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Apr
8
comment Why are the first and last episode in a TV series better than the rest
And of course, the very first episode has to be quite good as well, to get the audience hooked.
Apr
7
answered How to “defy” physics on a sci-fi?
Jun
13
comment HTML Formatting for ebook
Actually Word was designed to create printed documents, not to create .doc files. The .doc files were just there so you could save your document.
Jun
8
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Jun
8
comment What republication rights do I have?
@ShantnuTiwari: Actually if he signed a contract, that can restrict what he is allowed to do even if he still owns the copyright. However, that he owns the copyright means that he can do all those things he didn't agree not to do by signing the contract. So the answers to his questions are in the contract he signed.
Jun
8
answered First Chapter for Free?
Jun
8
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
@MichaelKjörling: I hope you didn't check that with one of the online services dedicated to check whether a domain is free. Because in that case, you're almost guaranteed that now it is held by a domain squatter.
Jun
8
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
I agree with the points about spam and strange messages, but I don't agree about undesirable criticism. If you don't want to be criticised, don't publish anything. And if the criticism is undesired, you certainly would prefer it to be in private communication, rather than in a publicly accessible place.
Jun
7
comment What's with all the hate on adjectives and adverbs?
Of course in your last example, you only moved the adjective "hot" from the room to the air. Anyway, "hatred" against certain things often doesn't mean that you should never use it, but just that it is easily overused. In most cases, I definitely would prefer "there was a red apple on the table" to "on the table there was an apple whose colour was not too far from the colour of a strawberry" or "on the table there was an apple which reflected a light spectrum that was dominated by wavelengths between 630 and 790 nanometers"
Jun
5
comment How to write a summary of an article or any text print?
I'd say it depends very much on the purpose of the summary. Is it for advertising the text? Or is the purpose to give readers the main ideas so that they don't have to read the text unless they are interested in the details?
Jun
3
comment Dream analysis research
Note that the invalid IP could have been done on purpose, just like movies use phone numbers which are guaranteed to never be assigned. There are enough stupid people who try to call those phone numbers, and I guess there might also be enough people with enough computer knowledge but not enough brain who might cause trouble for anyone who happens to have the IP shown in the movie. Using a clearly invalid IP helps against that.
Jun
2
answered Basing fiction on personal life
May
31
answered Time measures in fantasy worlds
May
26
comment How to convert handwriting into text
I guess it depends very much on the quality of your handwriting.
May
15
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May
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May
14
revised Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
added how this rule also applies to the lines of Shakespeare quoted by Standback
May
14
answered Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
May
13
answered How to format dialogue with an embedded long monologue
May
13
answered What do you do if you enjoy writing, but have no ideas?