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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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Oct
18
comment How to write time duration correctly
I admit it does sound a little odd, but it also sounds odd to say "ten thousand, two hundred forty-seven" rather than "ten thousand, two hundred and forty-seven." In math, the "and" is a signifier meaning "fraction," so despite the linguistics, I'm sticking with that precedent.
Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
Traditions can be very funny things. :) Which is why it's always good to ask about the "why" behind the things we do.
Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
+1 I LOVE learning bits of trivia like that. Uninformed inertia is so fascinating. Like the "we always cut the ends off the roast" legend.
Oct
18
answered How to write time duration correctly
Oct
16
answered How to get over writer's block related to revising?
Oct
16
comment How to get over writer's block related to revising?
A little more detail: What about revising do you object to? Do you love to write, but not to read what you've written? Are you self-conscious about your grammar/punctuation/word choice? Do you feel like you're being judged against an impossible standard? Are you afraid of your adviser? Can you revise non-academic texts easily? Do you hate sitting at your desk? If you can talk about what's bothering you, we can suggest how to get past it.
Oct
15
comment Word Choice: When something negative happens that changes your perspective for the better
@JohnSmithers Why Pegasus?
Oct
13
comment Word Choice: When something negative happens that changes your perspective for the better
"Harm hiding good" is "Every cloud has a silver lining." There's also a somewhat relevant dirty joke with the punchline "...there's gotta be a pony in here somewhere!" but it's a little off-topic.
Oct
12
answered Word Choice: When something negative happens that changes your perspective for the better
Oct
10
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
I want to +10 this answer. Brilliant.
Oct
9
answered Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Oct
9
comment As a freelance writer, should I charge more for inconvenient time worked?
Knowing the TV industry only as an audience member, I can see why writing through the night might not be considered "hazard pay," because weekly shows (and daily soaps, for that matter) work on such a tight shooting schedule. So while I can see both sides of the question, I have no experience in the industry to know what standing billing practices are.
Oct
9
comment Writing subjectively or objectively? (IELTS writing)
IELTS is International English Testing System. TOEFL is Test Of English as a Foreign Language. (I knew the second; never heard of the first.)
Oct
9
revised How can I freelance remotely for overseas advertising agencies as a writer?
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Oct
8
comment As a freelance writer, should I charge more for inconvenient time worked?
An excellent question, and one very dependent on the industry.
Oct
8
answered How much $ to calculate for an Editor
Oct
8
comment How much $ to calculate for an Editor
@Christian A page count or word count will give you a better idea. I've never heard of an editor who works by characters.
Oct
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the first draft of a novel usually shorter than the finished work?
Oct
5
answered Is the first draft of a novel usually shorter than the finished work?
Oct
5
answered How to represent dependencies in outlines