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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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Dec
13
answered Non-cheap ways to make villains evil?
Dec
13
comment Turning Checkered Squares into Settings
This is very interesting, but I think it veers on "discussion" more than "answerable question." Can you narrow this down to something more concrete and less brainstorming?
Dec
12
comment Differences in personal statements between American and UK universities?
ooh wait, new British slang! What does "flannel" mean in this context?
Dec
11
answered Converting Word pages to book pages, for novels?
Dec
6
comment Can you reprint screen shots of a game application or program without permission?
Then why not ask your publisher?
Dec
6
comment Can you reprint screen shots of a game application or program without permission?
What's the book about? Is it self-published or do you have a contract with a publisher?
Dec
6
revised How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
added 20 characters in body
Dec
6
comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
I was going to repeat it, but I thought it would be too far astray from Monica's original comment. And yeah, dragons are one of the things I nerd out on . :)
Dec
5
revised How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
added 444 characters in body
Dec
5
comment How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
I wonder: could you get the student to use a transcription program like Dragon, and use the resulting text as a place to start the essay/piece of writing?
Dec
5
answered How can I help a writing-phobic but competent student develop their writing?
Dec
3
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
@JohnSmithers I like your title change.
Dec
2
comment figures and tables always on top of the page?
Yes, and for what it's worth, as a typesetter, I either put the images as close to the applicable text as possible, or they go where the client wants them (top, bottom, margin).
Nov
30
comment figures and tables always on top of the page?
Unfortunately Writers doesn't have that path available; we can only move things to EL&U, I think. You can just join the Graphic Design SE and copy-and-paste the question there.
Nov
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Using dashes in writing dialogue
Nov
30
comment figures and tables always on top of the page?
This might be better suited to graphicdesign.stackexchange.com since it's more about layout than text.
Nov
29
comment How many errors should I expect from a proofreader?
Would it be rude of me to point out that you missed the apostrophe in "didn't"? :)
Nov
29
comment Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
I can see if this is closed for being subjective (which it is) but it's not about proofreading.
Nov
29
answered Is it good style in fiction to write sentences as a flow of (disjointed) thoughts?
Nov
28
comment Using dashes in writing dialogue
@tylerharms If you get a book contract, remind me to pick up a box of Band-Aids before I read your work. :)