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May
25
comment How best to format a novel written in Markdown
Have you tried using --------- at the beginning of a line (becomes an <hr> when rendered to HTML, and looks reasonable when I've generated PDF with pandoc)?
Jun
17
comment How can I make a story bigger?
Wow, thanks for expanding your answer. I am doing (a), have some of (b) but need to make it deeper, and (c) needs some work. As to "Hell, it is entirely possible that your current 30k has padding in it.", I will confirm that it does. Like I said in my question, I'm not looking for padding, I'm looking for ways to increase the depth of the story. Between your expanded answer, some of the other answers, and the notes I have, I see where to go from here. Thank you for taking the time to answer.
Jun
16
comment How can I make a story bigger?
Genre is thriller/tech -- terrorist causes mayhem through Internet attacks; geek saves the day. Your answer is the angle I started looking at last night, along with PortableWorld's reference to Orson Scott Card and going back to add background/depth to the characters and plot.
Jun
15
comment How can I make a story bigger?
Thanks for the ideas. The 10% reduction is about what I usually see too, which is why I was asking about how to grow it. Between your answer and One Monkey's I may end up leaving it short. I'll see how the editing process goes.
Jun
15
comment How can I make a story bigger?
It's been on the shelf for a while, the magic replacement has happened. (See my note about the early chapters being thin.)
Jun
15
comment What is the style used in ISO/IEC publications?
Of course there's a standard... it's ISO! ;)