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May
12
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Which only exacerbates the issue, if there is no consistency between media types. I have to stand by my position, I've seen enough examples from enough publishers, to be confident in it. However, as I've said, the rules may be applied more stricktly with different genres and publishers. So perhaps the answer should be that in some cases they are used as such.
May
12
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Ah, OK, that makes life easier; turns out I have the Bone Clocks on my Kindle, just haven't read it yet! It's all from one perspective, I haven't found any asterik breaks yet, only standard scene breaks, and they're used at the logical end of a scene, whether skipping ahead in time, or just closing a door.
May
12
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
@what, you seem to believe that I'm attacking your answer. I do not agree with your answer, but instead of simply saying I think you are wrong (which would not be constructive) I am trying to confirm the validity of it one way or the other. Sure, in "recent books I've read" I've seen it the way I say, but that is around 5 books so far this year, 40 last year. This would also be why I said perhaps it's genre specific, as I know we read very different genres. Still, give me an hour or so and I'll look through the books on my Kindle.
May
12
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Alexandro's examples are from one book. With that sample size they only prove that the author has a particular way of doing things. What I meant was can you try and validate your claim on a more relevant scale; as I said, I've never seen them used like you say, perhaps it's genre specific.
May
12
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Could you give some examples please, @what? In the books I read, a line break signifies any logical break in a scene and asterisks are only used if a scene change occurs at the end of a page.
May
11
revised “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Added proper carriage return break
May
11
comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
Author's choice! But for the most part, I only see markers used between scene changes when the change happens over a page, so it's hard to tell that it was a scene change otherwise.
May
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reviewed Reject How to write a polite reminder email?
May
7
comment Does this read as archaic?
Archaic aside, it's unreadable. If you haven't already, try reading the first sentance out loud.
May
6
reviewed Reject How do I tell my short story?
May
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reviewed Edit Can I use real presidents (past and present) and real companies in a fictional story?
May
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revised Can I use real presidents (past and present) and real companies in a fictional story?
Edited "in" OP's comments per Monica's suggestion.
May
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reviewed Approve Very simple markup language for writing fiction
Apr
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reviewed Approve Very simple markup language for writing fiction
Apr
27
comment Should I use ellipses in narration?
@What, retracted :)
Apr
23
comment Should I use ellipses in narration?
Possible duplicate of writers.stackexchange.com/questions/14522/…
Apr
23
comment Should I use ellipses in narration?
In fiction narrative many things are OK when they work, remember that most of the time, even ostensibly in third person, narrative is a stream of the character's thinking. As such this way of writing is fine, but in this instance I agree with Jerry that italics for emphasis would be better.
Apr
20
comment Can I legally use experimental items in my book?
Hi Des, usually the answer to this kind of question is Ask a lawyer, in the case of the American Military you should definitely ask a lawyer!
Apr
10
comment How political can an author's note be, would the following fly?
Hi SeattleSurfer, this question is currently off topic as we don't do critiques. Please take our tour to find out more. also, it would help to know what kind of writing this would be for, where you intend to get it published and so on. And finally, honest TL:DR, instead maybe just give us a brief of what you aim to convey.
Apr
9
reviewed Approve outline tag wiki excerpt