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Jul
21
answered When Is a Relationship Too Antagonistic?
Jul
20
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Also, please ditch the "literary fiction" idea. When you're writing, there's just fiction. Genre is only relevant for marketing. Don't fall into the trap of thinking "literary" fiction is somehow superior to "niche" genre fiction like sci-fi or romance or YA. Some of the biggest-selling books of all time are "niche" (Harry Potter) and not "literary."
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. You have the kernel of a good question here, but it needs to be boiled down to something more concrete. What's the real question you want to ask? How do you come up with a plot? How do you attach your musings to a structure? Figure out what you're driving at and we may be able to help you. Also, browse previous posts for similar questions.
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed Good Examples of and Practices in Code Documentation
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Jul
18
reviewed Looks OK Can I use general short stories to publish on my site, blog, etc.?
Jul
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
Jul
18
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@dmm It's international law that you must include a TIME-SUCK WARNING whenever you send someone to tvtropes.org.
Jul
18
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@Lea it's not drop and bolt; you have to explain what the link is and give a summary. :)
Jul
18
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. InDesign or Latex depending on your skill set.
Jul
17
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. I should be clear: Scrivener is a writing and organizing program; it's not a layout program. You export from Scrivener to something else for the final product. Now that you've edited your question, I'm thinking this program may not be what you want to do your final work in.
Jul
17
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@CLockeWork I'm surprised to see you say that. The Creative Suite is deliberately designed with similar interfaces and shortcuts so that they all have continuity.
Jul
17
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@lea You should add some detail and make that an answer. That's exactly what the OP needs.
Jul
17
revised Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
edited title
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed A rhyming dictionary worth bookmarking online or purchasing?
Jul
16
comment Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
@Spiffeah You've used parentheses ( ) and I would actually use brackets [ ]. So Int. bar, night [Fantasy 6 Reality Last March] if you wanted to do it that way. And yes, parens/brackets would be fine. These are directions to help the people filming the screenplay understand what's going on.
Jul
15
reviewed Close Pros and cons of using real brand/company names?
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. For layout and publishing, you can't beat it.
Jul
15
answered What are the ethics of using real-world house addresses in historical fiction?