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comment Direct thoughts
Related, maybe a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/8832/punctuating-thoughts
May
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revised How do you decide whether to use the infinitive or -ing version of a verb?
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May
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comment BIOGRAPHY BLUES
@Hopeful Thanks for editing. Your edit definitely helps focus the question, despite completely changing it, but it's still a very broad question. Before reopening, can you tell us more about the writing challenges you face? For example: Do you have a tendency to be be overly formal? Why is a conversational style important to this project? Also, I'm planning to clean up this comments thread and some of the information here in the comments could be incorporated into the question: The interviews you've conducted, for example.
May
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comment BIOGRAPHY BLUES
I've placed this on hold as too broad. @Hopeful, please consider editing to make this more specific and answerable. Welcome to the site, and please be assured that we do want to help! Our site tour might help clarify how the site works.
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May
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revised Dot after figure title?
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May
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comment Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
Not really sure this old question is on-topic, since it's not about writing, more about backup software. It's about a writing tool, but the question and the answers could apply to backing up source code or 3-D models or music. If we go by the consensus in this meta thread, we should close this or at least edit it to be more on-topic. I'll place this on hold for now, but if people want to argue for keeping it open, let's talk about editing it to make it more relevant to the topic of this site.
May
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comment How Do I Fill In The Gaps Between The Chapters
Please consider editing your question to narrow it down, as per Lauren't suggestion. We'll edit the answers if needed, too.
May
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revised Can I Copyright My FaceBook Status Post?
Capitalization, punctuation, wording; edited tags
May
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revised Seeking advice for maintaining child like authenticity without being too immature for the audience
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revised Seeking advice for maintaining child like authenticity without being too immature for the audience
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Apr
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comment Is it OK to omit the following “grammatical rules” in fiction?
@TommyMyron meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/301/…
Apr
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comment Is it OK to omit the following “grammatical rules” in fiction?
This is really a proofreading request, and a question about grammar, both of which are off-topic here. Placing on hold, but please feel free to edit into something more on-topic. (If you want to ask about the grammatical reason for a rule, English Language and Usage is the way to go.)
Apr
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reviewed Approve Is it OK to omit the following “grammatical rules” in fiction?
Apr
27
revised I want to name a character something but j feel like people would say I'm copying Veronica Roth, my favorite author. What should I do?
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Apr
27
comment Urban Writing Question
I think this is a little too broad; we also don't answer questions asking what to write. Can you narrow this down more? If not, this question will probably be closed.
Apr
27
comment Should I use ellipses in narration?
Agreed, this isn't a duplicate, just closely related to the linked question. @what Close votes can't be retracted, but they will expire in time.
Apr
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revised Should I use ellipses in narration?
Wording, title
Apr
27
comment Using “and/or” in a manuscript
Style guides often give good advice, but I recommend using caution and common sense when trying to apply them to fiction or informal writing. I think it's better to make an informal style sheet for projects like that.
Apr
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comment Using “and/or” in a manuscript
Interesting answer. If you ever come across a link, I'd like to read about those studies you mention. Your answer also supports my gut feeling, that "and/or" is a linguistic cancer that should be excised, but it's often a necessary evil in technical or academic contexts.