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Aug
11
comment Peeing Eloquently
Asking what to write is off-topic here. Closing for now. Perhaps you could turn this into a single-word request on English?
Aug
11
comment How can I find and research places to publish fiction?
This question has attracted one good answer, but also several short answers that are mostly a link elsewhere. Placing it on hold until we can edit this into something better.
Aug
11
comment New term for “disk”
Sent this to English; it's off-topic here but may be on-topic there as a single word request.
Aug
11
comment Effective differentiation of dream sequence from “normal text”
I think that this is a suggestion that will work in some cases, but not in many. It's a good answer, though.
Aug
11
comment Effective differentiation of dream sequence from “normal text”
Given how few books are turned into audiobooks and then into movies, I think writing for those ends would be extremely limiting.
Aug
10
comment Writers block: Lost momentum, can't write even a sentence
Relevant, possibly a duplicate: Help! I've got Writer's Block
Aug
10
comment How can I find and research places to publish fiction?
Adding something like "how do I narrow down the possibilities" could also help.
Aug
6
comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
Subjective questions aren't a problem here, that's not the issue so as that this question is polling the community, answers will be merely the experiences of various people, which will prohibit the posting of a canonical answer. We'd love to work with you to improve the question if you're willing.
Aug
6
comment How can I stress a certain word in a medium that doesn't allow for font embellishments?
@Tave Quotation marks do not mean something is being emphasized, but that will probably change given enough time. For now, many people will take quotes to mean sarcasm.
Aug
6
comment I am an unestablished author with a decent book. Should I publish online, or try to find a 'real' publisher?
What sources you can provide would be great.
Aug
6
comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
Also, please don't complain about the closure of one question in the body of another question. If you think my closure of your previous question was unwarranted, you can either comment there or open a thread in meta.
Aug
6
comment Traditional vs. Self Publishing… Show me the Money?
It's unclear what numbers you're asking for, or indeed what your question is. Can you please clarify what numbers you want? All situations are different and there's no single type of income stream for writers.
Aug
5
comment How To Write Concisely
Write. Abridge. Repeat until it becomes second-nature; your first drafts will be more concise eventually.
Aug
5
comment I am an unestablished author with a decent book. Should I publish online, or try to find a 'real' publisher?
I agree with @KateSherwood - while this would make a great essay or blog post on the topic, an answer with this many numbers needs to have citations. Downvoting for now, but would like to eventually reverse that if this becomes a better answer.
Jul
31
comment How do you make page numbers in google docs?
While it could be argued that this is on-topic here, I think it would get better answers and be better maintained on Superuser.
Jul
28
comment How to show a crying/sad scene without using sentimentalism?
Helen, welcome to Writers beta. You may want to have a look at our site tour if you haven't already. We prefer answers that are longer and more comprehensive; would you care to expand on this? If not, I can change this into a comment for you. (New users can't leave comments, but keep answering questions and you'll have enough rep to leave comments yourself in no time.)
Jul
25
comment Opening of a cover letter
Have placed this on hold for now, since it's off-topic as per the reasons above. Please feel free to edit and we'll consider reopening; for more about how this site works, you can view our site tour.
Jul
21
comment Creating An Original World
If folks think this should go to Worldbuilding, I suggest voting to close. The mods can send it there but I'd like to see some community buy-in first. My concern with this question is that it's extremely broad.
Jul
19
comment Where are the six honest serving men?
Thanks for editing, it helps a lot. The question is clearer, and now it's obviously about writing. I've removed poll-like language, changed your summary to a direct quote to help clarify further, and reopened.
Jul
17
comment Where are the six honest serving men?
Placing this on hold until it's clarified; I, too can't understand what question is being asked.