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Apr
25
answered How can I get my students to better integrate their sources into their writing?
Apr
25
comment Visual methods of plot development?
@Mussri I couldn't tell you one way or the other, but it's the only platform I use.
Apr
25
answered Visual methods of plot development?
Apr
24
comment Is there a reference for “dumbing down” material?
Yes, that was the in-house style which that paper used. It wasn't from a public reference book. And since that was, good gravy, well over 20 years ago, I don't even know if that's the style they're currently using.
Apr
24
comment Is there a reference for “dumbing down” material?
A rule of thumb I was given at a newspaper was "fifth grade reading level" and "short paragraphs," but that was house style.
Apr
24
comment Overuse of bullet points
::singing:: Oi've got a loverly bunch of bullet points...
Apr
24
reviewed Approve How to elegantly convey the finer nuances of language in written form
Apr
23
comment How to elegantly convey the finer nuances of language in written form
other than Emily Dickinson and her crazy dashes?
Apr
23
answered How to tell if my story is finished, or needs more?
Apr
23
comment Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
And, interestingly, I always read that last word as "tem'prate," not "tem-per-ate" as I would normally say it.
Apr
22
comment Overuse of bullet points
Sweet! Thank you. • Didn't know that was here.
Apr
22
answered Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
Apr
22
comment How should I begin my research for my Military Fiction?
If you're not interested in reading the books of others, how can you expect people to read your book?
Apr
22
answered Overuse of bullet points
Apr
18
revised Best practice for stories based on other writers' stories
removed last line as it was a discussion question and not relevant to the post
Apr
18
comment Best practice for stories based on other writers' stories
Are you doing this for yourself, or publication? Is it a parody or a serious work? If you are doing it for publication, copyright laws apply.
Apr
17
answered What is the correct word/term that needs to be before the names of the maker of the project?
Apr
16
comment Improving techniques independently: Description
writers.stackexchange.com/search?q=description will give you some things to look at without generating discussion.
Apr
16
reviewed Approve Where is a good place to find beta readers?
Apr
14
comment What is the smallest amount of text that can be plagiarized?
@Noah I understood perfectly the question you asked. In this instance, there are only so many ways to phrase the same concept. But you didn't ask "Is it plagiarism if hundreds of people are saying the same basic thing in the same basic words?" You asked "How many words in a row counts as plagiarism?" Without context, it's not a leap for me to wonder if you're asking in regards to your own work, rather than analyzing someone else's. If your question is about other people's work, please edit the post to reflect that, and I'll delete my comment.