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comment Hot to write a letter as friend of the court?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. I think these are all questions you should ask of a lawyer. We are not legal experts nor can we guarantee anyone here is familiar with amicus curiae requirements. As far as I know, anyone can file one (football players Chris Kluwe and Brendan Ayanbadejo filed one with SCOTUS in Perry), but they had the help of counsel. I think this one is beyond us.
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comment How do you approach a philosophical creative writing piece?
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. This is a question about "what to write," which is off-topic for us. writers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed I can't figure out to come up with a good plot!
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Kindle Worlds Publishing Benefits, Statistics?
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open Offline Tool for finding identical/similar phrases in a text?
Dec
17
reviewed Leave Open When to use normal caps and small caps in fiction?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed MLA: Citing Multiple Facts from Same Source & Page in Same Paragraph
Dec
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reviewed Leave Closed How do you find inspiration as a creative person?
Dec
17
comment May I use real weapon names in my book without copyright problems?
Very similar, not quite a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2110/… and this blog post: rightsofwriters.com/2010/12/…
Dec
15
comment How to correctly translate past-tense from languages without Pluperfect?
I think this would be better on English. I will flag the mods to migrate.
Dec
14
comment How do I structure a multiple POV, parallel narrative novel?
@what The only book I've ever felt that way about was The Two Towers, and only the Ent chapters, which I always skip. With GRRM, no, I don't find any of the chapters boring or irrelevant, and suspense is part of storytelling. But your mileage may vary, of course, and you can read the book any way you like. :)
Dec
13
comment Story beats for woman masquerading as a man
@what ^^That's an excellent comment. I think you should make that an answer.
Dec
13
comment How do I structure a multiple POV, parallel narrative novel?
@what !!!! wow, I don't think I've ever heard of anyone reading the books that way. Doesn't that confuse you about events happening out of chronological order?
Dec
13
comment What is the benefit of using formal terms instead of informal ones?
Just so you're aware, there is nothing holy about "succinct" which makes it the single most desirable goal for any given piece of writing. Sometimes you don't want the shortest route between two points.
Dec
12
answered How do I structure a multiple POV, parallel narrative novel?
Dec
11
comment Book Title Generator that takes input?
It might not be quite your answer but there are a ton of name generators at Seventh Santctum. seventhsanctum.com/index-name.php
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Why am I getting so many words per page?
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed How does one break into journalism?
Dec
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reviewed Close AllPoetry management
Dec
10
comment Should I use letters or digits in the following case?
@what Hmm, you make a good point. I would write out "five hundred" because it looks tidy in two words, but I wouldn't mark "500" as wrong in prose. It's a personal style, not a hard-and-fast rule I can cite. Looking up AP, I thought that was their rule, but apparently it isn't.