Reputation
6,698
Next tag badge:
94/100 score
24/20 answers
Badges
3 16 47
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~207k people reached

Oct
4
comment Traditional Publishing vs Ebooks
@LaurenIpsum - Agreed. On hold until this can be clarified.
Oct
3
comment Writing Multiple Novels Simultaneously
Great question. I removed language that was asking for discussion and polling the community, but please let me know if I removed anything vital.
Sep
30
comment Outlining for white papers
Thanks, I've edited your question to include that information.
Sep
30
comment Outlining for white papers
If you already have experience writing white papers, what do you feel is lacking in your abilities?
Sep
27
comment Please suggest an exemplary book for professional writing
Possibly a partial duplicate of this: What are good reads about writing?
Sep
27
comment Antagonist motivation help
This question is asking for developmental help, something that Stack Exchange sites aren't built to handle. (How can there be a definitive answer?) Placed on hold.
Sep
25
comment Should I use present or past tense when the narrator talks about an universal/most-often-true statement?
Good question. I think that this is going to end up being partially a matter of context and partially a matter of style, but I'm interested in seeing the answers.
Sep
25
comment Is it permissible to write a short story with little or no dialogue?
@BESW - I agree that this answer is confrontational, and if that was all that was here we'd ask him to tone this down. But this is not just belligerence. There's a point to John's tone, one beyond his predilection to write answers like this, and his answer is helpful and well-written. All that said, if the community were to disagree and flag this, the mods would discuss the situation.
Sep
25
comment Is it permissible to write a short story with little or no dialogue?
@Jay - I read that, just this morning, the case was thrown out on a technicality. Apparently the grammar police failed to read Mr. Smithers his rights.
Sep
25
comment Is there a known technique for giving your readers chills?
@Jim - Yes, thanks. I kinda like the bit about asking about the biological reason for chills, though. :)
Sep
25
comment Is there a known technique for giving your readers chills?
Putting this on hold because, in part, it's polling the community - asking everyone if they've experienced this can produce a lot of answers, all of which are "correct". Possible suggestions: Maybe edit into something more along the lines of what can cause this phenomenon, and tie that more into writing techniques?
Sep
19
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
@AlexFeinman - I think that this is a question that can exist on both sites. OP will get more technical advice there, more writer-friendly advice here. But it might get an even better answer over on English Language Learners.
Sep
19
comment Overusing “the” and “I”
@JohnM.Landsberg - Agreed, it's difficult to comment without seeing a typical writing sample.
Sep
17
comment Is it unusual to use product placement within a fictional novel, and what are the legalities around this?
As an aside: I thought that product placement was specifically when someone paid you to put a product in your film/tv episode/etc? And if you have written permission from the company, how can this be a problem?
Sep
16
comment Can anyone recommend a free website builder?
@KDNovels - No worries, but whether this is on or off-topic is currently being discussed in meta. You may be able to help keep this open by editing it to make it more specific to building a website for a book, as opposed to building a website for anything at all.
Sep
13
comment Really Stuck: Writing Dialogue
Carl, I've removed the link you included here, since it seems unrelated to the answer. (I did the same on another answer of yours, that had an unrelated link.)
Sep
9
comment How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
This is starting to attract answers before we even know what the question is. I'm going to put this on hold, preventing any further answers until you can clarify the question.
Sep
9
comment How do I add more imagery to this short paragraph?
I'm not quite clear on what you're asking. Do you want a critique of this text, asking if it has sufficient imagery as per your assignment? Do you want us to help you come up with additional imagery? If the former, it's difficult to tell without knowing what the assignment is. If the latter, this is a request to generate text and therefore, I'm afraid, off-topic.
Sep
8
comment Citing lecture notes
Is your thesis following a style guide or departmental style sheet?
Sep
5
comment Spanish writing website?
@Joze - So you want a place on the web to publish stories? I didn't get that from your question. Can you please edit the question to reflect this? Thanks!