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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
13
reviewed No Action Needed How to write “number of cups per user” for short using symbols?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed Can a self publishing author use a Pen name/Pseudonym?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
Oct
13
comment Citing lecture notes
@MonicaCellio The poster is using periods instead of Greek to indicate "here's a whole bunch of text." However, the real problem here is that this answer is about "how to footnote something," and the question is about "what do I write for the referent of the footnote?" So this doesn't answer the question at all.
Oct
12
comment How do you effectively develop a plot when you have a proper back story?
Now this might be a dupe of either of these two? writers.stackexchange.com/questions/134/… or writers.stackexchange.com/questions/4705/how-to-develop-a-story-for-a-novel/4708
Oct
12
comment What are some tricks for managing debilitating writing anxiety/phobia?
I agree with @what. This isn't something you can work around with a listicle of helpful tips. If your anxiety is that severe, you need professional therapy. I also agree that CBT is the right place to start.
Oct
11
comment Making characters multidimensional and unique. What can i do?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Have you looked at other questions under the "character development" tag to see if they might help?
Oct
10
comment Is the following analogy of natural selection effective and clear?
@AlexandroChen Your analogy is more precise than your question (it's not about "good or bad" but about "what works in that situation"), so yes, you've got it. :)
Oct
10
comment Is the following analogy of natural selection effective and clear?
@AlexandroChen Your metaphor is fine if that's what the character is trying to express. But then that's not what you posted about. Which is fine; it just means that you didn't post what you actually wanted to ask. The character is describing the process of natural selection, which is one part of Darwinian evolution, not all of it.
Oct
10
answered Is the following analogy of natural selection effective and clear?
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
Oct
10
reviewed No Action Needed Ways to improve your writing skills
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Closed What's the difference between “MUSIC” and “MUZAK?”
Oct
9
comment Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
Are you asking if you need to keep writing TED DIBAR or (40s)? Is this for a screenplay? A script?
Oct
9
comment How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
Who are Masked Assassin and Martha Marigold? Are they are your character names or something we should recognize?
Oct
9
reviewed Leave Open Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
Oct
9
comment Which skills should an editor have?
+1 for "A Fein one." :D
Oct
9
comment Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
The Mirror of Her Dreams and A Man Rides Through by Stephen Donaldson and the Vows and Honor Duology from Mercedes Lackey are both excellent. They are each a self-contained pair (although Lackey's is part of her entire Heralds universe, so it fits in with like 25 other books).
Oct
8
answered Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
Oct
8
comment Series: Is there a disadvantage to the number of books?
@KitFox The Belgariad and the Malloreon (5 each). Harry Potter (7). CJ Cherryh's Foreigner series (15 and counting). CE Murphy's Walker Papers (10). Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series (10ish). Susan Elia MacNeal's Maggie Hope mysteries (4 and counting). Shall I go on?