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Jul
18
answered Attributing quotes to fictional characters
Jul
18
comment How much can I talk about other people's works?
@SSumner, see Edit items in answer
Jul
18
revised How much can I talk about other people's works?
add re copyright page, re story effect, and an example
Jul
18
answered How much can I talk about other people's works?
Jul
18
comment Swearing - Censor, allude, or include?
IMO “words ... even a construction worker wouldn't be caught dead saying” adds implausibility rather than humor or character. It may challenge the reader to think of what that hypothetical construction worker wouldn't be caught dead saying – which I imagine are words like heck, darn, fooie – and give a completely wrong effect.
Jul
4
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Jun
27
answered Style Critique (1200 words)
Jun
27
comment Style Critique (1200 words)
@user5438, rather than using code blocks as you have, use quote blocks. That is, don't indent the lines; start the quote block with a > at left margin; use space, space, enter to break lines; use two enters in a row to end the quote block.
Jun
27
answered Opening a story with a reference to what someone just said followed by a setting description
Jun
24
answered Tone and directness in email requesting details from prospective venues
Jun
21
answered Separate paragraphs without line breaks
Jun
20
comment Why can't I write something longer than a few pages?
What's “longetivity” ? Also, “definate” is incorrect spelling of “definite”
Jun
16
comment Is the following allowed under the ungrammatical exceptions in fiction?
What does “don't break the crossline” mean?
Jun
15
answered Is the following allowed under the ungrammatical exceptions in fiction?
Jun
11
revised Screenwriting: Help with paragraph length.
change to inset quote & fix several typos
Jun
11
suggested approved edit on Screenwriting: Help with paragraph length.
May
28
comment think, I think, I don't think
It simplifies matters if you just regard “I don't think X ”, where X is some assertion, as equivalent to “I don't think”. Saves a few words, too!
May
10
answered What is the term for an accessible character that knows nothing?
May
6
comment How to format dialogue with an embedded long monologue
Also see Kate Sherwood's answer to What is a beat?, and answers by Lauren Ipsum and One Monkey to the same question.
May
6
answered Words for Sounds in Screenplay