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Jun
16
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
...nevertheless, that doesn't prevent lawsuits. It merely prevents losing these lawsuits. You can be sued for anything, and unless the lawsuit is totally frivolous, it will take place. OTOH, truth is the best defense in libel lawsuit and since you truthfuly stated what you think, never claiming what you think is true (and safeguarding your statement with proper clauses that won't misguide the readers into believing you state actual facts) your freedom of speech (as opposed to lack of freedom in spreading misinformation) is protected.
Jun
16
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Primarily, if in any doubt, state clearly that you express opinions, not state facts. Your rights to express opinion are protected. Person's rights not to have slanderous falsehoods about them published are protected as well. The difference between the two are that you may presents truthful facts about given person, or truthful facts about your opinion (however wrong and misguided) about that person.
Jun
11
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
10
comment How to write a prophecy?
Note these all odd prophecies come from "plot twists" that occurred later. You have a story with improbable events, and then you wear these events into fancy wording that makes them sound impossible, or you have a story driven by (not quite defined) prophecy, and then you define the prophecy as to fulfill the story including the failures at avoiding it. This all looks cool and mystical if you look at it from the front: a story weaved around caveats of the prophecy. But it's simple really if the prophecy was made to fit the story in non-obvious manner.
Jun
10
answered How to write a prophecy?
Jun
6
comment Methods for writing from an alternate gender/age/cultural viewpoint?
culture has enormous influence on one's character, mindset, value system, patterns of thinking. It shapes personality to degree a person not versed in varied cultures is unable to begin to imagine! Entering the mind of a person brought up in a different culture is very difficult unless you know such people in person, deeply. I assure you trying to write from perspective of a Gypsy, or a Hasid is nowhere similar to writing from perspective of a typical white person brought up in Western Culture. Different values, different moral system, different priorities, and outlook on others.
Jun
5
comment Delaying narrative/actions
Straight angle turn, then.
Jun
5
answered Delaying narrative/actions
Jun
5
comment Delaying narrative/actions
a straight curve?
Jun
5
revised Am I using too many adjectives/adverbs in the following piece?
deleted 6 characters in body
Jun
5
answered Am I using too many adjectives/adverbs in the following piece?
Jun
5
comment Best Tool to Create User Guides
Absolutely - this sprang to my mind immediately. Just make sure to keep a friendly, up-to-date table of contents/index, as these aren't automatically created (or what is created automatically is far from friendly) and the wiki will be an awesome tool. Especially, if the wiki is for internal use, do allow user edits. They frequently contribute good tips on usage patterns the developers didn't even think about, and the discussion pages save the internal helpdesk a lot of headaches, as the users can guide each other.
Jun
2
answered I would like to illustrate a poem
Jun
2
reviewed No Action Needed I would like to illustrate a poem
Jun
1
comment How to deal with common Earth references in a non-Earth setting?
Coming from the "My Little Pony" fandom, I must say this problem is all too common: Matters of inequine treatment of prisoners, choice of Equan Sciences, Equaformation of foreign planets, and on the other hoof, nopony knows what these 'humans' are. By Celestia's beard, will you get out of my mane already? Learn some culture, you hipparion, or just go eat a hayburger or something... :)
May
27
comment How should you format short speech by consecutive speakers?
also - no special rules of indentation for dialogue. If you indent (tabulate) normal paragraphs, do the same with dialogue. If you flush all to left but make wider paragraph breaks, same for dialogue paragraphs. There may be an extra space or so of indent (on top of the tab indent) in case you separate dialogue with em-dashes, instead of enclosing in double quotes, but that's fairly rare in English prose.
May
25
answered How can I write better code-based reference documentation for programming interfaces?
May
25
awarded  Civic Duty
May
25
answered How do you visualize plot structure?