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Jan
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revised Is anybody aware of a good way I can determine whether or not something is public domain, or royalty free?
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
@MonicaCellio - No worries. I think this policy needs to be re-examined. I'll be in chat for a bit if you want to drop by.
Jan
31
revised How to write to a famous author?
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Jan
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revised How to write to a famous author?
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Jan
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revised In what narrative mode should you explain a process or task?
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comment In what narrative mode should you explain a process or task?
Welcome to Writers! A suggestion: The more specific you are about the document you're working on, the better the answers will be. Can you tell us what the process is you're describing and why you think it might be difficult to explain? Better yet would be to provide us a draft of the email, if that's possible.
Jan
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
@MonicaCellio - The community has decided these are on-topic (see this thread) but feel free to revisit this in meta.
Jan
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answered Writing about a subject on which you have no expertise?
Jan
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comment Writing about a subject on which you have no expertise?
Related: Find Information For Describing A Nuclear Power Plant
Jan
31
revised Converting the MIT License into a limerick
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Jan
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comment Converting the MIT License into a limerick
You can discuss anything you like here in the comments. Once you reach 20 rep, you can also try out chatroom.
Jan
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comment My Ex husband's wife self published a non fiction book naming my kids in the story
In situations where you have reason to believe that children are in danger, you should contact the appropriate authorities without delay. And while legal questions are technically on-topic here, I strongly suggest you consult a lawyer immediately.
Jan
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comment Converting the MIT License into a limerick
Alex, welcome to Writers. Possibly the OP is conflating a CC license with public domain? Please feel free to click on "improve this question" under the question's text, including any attribution link that's needed. Your changes will go into the edit queue for approval. Alternatively, just leave a comment and we can take care of it for you.
Jan
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revised What are some disadvantages of writing fiction in a diary format?
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Jan
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Jan
28
revised How to quote from a foreign journal that has not been translated?
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Jan
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comment How to quote from a foreign journal that has not been translated?
Are you writing a journal article or other academic paper? If so, what style guide does the journal you're submitting to require? If it's not a journal article, some schools have their own style guide that might help answer this.
Jan
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comment What software do you use for writing and then structuring a book?
@LaurenIpsum - May be biassed? ;)
Jan
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comment What work better for the following piece of writing? Past or present tense?
Definitely helps. Are you going for a sense of immediacy, or perhaps putting reader more into the character's head? Because if you want the latter, using first person might accomplish that more effectively.
Jan
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comment What work better for the following piece of writing? Past or present tense?
Interesting question! Within the story, what context will these paragraphs be in? Do you have any particular concerns? Knowing things like this will enable people to give you answers that are more detailed and useful than answers that boil down to explaining the effect present and past tense have on the reader. (Better yet would be a longer excerpt.)