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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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Jul
15
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
@CLockeWork Fascinating list; thank you!
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. I have only used Scrivener for novels, so I can't speak to a TOC or to laying out pages. It wouldn't occur to me to use Scrivener for those tasks because as a graphic designer, I'd always use InDesign. You'd have to experiment.
Jul
14
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. Oh I know; I'm refusing to upgrade to Creative Cloud for as long as I can manage. I find renting software to be obnoxious. But if you want a designed page, ID is your best bet.
Jul
14
answered Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
Jul
14
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
@CLockeWork I have to say I thought the supernatural element was really the only inviolable one. Can you cite a fantasy without a supernatural element?
Jul
14
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
Your first bullet excludes Urban Fantasy (set in contemporary times). Your last bullet is not required. "Hero" really should be "hero/ine," but that's me nitpicking. :)
Jul
14
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. This is an extremely broad question. If you can narrow it down, we might be able to help you, or you might find an answer in one of the other questions in the fantasy tag.
Jul
13
comment How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
::snicker:: Yes, Klingon code isn't released; it escapes into the wild. Your general point is valid; I just think Esperanto in particular isn't a widely applicable suggestion.
Jul
13
comment Term for advancement through medical anomalies
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Request for single-word rephrasings are off-topic here, but I believe they are acceptable on English.
Jul
13
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Jul
12
comment Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
@AlexandroChen Yes, "social network page" or "posts." Besides, who's to say that it's Facebook? Maybe in your story's universe MySpace became dominant, or it's something else entirely (MyFace or FaceMe or something). "Social media page" gets the point across without hanging up the reader on the minutia.
Jul
12
revised Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
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Jul
12
comment Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
@PaulA.Clayton Yes, you're probably right; I will edit. Some companies don't want their names/images referenced at all, for good or ill, which was the point I was trying to make.
Jul
12
answered Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
Jul
12
answered Is it okay to end a novel with a cliffhanger?
Jul
12
revised A novel without verbs?
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Jul
11
answered How to show characters learning something in a non-boring way?
Jul
10
comment Normal structure for Dialogue paragraphs
I agree entirely. But de gustos non disputandum.
Jul
10
revised Normal structure for Dialogue paragraphs
added 156 characters in body
Jul
10
comment Normal structure for Dialogue paragraphs
While your second example isn't strictly grammatically correct, I wouldn't mind it if the entire piece had a similar stream-of-consciousness broken-grammar feel. I'd have to see it in context, though.