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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
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.
Oct
26
comment How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
I never said "Give it to several friends to read." You can hire professionals too.
Oct
26
answered How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
Oct
24
comment The Best Title for my Skill Set
Yes, that is one definition. It also means "main" or "primary," and in design circles, the "Principal" is the head of the company.
Oct
23
answered The Best Title for my Skill Set
Oct
23
revised Is this essay title critical?
deleted 107 characters in body
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
comment How short is “short monograph”?
I think many of us have wondered how long Holmes's trifling monographs were. :)
Oct
22
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Guidelines for critique questions may be found here: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/166/…
Oct
22
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
Hi minimatt, welcome to Writers SE. Stack Exchange isn't like other boards; we need concrete, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. In the case of critiques, you would need to ask something specific: "Does my writing accomplish X?" (Is it suspenseful, does the dialogue sound realistic, is there a way to make this shorter) Asking for "opinions" is a discussion question and too broad for our site. Please edit your post to include an actual question we can answer, or we'll have to close.
Oct
21
answered Writing a very complex relationship
Oct
19
answered Is this essay title critical?
Oct
18
comment How to write time duration correctly
And don't you knock my Oxford comma, dammit. I will fight to the death for the comma before "and." :)