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reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
Oct
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Can't write, can plan
Oct
23
revised Can't write, can plan
Word flow and punctuation.
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on 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 suggested edit on 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
Oct
14
comment Need A Way To Avoid Excessive Use Of Subject When Refering To Character
Also somewhat related (avoiding confusion from multiple "he"s): writers.stackexchange.com/questions/10196/…
Oct
8
comment Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
Also, if one defines series more by setting than by characters, it can be difficult to exhaust the interesting possibilities of the setting. It is perhaps more likely that the tone of the series will become tiresome to the writer or another setting is a better fit for the stories that the writer wishes to tell than that the setting has been drained of interesting material.
Oct
8
comment Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
A longer series can be at a market disadvantage if there is an expectation that earlier books have been read (even if that is just perception) since it discourages readers from jumping in late. Writing a good standalone book in a series without depending on prior knowledge (so newcomers will enjoy it) yet rewarding familiarity with the setting/characters (for the fans) and not spoiling earlier works, such is more challenging than just writing a good book. However, the benefits to the reader can also be greater for a longer series.
Oct
8
revised Why do page headers seldom include chapter/section numbers?
retagged; mildly rephrased to be less "opiniony"; moved 'most appropriate SE' comment to end (should perhaps be comment)