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Mar
5
comment Standardizing capitalization within a bibliography or footnotes when your sources have used different standards
What style guide are you using? That may have bearing on the answer.
Mar
5
comment How to cite multiple chapters from same book in Vancouver style?
I'm unfamiliar with Vancouver style; are the system's reference numbers really non-obvious enough that this is a concern?
Mar
3
comment How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
Currently discussing this in chat.
Mar
3
comment Critique of this short text about inequality and contempt
James, thanks for working with us. Critiques need to ask specific questions; while you're halfway there, the questions you ask could be asked about nearly any piece of text. Do you have any specific concerns? For example, are there certain concepts you want to make certain are clear, or a certain tone you want to use? (Incidentally, although this is certainly long enough, feel free to five people more text than this if you prefer.)
Feb
28
comment Software for collaborative writing for a small team
@MonicaCellio - I think this isn't a dupe. The target question is more about communities, this one is about tools for small teams. I've edited the title to make this clearer.
Feb
27
comment Is there any standardized definition of a “Mary Sue”?
@LaurenIpsum - Agreed - the question is good. I just don't want to set a precedent of questions that define a term; that's more appropriate for the English site, or maybe the English Learners beta for other types of questions. In this case, the term is a Writing term, and the answers are definitely going to be on-topic.
Feb
27
comment What's a good writing software for Android phones/tablets?
The app is a bit flaky, though. And offline access never works for me.
Feb
26
comment Is there any merit to the term “Mary Sue”?
This user also created a related question: Is there any standardized definition of a “Mary Sue”?
Feb
26
comment Is there any standardized definition of a “Mary Sue”?
Normally, a question asking for a definition of a word would be closed, but a "Mary Sue" is a character type that's generally to be avoided. Am I right in thinking that the real question here is "What traits should be avoided when creating a character who's somewhat idealized?"
Feb
26
comment Is there any merit to the term “Mary Sue”?
This question is asking for opinions about a common term. While it might generate interesting discussion, it's not really a good fit for Q&A about Writers.
Feb
25
comment How to minimize language mistakes while writing
@LaurenIpsum - I agree that these two questions are very similar, but the answer to this question couldn't easily apply to the earlier question. I'd prefer to keep this one open unless the community decides to close it.
Feb
25
comment What's a good market for experimental novellas?
The question is still quite vague, I think.
Feb
25
comment What's a good market for experimental novellas?
The answers to this are going to be a bit vague, since we don't know all that much about the book other than its experimental nature. Maybe a better question would be to ask how to identify appropriate places to place the manuscript.
Feb
23
comment Books to improve writing skills
To the user who flagged this as non-constructive: This is an older question left open for historical reasons. Were it asked now, it would probably be closed.
Feb
23
comment How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
This doesn't answer the question.
Feb
21
comment Do I include the method of my research in the title?
I corrected some spelling and formatting in your question. In addition to Monica's concerns, does your university style guide for masters theses? This may be of help. I've even heard of individual departments having a style sheet.
Feb
21
comment Does this riddle abuse language to make it fit into verse?
Have attempted to come up with a title that better reflects the question. Have I succeeded?
Feb
21
comment Should I state my intentions/outline my structure at the beginning of an academic essay?
Welcome to Writers! More detail in this question will help people give you better answers. For example, what's the topic of the essay? Are you writing to a pre-defined format or style guide? What grade level/university level is this for?
Feb
20
comment Good book on writing for children?
Narrowing what you're looking for might help get you better answers. Alternatively, if you don't know what you're looking for in terms of skills imparted by a book like this, maybe this question needs to focus more on outlining what your writing skills are now and asking what new skills you need to develop. Asking for a list of books, on the other hand, is an obvious list question and runs the risk of being closed.
Feb
17
comment Do script readers start at the beginning?
@Aerovistae - *animal