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Oct
22
reviewed No Action Needed Use past or present tense for lasting fact
Oct
21
answered What is the Normal Process for Gathering Permissions for Quotation Collections
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed What is the Normal Process for Gathering Permissions for Quotation Collections
Oct
21
comment Misleading facts in the About the Author section
in general, lying is legal, except of specific cases - when your lies cause some kind of damages (financial loss, etc.) In fact the whole Fiction genre is nothing but lies. In this particular case, one could make a very weak argument that the author's military background compelled them to the purchase and that it's a deceptive marketing strategy. The problem with this is that fictional author's military background has no bearing on the quality of crime novels. Had Robert Galbraith claimed to have been a police detective, the case would stand a leg.
Oct
20
revised Believable (but easy) archaic English
deleted 4 characters in body
Oct
20
accepted Believable (but easy) archaic English
Oct
18
comment Writing a short story with a secret code
Not exactly hidden as such, but Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar is composed of a large number of quite short chapters, and you can either read them in sequence as written in the book, or jumping to a specific chapter as indicated at the end of each chapter, assembling them into an entirely different story.
Oct
18
answered Is it a bad habit to write “something” too much? If so, how to get rid of it?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed How do I write my own character sketch?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed Punctuating dialogue with oneself
Oct
18
comment Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Hero=protagonist, villain=antagonist is a common trope, but not even a rule, just a thought shortcut. Don't sweat it. The morality of the protagonist is arbitrary, and through some not even very elaborate gimmicks, the protagonist can even be the antagonist too!
Oct
18
reviewed No Action Needed Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Writing a short story with a secret code
Oct
16
comment How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?
A discount for readers who bought the old series would be a nice gesture. It might be difficult to organize, though, depending on how your old books were distributed.
Oct
13
comment Are the following passages examples of tense change? Are they allowed in fiction writing?
...and please, put spaces around your em-dashes. Often the type doesn't allow for differentiating between a hyphen and an em-dash, but the difference is that hy-phen connects – while em-dash separates.
Oct
13
reviewed Leave Open How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
Oct
13
reviewed Reviewed Satirical prophecy
Oct
13
answered Satirical prophecy