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Mar
11
reviewed Approve UK laws broken by piracy of novels
Mar
11
comment How to include photos in my Scrivener book?
Related: the OP asked the same question on Graphic Design, with similar but slightly different responses: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/16546/…
Mar
11
comment How to use parentheses
@zenna That's because the Pennyfarthing example is extreme. It's a humorous interjection from a narrator who is addressing the reader. Even first-person stories usually don't have the narrator talking to the reader. You're getting hung up on something which occurs once in five hundred books. In that instance, the "benefit" is that it makes the text feel more like the narrator is actually sitting next to you, telling you a story over tea and biscuits. If that bothers you, don't read that kind of book (e.g., The Hobbit).
Mar
10
comment How to use parentheses
@zenna Can you give a version of your third example with "more informative" punctuation? I don't understand what that means or what you're comparing the parentheses to.
Mar
10
answered How to include photos in my Scrivener book?
Mar
7
reviewed Reject How to make a letter interesting?
Mar
6
comment How should we go from Stack Exchange Q/A to publishable PDF with the least hassle?
Hmm, I wouldn't have made the connection to an e-book, but you're right; there's a certain logic to it.
Mar
6
comment How should we go from Stack Exchange Q/A to publishable PDF with the least hassle?
::scratches head:: Why ask writers a coding question? Why not Stack Overflow?
Mar
5
comment Is there a way to ask online booksellers to pull pirated editions of my books?
Welcome to Writers SE. We are not experts on Google Books or Amazon. Have you tried contacting either or both of them? Have you contacted a copyright lawyer?
Mar
4
comment Which animal symbolises trade?
Hi, welcome to Writers SE. We take questions about writing and editing. This is not on-topic for our site as written. If you want to reframe it as a writing question ("I am creating a fantasy universe where my characters are turned into animals which symbolize their inner flaws" or something), it may work. We need context to make this appropriate for the board.
Mar
3
answered How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
Mar
3
comment What constitutes historical fantasy?
Go nuts! If it's good, I'll read it. :) Actually, in the right hands, that could be a fascinating story.
Mar
3
comment What constitutes historical fantasy?
I suppose a vampire/zombie romance is the logical conclusion of the current fashions. I'm not sure how a vampire (who has to suck the blood of the living) and an undead zombie could have a romance, but let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.
Mar
2
comment How can one plan elaborate crimes for fiction without getting into trouble?
Why not contact lawyers, detectives, accountants, and so on? Have you personally been threatened with an indictment of conspiracy as a direct result of book research? Has a lawyer warned you not to talk about certain things for fear of indictment? I wonder if you are operating on hearsay and TV law rather than actual statutes. Rogers, above, has never been threatened with conspiracy, and he did plan crimes for five years. I suggest you read his blog.
Mar
2
answered How can one plan elaborate crimes for fiction without getting into trouble?
Mar
1
answered What constitutes historical fantasy?
Mar
1
comment How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
@ShantnuTiwari No, he's referring to Space Before a paragraph. It's under Format-->Text-->Spacing. Select your paragraph and make the Space Before 12 points or 24 points or whatever.
Mar
1
comment What type of writing would this fall under?
Prosetry? Logorrhea?
Feb
28
answered How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
Feb
28
comment How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
Because the OP asked "with Scrivener," but if you think my suggestion is valid, then I shall make it.