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Aug
27
comment How can a Russian writer get his work translated into English?
In English that concept is "plan" or "detailed plan." "Algorithm" in English is generally limited to math.
Aug
27
comment How can a Russian writer get his work translated into English?
What is your definition of "algorithm"? To a native speaker, that is a specific term for solving a mathematical problem; it doesn't make sense in context here. Do you mean "method" or "plan"?
Aug
27
comment How can a Russian writer get his work translated into English?
Rustam: Welcome to Writers SE. I have heavily rewritten your question into more native English (your post was understandable, but I smoothed it out). Please let me know if I changed the meaning of anything when editing. You don't have to worry about paper vs. e-books.
Aug
27
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Aug
24
comment Breaking the 'cooling down' rule after finishing the first draft
+1 just for Grandpa's very wise comment.
Aug
22
comment How do I escape my own experience?
He was a great professor, and I used that advice in every subsequent paper for the remainder of my college career.
Aug
22
answered How do I escape my own experience?
Aug
16
answered Deciding whether to use a dialogue tag or an action tag in a dialogue
Aug
14
comment How can I learn how to outline, so I can write like an architect?
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/4027/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/134/…
Aug
14
comment What's the correct vocabulary for a web application tutorial?
I swear either Writers or GD answered the "click/tap" question already, but I searched both and can't find it.
Aug
14
answered What's the correct vocabulary for a web application tutorial?
Aug
14
comment What's the correct vocabulary for a web application tutorial?
The "typography" section of your question would be better answered at Graphic Design SE. Actually they could probably answer the first part as well.
Aug
14
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Yes, I should have specified that I was glossing Shantnu's comment, not Tom's post. :)
Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Having read the blog post, I do not think it applies to this discussion. That post is about editing before something is released and the writer trusting him/herself and his/her story. This post is specifically saying "movie critics are so full of themselves that they cannot offer any useful commentary on films, particularly the kinds of films which I like, so their opinions should be ignored as elitist and overly harsh."
Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Critics are shown a movie for free and asked to critique it. There's a difference. The critics I read will tell you straight up "This is a very fun movie if you like explosions and fart jokes." Also, if your definition of "being entertained" is not dependent on "complex characters and plot development," then you have no reason to read film critics, and what they write should be irrelevant to you. The OP was asking about literary symbology, which is in fact important to some audience members, and movie critics will pick up on it and discuss it in their reviews. That's not "wrong."
Aug
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Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
It depends on the critic. Some take pains to explain why they felt the way they did, and I can agree or not but the logic behind the opinion is clearly laid out. That's no different than a conversation with a friend who saw the movie. Not all of them are "smarter-than-thou" snots.
Aug
12
answered What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Aug
10
comment Writing a novel which has the same structure and a particular theme in each chapter
I'd have to see the actual work to judge whether it's anvilicious. But if there's a change every time she comes back, and it's thematically related to her conversation, then you have revealed the connection. You just haven't explained why or how it's happening. And if she's only aware on a subconscious level (so she doesn't retain memory through the shifts), why does she keep going down the holes?
Aug
10
answered Writing a novel which has the same structure and a particular theme in each chapter