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Sep
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answered Create and using a custom version of a part of an existing mythology
Sep
26
comment Should I use present or past tense when the narrator talks about an universal/most-often-true statement?
exactly. change to past tense AND third-person POV, not first-person.
Sep
26
answered Should I use present or past tense when the narrator talks about an universal/most-often-true statement?
Sep
24
answered Antagonist motivation help
Sep
23
comment What symbols are used after difficult words in a text to refer a reader to a glossary for a definition?
@MonicaCellio But you could put a statement at the beginning of the text saying "All terms with an asterisk are defined in the glossary." Seems straightforward to me.
Sep
23
comment What symbols are used after difficult words in a text to refer a reader to a glossary for a definition?
Are you looking for something other than a standard footnote number or asterisk/dagger?
Sep
22
answered What are these extra phrases added to the beginning of sentences called?
Sep
21
reviewed Approve Overusing “the” and “I”
Sep
20
comment Software for developing and organizing characters
This is how I do it too, but it doesn't have the database field option which the OP is looking for.
Sep
19
reviewed Reject Verb tense for technical document titles
Sep
18
comment Is it unusual to use product placement within a fictional novel, and what are the legalities around this?
The Urban Shaman series by CE Murphy mentions plenty of real products and brand names. Actually, it's a little jarring to see them, given how often we don't see real product names.
Sep
15
answered What's a word for a person who took a very rough story and made it into a book?
Sep
15
comment What is the best way forward for a first time author with little cash?
Separately, part of an editor's "job" is to tell you if something is complete tosh, as well as how to un-tosh it. So a decent editor won't "take the money" and just leave you with a pile of "this sucks." I literally don't know how you can describe an editor doing as his/her job if s/he isn't helping you improve the book. That's not doing the job.
Sep
15
comment What is the best way forward for a first time author with little cash?
"The reader" is a fungible term. Cuckoo's Calling did fair-to-middlin' when it was published under "Robert Galbraith," but skyrocketed when JK Rowling was revealed as the author. Same book, different audience. So you could market a great book to the wrong readers and fail financially, even when there's nothing wrong with the piece itself.
Sep
14
revised Are there any cheap printing options for a small order?
added 1 characters in body
Sep
14
answered How to convey that the POV character *does not understand* what's said in dialogue?
Sep
13
comment Is repetition justified in the following piece?
Well, you see how he ended up. I'd take his advice with a grain or six of salt.
Sep
13
comment Is repetition justified in the following piece?
Seriously, man. Friends don't let friends edit drunk. If you've had too many, give someone else your keyboard.
Sep
13
comment Collaborating with Stephen King, but not the original
@DaleEmery c.f. Richard Bachman, above. ;)
Sep
13
answered Is repetition justified in the following piece?