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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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May
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comment How important is it to know the end before the writing the beginning?
And some of us don't even follow the Commandments, so the "rules" are even less important than that... :)
May
8
answered How important is it to know the end before the writing the beginning?
May
8
revised Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
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May
7
answered Is it more advantageous to have an excerpt or a plot summary critiqued?
May
6
comment Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
I'm with Alan... I always thought the answer was somewhere between "as many as it takes" and "all of them." There are so many variables, and the industry is currently being upheaved by self-publishing -- I honestly don't think there is one authoritative answer, or even a reasonable average. If there were, there'd be a lot fewer real-estate novelists and many more published writers. If there is an actual citable answer, I'd be pleased to see it.
May
5
comment How can I convey that my viewpoint character is lying?
what do you plan to do if the narrator is caught in an outright lie? what will your narrator's thought process be?
May
4
comment Where in a CV should I mention a relevant but unpaid (volunteer) project?
I agree. You wouldn't have taken the job initially if not for the educational credit. You can always explain more in the bullets, cover letter, and/or interview.
May
4
comment Sympathetic portrayal of an evil protagonist with good motivations
Maybe one of these questions might help: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5022/… and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5059/…
May
4
answered Sympathetic portrayal of an evil protagonist with good motivations
May
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revised Sympathetic portrayal of an evil protagonist with good motivations
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May
4
answered Where in a CV should I mention a relevant but unpaid (volunteer) project?
May
4
comment What qualities should a good metaphor have?
The fog crept in on little cat feet. (Sandburg)
May
3
comment What qualities should a good metaphor have?
HHG started life as a BBC radio drama, and only became a book series and then movie afterwards.
May
3
comment What qualities should a good metaphor have?
"The ships hung in the sky exactly the way that bricks didn't." Whether that is a good metaphor or a bad one is an exercise left to the student.
May
3
comment In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
HA! not even close. :) I'm a writer, editor, and typesetter, so it seemed like an appropriate nom de keyboard.
May
3
comment In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
::bows modestly:: My parents courted in puns; I come by it honestly, at a DNA level.
May
3
answered What qualities should a good metaphor have?
May
3
comment In writing a cover letter accompanying a submission to a literary journal, is listing publications in less well-regarded journals detrimental?
+1 for the answer and I wish I could +1 again for the sheer pleasure of seeing someone use "ostensibly." That word never gets enough airtime. :)
May
2
answered My story portrays a process, not a conflict - how do I make the process my focus?
May
2
revised My story portrays a process, not a conflict - how do I make the process my focus?
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