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comment letter writing to various company
Hi, and welcome to Writers. I'm having some trouble understanding you — I'm guessing English is not your first language — but your question may be answered here: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1284/…
Jul
19
comment How can i publish a book internationally
Please look through some of the other questions on this site to see if your concerns have already been addressed. If not, please edit and expand on your question to ask something more detailed. This isn't enough for us to be able to help you.
Jul
19
comment How can i publish a book internationally
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Can you give us some more information? What have to you tried? Are you asking about how to hire an agent? How to get a publishing contract? How to self-publish?
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Also, please ditch the "literary fiction" idea. When you're writing, there's just fiction. Genre is only relevant for marketing. Don't fall into the trap of thinking "literary" fiction is somehow superior to "niche" genre fiction like sci-fi or romance or YA. Some of the biggest-selling books of all time are "niche" (Harry Potter) and not "literary."
Jul
19
comment Is it possible to write fiction as a non-sensing, non-worldly person?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. You have the kernel of a good question here, but it needs to be boiled down to something more concrete. What's the real question you want to ask? How do you come up with a plot? How do you attach your musings to a structure? Figure out what you're driving at and we may be able to help you. Also, browse previous posts for similar questions.
Jul
18
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@dmm It's international law that you must include a TIME-SUCK WARNING whenever you send someone to tvtropes.org.
Jul
18
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@Lea it's not drop and bolt; you have to explain what the link is and give a summary. :)
Jul
18
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. InDesign or Latex depending on your skill set.
Jul
17
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. I should be clear: Scrivener is a writing and organizing program; it's not a layout program. You export from Scrivener to something else for the final product. Now that you've edited your question, I'm thinking this program may not be what you want to do your final work in.
Jul
17
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@CLockeWork I'm surprised to see you say that. The Creative Suite is deliberately designed with similar interfaces and shortcuts so that they all have continuity.
Jul
17
comment Typical Fairy-tale Story Especially Princess Stories
@lea You should add some detail and make that an answer. That's exactly what the OP needs.
Jul
16
comment Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
@Spiffeah You've used parentheses ( ) and I would actually use brackets [ ]. So Int. bar, night [Fantasy 6 Reality Last March] if you wanted to do it that way. And yes, parens/brackets would be fine. These are directions to help the people filming the screenplay understand what's going on.
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. For layout and publishing, you can't beat it.
Jul
15
comment How could we catagorize a book into literature work?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Stack Exchange is not like other sites. We are not a discussion board. We require clear, practical, answerable questions which have the potential to help others. This is very broad and could have a lot of answers. If you can narrow it down ("How do publishers decide what genre to put a book into?") we might be able to help. As it stands, this is vague and unclear, and will likely be closed.
Jul
15
comment Make Precis Of Sentence or Small paragraph?
Learning how to distill a larger piece into a précis is a skill. You will only learn how to do it by practice. We don't do homework or classwork for you, sorry.
Jul
15
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
@CLockeWork Fascinating list; thank you!
Jul
15
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. I have only used Scrivener for novels, so I can't speak to a TOC or to laying out pages. It wouldn't occur to me to use Scrivener for those tasks because as a graphic designer, I'd always use InDesign. You'd have to experiment.
Jul
14
comment Good tools for writing (game) manuals and sourceobooks
@ThomasE. Oh I know; I'm refusing to upgrade to Creative Cloud for as long as I can manage. I find renting software to be obnoxious. But if you want a designed page, ID is your best bet.
Jul
14
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
@CLockeWork I have to say I thought the supernatural element was really the only inviolable one. Can you cite a fantasy without a supernatural element?
Jul
14
comment Rules Of Fantasy Story?
Your first bullet excludes Urban Fantasy (set in contemporary times). Your last bullet is not required. "Hero" really should be "hero/ine," but that's me nitpicking. :)