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Apr
28
comment Is it better to follow some structure or just write following intuition
@what Excellent concise bit of advice, in that first sentence of your answer!
Apr
28
comment X and Y vs Y and X
I'd qualify that 'never' to this: if you deploy ambiguity, make sure you do it intentionally, and that it contributes to rather than detracts from the work as a whole.
Apr
28
comment Using the same quotation a second time
Do you mean reference list, or bibliography style citation? Chicago includes both.
Apr
22
comment Story-telling to improve writing skills?
@RazieMah I don't think it matters. The difference between modes of written fiction is significantly less than between text and orality.
Apr
22
comment Story-telling to improve writing skills?
They're quite different, aren't they? What works effectively spoken out loud reads as corny on the page.
Mar
25
answered Name of writing style or structure of novel that is in non-chronological order
Jan
15
awarded  Scholar
Jan
15
comment What's a good market for experimental novellas?
An actual answer to my question! Thanks elle6677.
Jan
15
accepted What's a good market for experimental novellas?
Dec
28
awarded  Yearling
Nov
11
comment What are the stages of The Guardian's Journey?
+1 for the critique of Campbell, whose reductionist nonsense should be treated with the same degree of respect as poor Mr Casaubon's 'key to all mythologies' (Middlemarch).
Oct
31
comment Order of references
There are lots - see the sidebar on the right hand side of this wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Style_guide ... usually a publication has a preference for one or another. Some have their own unique style guides. The important thing (as Lauren Ipsum pointed out in a comment to your question) is to use the one your publisher wants you to use.
Oct
30
comment How would an agent approach a debut piece written by two new authors (co-authors)
Great question, though you're unlikely to get a good answer here - I don't imagine there are too many agents lurking on writers.SE :) I'd suggest you ask an agent - maybe on twitter. If you find a good answer, I hope you post it here!
Oct
30
comment Capitalized opening lines
Yes. In the example, 'they rode west from the slaughter' isn't a sentence, it's a clause. And I'm sure there's not a specific number of words - it's probably just the first few words. In your example you could capitalise '"What?" Eri said, eyes narrowed.'
Oct
30
answered Order of references
Oct
28
answered Using P.S. in a formal email
Oct
28
comment Would this be considered abstract writing?
RTFM(odernist canon).
Oct
16
awarded  Excavator
Oct
16
revised Are there any contests for teenage writers?
A more descriptive title.
Oct
16
suggested suggested edit on Are there any contests for teenage writers?