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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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answered Capitalization with compound nouns starting with a number
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reviewed No Action Needed How can i learn the name of a colour to use in a description?
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reviewed Looks OK Story without any character development whatsoever?
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comment Capitalization with compound nouns starting with a number
If you're using sentence case, then I would go with your interpretation; the first item takes the capital. However, I would spell out "Four" in prose, and I'd even spell it out in the table heading if you have room.
Sep
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comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
@Standback ACD's Sherlock Holmes does not lack character development. The man who meets Dr. Watson in The Sign of Four is not capable of the emotional outburst in "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs" when Watson is injured and Holmes fears for his life. And if he never changed or developed, he wouldn't be willing to settle down and retire to Sussex to keep bees; he'd continue to try to solve crimes from Baker Street regardless of age or infirmity. He may not change much, but he changes.
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answered Story without any character development whatsoever?
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comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
Related, nearly a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2920/…
Sep
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comment Capitalization with compound nouns starting with a number
Are you using title case or sentence case?
Sep
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comment Can a sentence start with verb?
This really belongs on English, not here.
Sep
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revised How to research and discover topic popularity and trends to determine topic selection for article writing?
deleted 5 characters in body; edited title
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed When mentioning two items in a sentence, should I specify which one I'm referring to in the next one?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Asking for exam results
Sep
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comment Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
@BroSlow Because literary tastes change. What was popular and interesting 200 years ago may or may not be "what sells" today. Standards and reader expectations are different. The book may still be great, but if the author tried to publish it today, it would never get out of the slush pile. @ what is just giving context: 200 years ago you had more room for meandering sub-plots because that's how most books were written; today they are not.
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reviewed No Action Needed Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
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reviewed Reviewed Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
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reviewed Close Why is distributing an audiobook so much more complicated than POD or eBooks?
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revised Do I correctly utilize my naming adjective concept in this book?
edited body
Sep
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comment Is it bad to include subplots that don't push the story forward?
Or as a collection of related short stories published or posted independently of the book.
Sep
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comment Do I risk losing reader if I put too many religious/anti-religious views?
And how would you know if an atheist can write successfully about Christians or not? How would you know the religion or lack thereof of any particular author if it's not advertised? You don't have to follow a belief to write about it successfully. And the reverse isn't true either, as you post: Nathaniel Hawthorne was a Christian, and wrote about Christians in his stories who are horrible people who should never be emulated.