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May
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comment Can a mock-magazine with fictitious content count legally as fan fiction?
This answer is conflating trademarks and copyrights. You can't copyright a trade name, but you can trademark it.
May
7
comment Words for Sounds in Screenplay
This has the added benefit of telling a sound designer what sound to reproduce, rather than having then guess what kaboooom means.
May
7
comment My Reviews for Free Books?
@LaurenIpsum - Voting to close is a good thing; I wish more people did it so the mods can lay back more! People can also flag a question as spam if they think the question is self-promotional with no other merit. (Not the case here.)
May
7
comment My Reviews for Free Books?
Lindsay, welcome to Writers. I'm not sure why someone voted to close this as off-topic; book reviewing is a type of writing and seems perfectly on-topic to me. However, I can see people wanting to close this as a list question: List questions will produce a potentially limitless list, a situation where it's not possible for anyone to write a canonical answer to the question. I've edited this so it's not asking for actual sites, and is asking how to identify sources of books to review.
May
7
comment What book review sites allow authors to send a copy of their books for reviews?
Please note that this question has been retained for historical reasons, and shouldn't be considered a typical example of a constructive question for this site.
May
6
comment Chopped sentences with too many conjunction, and repeating the subject again and again
This is, on the surface, a request to rephrase a single sentence, and the community has decided that these are off-topic. However, looking more closely, the question is more about a general trend, and uses a particular sentence as an example.
May
4
comment How to cite a Terms of Service in APA style
Welcome to Writers! Just to clarify: A plagiarism checker is telling you that quoting this paragraph is plagiarism? That's an entirely separate issue, and it may be worthwhile for you to open a separate question on this. In the meantime, this page may be of help.
May
4
comment New digital ways of presenting a novel in 2011?
You have answered six questions here, all of them with links to your website. While these answers are all appropriate, and you've disclosed your affiliation to the site, perhaps you want to answer something that doesn't have to do with your site? At this point in time, you've posted nothing but answers that are marketing for Fablelane.
May
3
comment 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
@ggambett - Sure. Because (1) it was very short, and (2) you asked an additional question, you didn't answer this one. If you want to turn this into an actual answer, let us know and we can reverse the process so you can edit it.
May
2
comment How to come up with a good title?
This question needs to be more specific; asking for ideas how to come up with a good title isn't answerable. Asking how important a title is and what works from a marketing standpoint is better. Please remember that Stack Exchange is not a discussion forum.
May
2
comment How to assure your plot isn't a carbon copy of another story?
@ChrisOkyen - No, no. The question was edited after you wrote it; I've since edited the title again.
May
2
comment How to assure your plot isn't a carbon copy of another story?
I was gonna say, "read the title again," but the title and the question here seem to be at odds. What OP is asking isn't all that clear. Care to expand on your thoughts here? (My DV is locked in, can't remove it unless your answer is edited anyway.)
May
2
comment How to assure your plot isn't a carbon copy of another story?
This doesn't really answer the question, which is asking how to decide where something is too similar.
Apr
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comment Is it strange if a novel starts the first chapter without one of main characters?
Interesting situation. "Is it strange" is hard to answer, but what are your specific concerns about not introducing your protagonist in chapter one? We can address those.
Apr
25
comment Best Practices To Learn By Reading?
pblock, welcome to the site!
Apr
25
comment Visual methods of plot development?
Can you give us more detail about what you're looking for, and why? This question is tough to answer without speculation and discussion.
Apr
25
comment A comma followed by “and” rule
Grammar is off-topic here as per our FAQ, but have sent this to English Language Learners.
Apr
24
comment How to elegantly convey the finer nuances of language in written form
@Mussri edited the question, and it's a good edit - makes things a little clearer. I think the problem is a conceptual one, though - you're asking for examples. Perhaps you can think of a way to ask how to do what you want rather than examples of it?
Apr
24
comment Critique: Make excerpt more visual/flow better
The proposal - a question on meta - has three downvotes, indicating disagreement. Also, the answers that oppose it were upvoted by the community. If you have more questions, ping me on chat? Happy to discuss. But sure, this is a good critique; I'm happy to re-open it. Thanks for editing.
Apr
23
comment Critique: Make excerpt more visual/flow better
I think you've misunderstood; my link above is a proposal that the community downvoted and disagreed with on meta. Our critique guidelines are here.