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asked Methods for creating slang
May
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comment Correct Wording: Esteem of/from your colleagues
Requests to help rephrase a single line are off-topic for us, as they are unlikely to help anyone else. However, English SE does take such questions.
May
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comment Clichéd Actions
wow, I think you should market and sell that instead! A program to help you keep track of all your characters' comings and goings? You could sell that to novelists, screenwriters, TV producers...
May
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comment Clichéd Actions
Please be warned: TVTropes is an enormous time-suck. It's a great, entertaining site full of useful information and useless trivia, and has been known to eat entire weekends. By all means go, but pee first and pack a lunch.
May
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reviewed Reject Are there times when delayed character development is acceptable in fiction?
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answered Are there times when delayed character development is acceptable in fiction?
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revised Are there times when delayed character development is acceptable in fiction?
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comment Time management for part-time writing
Related, not exactly a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3573/…
May
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comment Dream analysis research
@Jay Someday the vacant lot may not be vacant, so it could be a real address. It's unlikely that the White House is going to move down the block. So 1600 PA Ave will be known as the White House for a long time by many people, and it will quickly break the fourth wall, which is what we're trying to avoid with a generic placeholder.
May
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comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
possible duplicate of Adding breaks in a novel—spaces, asterisks, or a chapter break?
May
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comment How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?
@nicholasainsworth I haven't seen it in particular, no, but I think quoted material is quoted material regardless of when it happens relative to when it's being quoted.
May
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comment How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?
@nicholasainsworth I would still use double quotes. Bullies do not deserve attention. If they abuse you, then say to them: "Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me." The sentence in question is being quoted from future dialogue, odd as that sounds.
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revised Direct thoughts
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comment Direct thoughts
@PaulA.Clayton That would probably work better; I was copying @ what's structure because I was minorly disagreeing with how he'd phrased it.
May
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comment How can I make believable motivations for antagonists?
Some related answers which might be helpful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1614/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5022/… and related to that one, writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5059/i-want-to-explore-the-psychology-of-a-r‌​uthless-macho-killer-what-mistakes-shou/
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revised How can I make believable motivations for antagonists?
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comment Direct thoughts
Oh! you're right. No, my bad, I answered that pre-caffeine. I'll delete my comment. :)
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answered Direct thoughts
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answered How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?
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answered How do you decide whether to use the infinitive or -ing version of a verb?