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Apr
3
awarded  Student
Apr
3
asked What should be put on scene notecards? (for novel writing)
Apr
3
comment Floating vs Float
@Noah on 'for fishing'/'to fish'. Lauren Ipsum has it right -- I knew immediately when I read "for fishing" that you're not american. Think of "for" and "to" in this context by thinking of the question it answers. "for" answers the question "used for what?", and "to" answers the question "in order to do what?". So, "They went outside to fish" answers the question "They went outside in order to do what?", but not "They went outside which is used for what?" <- (notice it doesn't make sense as a question; that's how you know it's the other one).
Apr
3
comment Floating vs Float
@Noah yep, your new edited version looks good to me, except for one thing -- "...a big fish swam..." needs either "up", "by", or "in" after it. I prefer "a big fish swam by", but any one of those works. The "feeling" of what happens with the fish changes a little between those three: "swam by" has the fish enter and leave the scene; "swam in" has the fish enter the scene, and stay - with more fishy action to follow; and "swam up" is like "swam in" except a little more surprise and a little more wallet focused.
Mar
30
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Also, as a heads up: if you decide to put it out on Amazon's kindle as well, you'll need another version for that. I helped one fellow I know e-publish his novel. I had to branched his source doc into 2 versions -- one for amazon, the other for smashwords (epub). The big differences are in how they handle the table of contents, and how the chapter breaks are indicated.
Mar
30
comment Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Multiple versions for different publishing mediums is definitely the way to go. I kind of assumed you were, and that you were just trying get them to look the same, for exactly the reason you point out here -- epub flows, paper don't. Your decision to make the book look differently as well depending on medium is a wise one. After all, you want to play to each medium's strengths.
Mar
30
answered Floating vs Float
Mar
30
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
29
answered Color Scheme for Print and eBook
Mar
28
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. :-)
Mar
28
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.
Mar
28
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
28
revised What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
Edited to trim some length; deleted 24 characters in body
Mar
28
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?)
Mar
27
answered What help is there for a technical reseacher/writer that can't edit?
Mar
16
answered How can I put something in book format without “publishing” it?
Mar
16
awarded  Editor
Mar
16
revised Need help to rephrase this sentence to prevent a run-on
spelling correction
Mar
16
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
16
comment Balancing loads of equally-important characters
Jeez, I just thought of something -- how many villains do you have to go with those heroes??