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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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comment Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
I would trip over "his eyes rolled down the front of her blouse" and the "MEANWHILE" transitions too, so I don't think this is a "it only appears when you're looking too closely" problem.
Nov
23
answered Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
Nov
23
comment How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
I have to say that putting "desire" in brackets makes me think that desire was not the actual word, so if I were to look it up and find out that it was "desires," I would wonder why the writer bothered to bracket the entire word. It would seem unnecessary to my eyes.
Nov
23
comment How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
@TimS. I don't have any references to back up that guess, but my instinct is to agree that it's uncommon. I haven't seen it often. I think people just drop the single letter or find a way to reword it.
Nov
22
answered How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
Nov
22
revised What are the initial classes called in university and how do they work?
added 1 character in body
Nov
22
reviewed Reviewed Copyright of examples used in books?
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed How to structure paragraphs of dialogue properly?
Nov
22
reviewed Reviewed Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed Citing and Quoting events in Games
Nov
22
reviewed Reviewed How do I manage a plot with two protagonists?
Nov
22
reviewed Reviewed How to write in a VERY thick notebook
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed It is a sign of bad writing to have many scenes that are disconnected with the main plot?
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed When developing a stage play, whose gender matters more? The characters' or the actors'?
Nov
22
reviewed No Action Needed Differences between script and screenplay
Nov
22
reviewed Close What isthe difference between a novel and a documentry
Nov
22
reviewed Leave Closed Should I write my novel?
Nov
22
answered What are the initial classes called in university and how do they work?
Nov
21
comment A “scientific” word for probably
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Requests for single-word rephrasings are off-topic for us, but I believe they are okay on English. I've asked the mods to migrate this question there.
Nov
20
comment Can't write more than the beginning of a story
Possible duplicate of writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2100/…. Closely related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/4705/… Search for other posts in the writers-block tag for suggestions as well.