Reputation
1,665
Next privilege 2,000 Rep.
Access moderator tools
Badges
2 22
Newest
 Enlightened
Impact
~15k people reached

2d
comment How to write a good medical article? Any tips or experience to share?
Hi Tina, welcome to Writers S.E. This site isn't like other's you may be used to, rather than being a forum, we deal in questions that can a have definite answer, that would be of use to others as well. Please take our tour to find out more. As it is your question is too vague for us to answer. Could you please add more detail about what you're writing, what format, who for and what you hope to achieve.
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
Apr
7
reviewed Approve Should I write “also known as” in full or as an acronym (aka)?
Apr
2
revised Can I Use “You?”
added 71 characters in body
Apr
2
reviewed Approve Should I write “also known as” in full or as an acronym (aka)?
Apr
2
answered Can I Use “You?”
Mar
31
comment the use of “now” in past tense
As is often the case, it's a question of best fit, rather than right and wrong. M.Y. David's answer is certainly the better aproach, but now can be used to give a sense of the change. That is to say that using the word now helps enhance the sens that the change happened from this point.
Mar
31
comment the use of “now” in past tense
It's not so much the now that's the problem (though you should avoid using the word twice in one sentance,) instead it's the word is. As such Now that he had met his lost daughter, his happiness was now complete. However a cleaner way to put it might be; His happiness was complete, now that he had met his daughter.
Mar
31
comment How to engage a child audience when my characters have no language?
+1, it's just the same has handling people talking different languages, but converting to English for the benefit of the reader
Mar
26
revised If the agency doesn't state specifically, should I send my query to a specific agent, or to it in general?
added 2 characters in body
Mar
26
comment Any Good Method for Calculating Word Count Based on An Outline?
Agreed, it would help to know why you need to know how long the piece will be.
Mar
26
reviewed Approve grammar tag wiki excerpt
Mar
20
comment Problem with hired freelance editor
As @LaurenIpsum says, what does your contract say?
Mar
20
comment How much do you get for publishing an article in the newspaper?
If you're considering a real newspaper, that actually offers this, they'll often make their rates available. Have you checked their submission guidelines? If this doesn't work, or you're using a fictional newspaper, just look into rates in general and base it off that.
Mar
18
comment Commenting on blogs and forums
Might also help to know the context of your posts; what are you going to be posting about, and what are the blogs you're posting on about?
Mar
17
answered Starting Out a Novel
Mar
17
comment Does this sentence excessively break the fourth wall?
Unless it's a part of the story, and you do it all the time (like Deadpool) then anything like this will break the immersion. Also, god only needs to be capitalised if it's a name, in this instance it isn't so it only leads to confusion.
Mar
16
comment using ideas posted on social media: is it ok?
Copywrite aside it is stealing someone's idea, and backlash doesn't have to be leagal to be damaging. This also sounds a lot like Pleasantville imo.
Mar
16
comment Types of articles in journalism
Video game and smart phone reviews are just a form of review, which is an older format. Are you looking for a list, like Human Interest, War Reporting, Reviews, Editorials...? As it is this question will be next to impossible to answer clearly, expecialy with the leading part of expected to know how to write. Expected by whom?