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Oct
5
comment How do I write in the language of a strict, serious character without using too much exposition?
I did an additional edit pass to fix some distracting typos and other errors. I also rewrote the title to make it more apparent what your question is; did I get it right?
Oct
3
comment 2 points of view at the same time
General critiques are closed on sight here, but I think you're asking how you can keep the different characters/points of view distinct and clear. I've edited your question lightly to make this more obvious, but feel free to please make any further edits you feel are needed or correct anything I've gotten wrong.
Oct
3
comment How should I break down a huge table of contents?
If having two Tables of Contents isn't an option, you can also have a general, simplified TOC and a more detailed one at the beginning of each section.
Oct
1
comment Database for Characters?
Sounds like a job for Scrivener.
Oct
1
comment Non-linear style used by *Arrow*
I think you'd just call that heavy use of flashbacks.
Sep
30
comment Describing camera movement in the ACTION?
Possibly a duplicate of Should you specify camera action in a film script?
Sep
30
comment how can I promote my Kindle Direct book?
Great! At least if the page goes down, someone could google something similar now. Thanks for editing.
Sep
30
comment What are the drawbacks of writing too much in the active voice?
@FumbleFingers I see your problem. I think that as a question about grammar as a writing tool it's fine on either site, but I can see your point too.
Sep
30
comment What are the drawbacks of writing too much in the active voice?
I'm unclear on what your concern is. What caused you to wonder this? Is there an example of your writing you can provide to illustrate the issue? @FumbleFingers I think this question is fine here.
Sep
30
comment Non-linear style used by *Arrow*
@TheThom The Wikipedia article has a pretty good listing of stories that use the technique. Also, the TVTropes article Anachronic Order has a good list in it.
Sep
30
comment What is a ballad?
Welcome to Writers! As you seem to have figured out, questions that ask for feedback are closed here; that's because because they're unlikely to help anyone else. While you're careful not to do that (thanks for that), I think this question is at risk of being closed because, as it was written, it's unlikely to help other users. Asking what a ballad is, and using your example as a starting point, is more useful to more people, so I've edited this a bit. I hope the edits work for you and still get you the information you need.
Sep
30
comment how can I promote my Kindle Direct book?
Would you consider quoting the relevant text of your link? (For more information, see Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?)
Sep
30
comment Motif, or something else?
Questions about existing literary works are off-topic unless they relate to writing projects. Closing.
Sep
28
comment Magic or No Magic?
Done, please feel free to further change my edit if I've missed the mark. For future reference, please note that placing a question on hold merely disallows answers until it's reopened. It has nothing to do with not wanting to help people.
Sep
28
comment Magic or No Magic?
Yes, I think that asking when genre elements (like magic) are applicable and when they're forced would make for a fine question. Will do a light edit to your question and reopen.
Sep
28
comment How do screenwriters incorporate song scenes into a screenplay for a musical?
@MissMonicaE I meant commenting in the deleted answer I turned into a comment, but this is okay too.
Sep
28
comment Magic or No Magic?
Nina, Welcome to Writers but I'm afraid this question falls afoul of our community's ruling against questions asking what to write. If you're able to edit this so that it asks a more specific, answerable question, we'd be happy to consider reopening it. (Also, if you haven't already, please feel free to look at our site tour.)
Sep
26
comment What is it called when an author uses vague words for concrete concepts, “hedging”?
Thanks, I think your edit adds writerly depth to a question that's really just asking for a word.
Sep
25
comment What is it called when an author uses vague words for concrete concepts, “hedging”?
Hello! While this is a good suggestion, would you consider expanding this a bit more than just the wiki quote? It'd make for a more comprehensive answer.
Sep
25
comment Effective techniques for describing pain
Lily, welcome to Writers. We're looking for answers longer than just one line; perhaps you could expand on this?