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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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Jan
19
comment “That's when” vs “That was when.”
@TommyMyron I have heard people argue that it could also mean "that was" or "that has," thus my hedging.
Jan
19
answered “That's when” vs “That was when.”
Jan
19
comment Punctuation in a list
@NeilFein I might let that go as an editor, but I'd never write it that way.
Jan
19
revised How can I effectively invent a language?
added 23 characters in body
Jan
19
answered Punctuation in a list
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
answered Unofficial Fan Fictions - How can I Secure Them?
Jan
17
comment How can I ensure my POV character's writing isn't too sophisticated?
Wow, that's a great suggestion.
Jan
14
answered Is the following “shortening” allowed in fiction?
Jan
14
comment Real-Life Setting versus Fictional - Can They Attain the same Realism?
Your title is not asking what your question is asking. Your title is asking if the same level of realism can be achieved. Your question is whether a non-realistic setting will be as popular, and then you ask if it will be as good. So first, figure out which question you want to ask, and second, define "popular" (sales?) and "good" (critical reviews?). Right now I'm not sure what you're after.
Jan
13
reviewed Reject organization tag wiki
Jan
13
reviewed Reject organization tag wiki excerpt
Jan
13
reviewed Reviewed Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
Jan
13
reviewed No Action Needed What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
Jan
13
comment Plot idea to make the murderer (involuntarily) reveal himself
@Standback Let's post it on Meta and see if anyone else wants to chime in.
Jan
12
reviewed Close Can I use “a tribute to” when it is about a living person
Jan
12
comment What label to use in an article for a group of equations?
Is there a reason why you can't say "Equations 7 to 9"? As long as each one has an identifying label, what's wrong with using "equation"?
Jan
12
comment Plot idea to make the murderer (involuntarily) reveal himself
@Standback I let this go (and answered it) because I thought it was broad enough to be applicable to others. It is on the border of discussion/what to write, but if I were to Google this and this question came up, I would find it useful. If anything, making it specific to the OP's story would make it too localized: "Help me fix my story," not "Help me develop a tool."
Jan
12
answered Plot idea to make the murderer (involuntarily) reveal himself
Jan
9
comment Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
@AlexandroChen I understood that you meant the curves of the heart, but I'm not a math major; to me compass=circles. If I were going to draw an S-curve, I wouldn't use a compass because I'd have to move the point, which would ruin the smooth line of the curve. If you want to be less confusing, I'd drop "as if drawn with a compass" altogether. It's a bit redundant anyway. You don't have to specify what metaphorical thing has flawlessly outlined the heart cloud.