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Jul
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comment Is there an alternative to the common genre-system for classifying books?
@Jay If "to what extent does this book uphold or attack Christian morals or ideas" is a priority for you, then yes, that's a completely valid classification (which is why I mentioned it -- and please note I did not attach "abhorrent" to "Christian"). My point is simply that it's a niche system which will not be useful for or appealing to people who aren't Christian. The OP wants something as wide-ranging as "genre," but based on philosophy, and I just think philosophy and morality are too personal and too subjective to be applied universally.
Jul
10
comment How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
Uh... if you aren't marketing your book, how are readers supposed to know about it so they can buy it? Or buy the next one?
Jul
10
comment Using hyphen points
@Jay Not different bullets for different lists, true, but for different levels as you go deeper into the outline. (Imagine I., A., 1., a., and so on.)
Jul
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answered Is there an alternative to the common genre-system for classifying books?
Jul
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answered Referring to people in a book
Jul
9
comment How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
Despite what John Scalzi posts, they aren't ALL like that. Some are... not all of them. I'm just saying that while self-publishing is ONE entirely legitimate venue, it's not the ONLY legitimate venue, and self-marketing is exhausting and expensive. You wind up spending all your time flogging your book and no time writing the next one.
Jul
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comment Is there an alternative to the common genre-system for classifying books?
@OneMonkey That's the old system. The new scale is Hitchhiker's Guide to Atlas Shrugged.
Jul
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comment Using hyphen points
In this context I'm entirely fine with mixing full sentences and fragments. The rule to which you're referring is probably for prose -- reports, news stories, white papers, that sort of thing. This is informational copy, which follows different rules. What you've written above is totally acceptable. It's clear and accurate. Don't worry about matching the sentence structure.
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answered Using hyphen points
Jul
9
comment Is there an alternative to the common genre-system for classifying books?
"Awesome," "Doesn't Suck," "Sucks," "Twilight-level Suckiness," "Fifty Shades of Gray-level Suckiness."
Jul
9
comment How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
"because I do not think that agents and submitting is still the way to go." Ever again? for anyone? Random Penguin should just close up shop? Every single writer on the face of the planet should go through Xlibris and CreateSpace and the Kindle market?
Jul
9
reviewed Reject What are some examples of modern original plots?
Jul
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comment How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
An excellent point. There's a difference between writing because it's a hobby and being in thrall to the imperious Muse.
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comment How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
@JaveerBaker Wow, that's one more than me! Good job! :) I will revise my last paragraph to make more sense.
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answered How to become a productive/accomplished writer?
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reviewed Reject What are some examples of modern original plots?
Jul
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comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
@DaleEmery I have seen Brick Jokes pay off two and three books later in a trilogy. You just have to know what you're doing (and have a three-book contract :) ).
Jul
5
comment What factors in fiction arouse readers' expectations?
Bait and switch! totally! I went to see the movie Event Horizon thinking it was a SF film and was shocked out of my socks to find out it was horror instead. Brrr.