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revised Is my writing 'disjointed', and if so how can I fix it?
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Feb
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reviewed Approve Are there any corporate publishers that still accept neat handwritten manuscripts?
Feb
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answered Is my writing 'disjointed', and if so how can I fix it?
Feb
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reviewed Approve Which sections to cover for my graduation thesis on BSS?
Feb
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revised Marking a chart that is not based on real data
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Feb
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comment Marking a chart that is not based on real data
@Standback The label is considered technical writing? I didn't realize that could fit in our scope. Okay, that's fine with me. I do think this would be a better fit on GD, though.
Feb
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comment Marking a chart that is not based on real data
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about graphic design. Try Graphic Design SE.
Feb
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answered How can I get myself writing again?
Feb
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comment How to display URLs in a textbook?
Depending on the piece, I might use italics rather than a monospace font, which I find really distracting, but in any case, some form of highlight formatting would be called for. Definitely agree with the rest.
Feb
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answered Script Writing as it pertains to TV and Radio lines
Feb
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comment Is this a good description of a jew looking out the window at nazis?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. While we do critique short pieces, you need a more specific criterion than "good." What effect are you trying to achieve? What do you feel the piece lacks?
Feb
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revised What is the best way to use your favorite authors as inspiration without plagiarism?
"partum" is to do with giving birth; "legēbātur" is something which has been read.
Feb
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comment Multiple characters without names: how to address
@what Your advice is sound in general (mix up the references by using additional details), but the OP has specifically said s/he wants the reader at a distance from the action, so we wouldn't be getting the woman's thoughts and feelings. "She ran her hands over his woolen jacket," which then identifies the carpenter, yes.
Feb
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comment What is the best way to use your favorite authors as inspiration without plagiarism?
You can back this all the way up to Hero with a Thousand Faces to see how many plots that could describe.
Jan
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answered Should I have an introducing paragraph in every chapter of my description?
Jan
31
comment How should I handle repeating parts in a technical description?
How about an index or glossary of terms in the front or back matter?
Jan
31
comment Multiple characters without names: how to address
@PraveshParekh If this were video, the viewer would just see "the guy in the blue jacket" and "the man with the beard," or whatever. If you don't want to give names, and you want to keep the reader detached as you note above, then that's how you have to identify them. If you read Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, one of the characters is only ever referenced as "the man with the thistle-down hair." You have to decide if it's distracting or effective. Or better yet, ask your beta readers/editor.
Jan
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answered Multiple characters without names: how to address
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Jan
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answered my first comedy plot draft is very bland. how far can I go on calling this out?