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Apr
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comment Is there such a thing as a “reverse analogy”?
You're mixing up terms. The first one isn't an analogy or simile; I wouldn't even call it a metaphor. It's just poetically descriptive. The second one is a simile (not an analogy), but poorly written. It should be more like "She welcomed the icy air like a secretary welcomes a visitor at 4:59 p.m. on a Friday." (meaning that she didn't welcome it)
Apr
8
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
@DaveMG Hocking explained that she took the contract in part because the promotion and marketing of her books was so time-consuming and exhausting that she didn't have time to write any more. Does Christopher Paolini count? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Paolini
Apr
7
comment How do you write a character's internal monologue?
I prefer italics to quotes because quotes are conventionally used for speech. You can relate thoughts in narration as well, but for real inner monologuing, italics are the way to go.
Apr
5
comment Should I make the gender of the narrator more obvious?
@PaulA.Clayton Yes, all true. So Alex would have to make a point of being unambiguous in choice of name or description.
Apr
5
answered Should I make the gender of the narrator more obvious?
Apr
5
reviewed Approve Changing Capitalization in a Quote - MLA
Apr
4
answered Is it acceptable to place a dash after a question mark?
Apr
4
answered Should I highlight or downplay a character's quirk to make her seem more odd?
Apr
4
comment Should I highlight or downplay a character's quirk to make her seem more odd?
Is she a main character, or just one secondary character of many? How prominent a role does she have in the book? How often is she "on-screen"?
Apr
4
comment Does self publishing via Amazon or similar services make your book ineligible for later acceptance by a publisher?
I don't know about your existing books, but Amanda Hocking famously got a huge contract after her self-published books were doing $2 million a year.
Apr
3
reviewed Approve Capitalization of Phrases: One-on-one assistance
Apr
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reviewed Approve Can stories be “revived”?
Apr
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reviewed Approve Changing Capitalization in a Quote - MLA
Apr
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reviewed Approve When is a screen shot really useful in training documentation?
Apr
2
comment Legal and Social effect of story involving real life people
Welcome to Writers. Browse the other questions under the Legal tag, as your question may have been addressed already. writers.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/legal
Apr
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Apr
1
comment Starting a novel with internal dialogue?
@dmm Or the OP asked about novels, and you're countering with examples of short stories. :)
Mar
28
answered Starting a novel with internal dialogue?
Mar
26
reviewed Reject How to invoke my creative side without investing too much time?
Mar
26
comment Stardate(Julian Day) - Problem
Related; not quite a duplicate but probably useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/7394/…