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answered Floating vs Float
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awarded  Necromancer
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answered Color Scheme for Print and eBook
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comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
@Aerovistae +1, then, for consistency. For those like me that can't beat the machine it's a lifesaver. :-)
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comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
@Ali on the other hand, none of them display syllable count per line, which is what the poster was asking for.
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comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
@Aerovistae Do you not use spellcheck for those reasons either? There are english language dictionaries, foreign language dictionaries, and name lists. Jabberwocky is in the dictionary, and if you're making up words, you can't expect anything to work. If you'd bothered to look at them, you'd see the third link, at least, uses a formula to parse words not found in the dictionary, then displays them with the syllable count so you know which ones they are.
Mar
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revised What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
Edited to trim some length; deleted 24 characters in body
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comment What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
@JohnSmithers ug, yea, no kidding. I hate giant answers; I'm going to have give myself a stern talking too. (talking to? one 'o' or two? Do I dare brave the hair-splitters at English.SE and ask?)
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answered What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
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answered How can I put something in book format without “publishing” it?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Need help to rephrase this sentence to prevent a run-on
spelling correction
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comment What's the most marketable title?
"Hang Fire" by a mile. "Slap-Dash" makes it sound like your book is slap-dash -- that is, shoddily made. And "Tooth and Nail"... Ug. Cliche and generic.
Mar
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comment Balancing loads of equally-important characters
Jeez, I just thought of something -- how many villains do you have to go with those heroes??
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comment Balancing loads of equally-important characters
I'll third the format question. I really have a hard time seeing a novel with 12 equally important characters working. None come to mind with that many main characters, but maybe that's just cause it's late and I'm tired. Funnily enough, it's alot easier to image a graphic novel with that many, and certainly a web series.
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comment Need help to rephrase this sentence to prevent a run-on
You know, I think both your options are grammatically correct and conveigh the information well. For fiction though, I don't care for constructions that start with "Because...". It cries out to me - 'I'm telling, I should be showing!' (Of course, all bets are off when it's dialogue.)
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answered Need help to rephrase this sentence to prevent a run-on
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comment Balancing loads of equally-important characters
+1 for "It isn't about duration: it's about quality."
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How do I use my blog as a platform for practice and improvement?
@Standback dang it, now I want to go back and rewrite it with technical writing examples :-).