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Jan
26
comment Setting price $8.99 or $8.95 instead of $9
@what This question might be on-topic at the Economics SE (where something like your answer might be provided).
Jan
14
comment Real-Life Setting versus Fictional - Can They Attain the same Realism?
Using a familiar setting can actually hinder suspension of disbelief because the reader is more likely to perceive unrealistic aspects and treat them as breaking the implicit contract that the world is the same as ours (even accurate portrayals contrary to expectation can encounter this problem). "Pure" fantasy is generally given more liberty to be odd. Of course, the author also works to establish the degree and breadth of realism to be expected (e.g., hardness in SF — TV Tropes warning!)
Dec
30
comment Choosing a license for an open-source book
"No license" provides no permissions to the user beyond what is implicit in the distribution medium and provided under copyright law (e.g. "fair use" considerations) and is not "open source" in spirit much less by the technical definition. Googling "documentation license" finds other licenses such as GNU's FDL and this article.
Dec
30
comment How does one become lucid in Copywriting?
It may also help that the editing mindset is more analytical whereas the mindset during composition, especially for advertising, tends to be more creative. This difference of perspective may make diagnosis (criticism) easier.
Dec
30
comment How does one become lucid in Copywriting?
A large part of writing is also editing, where gaining a fresh perspective is helpful. This fresh perspective can come from an outside eye/ear or from coming back to the work after some distraction (which can include other writing tasks, non-writing tasks associated with writing projects, and entirely unrelated activities such as taking a nap). A fresh perspective helps identify what is wrong generally ("reads like a neon sign" as opposed to "doesn't seem right") and specifically ("telegraphic style and exclusively high-impact words"), which makes correcting the writing easier.
Dec
30
asked Should quotation marks for titles of short works be included as part of link text?
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.