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Jan
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comment How is “A song of ice and fire” not in violation of amazon's policies?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We are not a discussion board. We require clear, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. We do not set Amazon's policies, so we can't explain them. This question is off-topic for us.
Jan
25
asked Tips for Coming Up with a Good Portmanteau (Name Smush)
Jan
24
comment How should I format a point-of-view character's thoughts?
see also writers.stackexchange.com/questions/8832/punctuating-thoughts and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/17141/direct-thoughts
Jan
24
comment OCD Writing Techniques
You might find some help here, although what you have is not precisely "writer's block": writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2100/…
Jan
23
answered Sequels and avoiding sequelitis
Jan
23
awarded  fantasy
Jan
23
answered Need guidance on my writing method
Jan
22
comment What is the formal way to write a reference in English?
I've added a superscript tag to your answer so the footnote does what you want it to do.
Jan
22
revised What is the formal way to write a reference in English?
added superscript tag
Jan
22
comment Showing cultural assimilation
+100 for citing CJ Cherryh; she is a master at this, and the Faded Sun trilogy is a textbook-perfect example.
Jan
22
answered What is the formal way to write a reference in English?
Jan
21
comment If you publish something, do people have to cite you by your surname?
@Wrzlprmft Yes, you are obliquely underlining my final point: You can try to get people to refer to you in a special way, but it's difficult to force them. The NYT refers to "Adele," no courtesy title, but "K.D. Lang," capitalized normally. One of my clients will always refer to the sportswear company as adidas, even at the beginning of a sentence. I would say "house rules win overall." Some places will allow the quirks and some won't. Prince freely distributed a font with his name-glyph to allow (and encourage) people to indulge him.
Jan
20
answered If you publish something, do people have to cite you by your surname?
Jan
18
answered The difference between two speech formats
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
comment Describing a prison
@DoWhileNot I take your point. Logic is the beginning of wisdom; Googling is the beginning of research.
Jan
17
comment Describing a prison
I have to third Ville Niemi and DoWhileNot: there is no shortcut for research. And Googling is not a substitute, either; you need to go to a library or several libraries and read books, diaries, newspapers, magazines, and other publications with first-hand accounts of conditions. That is, if you're interested in historical accuracy.
Jan
16
comment How realistic should dialogue and character voices be?
@Keobooks According to a bit of research, it's real slang: effingpot.com/slang.shtml and the first comment here: blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/09/… but I've never heard it in the wild, so to speak.
Jan
16
reviewed Approve Lots of confusion over which story to write
Jan
16
comment How realistic should dialogue and character voices be?
@StuW Very good point. It's sometimes easier to take away than to add in.