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Apr
23
comment Website to know about books something similar to IMDB for movies?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about reading (specifically what to read next/developing a reading list) not writing.
Apr
23
awarded  Curious
Apr
23
reviewed Close Can I name any popular place name etc in my fiction?
Apr
23
reviewed Close APA Citation Page - problems with issue number and journal names
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open Female Pet Names that a Londoner might use
Apr
23
reviewed Leave Open Use of ampersand, colon and dash in the title of a newsletter article
Apr
23
reviewed Approve How do I choose a name for my character?
Apr
22
comment How does one avoid imposing one's own voice and preferences in critiques?
How do you avoid the problem of a collaborative work having separate voices? is weakly related.
Apr
22
asked How does one avoid imposing one's own voice and preferences in critiques?
Apr
21
revised Who do I cite as my source?
typo and minor style change
Apr
17
reviewed No Action Needed How do I implement a scholarly citation style in an online format?
Apr
15
comment Using a foreign language that uses a different written alphabet
Based on the OP's statement "only once as a phrase when one of my main characters is so in shock, he reverts to his native language to swear. So it's a total of two words" using a truly foreign representation could be appropriately jarring to the reader, emphasizing the mental break in the character. The fuzziness of waking up could be another circumstance where phonetic transliteration might be less desirable. Another case would be, as Monica mentioned, when the other characters do not understand.
Apr
13
comment Should postal address formats change when translated?
I took "in an official agreement" in the question to indicate nonfiction. For nonfiction the address should use the local conventions of the destination (whose postal service is oriented to handle that format more quickly and correctly). The goal would be to maximize the speed and reliability of contacting the addressee. As you noted, for fiction verisimilitude is often important so the same answer applies.
Apr
12
comment How to write romance without falling into cliché?
Technically, one can have a romance without an encounter as the inciting incident. The reader can be shown how the two are made for each other and long for that kind of relationship but they do not meet until fairly late in the story or meet (possibly multiple times) in a way that does not establish romantic desire. Avoiding comedic or tragic elements in "always just missing each other" may be difficult and sustaining the romantic mood in the two characters may be challenging (and part of the obstacles, settling for "good enough" or giving up would be paths to failure).
Apr
12
answered What makes a piece “lyrical”?
Apr
6
awarded  Vox Populi
Apr
6
awarded  Custodian
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
Apr
6
reviewed Leave Open Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
Mar
17
comment Does this sentence excessively break the fourth wall?
Incidentally, it appears Annihilus just formed a tiny star; if I did the arithmetic correctly, a 50kg person (small man) compressed into a cube 0.05cm (big font) in width (125x10^-6 cubic centimeters) is over 2 million times denser than the Sun's core (which Wikipedia states is up to 150 g per cubic centimeter). I am not a physicist, but that compression would probably also bring the temperature up to the level of stellar cores (or higher). "nothing more than a sphere of pulverized flesh" is probably more 'accurate' though less visceral.