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Sep
24
comment Punctuation help needed — first-time novelist
"Shouldn't it be up to people to decide whether they want to go to the trouble of answering or not?" What's on-topic is up to the commmunity, and the community has decided that proofreading requests are off-topic here, You're of course free to revisit the issue on our meta site if you like.
Sep
24
comment Writing Multiple Protagonists
Welcome to Writers, and thanks for this comprehensive answer.
Sep
24
comment Writing Multiple Protagonists
Welcome to writers, and thanks for an interesting question. Multiple protagonist books can easily confuse the reader, but when they're done well they can give the reader great insight into characters. I've done some editing on your question to make it clearer what you're asking, instead of just asking for tips.
Sep
23
comment Alternatives to “The question sought to determine whether or not …”
@RJo this question will link to the question once it's migrated; sending it over right now.
Sep
19
comment What structure should I use for each article in a technical travel guide?
I'd suggest that answers focus on how to develop structural guidelines for a book like this one.
Sep
18
comment There is too much beauty in this picture I can persevere
Closed because asking us to rephrase a piece of text is off-topic here. You might have better luck asking on the English Language Learners site, although they have their own rules.
Sep
15
comment Mobile writing: can you write substantial works on a Psion palmtop or similar?
This is about using a writing tool, but there's no specific question here. Do you have particular concerns about this machine as a writing tool? Asking for general impressions isn't the sort of question that does well here; for information about why that's the case, please have a look at our site tour.
Sep
15
comment I am writing a book, fiction and this is a question about technique
I think you've accidentally created another account. If you want to merge this and your other account (if that's what happened), you can use the instructions here to do that.
Sep
9
comment Handwriting change
@random10101010 You're receiving close votes, and my suggestion was meant to help you make this question more relevant to the site and (hopefully) keep this open. You're welcome.
Sep
9
comment Handwriting change
Handwriting is on-topic here, although it's best if handwriting questions are about handwriting as a writing tool (analogous to word processor software or a typewriter).
Sep
6
comment Relative clause or a new sentence. Which is better in an introductory paragraph?
@Ahmad Sorry, I was a bit rushed before and wasn't clear. While a question that simply asks for general advice is probably a rephrasing or critique request in disguise, your edits have helped focus the question a lot. I've taken it off hold; thanks for editing and improving this question.
Sep
1
comment George Orwell (1984) - Monologue
Closed, because this is asking what to write, which is off-topic here.
Sep
1
comment How do you write boy & girl protagonists without turning them into a love story?
"No one is surprised if a man is not romantically interested in an ugly woman, no matter how wonderful she may be in other ways." Your answer has been flagged as offensive, and I concur. (Mine is one of the downvotes for this reason.) Perhaps you can find a more sensitive way of phrasing this?
Sep
1
comment What are widely-used UK-English style guides?
I don't know what stores are in your area, but Amazon is my go-to for hard-to-find books.
Aug
28
comment How do I get rid of the tic of paired adjectives, predicates, etc.?
While it could be argued that "Face to face conversation is personal and private" is approaching passive voice, it'd be a stretch. I'm not sure what Tracy is saying here.
Aug
28
comment How do I get rid of the tic of paired adjectives, predicates, etc.?
I'd caution against using this in final text, since it's basically a way of padding the writing. However, it's a good exercise to examine the implications of paired descriptive words.
Aug
26
comment Can anyone please help me, Is my letter write?
I see this is the second such question you've asked here. Having a look at our site tour might help make it clearer what questions are permitted here.
Aug
26
comment Can anyone please help me, Is my letter write?
Proofreading requests are off-topic here, since they're unlikely to ever help anybody else. Closing.
Aug
26
comment Can someone help invent an expression for this situation?
The question you link to is four years old, and no longer considered an example of a good question on this site. This question is asking what to write, which is off-topic here. Closing, but perhaps you can edit this into a better question? More information about this site is available in our site tour.
Aug
25
comment Do readers care about any kind of mystery? What makes them prefer one from another?
This is good advice, but how does it relate to mystery/horror?