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comment How can I avoid using the first person in a report when directly referring to work and experiences I have had?
Your tutor's comment doesn't make any sense. What exactly did the person say? The instructions say "include elements of self-reflection" but the tutor says "don't self-review"? This needs clarification.
Dec
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answered Doubts about editing?
Dec
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asked When does satire (parody) become plaigiarism?
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answered Can I write a Hero's Journey without them leaving an Ordinary World? (Monomyth template)
Dec
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comment Is it good/bad/neutral to introduce a character's day to day life if it's immediately going to be drastically changed?
@JustinAlexander I think this can be a new question.
Dec
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comment What are symbols for a highly painful and irreversible trauma of a woman?
I would +10 you just for item 7 alone. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Dec
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comment Use of the Oxford comma
If I had an interviewer chide me about the Oxford commas on my résumé, I'd get up and walk out. Not because I feel that strongly about the comma (although I do), but it's indicative of such micromanagement that I already know I don't want to work there.
Dec
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comment How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
@KitZ.Fox That's quite a useful distinction. I will totally adopt that. Thank you! :)
Dec
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comment How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
@Silver An asexual and his couple? So he's poly and asexual? That sounds interesting.
Dec
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comment How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
@KitZ.Fox Out of curiosity, do you differentiate between pansexual and bisexual? Pansexual is kind of a new term and not as clearly self-defining as bisexual.
Dec
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comment Do I need to cite quotes when conversing casually with friends?
Plaigiarism is claiming that particular ideas or text are your own when you know they are someone else's. Repeating memes, quotes, or proverbs doesn't fall under that. It would only be plaigiarism if someone said "wow, I love that thing about building a man a fire!" and you said "Yes, I came up with that a few years ago." You don't have to footnote casual speech, but you do have to tell if asked.
Dec
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answered How to write a homosexual character, whose homosexuality isn't the point of the story?
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comment Do I need to cite quotes when conversing casually with friends?
I want to know how you're planning on citing. Hold up a little whiteboard with a bibliography and footnotes?
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Dec
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comment Influence of The Protagonist's Birthday
How much should any event be part of a story? A birthday, or missing one, is only as important as it needs to be for the plot.
Dec
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comment How to help reader visualize the environment in a story?
@gurvinder372 Even saying "What I saw defied description" is some kind of description. At this point we'd have to see your text to determine if what you're planning works; it's too theoretical without more data.
Dec
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comment How to help reader visualize the environment in a story?
I was responding to the comment the OP left on my post: "The narrator is describing how he is feeling." And if the narrator isn't telling you anything about where he is, or what he's feeling, then what is he talking about?
Dec
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comment Is it good/bad/neutral to introduce a character's day to day life if it's immediately going to be drastically changed?
@JustinAlexander Absolutely. Then the Hero is sort of bringing the Elixir back to him/herself. The Hero's Journey is a template, not a requirement; you can mix up the bits if you need to.
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answered Is it good/bad/neutral to introduce a character's day to day life if it's immediately going to be drastically changed?
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comment How to help reader visualize the environment in a story?
@gurvinder372 Well, then you're hamstringing yourself with your own givens. If your sole character is speaking and doesn't want to tell the reader about the environment, then your reader will not learn about the environment, full stop. The reader only knows what's on the page. If you want the reader to know the character's feelings, then the character has to describe his feelings. But that's not what your question asked.