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Aug
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answered Beginners can break rules too?
Aug
8
comment Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
@LaurenIpsum: "pnd", nearly vowelless.
Aug
7
comment The structure of magazine editing hierarchies
OP: Are you interested in News portals (online-only) too? I worked for one, which used 99% of news agencies content, and only kept a token crew of actual journalists (as opposed to army of editors), more for marketing purposes than out of actual need?
Aug
7
comment The structure of magazine editing hierarchies
@what: Depends. Maybe they write generic software they are going to offer to various customers.
Aug
6
comment Handling an Inauthentic Character
@lea: I believe you should ask it as a different question then. Because while these answers maybe don't solve your problem, they certainly answer the question you asked...
Aug
6
comment Writing succintly. Does it matter?
While it's praise-worthy in "real life", teachers often just skim the papers by their students, and often not even that - upon seeing a paper too short for their liking they may grade it lower despite acceptable content. If writing for school, you simply risk lower grades by condensing your knowledge too much.
Aug
5
comment Handling an Inauthentic Character
@NewAlexandria: No, having a few personalities with ability to switch out of any one that tires you is actually somewhat liberating. There's no 'weight of detachment' as such, only a little niggling feeling 'and which one is the real me?' which is actually quite easily silenced. Then the acceptance comes in 'The real me is the sum of all these.' Of course you can change that for plot reasons.
Aug
4
answered My Hero is captured, now what?
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed How should changing the point of view be handled?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed How long does it take publisher to respond to requested manuscript?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Writing succintly. Does it matter?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Is it unnecessary to mention that there is a silence in the following cases?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed How should changing the point of view be handled?
Aug
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comment Handling an Inauthentic Character
@lea: Nevertheless, that never happens "by itself". Somehow, that nature came to be. What kind of failings of the society led to it? That's the backstory!
Aug
4
comment Handling an Inauthentic Character
"If her Polly Pure self is authentic, but she takes on multiple other personae..." - it's vain to seek the one authentic personality. One specific trait of this kind of characters: Wear too many masks too long, and they become the true 'you' - you forget your own face.
Aug
4
answered Handling an Inauthentic Character
Aug
3
answered Usage of metaphors
Jul
31
comment Is it unnecessary to mention that there is a silence in the following cases?
"The remained silent for a while. " The Who?
Jul
26
comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
I agree, a large excerpt would be helpful. As for choice between modern and old-fashioned - both are fine, but stick to one within one tale. Neither of the styles is wrong, but the changes of the style are often jarring, especially if there's no specific purpose to these changes.
Jul
25
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Let's say, utter lack of knowledge about the Wild West didn't stop Karl May from releasing immensely successful "Winnetou". The book is ridiculously off-base when it comes to any historical truths and reality, but it reads as a great adventure and the world is internally consistent and believable (even if utterly fake), so it makes for a very entertaining read for everyone except those who actually have a good clue about life on the frontier.