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comment Writers Block and Mood
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comment Constructed Language - spelled like it sounds?
@RemcoGerlich It certainly may — my point was simply that if the OP has his heart set on writing C but only intending the sound K, some manner of diacritical mark would help. Since I don't speak or read any languages which use the caron, my first guess would be to read the C as a K. The OP may have to invent some accent mark to get his point across.
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comment Where can I get/generate a custom font?
you might ask at Graphic Design SE.
May
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comment Is mathematical poetry a form of poetry?
Sounds like Mr. Pritchard.... youtube.com/watch?v=LjHORRHXtyI
May
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comment Should “plot” or storyline be the main determinant of what goes into a story?
@PaulA.Clayton That's a good description for putting cut material into a slush file, as I described. I like the metaphor! :)
May
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comment Should “plot” or storyline be the main determinant of what goes into a story?
The term for this is "Kill your darlings." The idea is that the line/bit/scene/character you are most in love with is probably there because you love it, not because it serves the story.
May
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comment What's a nice title for a persuasive essay arguing that affirmative action is not helpful?
Hi, and welcome to Writers. Requests for single-line rephrasings are not on topic for us, but they are okay at English. I'll ask the mods to migrate.
May
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comment How can I learn to think and interpret things more critically?
Can you add a line or two about how this will help your writing? Otherwise this is an interesting question which isn't quite on-topic.
May
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comment Should word choice be varied or consistent?
@Kyth'Py1k Because a teacher's job is to teach -- to expand your horizons and show you new things. You can't break the rules until you learn the rules. The teacher is trying to show you that a variation in word choice will usually give you better results. You may later find that "consistency" works better for your writing, but that will be after you've tried lots of other words and discovered what sounds right to you.
May
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comment Methods for creating slang
@AE Those are excellent; you should make that an answer with some samples.
May
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comment Methods for creating slang
What you're describing is a good example of "verbal encryption," but that's not what I'm looking for. Slang is "the bee's knees" meaning "something good," or "you sass that hoopy frood?" meaning "have you seen that really excellent person?" I'm looking for an etymological way to develop "the bee's knees."
May
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comment I want to reference TV shows and other media in my story. how do I avoid copyright issues?
Close but not quite a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2110/… and this blog post is relevant: rightsofwriters.com/2010/12/…
May
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comment Methods for creating slang
Great answer! Could you put some examples from the wiki page in your post, in case of link rot?
May
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comment Correct Wording: Esteem of/from your colleagues
Requests to help rephrase a single line are off-topic for us, as they are unlikely to help anyone else. However, English SE does take such questions.
May
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comment Clichéd Actions
wow, I think you should market and sell that instead! A program to help you keep track of all your characters' comings and goings? You could sell that to novelists, screenwriters, TV producers...
May
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comment Clichéd Actions
Please be warned: TVTropes is an enormous time-suck. It's a great, entertaining site full of useful information and useless trivia, and has been known to eat entire weekends. By all means go, but pee first and pack a lunch.
May
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comment Time management for part-time writing
Related, not exactly a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3573/…
May
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comment Dream analysis research
@Jay Someday the vacant lot may not be vacant, so it could be a real address. It's unlikely that the White House is going to move down the block. So 1600 PA Ave will be known as the White House for a long time by many people, and it will quickly break the fourth wall, which is what we're trying to avoid with a generic placeholder.
May
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comment “Empty-space” vs “three-dot” scene break
possible duplicate of Adding breaks in a novel—spaces, asterisks, or a chapter break?
May
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comment How do I punctuate a statement that a character is ordered to say in a future scenario?
@nicholasainsworth I haven't seen it in particular, no, but I think quoted material is quoted material regardless of when it happens relative to when it's being quoted.