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Jun
4
comment Can you write a pro-racism book?
an excellent and thorough answer.
Jun
4
comment Can you write a pro-racism book?
Text here: gutenberg.org/files/1080/1080-h/1080-h.htm Wiki explanation here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal
Jun
3
comment Can you write a pro-racism book?
So something like Swift's A Modest Proposal?
Jun
3
comment Can you write a pro-racism book?
More to the point, why would you want to?
Jun
3
answered Do you capitalize common nouns (e.g. beach party) if they're part of an event name?
Jun
2
comment Is a novel with 50K words more likely to sell than one with 40K?
You keep asking this and we keep telling you: Don't pad your stories. writers.stackexchange.com/questions/6095/is-it-a-bad-idea-to-turn-a-short-story-‌​into-a-full-length-novel/ and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5894/… Really, it's okay that you're not writing a brick. Some readers just want a one-night stand and not a GRRM-length dynasty.
May
31
comment What is the correct formatting for actions taken before dialogue?
In your first example, your formatting is fine, but it does give the impression of a slight pause before each line. If you run up the lines as @mwo suggests, you are separating each speaker into a new paragraph without making the reader feel like there's a short but meaningful wait between lines of dialogue.
May
31
comment What is the correct formatting for actions taken before dialogue?
I don't mind "responds" with a comma, but it has to work in context. It doesn't always fit.
May
28
comment Constructed Language - spelled like it sounds?
@RemcoGerlich It certainly may — my point was simply that if the OP has his heart set on writing C but only intending the sound K, some manner of diacritical mark would help. Since I don't speak or read any languages which use the caron, my first guess would be to read the C as a K. The OP may have to invent some accent mark to get his point across.
May
28
comment Where can I get/generate a custom font?
you might ask at Graphic Design SE.
May
27
answered Constructed Language - spelled like it sounds?
May
23
answered Are position titles capitalized when the subject is dropped
May
21
accepted Methods for creating slang
May
21
answered Is mathematical poetry a form of poetry?
May
21
comment Is mathematical poetry a form of poetry?
Sounds like Mr. Pritchard.... youtube.com/watch?v=LjHORRHXtyI
May
21
comment Should “plot” or storyline be the main determinant of what goes into a story?
@PaulA.Clayton That's a good description for putting cut material into a slush file, as I described. I like the metaphor! :)
May
20
answered Should “plot” or storyline be the main determinant of what goes into a story?
May
20
comment Should “plot” or storyline be the main determinant of what goes into a story?
The term for this is "Kill your darlings." The idea is that the line/bit/scene/character you are most in love with is probably there because you love it, not because it serves the story.
May
19
answered General copyright - How much is actually copyrighted?
May
19
comment What's a nice title for a persuasive essay arguing that affirmative action is not helpful?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Requests for single-line rephrasings are not on topic for us, but they are okay at English. I'll ask the mods to migrate.