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Mar
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answered What is the best way to learn technical writing?
Mar
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comment Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
Doesn't aperiodic mean not occurring at regular intervals...?
Mar
28
comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
Please see my comments beneath Ali's answer for "cons." I can sum up my opinion with this: You need to be able to write on your own, using only your mental facilities, in order to create anything decent. None of the great poets ever used syllable counting software, and it won't help you. It'll be like learning to open a Lunchables box and then using the knowledge to try and prepare a dish of fine cuisine. It just won't help, unless you're only feeding a bunch of hungry third graders.
Mar
28
comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
@Patches AND, on top of that, there are frequently multiple possible pronunciations which allow for an altered syllable count, allowing the writer to twist language to fit his needs. Ex. "cursed"-->'curst' vs. 'curs-ed"
Mar
28
comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
@Patches, no I actually don't use spellcheck because it's wrong more often than I am. I'm sorry, I really just have no faith in lexical analysis software at its current level of sophistication.
Mar
28
comment A letter of recommendation
LMAO. I'm sorry I just had to say it.
Mar
28
revised College Application Essay Opening and Help
added 2 characters in body
Mar
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comment Are there any syllable-counting applications for poety writing?
I don't know for certain, but I find it unlikely that this software functions flawlessly. It's just impossible. There's no consistent way to analyze text to determine the phonetic syllable count. It isn't something that's governed by stable rules. Words like "deontology," "noel," "bored," "actual, and "allowed" would completely negate whatever logic rules you tried to construct. And if the software functions via an English language database, it would fall short for names, foreign language references, gibberish (i.e. the jabberwocky), and onomatopeia-type impressionistic words. Overall, fail.
Mar
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answered College Application Essay Opening and Help
Mar
27
accepted Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
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awarded  Quorum
Mar
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comment Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
HOWEVER: That's probably the general sort of answer you'll receive from a writer. I'm willing to bet you'll get another sort of answer entirely if this is posted on the English Language se. They like categorizing.
Mar
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answered Is there a name for this kind of sentence structure?
Mar
23
comment Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
Perfect, thanks.
Mar
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asked Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
Mar
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accepted How do you estimate the length of your screenplay in screentime?
Mar
23
comment Is this character generator useful?
Good God that was a great answer. +1 all the way
Mar
23
asked How do you estimate the length of your screenplay in screentime?
Mar
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awarded  Critic
Mar
23
accepted How do you get into screenwriting?