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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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Oct
23
answered In modern writing is there a a significant difference between satire and parody?
Oct
22
comment Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
@what Are you talking about the trilogy or The Hobbit? Because The Hobbit is literally a children's book, and very much intended to be easy to read. The LOTR trilogy is neither. If you found Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King to be straightforward, clear, and comprehensible on the first shot just after learning to read at what, age 5? then I salute your supergenius IQ.
Oct
22
comment Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
good grief; if you're just now starting to read for fun, I wouldn't begin with Tolkien. Start with JKRowling and PG Wodehouse. Plot, character, and sparkling language without the headaches.
Oct
22
comment Use past or present tense for lasting fact
@dmm That was on the tip of my tongue yesterday and I could not think of it. thank you!
Oct
22
comment Writing for the web: how do you submit your content
I'd suggest Word as well for the same reasons.
Oct
22
comment What comes first: the hook or the rest?
I've added "songwriting," as that may be a useful tag, but I think "hooks" is too specific. And good question!
Oct
22
revised What comes first: the hook or the rest?
edited tags
Oct
22
reviewed No Action Needed Writing a short story with a secret code
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed What comes first: the hook or the rest?
Oct
22
comment Hey i just was wondering is this sentence grammarticaly correct?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We require practical, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. Requests to fix the grammar of a single sentence or paragraph are off-topic for us, as they are unlikely to help anyone in the future. meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/301/… Also, it's "grammatically."
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed How many pages long should a chapter book be?
Oct
21
revised Use past or present tense for lasting fact
deleted 3 characters in body
Oct
21
answered Use past or present tense for lasting fact
Oct
20
answered Writing a short story with a secret code
Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed Punctuating dialogue with oneself
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed 1st person story, but the main character will die in the end and some of the story needs to be told after his death. How to solve this problem?
Oct
19
reviewed Reviewed Why are some words in screenplays set in all caps?
Oct
17
revised How to refer to magnetism in ancient cultures?
edited title
Oct
17
comment What are some rich but respectful ways to describe various skin colors?
Have you tried Crayola? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crayola_crayon_colors
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Right usage of “P.S.” in Emails