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comment What is the most important element of a drama, beside its message?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is a homework assignment.
Apr
20
comment Can I legally use experimental items in my book?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a legal/copyright question, and we are not lawyers.
Apr
16
comment What is a productive response to a negative review?
Don't feed the trolls.
Apr
10
comment The extent of obscure references
I wasn't being hostile; I was being factual. Dali is extremely well-known. He pretty much defines surrealism to the point where most people couldn't name a second artist in the style. My point is that you should check with other people to see if what you think is obscure is also obscure to others.
Apr
10
comment Using expletives in an essay
@Spartan I have added your context quote to your original post, because it clarifies your question.
Apr
10
comment Novels with usage of whip
Excellent advice. This way you make your own observations and find your own words rather than relying on anyone else's.
Apr
9
comment Examples in APA format
honestly, I hate smaller text. why would you want to punish your readers by making them squint and altering your "interface" with the text?
Apr
9
comment Examples in APA format
Hi, and welcome to Writers. We generally like one question per post, as it makes it easier to answer each one. Stack Exchange has an Accept mechanism, and if someone answers Q2 correctly but not Q1 or Q3, you can't accept more than one "right" answer. Could you split this into three separate questions? (or at least Q1/Q2 as one, since they're closely related, and Q3 as a second question)
Apr
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comment The extent of obscure references
Dali is not a "tier-2" artist. You may need to check your own level of understanding references before assuming that of your readership.
Apr
7
comment Filter Words in Dialog
Although not for anything, I think a short story written in russyan accent like Chekov on great wodka bender vith Sulu could be very entertaining. :)
Apr
7
comment A grand scheme or destiny in literature
Are you looking for keywords or search terms so you can do further research?
Apr
6
comment Any helpful tips on how to, better use description in my writing?
Write the plot first; add the descriptions in the next draft where the setting requires it.
Apr
6
comment Writing about a real place
Are you representing your work as a documentary or "based on the truth"? If it's "fictionalized history," you may be okay, but you need to be wary of libel. Best bet is to talk with a lawyer.
Apr
3
comment How to write a “state of the art” chapter
@Jay I've edited the post to read "raised." I think you got the gist of the OP's intention, although that's a charming malaprop. :)
Apr
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comment How do I write numbers in dialogue?
@TommyMyron I'd use the digits and letters for this example. Writing out the words for such a long item seems ridiculous.
Apr
3
comment How do I write numbers in dialogue?
Related, not exactly a duplicate: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/14612/…
Apr
2
comment Should I write “also known as” in full or as an acronym (aka)?
I hesitate to DV, but if you're talking about narration in prose, your answer is incorrect. "AKA/aka" isn't used in narration the way you've written it.
Apr
1
comment How to balance for readers who are not technologically literate
The OP specifically noted he did not want to use your option 3, the cabbagehead. It's a perfectly valid choice to use one, and I've suggested it elsewhere on the site, but the scene doesn't have room for one, according to the author.
Apr
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comment How to balance for readers who are not technologically literate
Is the entire story about the technical stuff, or is this just scene-setting to establish who the characters are? That is, if the reader never figures out what the technical terms mean, will that impede understanding of the larger plot?
Mar
30
comment Gracefully state novelty of a thesis in the introduction
Use the Buzzfeed method. "I'll be discussing how X and Y lead to Z. And what happens after Y will shock you."