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Nov
30
comment Does the word erection have a neutral tone with its non-sexual definition?
I thought connotation was part of what ELU covered, but I am not familiar with ELU. Here at Writers one might (ideally) get a more general answer (like what's answer) dealing with the broader issue in writing. Such an answer would be useful for addressing other similar questions of usage. At ELU (I suspect) one would get a more linguistically interesting answer (which might tend to be more detailed on usage of the specific word, i.e., a "better" answer) which would improve your understanding of linguistics and English in particular.
Nov
30
comment Does the word erection have a neutral tone with its non-sexual definition?
This question might get a better answer at English Language & Usage since that site specializes in such matters. If you want to migrate it, click the flag link at the bottom of your post and flag it for moderator attention and ask for it to migrated to English Language and Usage. It is on topic here, so it does not have to be migrated.
Nov
2
reviewed Edit Good examples of fear/terror inducing techniques used with enemies
Nov
2
revised Good examples of fear/terror inducing techniques used with enemies
correct captilization, remove "right SE?", pluralized much
Oct
28
reviewed Approve Where can I find sales numbers for books?
Oct
26
comment Do items on a list have to follow the order/logic of the previous one?
@LaurenIpsum I think the "mist" is intended to apply to the relationship, i.e., the narrator is not an intellectual and is perhaps more spontaneous than practical so the other person's focus on practicality and knowledge is alien (mysterious, difficult to grasp, separating, thus "misty"). The intent (I think) was to contrast ("but") the revelation of the other's nature (usually associated with drawing closer in relationship) with the separation from their differences (which was not like a wall or chasm but "misty").
Oct
25
comment Do items on a list have to follow the order/logic of the previous one?
Chiasmus is a common mechanism.
Oct
23
reviewed Edit Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Oct
23
revised Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
Minor word flow.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
reviewed Edit Can't write, can plan
Oct
23
revised Can't write, can plan
Word flow and punctuation.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
22
comment How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Since the OP indicated "chapter book", I would guess (based on Wikipedia) that adult book length classifications would not be particularly helpful.
Oct
22
comment How many pages long should a chapter book be?
If the targeted age/reading level indicated by the edit is incorrect (it was based only on the use of "chapter book" and the Wikipedia article; "young-adult" is sometimes classified as between 14 and 21), you should edit that to clarify. (The "edit" link is just below the tags at the bottom of your post.)
Oct
22
reviewed Edit How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
22
revised How many pages long should a chapter book be?
changed tag to reflect *presumed* age-range, added Wikipedia reference for c. book def.; minor tidying
Oct
17
reviewed Approve Punctuating dialogue with oneself
Oct
14
comment Is there a standard for dealing with lyrics in dialogue and narration in creative writing?
While this confirms the original poster's view that block quotes should be used and addresses the punctuation changes, it does not address the removal of italics. If italics were used to further distinguish the song from the narrative (as used to distinguish thought from narrative), then block quotation would seem to remove the need for them; if italics were part of the poem/song text (e.g., to distinguish speakers or vocal style such as soft voice), then presumably the "original page" would use italics and they should be kept. Italics might also intend the softness of background music.
Oct
14
revised Is there a standard for dealing with lyrics in dialogue and narration in creative writing?
added blockquotes, replaced paragraphs with line breaks, removed "hope this helps", integrated links