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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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Mar
11
answered How do I demonstrate ideological differences between characters who are politically not too different?
Mar
9
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
@MichaelKjörling Good to know; thanks!
Mar
8
revised What are some best practices/dos and don'ts of managing an online editorial calendar?
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Mar
8
comment An organization writes its acronym in lower-case - do I have to, too?
+1. I think what makes this case different is that it's an acronym; the letters stand for something. Without the all-caps, you don't know that you're looking at an acronym, which impedes comprehension. A brand or a person can use all lowercase because it's a name (adidas, e.e. cummings) and therefore a single word. Separately, I have seen in stylebooks where such a name is always presented in the person's or brand's preferred orthography, with or without the explanation.
Mar
6
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
@PaulA.Clayton I think you should make your first comment about kemmer into an answer; it's a really good point.
Mar
6
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
Marc Okrand constructed Klingon as not having the verb "to be." This posed a bit of a problem in Trek VI when Chang is "quoting Hamlet in the original Klingon." Okrand tried several variants before settling on "Whether to continue existence, or not." The lack of this verb allows you to make arguments about what that kind of society is. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klingon#Language
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed Critical Elements Of A Story
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed Should you specify camera action in a film script?
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a format I can save my poems in that will make the publisher unable to copy and paste?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Closed Including a deceased person in a dedication
Mar
6
reviewed Reject What is the recomended word-count for a fantasy-fiction book?
Mar
5
comment Attributing a real quote to a fictional character
"There's an old Vulcan proverb: Only Nixon could go to China." — Spock, Star Trek VI
Mar
5
comment Should I create my own ConLang for my story?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/4368/how-can-i-effectively-invent-a-language‌​/ Plus you may want to ask at Worldbuilding SE, where conlang questions are on topic, I believe.
Mar
3
reviewed No Action Needed Am I making the writing too complex?
Mar
3
reviewed Close Fiction writing: is using Git overkill?
Mar
3
comment Structuring a novel like a television or graphic novel series
I'm with @what; this seemed pretty clear to me. I can't answer it, but I understood it perfectly.
Mar
3
reviewed Reopen Structuring a novel like a television or graphic novel series
Mar
1
comment In a dialogue, how do you write that a character says a letter?
Excellent point. Context is very important.
Mar
1
comment In a dialogue, how do you write that a character says a letter?
@Philipp For the record, TOS stardates were nonsense. It wasn't until TNG that they tried to write them with any kind of meaning. (They also used 45-minute hours, because that's roughly how long an episode ran after ads.) </trekkie>
Mar
1
reviewed Reviewed How to do dialogue?