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Apr
21
comment Superpowers in Writing - Cool for the sake of cool
Remember the Rule of Cool. There's a fine line - the Uber, but boring powers should get the axe. The really cool ones can stay.
Apr
19
asked footnotes in non-paginated media
Apr
16
comment Where does the power granted by a theme come from?
Actual story from not long ago: "No, doctor, don't mind the high blood pressure, it's not that high normally, just a momentary fluke. I was reading a book in the waiting room, and right before you called me in, the villain did something so horrible it made me all shake with rage." "But it's just a book! A fiction!" "Yes, I know, but it's written so well I just can't help it..."
Apr
16
answered Where does the power granted by a theme come from?
Apr
10
comment Filter Words in Dialog
@Jay longestjokeintheworld.com over 10,000 words for one mediocre pun. They call this kind of jokes 'groaner'.
Apr
8
comment Filter Words in Dialog
@LaurenIpsum: Yes, if it's to be both 1. short, 2. humorous. It's tiring in the long run, so for a novel it would be a no-no. And it's really hard to convey serious messages and keep serious mood with that style.
Apr
7
answered Filter Words in Dialog
Apr
3
comment Should I write “also known as” in full or as an acronym (aka)?
I believe this belongs on EL&U...
Apr
3
comment How do I write numbers in dialogue?
I'd understand your editor if it was 'Unit five' or 'Model three hundred'. But this? Seriously?
Apr
2
comment How to make easy and fast money selling a short book (which is available for download)?
@StevenDrennon: For a beginning/amateur writer publishing an e-book is a very common and very viable way to earn some small amount of money. It's a long, long way from earning one a living though.
Apr
2
revised Can I Use “You?”
added 4 characters in body
Apr
2
answered Can I Use “You?”
Mar
29
answered How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Mar
25
answered Citing someone's work, copying and pasting fragment. Is that OK?
Mar
19
comment Prologues with no protagonist - How can they work?
...may explain why J.K.Rowling visited... how many? 18 publishers? before she found one to accept her book. The captivating middle and ending redeemed the poor start.
Mar
19
revised How do you effectively denote a non-“heading-ed” transition into a concluding section?
added 39 characters in body
Mar
19
answered How do you effectively denote a non-“heading-ed” transition into a concluding section?
Mar
17
comment Use of realism in a fictional setting
Also, always remember the Rule of Cool. You can get away with quite more of a stretch of the reality if what you're showing is simply awesome. The more epic the act, the more you can stretch the reality.
Mar
17
answered Comparison for something that's 251 million tons
Mar
17
comment Types of articles in journalism
@Biotechnologist: I'm afraid I don't know any resource to list them all in-depth, but check the right-column box of the Wikipedia article on Journalism for several different classifications.