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Apr
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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.
Mar
16
comment Types of articles in journalism
@CLockeWork: By journalist, and if we narrow down the sense of the word to its basic meaning of writer for journal/newspaper, (excluding photographers, reporters and the general press*/*media as opposed to strictly writers) it becomes quite answerable.
Mar
16
answered Types of articles in journalism
Mar
16
comment Which narration style gives more authority over emotions
@Namechangedtomaskidentity: If you want to narrate both with the same degree of freedom, then third person is a must. Now, your choice bewteen omniscient narrator (can peer into heads of characters, read their feelings and thoughts) and limited (can only report what is being visible) is the trade-off between difficulty and top quality. The latter is much harder to execute right, convey the right things at decent pace. Emotions are much harder to "handle" but the effects may be better. Still, I think you'd do well with omniscient - a simple third person where you can just report the emotions.
Mar
16
comment simultaneous dialogues in novels and short fiction
My advice: Don't. There's little to gain and much to lose; simply don't create such a situation in your story. If it needed, that's one situation where "telling instead of showing" is forgivable, "show" one dialogue and "tell" about the less important one going on in the background.
Mar
16
answered Which narration style gives more authority over emotions
Mar
13
comment Do traditional publishers ever make use of “print on demand” (POD)?
They definitely do, ESPECIALLY the big ones, as a way to circumvent returning publishing rights back to authors "when book goes out of print". Beware!