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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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reviewed Edit suggested edit on science-fiction tag wiki
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revised science-fiction wiki description
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Aug
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comment How could a criminal forget a crime?
@what well yes, but DID is an easy way out.
Aug
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comment How could a criminal forget a crime?
@what I have heard of sleep-eating and even sleep-sex. I suppose it's possible for someone into rough sex to have really rough sleep sex and kill the person, but you'd have a naked corpse in your bed and evidence of sex on you, so unless you sleep-shower and sleep-cover-up-evidence too...
Aug
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answered How could a criminal forget a crime?
Aug
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comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
@Gregg If you're happy with the answer, please click on the checkmark to accept it. That's how Stack Exchange works. :)
Aug
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answered Handling an Inauthentic Character
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How should changing the point of view be handled?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Looking for software that can create annotation/outline layers
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Usage of metaphors
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answered How should changing the point of view be handled?
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comment Writing succintly. Does it matter?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Unfortunately, you're a little too succinct here. Can you give us more context? I see you've tagged this "academic writing." Are you asking about a school paper, or a thesis? What is a "write-up" which can be explicit or succinct? Otherwise this is just a Your Mileage May Vary question.
Jul
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comment Should I change POVs in the following case?
@AlexandroChen Impossible to tell without reading the entire piece.
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed Looking for software that can create annotation/outline layers
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comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
@FionaTaylorGorringe No, given how some of the "old fables" are written, I was fine with that sentence, actually. I don't think it's a bad thing to make a six-year-old struggle a bit to understand archaic phrasing. I would fix it to "The great buzzard was offended to hear that the squirrel, or anyone else, could think that there was a more amazing bird than he," but the intent is fine.
Jul
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answered Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
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revised Does this image convey bursting passion and confidence?
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Jul
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comment Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
Hi Gregg, and welcome to Writers. I've removed the anecdotal sections and trimmed the question down to its actual meat. I think now it's in a format we can help you with. The mods may also ask you to post a short excerpt or two so we can see what your text is like, and help you to rewrite it.
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revised Suggestions for revising style and cadence within a children's book
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