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The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter — it's the difference between a lightning bug and the lightning. — Mark Twain

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answered Should I use hypophoras at the beginning of every paragraphs?
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revised Should I use hypophoras at the beginning of every paragraphs?
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comment How to keep going after a failed project?
@what Perfectly legitimate. Make it an answer.
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comment How to keep going after a failed project?
@what Yes, you are correct. Of course projects fail. The OP sounded very hung up on "my story failed" and I wanted to show how "failure" can be reframed in a number of different ways which aren't so momentum-killing. Also, the OP specifically wanted to continue with this project, so I was trying to show paths to take for that outcome.
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answered How to keep going after a failed project?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to indicate the topic has been changed without using words?
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comment How to stay motivated while rewriting?
Could you please edit your answer to include those extremely salient points? It turns your response around 180 percent. I was wavering about DVing the original, but with these comments, you've clarified and improved on your thought enormously.
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comment How to stay motivated while rewriting?
@KitFox Meh, there's a logic there, I agree, but if you don't care about readers, why bother publishing?
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comment How to stay motivated while rewriting?
1) but if you don't like to rewrite, how do you fix the "obvious errors"? 2) how do you know what an "obvious error" is? How do you define it? 3) if you don't spend time in rewriting, how do you learn how not to make "obvious errors"? Basically, "spellcheck and publish" doesn't lead to any kind of self-improvement, and you will never figure out how to become "readable."
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reviewed Close What is the meaning of a cancelled publication in conference?
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comment Saving/exporting search results
This question should go to Super User, as it is a "tech support" question.
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comment How to stay motivated while writing a story, after the initial burst of enthusiasm?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We are not a discussion board. We require practical, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. There's a seed of a good question here, something like "How do I stay motivated to do the hard work of writing after my initial burst of enthusiasm?" If you can edit your question (and title) more along those lines, so it can apply to others, the community can help you.
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revised Originality of Writing
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answered Originality of Writing
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comment Naming my character
@NeilFein I figured. That's why I left a comment but not a close vote.
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comment Originality of Writing
Great question!
Jan
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answered How much repetition is too much repetition?
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comment Children's Dialogue
Sure, if you aren't looking at them, there's no way for me as a parent to tell. @Watercleave is suggesting that gesture, movement, and body language are part of dialogue, so if you aren't watching the kids while they're talking, you're going to miss part of what you're supposed to be researching.
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comment Killing the protagonist - should it be done?
I'm not sure how you can say this is "impossible" when there are half a dozen answers here (and I've linked to two related questions) giving explicit examples of how it is possible.
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reviewed No Action Needed Killing the protagonist - should it be done?