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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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Jan
20
answered How to tell a story with the least amount of writing?
Jan
20
comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
@ZayneSHalsall Thank you for the consideration. I acknowledge that a PDF is not "plain text" in the sense of Notepad or TextEdit. I was providing another suggestion which the OP might not have considered if he was focused on working in a particular program, and/or some other future reader of the question might find useful.
Jan
20
comment Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents
@ZayneSHalsall And I use Acrobat for "suggesting changes, without losing any of the original text" on a daily basis, as the question clearly specifies. I am unhappy that you would downvote a response which does, in fact, explicitly answer the question. You may not have used Acrobat that way, but it's a valid workflow.
Jan
20
comment Writing exercises to practice the art of giving unique voice to characters?
Some of my suggestions from this question may help: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/6965/…
Jan
20
answered What is the difference between “creative writing” and “fiction writing”?
Jan
20
comment Gadgets that make the world/story broken
TV Tropes is, frankly, a good place to look. SF has some relevant places to start. Or you could look on nitpicking sites like moviemistakes.com or get the Nitpicker's Guides to Star Trek and extrapolate from there.
Jan
18
comment What is the proper way to use the pronoun “I” without too much repetition?
I second @Kosmonaut's comment. Hearing "I" so much sounds odd to the Italian native speaker's ear because Italian can drop the pronouns without loss of comprehension. English doesn't have that luxury. You must set up the sentence carefully in order to the drop the pronoun. A native English speaker will rarely be bothered by repetition of "I" unless the structure of several sentences in a row is similar or identical. Non ti preoccupati; l'hai scritto giusto. ;)
Jan
18
answered Gadgets that make the world/story broken
Jan
18
comment Find Information For Describing A Nuclear Power Plant
Wired actually did a piece on Chernobyl in the last year; you could try looking that up.
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment Should I embrace or avoid memes(pictures) when blogging?
AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I wish I could +10 this just for the cleverness of the format. :D
Jan
17
answered Should I embrace or avoid memes(pictures) when blogging?
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Resource for generic plot hooks?
Jan
16
revised Resource for generic plot hooks?
deleted 1 characters in body
Jan
16
comment Are TOC and appendix part of total word count for books?
This is a good point. If I were giving the writer a quote for editing, I'd include the word count of the appendices in my estimate.
Jan
15
answered Resource for generic plot hooks?
Jan
15
revised avoiding making all your characters sound the same
added 14 characters in body
Jan
14
comment Should I remove scenes that I myself find “boring”?
+1 just for "be ruthless." I'd give this +2 if I could.
Jan
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are the web audience who love microblogging and the book audience who love long stories different?
Jan
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are the web audience who love microblogging and the book audience who love long stories different?