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Aug
21
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.
Aug
21
comment Is there a disadvantage to transcending genre?
reach out to casual fans of both genres, alienate puritan/hardcore ones of both.
Aug
19
revised What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
added 5 characters in body
Aug
19
answered What is the difference between a complication/twist and a situation?
Aug
18
revised How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
added 17 characters in body
Aug
18
answered How do I cleanly show the passage of time, with multiple, varying time scales?
Aug
13
comment How to handle multiple notebooks?
Have you thought about creating some kind of Table of Contents?
Aug
13
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
4
reviewed No Action Needed How long does it take publisher to respond to requested manuscript?
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed Writing succintly. Does it matter?
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed Is it unnecessary to mention that there is a silence in the following cases?
Aug
4
reviewed No Action Needed How should changing the point of view be handled?