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Aug
22
comment English, Commas
noooooooo leave the Oxford comma!
Aug
15
comment Cannot identify a genetic sickness for my book
Hi, and welcome to Writers. This is a "what to write" question, which is not on-topic for us.
Aug
15
comment Map of my fantasy world - how do realms, kingdoms, cities, towns and villages fit into it?
@what great points about cities, but why is a kingdom not a country? what's the difference?
Aug
15
answered Map of my fantasy world - how do realms, kingdoms, cities, towns and villages fit into it?
Aug
14
comment What are some Que and Clues on 3rd Person POV shift?
I believe two opening chapters (Books 1 and 6, IIRC) are written in third-person from someone else's POV rather than Harry's. Everything else is third-person but focused on Harry's perspective.
Aug
14
comment Is it legal to self-publish books independently (in any form) with no LTD, L.L.C., D.B.A., etc.?
The main benefit of an LLC is that if you are sued, the person can only go after your business assets, not your personal assets like your house. I think it varies from state to state in the U.S., but the filing fee is like $125 and it's $50 a year thereafter to keep the LLC up. Whether you need that protection is up to you; talk to your accountant.
Aug
13
comment Writing from a hive mind POV
I considered Anthem too, but ultimately the characters are not part of a hive mind. Their individuality has been socially surpressed. Probably worth reading for the grammatical structure, although it's not the same situation as the OP's story.
Aug
13
answered Writing from a hive mind POV
Aug
12
comment Addressing “logo-ification” of an organization's name in their literature
gack. I've had clients which did this, and one which had its name in small caps all the time. Beyond annoying. Most places where I've worked had the rule "Follow whatever the brand wants." For a while that included hand-setting the backwards R (Russian character) in Toys 'R' Us. So unfortunately I can only offer condolences, not rules which will allow you to write the company name normally.
Aug
12
comment Empires Rise and Fall, People Come and Go
This might go on WorldBuilding, Philosophy, or Physics, but not here, I'm afraid.
Aug
11
comment Position of Footnote on Page
@SmileySam Sometimes the footnote is six or seven paragraphs, or in some cases pages and pages (which gets to be practically self-satirizing). I don't mind if it continues to the next page, but it can't start there.
Aug
11
comment Position of Footnote on Page
Yes, much better. Now this typographer won't cry. :) Although there's one more option you could add: have all your notes at the end of the chapter or the book.
Aug
11
comment Is it okay to publish a book at a young age?
SE Hinton was 16 when she wrote The Outsiders, and Christopher Paolini wrote Eragon at 15. Of course, Hinton's books are classics and I think Paolini's work is tripe, plus his parents published his books for him, but both are examples of teens publishing.
Aug
11
comment Is it okay to publish a book at a young age?
Indeed, Kate, your brilliance has been sorely missed around here! :)
Aug
11
comment Position of Footnote on Page
Gingerly. Judiciously. One should not wantonly kern type in either direction just to save a word or two.
Aug
11
comment Position of Footnote on Page
Actually, the GD community generally hates My Adobe Be Broke questions. Yours would be perfectly welcome.
Aug
11
answered Position of Footnote on Page
Aug
11
comment Position of Footnote on Page
I might migrate this again to Graphic Design SE, as it's about layout more than actual writing.
Aug
10
comment Setting Up The Climax & Eventual End of The Story
Not a duplicate, but probably useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/16188/…