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Jan
23
answered I feel my protagonist is too “detached” from the main plot. What should I do?
Jan
22
awarded  fiction
Jan
21
comment What are good examples of backstory in natural dialogue?
@JohnSmithers: Everyone does it, but some do it better and some do it worse. Still, picking any of classics is guaranteed to provide source of this done right.
Jan
21
reviewed Looks OK What non-WYSIWYG, non-proprietary alternatives to (La)TeX exist for the humanities, journalism, and other non-technical disciplines?
Jan
17
comment Evoking happiness in a very short story
Reader of this comment, I like you! Yes, you!
Jan
16
answered How can we make compiling release notes less chaotic?
Jan
16
comment Formal video-based creative writing courses
Why would you want video courses for writing? I mean, if the author of the course is not capable of conveying the knowledge through writing, but needs video for that, that's a sure-fire sign they aren't too good at their craft. And if the audience can't even be assed into reading the text by someone else, they are unlikely to write anything of quality either.
Jan
15
comment Where to draw the line between being descriptive and getting on with the story?
I must say I like your approach a lot. Instead of applying descriptions directly, as tools of building the right mood, you make them the extensions of characters. It's a restriction that limits flexibility of their use, but it really has a potential to improve the depth of characters.
Jan
14
comment Which font should I use when I'm writing?
If you want to ever finish writing anything, stop seeking excuses not to write, like "I don't know what font to choose". You can always change the font globally after you wrote your book.
Jan
13
answered Where to draw the line between being descriptive and getting on with the story?
Jan
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to highlight a main character among several points of view?
Jan
10
comment Seeking information regarding the use of a period between the day, month, and year formatting
I can say in Poland dates of dd.mm.yyyy were a standard for centuries, along with d RM yyyy ('Roman numeric Month'), nowadays slowly replaced by yyyy-mm-dd.
Jan
8
comment Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
Well, to me it didn't occur because I was too confused with the bigger picture to ever notice this.
Jan
8
answered Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
Jan
6
comment Am I providing enough information to keep the reader gripped?
" Even worse than...".
Jan
6
comment Is it possible to turn a cliche into something original?
Been done doesn't mean is unoriginal. As long as it's not frequent enough. Also, cliches used as side-motives to provide framework for the story are okay - as long as the primary theme is original.
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
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I write a proper cover letter
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best way to write an article professionally