
awarded  Yearling
Apr
22
comment Overuse of bullet points
• I'm sure your collaborator does this so it is easier to read. - It highlights the important sentences. - They are all important sentences. • I can see why you feel this practice has the opposite effect. - It's hard for me to write it. - I keep getting confused which bullet to use.
Apr
22
comment How should I begin my research for my Military Fiction?
You could try joining the Navy.
Apr
17
comment What is the correct word/term that needs to be before the names of the maker of the project?
We discussed it over on Writers, and agreed to migrate it, although they will need some more information before they can give you good answers.
Apr
9
comment 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
@Lauren You could just read my story about it after I'm done writing it. ;-)
Apr
9
comment How can I improve my analytical writing for a standardized test?
+1 looking up the grading rubric is excellent advice.
Apr
9
comment How can I improve my analytical writing for a standardized test?
The GRE is for native speakers as well as non-native speakers. Most graduate programs require it for everyone.
Mar
16
comment Should I punctuate abbreviations for Old English, Middle English etc. in academic writing?
Since this is a style question, I think it is more appropriate on Writers.SE.
Feb
15
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
I think Writers might be able to help you.
Feb
15
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
I don't see how this says anything that my answer didn't. This one just uses more words to say the same thing.
Feb
14
comment Is it true that men (in general) can't write female first-person?
@SF. You're joking, right? What about the Rama series by Clarke, or the Gap sequence by Donaldson? Both have strong female protagonists who could theoretically have been male instead. I think your assertion is baseless.
Feb
8
reviewed Needs Improvement Turning Checkered Squares into Settings
Feb
8
reviewed Satisfactory Characters with no names
Feb
8
reviewed Satisfactory How can I keep my characters' identities a mystery successfully?
Feb
7
reviewed Satisfactory Peeking through character's mask