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Oct
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comment Usage of commas in poetry
no, you'd still need it there. "Did you feel the earthquake, Eri?" is addressing Eri. "Did you feel the earthquake Eri?" is asking if someone unnamed felt the earthquake which was named Eri. (Like, "How did Superstorm Sandy affect you?")
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reviewed Approve In script writing, how to denote laughter in unison
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comment Traditional Publishing vs Ebooks
Please look at the other questions under the self-publishing tag. We may have covered some of your concerns already.
Oct
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comment Should subsection headings sometimes repeat section headings?
If the title is on every page, you're fine. You don't need to repeat the words in the subsection headings.
Oct
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comment Traditional Publishing vs Ebooks
Define "better." No, seriously. Otherwise this is just an opinion question.
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comment Should subsection headings sometimes repeat section headings?
I would go for clarity. If 2.3.2 is 20 pages away from 2., I may or may not remember that "sensing" is part of what's being discussed. It's context-sensitive. I'm not aware of any rules around it.
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comment Space Between Stanzas: Line Beaks or Paragraph Style?
@Standback This is an "ask your publisher how they want the ms" question. In Graphic Design it's an "ask your printer" question. There's no "right" answer.
Oct
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comment Space Between Stanzas: Line Beaks or Paragraph Style?
Current industry standard is to use a Stanza Stretcher and winch them apart by 120% of the type size. (Brits use 134%, I forget why -- something to do with the metric conversion.) You can pick one up at any decent stationery shop. I like the Forsooth by Shakespeare brand; I've had one for about 20 years now and it's still accurate.
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answered Do publishers take the time to look at works from writers who have no qualifications or experience in the industry?
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comment What is the best marketing strategy for a novel and two short stories?
How and where are you "releasing" the works? How are you publicizing and distributing them?
Sep
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comment Question re asterisks in MS Word using Styles
Go into your preferences and turn off anything which says "auto." Autocorrect, autoreplace, etc.
Sep
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comment Software to organise world building?
What are your requirements? That will definitely influence the answers. Does it need to be a relational database? can it be a set of linked text files? Does it have to be all in one application, or can it be one for world-building and one for writing?
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comment How to format news, poems, text messages, and other kinds of written text?
I'm pretty much in agreement except for underlines. You should only use underlines for hyperlinks, never for emphasis.
Sep
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comment becoming better blogger when I write about diverse topics
Hi, and welcome to Writers SE. This is a Your Mileage May Vary kind of question. Everyone's process is different. If you can focus on a more concrete goal, we might be able to offer suggestions. "Better" is too vague. And to whom do you want to appeal?
Sep
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answered Usage of commas in poetry