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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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Apr
13
revised How can I effectively invent a language?
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Apr
12
revised A tricky serial semi-colon
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Apr
12
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
::sigh:: I would love to do that.
Apr
12
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
No, believe me, I agree that starting with "speakers include" is the better answer. But if the muckety-muck who wrote it won't let me do that, I need to know: based on the original sentence structure, commas or serial semi-colon?
Apr
12
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
The text in question is already in a bullet, so a bulleted list, while the most readable, isn't an option here. I agree that the "Speakers include" is the best alternative in the format given. But I still would like an agreement for this format. Sometimes corporate writer types won't let you rearrange sentences. :)
Apr
12
revised A tricky serial semi-colon
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Apr
12
comment A tricky serial semi-colon
@Neil: Corporate email and corporate brochure text.
Apr
12
asked A tricky serial semi-colon
Apr
12
comment How do you find your unique style?
wow, that is FANTASTIC. I wish I could give this more than +1.
Apr
11
awarded  Good Answer
Apr
11
awarded  Populist
Apr
11
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
I vote for "part." "Unit" is for a textbook.
Apr
10
comment Will this opening and dialogue grab the reader's attention? And how can I improve it?
It's such a relief when someone gets one of my obscure English major jokes. :D
Apr
10
comment How to improve the ending of my short novel (mostly dialogue)?
@Aerovistae: thank you! I love Mark Twain. And I'm a lady person. :)
Apr
10
comment How to improve the ending of my short novel (mostly dialogue)?
@alexchenco: If you write a full book, you can hire me as your editor. :) Seriously, that's one of my jobs.
Apr
10
comment How to improve the ending of my short novel (mostly dialogue)?
No I didn't -- I wrote it as "What's this drink called?" and highlighted your very confusion. :)
Apr
10
answered How to improve the ending of my short novel (mostly dialogue)?
Apr
10
comment How to improve the ending of my short novel (mostly dialogue)?
Dude, if your entire story can fit into two SE questions, that's not a novel. It's flash fiction.
Apr
10
answered When to use single quotes in narrative writing?
Apr
10
comment Will this opening and dialogue grab the reader's attention? And how can I improve it?
It doesn't sound like the young main IS an experienced bartender, though. He's not an employee assuming that a patron will purchase a drink; he's trying to impress his lady friend with his mixology knowledge. He's saying, "you can ask for any drink you want, and I will know how to make it."