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Aug
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comment How do you come up with a fictional character name in a historical era/region?
Not duplicates, but potentially useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3079/… writers.stackexchange.com/questions/138/… (particularly the first comment from Martha) writers.stackexchange.com/questions/6868/…
Aug
15
comment Can Articy Draft be used to write a book?
@CLockeWork if you search for "Scrivener" on Writers you'll find a lot of people singing its praises in detail.
Aug
15
comment Can Articy Draft be used to write a book?
@CLockeWork I'll second Scrivener; it's very flexible and allows you to keep multiple kinds of media all in one place. It's designed for writing (prose, screenplays) and allows you to export as other formats easily.
Aug
14
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Aug
13
comment How do I overcome my anxiety of writing again?
Not quite a duplicate but will probably be helpful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2100/…
Aug
12
comment From short fiction to a novel
Related, but not duplicates: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5894/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/6095/…
Aug
10
comment Declaring short forms in an essay
I vote for shortened titles rather than authors, because I will never ever remember the authors after I turn the page.
Aug
10
comment Level of description in a story
@Aerovistae Ain't that good to know? :)
Aug
9
comment Level of description in a story
"When you stop to describe something the whole story stops to wait for you." Wow, that's a great thought.
Aug
9
comment Level of description in a story
yes, perfect, thank you. This simply ensures that future readers will get the gist of your answer even if the website vanishes.
Aug
9
comment Level of description in a story
Could you summarize some of the first link in case it goes dead?
Aug
9
revised Figuring out when a book was printed
added 18 characters in body
Aug
9
comment Figuring out when a book was printed
@thursdaysgeek I stand corrected. I can't find my original source for the 1994 link, so I will go with the notation from the FSC site. ic.fsc.org/controlled-wood.40.htm
Aug
9
answered Level of description in a story
Aug
6
comment Figuring out when a book was printed
@RamRachum Pretty much. You can get some good guesses, but you'd have to look for evidence for closer deductions. Just the date in the colophon, as you note, is not always sufficient.
Aug
6
revised Figuring out when a book was printed
added 124 characters in body
Aug
6
comment Writing an effective summary for a story
Yes, I think adding "surgery" makes the stakes of the conflict higher. It also focuses what the "life-long affliction" could be, because without specifying surgery, it could be an addiction, a goiter, a skin condition, or her virginity.
Aug
6
answered Figuring out when a book was printed
Aug
6
comment Plot devices for the climax of an adventure story
This is a really excellent and thoughtful analysis. I'd give this way more than +1 if I could.
Aug
6
comment Publisher field in Book Review when the book is obtained for free from the internet
@Psicofrenia I think you've got it. Make that an answer.