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Lapsed linguist and language lover.


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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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answered Is there a resource to help find the right connotative meaning?
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answered Usage of commas in poetry
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answered Usage of commas in poetry
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Quorum
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accepted Punctuation and capitalisation in poetry
Feb
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comment Does this riddle abuse language to make it fit into verse?
Of course - I was wondering how to "guess" secretly! Great riddle at any rate, and I like the edits.
Feb
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asked Punctuation and capitalisation in poetry
Dec
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comment Characters with no names
It worked really well in Jose Saramago's novel, Blindness. The characters are referred to throughout the long book as the Doctor's Wife, the Girl with the Dark Glasses, the Man with the Black Eyepatch, etc. It's surprisingly non-invasive and effective.
Dec
21
comment Peeking through character's mask
You asked about literary works with such protagonists. Two come readily to mind -- Quoyle from The Shipping News (Annie Proulx) and Lisbeth Salander from Steig Larsson's Millennium Series (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, etc.).
Dec
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comment A cross-[What] kind of romance?
So how about "cross-carbonality" or "cross-carbon" or "inter-carbonality" romance?
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awarded  Teacher
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comment How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?
@Mussri I think you're on to something. If OP's character speaks Arabic, for example, OP could include Arabic idioms (translated into English) as a way to show that s/he is speaking in Arabic -- without the need for actually using Arabic. OP would still need to double check with a native speaker, but I think the approach might work very well. You should form this into an answer.
Nov
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answered How can I write anonymously (based on true experiences)?
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awarded  Editor
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revised What are good reads about writing?
added 140 characters in body
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answered What are good reads about writing?
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awarded  Scholar