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Jan
31
comment How can I write a thesis statement and stay on topic in a persuasive essay?
But it only has a ONE typo.
Jan
31
comment Use double or triple minus hyphen (-) to stand in for em dash?
What will you be doing with the document that makes you want to represent an em dash with characters other than an em dash?
Jan
27
answered How do I write a emotional scene?
Jan
10
revised Copyright Infringement if I directly gain no money?
added 293 characters in body
Jan
9
answered Copyright Infringement if I directly gain no money?
Jan
2
comment Plural of single letter variables
Consider recasting the sentence: … as each c is a member of a different field.
Dec
21
comment Can I use an old painting of Lilith as my book cover?
Morgan, given that you will be using a photograph (not Collier's actual paiting), find out what copyright law says about photographs of public domain works of art. Also note that it makes no difference whether you sell your book or give it away. Copyright law is about copying and distributing, regardless of whether you make money.
Dec
21
comment Can I use an old painting of Lilith as my book cover?
That's right Chris. I looked up the painting, and the first photograph I found (on Wikimedia) says: "The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that 'faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain.'" See the Licensing section here: "commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/… I quickly realized that I don't know the legal standard.
Dec
19
comment Swearing in a book, within a context. Too offensive?
Write the one where you offend yourself. You'll have way more fun. You'll write a much better story. You'll gain more readers than you lose.
Dec
19
answered Swearing in a book, within a context. Too offensive?
Dec
4
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Nov
16
answered How to motivate yourself to finish something?
Nov
11
answered Expressing mocking humor
Oct
25
revised Avoiding the “as you know” trope in exposition
ETA techniques for informing about the everyday
Oct
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
20
answered Avoiding the “as you know” trope in exposition
Oct
14
comment How do I write about something which can only be felt with closed eyes?
Yes. Learn touch typing. Or try dictation software.
Oct
13
comment Best practices for designating prose as intellectual property?
According to The Copyright Handbook (from Nolo Press), your work is copyrighted when you express it in some tangible form. But in order to sue for copyright infringement in the US, you must register. Timely registration (see the book) enables you to request "statutory damages" (see the book!), which can be substantial. Untimely registration (e.g. after you discover the infringement) limits damages to actual losses and the infringer's actual gains. The Copyright Handbook is an amazing resource. Chock full of information, and surprisingly easy to read. Buy it. Read it. Read it again.
Oct
12
answered What is an alternative for “the size of a pack of cigarettes”?
Oct
6
reviewed Reject The importance of monitor size/distance for writing productivity?