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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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Jun
26
answered Is it possible for an author's first book to be popular?
Jun
26
answered Jumping between points in time in narrative
Jun
26
comment Is it possible for an author's first book to be popular?
Self-publish or publishing contract?
Jun
25
answered Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
Jun
25
comment Where and how to publish new work
An unrelated word of advice: find an editor to look over your work before you publish.
Jun
24
reviewed Reviewed Is there a complete guideline for which tense to use?
Jun
24
reviewed Reviewed Is Jaime Lannister a “telling not showing” example?
Jun
24
reviewed Reviewed How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
Jun
24
comment How can I catch more errors when I proofread?
This is an interesting idea. I only hesitate to upvote it because I'm fairly sure more people are fluent in Klingon than Esperanto.
Jun
23
reviewed No Action Needed Resources for character development
Jun
22
comment Main male character description
@what that comment is excellent. I think it should be an answer.
Jun
22
reviewed No Action Needed How to capitalize the first line of a paragraph using styles in OpenOffice?
Jun
22
reviewed Reviewed Switching from past to present tense to increase narrative speed?
Jun
22
comment Switching from past to present tense to increase narrative speed?
Can you edit your answer to give an example of how this could be done "appropriately" and "with discipline"? At the moment this is just an assertion with nothing to back it up.
Jun
20
comment Main male character description
Isn't this exactly the point of your assignment? To learn how to create such a character on your own, without copying someone else's work?
Jun
19
answered Can a plagiarist sue one who plagiarized them?
Jun
18
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any “quantitative” (computer) programs that measure plagiarism?
Jun
18
comment How can we have foreshadowing in a story that takes place in a universe where the future can't be known beforehand?
And why on earth can't a happy ending be foreshadowed? Have you never seen a single romantic comedy?
Jun
18
comment How can we have foreshadowing in a story that takes place in a universe where the future can't be known beforehand?
Foreshadowing is the way to depict fate, yes. Foreshadowing doesn't only mean that the character is fated to do X. In my example, the heroine might press the button, or the plucky comic relief might see the button and turn pale, yelling "My brother pressed that button and you killed him!" and attack the leader. Or the plucky comic relief might almost press the button but be prevented from doing so at the last second by the heroine. There are many different outcomes which could be foreshadowed by the same event.
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Answer