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Mar
30
comment Gracefully state novelty of a thesis in the introduction
Use the Buzzfeed method. "I'll be discussing how X and Y lead to Z. And what happens after Y will shock you."
Mar
30
comment Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
@Standback Yes, the edited version is better.
Mar
30
comment Is there a “literary Olympus” in the current publishing landscape?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Can you provide some context for your answer? Are you looking for a similar venue for your work?
Mar
28
comment What is the main inner conflict in Harry Potter?
The community has decided that analyzing existing works is off-topic unless it directly pertains to your own writing. You're heading in the right direction, but this particular question is still not quite there. This question will likely be put on hold; sorry.
Mar
27
comment Should I turn my enormous novel into a series?
If you mean "art" to be "something which only the artist sees," and "popular fiction/art" to be something always intended for public consumption, then I guess I follow you. I understood your last statement as "write your book for you, and let the publisher tell you if anything has to change — because maybe nothing has to change, and then you can just publish straight art."
Mar
27
comment Should I turn my enormous novel into a series?
I particularly like your closing statement. Start with art; edit if necessary for commerce.
Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed How do you convey nonverbal utterances?
Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed Writing a PhD thesis. Question about (an informal) introduction
Mar
26
answered Should I turn my enormous novel into a series?
Mar
26
comment Clear steps for developing a powerful inner conflict
This is an excellent point. Conflict does arise from plot, but it can also arise from a character forcing him/herself to act out of character. That's a stellar definition of "inner conflict."
Mar
26
comment Clear steps for developing a powerful inner conflict
Do you want to add that to your answer to make it more thorough?
Mar
26
comment Clear steps for developing a powerful inner conflict
That's good for half the conflict, but what about the other half? How do you also develop the character's desire for Option 1?
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Any Good Method for Calculating Word Count Based on An Outline?
Mar
25
comment Multiple sentences in a parenthetical phrase - How do I punctuate properly?
@what I know two looks awful. I have seen it done elsewhere, and it most directly answers the OP's question, which is why I included it. But it's really awful, and the correct answer is version three.
Mar
25
comment Clear steps for developing a powerful inner conflict
Can you give us some examples of inner conflict (no hyphen, by the way, and no apostrophe on ICs) which you think are weak?
Mar
25
comment How to choose a good/suitable pseudonym
Your presence or reputation will be built from your stories, not your name. "Stephen King" is not a scary name out of context; King worked hard to associate his name with horror. (Ditto "Richard Bachman," which is the pseudonym King himself chose.) Choose a pseudonym you can live with and make your books as good as possible.
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a free online alternative to Scrivener?
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Citing someone's work, copying and pasting fragment. Is that OK?
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed How to name characters of unspecific nationality and race?
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed How to decide the position of short phrases?