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comment Need Help Understanding the Meaning of Certain Topics in a Writing Contest
Although I don't think the question can be made to fit this site, and I do think Tannalein's answer is excellent, I feel compelled to put in my two cent's worth, because I just have a sense that "paved or unpaved" suggests "smooth or difficult" more than traveled or untraveled. Although one would usually assume the smooth, paved road would be more traveled, that may not be the point in identifying it that way. Popularity and difficulty are not always based on the same factors.
Jul
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answered Does the country matter in a story if it is set in a real one?
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comment Is this stylized writing successful or gimmicky?
@Standback I'm feeling very uncomfortable about this because I feel as if I'm being asked to emphasize what I would normally try assiduously to avoid. I don't like to emphasize the negative. But I'm genuinely puzzled. I really don't understand how you analyze the style of a piece that displays no understanding of the rudiments of grammar, nor any grasp of the meaning of most of the words the writer seems to have randomly chosen. There is no style in such a garbled mess of gibberish.
Jun
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comment Is this stylized writing successful or gimmicky?
@Standback Well, there's your answer.
Jun
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revised Is this stylized writing successful or gimmicky?
response to critique
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answered Is this stylized writing successful or gimmicky?
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awarded  Enlightened
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Jun
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comment Can a title be copyrighted?
+1 This is right. In short, you can't copyright a title, but there are other reasons to avoid using one that has already been used.
Jun
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comment Is it better to omit phrases like: after a moment, after a while, for a moment, etc?
Jay, I agree with this, and gave you an upvote. My tendency, however, is still to try to use some kind of description to convey that nothing happened. "She froze when she saw the stunned looks on their faces. No nerve gas could have paralyzed their expressions more effectively than what she had just said. 'Daddy?' she said hesitantly. Her father shook his head. 'I suppose the wedding will have to wait...." Sure, I'm being a bit silly here, but you see the point.
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revised Is it better to omit phrases like: after a moment, after a while, for a moment, etc?
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comment Making simple sentences more interesting
@sh1ftst0rm Very kind of you. I enjoy setting myself challenges like that!
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answered Is it better to omit phrases like: after a moment, after a while, for a moment, etc?
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revised Making simple sentences more interesting
hugely improved syntax
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answered Making simple sentences more interesting
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revised Basing fiction on personal life
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revised Basing fiction on personal life
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answered Basing fiction on personal life
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