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comment How to travel in a government restricted setting?
Give one of the protagonists a reasonable outdoorsman skill. Hiding from someone in the woods is much easier than finding someone in the woods, in general. Given similar skill level between the seeker and the hiding one, and moderately large and varied woods, the hiding one wins hands down. Simply have them hide from the patrols and that will create some pretty good scenes of tension too!
Mar
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comment Published on blog but taken down: Still remains previously-published?
Check your blog in the Wayback Machine.
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comment How do I recover my confidence after a harsh writing group?
Remember every talented writers has about 5 novels worth of terribly bad material in their head, covering whatever good lies below. Until you've written that junk away you'll never dredge up the good stuff. So keep writing, keep writing crap, and good stuff will come eventually.
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Alternative to mindmap software
Feb
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comment Attributing Quote to Fictional Characters (Who are based on real people)
@J.R.: More or less, it was a character fashioned after Benjamin Franklin, in a Twain's novel. ;^)
Feb
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comment Differences between script and screenplay
Note, theater scripts (specifically meant as director's handbook, not a fancy format novel for reading) are bound by limitations of the scene: decorations, space limitations, audience unable to see small detail (e.g. read text on paper) etc. Movies can rapidly shift focus, change scenes, have whole cities explode, zoom in on detail etc.
Feb
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comment Should I omit the “at first”s in the following pieces?
How frequent are they? Instead of "at first" you can anchor it in time, or split - adding detail between the "at first" and "But then" and making them separate sentences or even paragraphs. But that just depends on situation - if the story tempo requires it, they are entirely forgivable.
Feb
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answered Attributing Quote to Fictional Characters (Who are based on real people)
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comment How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
@babou: You can sue for specific damages corresponding to value of sales of the plagiarist in case of commercial use (which may exceed the costs of attorney fees etc by far). In case of non-commercial use you can sue for statutory damages, which are unlikely to cover the extra costs of the lawsuit which will appear if you didn't register.
Feb
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comment How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
@DougM: Not registering leaves you almost defenseless against non-commercial violations (like net piracy). Sure you can never register, not even keep a recording with first creation date, and still have copyright, which will be completely useless (unenforceable) at that point.
Feb
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comment How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
@babou: Primarily, this is derived from local law. Berne Convention normalizes when copyright is in effect, but various countries handle various methods of proving so differently, e.g. the "mail a copy to yourself, don't open the envelope with dated mail stamp" is one that is currently no longer accepted in the US, while still acceptable in Poland. Also, for literary works you're normally supposed to go to a notary if not immediately publishing your work (then the Publisher handles that), while in the US you go to Copyright Office.
Feb
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comment How to display URLs in a textbook?
Personally I believe the asker is overthinking this. It's a very simple matter and trying to find a second bottom like a formal set of rules is like trying to find a formally correct direction of stirring tea.
Feb
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answered How to define a research question when the output is a product, used in research?
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comment Types/Categories of rhyme?
I believe this is a question about study of the language, and as such, belongs to English.SE
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answered How to display URLs in a textbook?