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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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Jun
22
answered How do you determine if a plot device is too coincidental?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
comment Some doubts on the use of Italicized words
Right. It is absolutely correct.
Jun
18
comment My first act is lengthy. And I cannot shorten it. Any Suggestions?
No, no, this is "looking for excuses to stop writing" again. Knock it off. Do not let the perfect become the enemy of the good. Even if you think it is the windiest garbage ever committed to paper, keep going forward. You will never finish if you're hung up on fine-tuning the first act. Give yourself permission to suck. Seriously. Stop tweaking and write the rest. I promise you can go back and trash the entire first act when you're done if you want to.
Jun
18
answered Some doubts on the use of Italicized words
Jun
18
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
ooh, no, no, that will never work. I totally understand why you want to do that, but when you have a structure like this, you must keep the punctuation parallel throughout. You can't change boats midstream.
Jun
18
comment How does one deal with world builder's syndrome?
Maybe it's a bad novel, but it's an interesting book, and it expands the universe of Middle-Earth.
Jun
18
comment My first act is lengthy. And I cannot shorten it. Any Suggestions?
Delighted I could help. :)
Jun
18
answered My first act is lengthy. And I cannot shorten it. Any Suggestions?
Jun
18
comment How do I stick to one story?
@shachna: When you spend so much time creating a new world (country, society, universe, whatever) that you aren't writing the actual story.
Jun
18
answered How do I stick to one story?
Jun
17
answered Is a 'tutorial format' acceptable for personal notes?
Jun
7
comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write long stories?
Just keeping the mods happy and taking the Roget's for a walk. :)
Jun
7
answered How to overcome the fact that I can't write long stories?
Jun
5
comment What purpose does it serve to obscure the title of a TV show?
Can you give us a snippet of context? Maybe explain what Perks is and give us an instance of the bizarre acronym in a paragraph?
Jun
4
comment Should a long flashback be written in first or third person?
I agree. Do a little of each and read it over, or show it around to your betas and gather some opinions.
Jun
3
comment How do I determine if a paper has been plagiarized?
Are you a professor? What's the context for this question?
Jun
3
revised How do I determine if a paper has been plagiarized?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Jun
3
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3
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