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Dec
31
comment How do I write a proper cover letter
It's a good answer except for point 2. If you can't correctly name things you'll be working with, it's a sure-fire sign to your employer that you have no clue about them. HR can skip words they don't understand. Your future team will judge you by how you used them. (possible exception: you're taking the single, sole position nobody in the company ever occupied before, doing something nobody there has any clue about. Then you may go lighter on deep jargon.)
Dec
30
comment Best way to write an article professionally
...one thing I can add: "Bring new ideas to the topic." Placed as second bullet point of third point, buried among insignificant. There's nothing worse than yet another article on the same thing a thousand articles have covered. You may do it to improve your English, but if you ever plan to publish, make sure you're contributing, not just rephrasing.
Dec
30
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Dec
30
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Dec
30
answered Will my readers find it hard to care/identify with a character who seems to lack human emotions?
Dec
27
comment Can I use parenthesis in a conversation
I do recall some authors doing that - especially in humorous, tongue-in-cheek works. A serious, self-respecting book will avoid that, but a humorous one? Characters may even talk in footnotes there!
Dec
26
revised Quality over SERPs (Search Engine Result Pages)
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Dec
26
comment On the role of “accidents” in “realistic” stories
Don't forget about the Rule of Cool!
Dec
25
comment When should modifiers be avoided?
@FoxCutter: That's why you don't kill all of them, only most.
Dec
25
answered Plot devices for the climax of an adventure story
Dec
25
comment Location description
That's all hunky-dory if you already started on the right foot and want to expand your already half-decent description-writing skill. I've seen dozens of struggling newbies, who, despite having read dozens or hundreds of books (some with pretty good descriptions) themselves, are completely unable to even begin writing half-decent descriptions of locations. The best way out of this box is just to write anything involving descriptions, and have your work criticized by someone with a good grip of them, repeatedly, as you improve. But I imagine a book would work too.
Dec
25
comment Location description
@MonicaCellio: I think rather a "writer's handbook" than "travel guidebook" or the asker would narrow down: what kind of locations? I wish I could help but I'm all self-taught, but I applaud the sentiment: location descriptions are the most frequent Achilles heel of starting writers. The subject is not big enough to guarantee a whole book but I'm sure one could find a chapter in quite a few "writer advice" books.
Dec
24
comment Balancing character levity in a serious narrative
One quite strong trope of doing the first approach, is if your joker, normally very valued by the team for his jokes, drops another one. Not very good too. Instead of laughter, he's met with: "Hey, joker?" "What?" "Shut up."
Dec
24
answered Are there straightforward instructions for MS WORD 2013 for numbering in different formats, yet maintaining a chronological count?
Dec
24
reviewed Looks OK I have compiled a poetry book with poems of 4chan users. It has a lot of vulgarisms, is it possible to publish something like that?
Dec
24
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Dec
24
comment If I am writing in the first person can I have the MC relive a scene as an observer and write it in the third person?
Putting this in a comment, which doesn't support formatting like paragraph breaks made it an unreadable mess. Try to include it in your question ('edit').
Dec
22
answered If I am writing in the first person can I have the MC relive a scene as an observer and write it in the third person?
Dec
22
answered Humor in a fantasy setting
Dec
20
answered Are these examples of tenses? Why do writers use the tenses that they do?