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comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
@FionaTaylorGorringe No, given how some of the "old fables" are written, I was fine with that sentence, actually. I don't think it's a bad thing to make a six-year-old struggle a bit to understand archaic phrasing. I would fix it to "The great buzzard was offended to hear that the squirrel, or anyone else, could think that there was a more amazing bird than he," but the intent is fine.
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comment Is there a better quote about writing?
How do you define "better"? This is entirely YMMV.
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comment About self publishing
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We are not a discussion board. We require clear, practical questions which have the capacity to help others. This is too vague as written. You will need to edit it to be more concrete. Also, please browse other questions under the "self-publishing" tag to see if your question has already been answered.
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reviewed Leave Closed How do you slip info into a story without making it sound like a history lesson or monologue?
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comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
Hi Gregg, and welcome to Writers. I've removed the anecdotal sections and trimmed the question down to its actual meat. I think now it's in a format we can help you with. The mods may also ask you to post a short excerpt or two so we can see what your text is like, and help you to rewrite it.
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revised Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
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answered Examples of Successful Rule-Breaking in Novels
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comment How do you slip info into a story without making it sound like a history lesson or monologue?
Look on this site for the term "cabbagehead." There are several questions which will probably help you.
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comment What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
@JonathanHayward I agree; I'm upvoting as well.
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reviewed Looks OK What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
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answered Is writing even profitable
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answered Best blind sequence?
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answered Should I change POVs in the following case?
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comment letter writing to various company
Hi, and welcome to Writers. I'm having some trouble understanding you — I'm guessing English is not your first language — but your question may be answered here: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1284/…
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answered When Is a Relationship Too Antagonistic?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
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comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Also, please ditch the "literary fiction" idea. When you're writing, there's just fiction. Genre is only relevant for marketing. Don't fall into the trap of thinking "literary" fiction is somehow superior to "niche" genre fiction like sci-fi or romance or YA. Some of the biggest-selling books of all time are "niche" (Harry Potter) and not "literary."