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Jan
20
asked How do authors gain strong familiarity with archaic and extremely rare words?
Jan
20
comment How to tell a story with the least amount of writing?
Addendum for the monolingual: le mot juste is the right word. Tu parles français, Lauren? Ou tu sais des phrases diverses?
Jan
14
comment Troubles with unfamiliar locations and settings based in the real world
Please don't call him Howard. He has a name. It's H.P.
Jan
10
comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
Oh, way to make me feel guilty...
Jan
10
comment How about a story as a series of anecdotes?
Also-- you do not need a plot. See my answer below.
Jan
10
answered How about a story as a series of anecdotes?
Jan
10
comment How about a story as a series of anecdotes?
WHY?? TOM BOMBADIL IS AWESOME!! that should be criminalized.
Jan
10
comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
If your question here is at all indicative of your general writing style, you might want to continue a bit further down the path of learning English before you start trying to "hit everyone's interest."
Jan
10
comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
This question did not deserve an answer of that length. Seriously.
Jan
5
revised How many different words are in the average novel?
added 19 characters in body
Jan
5
comment How many different words are in the average novel?
Retag at will, Captain(s).
Jan
5
asked How many different words are in the average novel?
Jan
5
comment Very long sentences: personal style or just bad writing?
I would actually say that's rather good writing. Stylistic. So long as it doesn't dominate the entire narrative, in which case it would definitely take its toll on the reader.
Jan
5
comment How many commas is too many?
Anything Joyce can do, you can do lesser... ♬
Dec
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
27
comment How can I develop my ideas?
@Standback I just want to note that I keep coming back to this question, and every time I do, I pause to take a distinct pleasure in your placement of ellipses in that sentence.
Dec
27
comment alternatives to “he said” in dialog
This is objectively and indisputably the correct approach. Full credit to Lexi. Please mark this as the accepted answer . ;)
Dec
27
revised What qualities should a good metaphor have?
improved my similes jussst a bit
Dec
27
comment What qualities should a good metaphor have?
The above "example" is no longer applicable to my edited answer, but I'm leaving it up since it's a pretty cool simile anyway.
Dec
25
comment Switching from past to present tense?
If you want the Nobel prize, you should probably put the climax before the flashbacks, or in the middle. That's artsy. They'll love that. And make sure to borrow a line from a famous poet for your title. If you want to go all the way, screw around with your punctuation. But that takes real nerve.