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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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Aug
14
answered What's the correct vocabulary for a web application tutorial?
Aug
14
comment What's the correct vocabulary for a web application tutorial?
The "typography" section of your question would be better answered at Graphic Design SE. Actually they could probably answer the first part as well.
Aug
14
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Yes, I should have specified that I was glossing Shantnu's comment, not Tom's post. :)
Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Having read the blog post, I do not think it applies to this discussion. That post is about editing before something is released and the writer trusting him/herself and his/her story. This post is specifically saying "movie critics are so full of themselves that they cannot offer any useful commentary on films, particularly the kinds of films which I like, so their opinions should be ignored as elitist and overly harsh."
Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Critics are shown a movie for free and asked to critique it. There's a difference. The critics I read will tell you straight up "This is a very fun movie if you like explosions and fart jokes." Also, if your definition of "being entertained" is not dependent on "complex characters and plot development," then you have no reason to read film critics, and what they write should be irrelevant to you. The OP was asking about literary symbology, which is in fact important to some audience members, and movie critics will pick up on it and discuss it in their reviews. That's not "wrong."
Aug
13
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Aug
13
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
It depends on the critic. Some take pains to explain why they felt the way they did, and I can agree or not but the logic behind the opinion is clearly laid out. That's no different than a conversation with a friend who saw the movie. Not all of them are "smarter-than-thou" snots.
Aug
12
answered What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Aug
10
comment Writing a novel which has the same structure and a particular theme in each chapter
I'd have to see the actual work to judge whether it's anvilicious. But if there's a change every time she comes back, and it's thematically related to her conversation, then you have revealed the connection. You just haven't explained why or how it's happening. And if she's only aware on a subconscious level (so she doesn't retain memory through the shifts), why does she keep going down the holes?
Aug
10
answered Writing a novel which has the same structure and a particular theme in each chapter
Aug
6
comment Can a book be written without an antagonist?
@Aerovistae I'd have to read it, but I'd call that a documentary, not a story. You can mention a mystery, but if no character solves it, it's not a conflict. (Actually the piece sounds quite interesting. :) )
Aug
5
comment Are there any specific rules to write Prequels and Sequels so that we don't end up with conflicting situations?
Snicker snort. I keep my timelines in Excel; that's why. writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2082/…
Aug
4
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
Aug
4
comment Do flashbacks break up short stories too much?
I agree, which is why I wrote "in a sense." My point was that there's no hard-and-fast rule; it depends on the story.
Aug
4
answered Are there any specific rules to write Prequels and Sequels so that we don't end up with conflicting situations?
Aug
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Tools for generating characters' names
Aug
3
answered Do flashbacks break up short stories too much?
Aug
2
comment Need a resource for creative writing
Of course you're allowed; the problem is that the question is skirting close to two reasons to close. (1) It's a list question, already stated as off-topic by a mod. You're asking, "May I have a list of books?" (2) It's both a little too broad ("I need a book about creative writing") and little too narrow ("but it has to be specifically about British writing"). If you want to learn the differences between various dialects of English, read books from various English-speaking countries and compare them. Take notes and then try to apply that to your own writing. Goheno anim.
Jul
28
comment IF i want to write an episode to a TV sitcom, how can i send it to the TV network?
Fair enough. I will edit to reflect references. Let me know if those are sufficient. :)
Jul
28
revised IF i want to write an episode to a TV sitcom, how can i send it to the TV network?
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