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Dec
22
revised Balancing loads of equally-important characters
added 201 characters in body
Dec
14
comment Is it really so “impossible” to get published by a traditional publisher?
You ran out of votes??? What have you been doing??
Dec
11
comment Critique My Poem Please!
I like "stupid rocks."
Dec
11
comment Converting Word pages to book pages, for novels?
Oh good god I haven't really written 400 pages. It was just a number. I wish I had that kind of time.
Dec
11
asked Converting Word pages to book pages, for novels?
Dec
2
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
26
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Seems obvious enough. I like it.
Nov
26
accepted Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Nov
24
revised Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
edited body
Nov
24
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
But @SF, I'm talking about "fuchsia" type circumstances. Not "pulchritudinous" type circumstances. Which is what I've been trying to explain to you all along. So I agree completely with that comment.
Nov
24
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
THANK YOU for a legitimate answer that properly addresses the question. I was starting to worry that nobody understood.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
yeah, see, you just proved my point. That's not what inception means. In trying to be fancy, you just ruined your sentence, which is exactly not what I'm talking about. This is so far off base from my question that's it's getting silly. I'm starting to wish a mod would step in here.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
As to the audience-- that's what I'm saying! It doesn't matter if I'm writing a children's book or if I'm writing Ulysses 2! Either way-- HOW CAN I EXPAND MY ACTIVE VOCABULARY??
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Absolutely. But that's what I said in my expanded question-- I'm not talking about completely incomprehensible nonsense like what SF tried to pull in his comment below. I'm talking about using words like rectitude when it's right. Using Rabin-Karp string search when the need applies.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
(I'm sorry if that sounded brusque. Unintended.)
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
And I don't understand your question. If my audience is not people who don't like words, isn't it implicit that my audience is people who do like words, and don't mind literate and varied writing? Anyways, I don't think this is relevant to the question. I'm not asking how to write a children's book, or for people's opinions on how to write for different audiences. I'm asking how to enrich my active vocabulary, regardless of when or how I want to use it.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
@MichaelKjörling I agree. My main point on that frontier is that a thesaurus should not be an absolute necessity. Certainly you don't need to memorize the entire STL for C++, but if it's your primary language then it's a good idea to know your basic string operations, data structures, etc. I couldn't tell you all the myriad multimap methods, but I could sure as hell declare one and employ its basic functionality without a book.
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Lol-- I'm not sure if you're trying to be funny, but what you said actually, literally doesn't make any sense. To such an extent that I almost have to ask if you're ESL...? "Apprehending your inception"?
Nov
23
comment Effective ways to enrich your active vocabulary?
Grunt! Grunt grunt grunt!