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Feb
10
comment Book Title Generator that takes input?
I want to read the novel Sword Cake.
Feb
7
comment Fantasy - chapter length
Relevant, possibly a duplicate: What is a normal length for a chapter?
Feb
4
comment When is it okay to tell?
"Show, don't tell" applies to narrative writing as well. While it's true that modern writing has been heavily influenced by movies and TV, that doesn't mean that reducing exposition is a bad idea.
Feb
2
comment Is sending your characters back to a different century a good way to disguise them?
I'm not sure if this is an opinion-based question that'd be better off on a writing discussion forum than here, or a brilliant writing question for this site. Either way, I'm looking forward to the answers!
Jan
29
comment Delerium too much like a dream?
Why is it important that the reader know it's not a dream? Also, welcome to the site.
Jan
28
comment What is the meaning of a cancelled publication in conference?
Have you considered asking the organizers?
Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
We don't have any questions about editing books, but we do have one about writing books: What are good reads about writing?
Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
If you want style guide links, these questions may be of interest: What are the most common style manuals? and What are widely-used UK-English style guides?
Jan
27
comment References or tips for book editing (self-published books)
What kind of resources are you looking for, exactly? Style guides? Books about editing? Lists of editors to hire? And wasn't this originally meant to be about poetry editing?
Jan
27
comment Naming my character
@LaurenIpsum Good eye, these two are very closely related; but I think the two are different enough. (Answers to one don't apply to the other.)
Jan
27
comment Originality of Writing
The underlying question seems to be, "how can I avoid showing my influences," yes?
Jan
23
comment Software to change American punctuation to British
Mixing US and UK styles in one document is, according to every style manual I know, incorrect.
Jan
22
comment How to build a train of thought across multiple paragraphs and pages?
Welcome to Writers!
Jan
22
comment “This” vs “that” in past tense narrative
This is essentially a rephrase request, which is off-topic here. Closing, but feel free to edit this into something more substantial.
Jan
20
comment How much detail is considered enough for literature review of a research paper
I'll leave this question to the tech writing experts, but: The journal to which you're submitting will have submission guidelines, and they'll likely also mention a style manual to follow. These resources may help with formatting, at least. (Here's an example, though it's not in your field.)
Jan
20
comment Punctuation in a list
Agreed. Also, I never knew that about Lt. Reed. I'm gonna have to re-watch some Enterprise now.
Jan
19
comment Punctuation in a list
I think the only time to have commas, etc at the end of list items is if the entire list makes a sentence.
Jan
15
comment Use of realism in a fictional setting
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/15870/…
Jan
14
comment “And” vs “with” in description lists
Sorry, but single-word requests, phrasing, and re-phrasing questions are off-topic here. If you can edit this into a more substantial question, we'd consider reopening.
Jan
13
comment Poor man's copyright techniques
There are parts of the world where mailing yourself the manuscript will provide some protection, but the US isn't one of them. Registering the copyright will help if you end up in court.