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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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answered How to format the following dialogue without the parenthesis?
Dec
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comment Can I adapt writing in a RPG forum to writing in a book?
I don't remember which Gary Gygax series it was (Gord the Rogue, maybe?) but he allegedly wrote it based exactly on that: A series of D&D games he and his friends played.
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed How to develop a more regal language
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reviewed No Action Needed Video game gameplay script
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reviewed No Action Needed Can section headings in a paper be questions?
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reviewed No Action Needed Can one feasibly sell an adult-content screenplay?
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reviewed No Action Needed I was wondering what a good way to introduce a character
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reviewed No Action Needed Dealing with Extreme Distances - Space Travel
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reviewed No Action Needed Should I write an abstract for a formal essay?
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reviewed No Action Needed When writing TV scripts, is it heard of to change not only the characters but the type of story?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to Create Barcode from ISBN Number
Nov
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answered Does the word erection have a neutral tone with its non-sexual definition?
Nov
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comment Does the word erection have a neutral tone with its non-sexual definition?
@user "Install" to me means "Start with all the pieces, put it together, test to make sure it does what it's supposed to do, and clean up the site afterwards." Installing an exhibition would involve putting it into place, and if that required tools, that would seem to be understood.
Nov
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comment Does the word erection have a neutral tone with its non-sexual definition?
I would see the double entendre. As an editor, I would change it to something else. Assemble or install, probably.
Nov
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answered Should I use ellipses or em dashes to denote pauses in speech?
Nov
24
comment Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
I would trip over "his eyes rolled down the front of her blouse" and the "MEANWHILE" transitions too, so I don't think this is a "it only appears when you're looking too closely" problem.
Nov
23
answered Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
Nov
23
comment How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
I have to say that putting "desire" in brackets makes me think that desire was not the actual word, so if I were to look it up and find out that it was "desires," I would wonder why the writer bothered to bracket the entire word. It would seem unnecessary to my eyes.
Nov
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comment How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation
@TimS. I don't have any references to back up that guess, but my instinct is to agree that it's uncommon. I haven't seen it often. I think people just drop the single letter or find a way to reword it.
Nov
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answered How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation