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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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Nov
18
comment How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
This is similar to how the writers of House, MD came up with their diseases of the week. They picked something way out there and then worked backwards to see how many things were like it and how many false trails they could lay.
Nov
17
answered How does one write a character smarter than oneself?
Nov
16
comment Striking the balance between dialogue and narrative
This is a great question.
Nov
15
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Do books have to be written in sequence?
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Nov
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the statement readable
Nov
14
answered Is the statement readable
Nov
10
comment How can people doing technical, archane work be portrayed interestingly?
I second Sagan and Hawking.
Nov
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to deal with self-criticism?
Nov
7
revised Can you cite an article to your bibliography? If yes, what is the format?
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Nov
6
comment Using abbreviations after in-text citations
@Karen: I was using "as cited in Brown" as filler. I can replace it with "as cited in Holmes, 1895" if that makes it clearer. The important part is the structure of the citation, not the content.
Nov
6
comment Using abbreviations after in-text citations
@NeilFein: Yes, I understand, which is why I noted that caveat in my first sentence. If APA Style had an entry which covered it, the OP could have looked that up, right?
Nov
6
answered Using abbreviations after in-text citations
Oct
29
answered How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
Oct
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Right usage of “P.S.” in Emails
Oct
28
answered Is it ok to be autobiographical with a main character?
Oct
28
comment Writing a very complex relationship
+1 just for CMOA. :)
Oct
28
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Yeah, revealing that makes AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE. I say it's officially frustrating, and bewildering. On the three previous reads I thought it might be an alien invasion, or possibly a kind of future England which had gone fascist like in V For Vendetta.
Oct
28
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Dang, @JohnSmithers, that is an awesome title. :)
Oct
27
comment How to continue someone else's story gracefully, with fan-fiction?
I agree. I think it's great practice, and it's frankly a lot of fun. Just don't try to make any money off it and you'll be fine.