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answered How do authors gain strong familiarity with archaic and extremely rare words?
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answered What is the proper way to use the pronoun “I” without too much repetition?
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comment Very simple markup language for writing fiction
@Jay You don't need a program capable of markup to put in paragraph breaks, italics, or chapter heads, that should all be available in even the most basic word processing program - that's precisely my point.
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comment Very simple markup language for writing fiction
@bmearns I understand fully what you're trying to do. Pick up any printed fictional novel you have lying around. How much emphasis do you see in the text beyond that of italicisation and punctuation? None! The writing does it all. However, if that's the way you want to work, then no advice from me will make any difference, but I think you're making a mistake working in that way.
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answered Very simple markup language for writing fiction
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comment What genre appeals to the widest audience?
Good story, good characters, good story, good characters, the genre doesn't matter.
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comment How many different words are in the average novel?
J.R. Yes! But as I said, there's so many variables involved this is just a very rough estimate.
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answered How many different words are in the average novel?
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answered Can a mock-magazine with fictitious content count legally as fan fiction?
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comment How many commas is too many?
@JoelShea If the OP is using them correctly, yet still feels there's too many then he needs to look at another aspect of his writing. The OP has not made it clear why he has too many commas, without that information any answer can only be speculative as to why he has too many of them!
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answered Combatting Excessive Familiarity Of Writing
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revised How many commas is too many?
consistency
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answered How many commas is too many?
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comment Switching from past to present tense?
Why be so obvious about them? Wouldn't it be far better to let the reader figure out that they're flashbacks by the narrative?
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answered alternatives to “he said” in dialog