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revised Figuring out when a book was printed
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Aug
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comment Figuring out when a book was printed
@thursdaysgeek I stand corrected. I can't find my original source for the 1994 link, so I will go with the notation from the FSC site. ic.fsc.org/controlled-wood.40.htm
Aug
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answered Level of description in a story
Aug
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comment Figuring out when a book was printed
@RamRachum Pretty much. You can get some good guesses, but you'd have to look for evidence for closer deductions. Just the date in the colophon, as you note, is not always sufficient.
Aug
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revised Figuring out when a book was printed
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Aug
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comment Writing an effective summary for a story
Yes, I think adding "surgery" makes the stakes of the conflict higher. It also focuses what the "life-long affliction" could be, because without specifying surgery, it could be an addiction, a goiter, a skin condition, or her virginity.
Aug
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answered Figuring out when a book was printed
Aug
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comment Plot devices for the climax of an adventure story
This is a really excellent and thoughtful analysis. I'd give this way more than +1 if I could.
Aug
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comment Publisher field in Book Review when the book is obtained for free from the internet
@Psicofrenia I think you've got it. Make that an answer.
Aug
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Aug
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reviewed Approve How to make a intellectually disabled character believable?
Aug
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comment Hand gestures of “Come on” and other short words
In Italy, the "come here" and "hello" gestures are the opposite of America's: "come here" is palm down, fingers curling in, while "hello" is palm up, fingers curling in.
Aug
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comment Ways of presenting a metaphor/simile/analogy
(1) No, your movement of emotions/sensations is still wrong. Peace comes after the orgasm. The orgasm is a release of tension. (2) Naked isn't the point of your image. An infant is very specific: helpless, blind, dependent, innocent. Your characters are naked, tired, and may or may not be at peace, plus they are sexual adults. Adding the infant image sends completely the wrong message.
Aug
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comment Ways of presenting a metaphor/simile/analogy
Personally, (1) I'm wondering how the narrator can be "at peace" but come "violently" like "someone had punched a big hole in a dam" and (2) infants don't have the dexterity to hold anything, much less one another. You could say children hold one another, but children don't cuddle sexually; you'd want that image if they were comforting one another after a trauma. Which, lordy, I hope sex is not.
Aug
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comment How do you make a character witty?
::shrug:: I'm following what you're saying, but IHMO it seems pointless. It's the extreme of an informed characteristic: you're bluntly telling us that the guy is funny without ever allowing us to be amused. Yes, if you tapdance around it enough you could, but I don't know why a writer would want to.
Aug
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comment How do you make a character witty?
I still don't understand "That is, the character amuses other characters, not the reader." So you're saying that your Funny Character makes jokes which Other Characters find funny, but the Reader thinks are... appalling? tasteless? boring? I don't grasp what you're aiming for. Why wouldn't a funny character just be funny? Why is "the reader is impressed with the character's wit" different from "the Reader thinks the Funny character is funny"?
Aug
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
@naught101 Um... wow. That is a very broad comment.
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comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
@naught101 How do you make someone funny and not show it? The character makes jokes no one laughs at?
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comment Legalities about fictionalizing current events
Not a duplicate, but some of these answers may be useful: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2555/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5808/…
Jul
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reviewed Reject At what point can a story be considered “erotic”?