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comment How do I approach rewriting an entire user guide in an agile environment?
Team up with a skilled user of the system being documented.
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comment Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Related question on SO: What do you consider good API documentation? although the answer contains more of negative examples.
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comment Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
Additionally, you can cite sources. "X said that, ...", "A video of Person doing... appeared..." etc. Also note: that doesn't protect you from a defamation lawsuit, only from losing the defamation lawsuit.
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comment When Is a Relationship Too Antagonistic?
I'm speaking for myself, but I can say that if you drag out the period when the relationship doesn't evolve in any visible way (even if the negative resolve is being eroded invisibly) I'll quickly get bored with it, unless you introduce an interesting parallel plot line, which will keep me occupied while the tense romance is put on the back burner to simmer and soften. Otherwise, drag it out as long as you desire, have it weathered and turn it at a good pivotal moment, but only providing you give the reader a good, active thread in the foreground.
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18
comment no matter whether = whether?
I believe this question belongs to English Language Learners
Jul
17
accepted Exercises for improving 3rd person perspective writing
Jul
17
answered Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
Jul
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answered Is it okay to end a novel with a cliffhanger?
Jul
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answered Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Jul
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answered What are the ethics of using real-world house addresses in historical fiction?
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comment What are my headlines lacking?
@drusepth: specifically pt.2. Part 1 still tries to be an all-stars action flick, not quite succeeding at that. Part 2 takes itself with much more distance, poking fun at the "geriatric heroes" ;)
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awarded  Curious
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comment Can a plagiarist sue one who plagiarized them?
@evilsoup: I believe you should recheck the difference between satire and parody. Fictional/real definitely isn't a part of the distinction. Also, Fair Use protection is uncertain/unlikely in case of using copyrighted works in satire on a subject not originally covered by these works (e.g. using copyrighted music in a clip directed at some politician). A satire on these specific works and their themes is a variant of parody, and protected. "Use (c)X to taunt Y" vs "taunt (c)Y".
Jun
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can a plagiarist sue one who plagiarized them?
Jun
27
comment How to handle speech within speech?
If you need deeper nesting, you alternate the quotes: "outermost 'middle "innermost."'" The quintuple quote at the end may be a little confusing, but this is the correct way to do this (although not nesting this deeply is better).
Jun
27
comment Is it possible for an author's first book to be popular?
I'd say you may be sure if you got yourself a big name with 10th or so book, your first will become popular too :)
Jun
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comment Is Jaime Lannister a “telling not showing” example?
Besides, you work with what you have. Sure showing is better than telling, but trying to shoehorn a lengthy scene that would show Jaime's swordfighting mastery only for the sake of showing it is a poorer practice than just telling he is good at it.
Jun
20
answered Switching from past to present tense to increase narrative speed?
Jun
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comment Can a plagiarist sue one who plagiarized them?
The reason is usually fridge horror. I'm a total sucker for happy, sunny, cheerful stories with good, satisfying happy-ending. I'm a little too observant though, and at times a popularly liked story really brushes me a very wrong way, due to author's error, negligence, omission, taking a cheap shortcut, not foreseeing some consequences. This is my way of posting criticism on these, I simply take the point where the story left off and turn the horror up to eleven. Way more efficient than posting some 'what-if' comment.
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asked Can a plagiarist sue one who plagiarized them?