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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
27
comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
I agree. I think it's great practice, and it's frankly a lot of fun. Just don't try to make any money off it and you'll be fine.
Oct
26
comment How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
I never said "Give it to several friends to read." You can hire professionals too.
Oct
26
answered How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
Oct
24
comment The Best Title for my Skill Set
Yes, that is one definition. It also means "main" or "primary," and in design circles, the "Principal" is the head of the company.
Oct
23
answered The Best Title for my Skill Set
Oct
23
revised Is this essay title critical?
deleted 107 characters in body
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
comment How short is “short monograph”?
I think many of us have wondered how long Holmes's trifling monographs were. :)
Oct
22
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Guidelines for critique questions may be found here: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/166/…
Oct
22
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Hi minimatt, welcome to Writers SE. Stack Exchange isn't like other boards; we need concrete, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. In the case of critiques, you would need to ask something specific: "Does my writing accomplish X?" (Is it suspenseful, does the dialogue sound realistic, is there a way to make this shorter) Asking for "opinions" is a discussion question and too broad for our site. Please edit your post to include an actual question we can answer, or we'll have to close.
Oct
21
answered Writing a very complex relationship
Oct
19
answered Is this essay title critical?
Oct
18
comment How to write time duration correctly
And don't you knock my Oxford comma, dammit. I will fight to the death for the comma before "and." :)
Oct
18
comment How to write time duration correctly
I admit it does sound a little odd, but it also sounds odd to say "ten thousand, two hundred forty-seven" rather than "ten thousand, two hundred and forty-seven." In math, the "and" is a signifier meaning "fraction," so despite the linguistics, I'm sticking with that precedent.
Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
Traditions can be very funny things. :) Which is why it's always good to ask about the "why" behind the things we do.
Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
+1 I LOVE learning bits of trivia like that. Uninformed inertia is so fascinating. Like the "we always cut the ends off the roast" legend.
Oct
18
answered How to write time duration correctly
Oct
16
answered How to get over writer's block related to revising?
Oct
16
comment How to get over writer's block related to revising?
A little more detail: What about revising do you object to? Do you love to write, but not to read what you've written? Are you self-conscious about your grammar/punctuation/word choice? Do you feel like you're being judged against an impossible standard? Are you afraid of your adviser? Can you revise non-academic texts easily? Do you hate sitting at your desk? If you can talk about what's bothering you, we can suggest how to get past it.
Oct
15
comment Word Choice: When something negative happens that changes your perspective for the better
@JohnSmithers Why Pegasus?