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answered Will using real-world cultural vocabulary in a fantasy setting disengage readers?
Sep
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comment Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
@Amuna: Yes. In such case comb binding is definitely preferable.
Sep
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comment Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
@Amuna: I never operated it personally but I used the service a couple times. My graduation thesis copy sits on my bookshelf proudly without a notch, but a Warhammer Fantasy Role Play handbook copy began coming apart after half a year of use in weekly RPG sessions (and another year later it was mostly a collection of loose sheets). If your book is to be, say, a fiction novel, it's sufficient. The durability is comparable to some of the cheapest paperbacks.
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revised Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
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Sep
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comment How can I capture the voice of an insane person?
In current form it's a very good question, though I think the answer that's realistic would be a downer. It's usually very hard to distinguish insane people from sane ones at a first glance; a person who didn't deal with them quite a bit may need weeks to discern the difference.
Sep
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answered Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Aug
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comment Simple rules for separating paragraphs in books?
@Heart: I don't know about your paragraphs, but you are writing far too short sentences.
Aug
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answered How to write a polite quotation request email?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent Is this title suitable for a chapter section?
Aug
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reviewed Satisfactory Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
Aug
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reviewed Excellent What are some strategies for surprising the reader?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent A novel without verbs?
Aug
23
reviewed Excellent How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Aug
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reviewed Excellent Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
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reviewed Satisfactory Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
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awarded  Custodian
Aug
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reviewed Excellent Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
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comment Do the guidelines for clear style that we use today get in the way of rhythm?
Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur "Anything in Latin sounds profound" - this applies to most foreign languages. In particular, archaic English sounds much more poetic to us nowadays, than it did to its contemporaries. Moreover, crappy writings of archaic English were swallowed by obscurity of ages, forgotten; generally only the good texts survived through unending popularity, so comparing core of their texts to ours, the average quality is higher due to the amount of new crap that didn't have time to die out.