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comment What is the Normal Process for Gathering Permissions for Quotation Collections
The author has to secure permission from the copyright holder. This may be the author or the publisher or someone else. Some publishers offer permission request forms on their websites for permission requests concerning their publications. A fee is common. Note: You must ask for permission for all planned forms (electronic, print, etc.). You need a written permission. I would not undertake such a legally precarious publication without consulting a lawyer or working with an experienced publisher.
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revised Misleading facts in the About the Author section
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revised Do you bold punctuation directly after bold text?
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comment What are some rich but respectful ways to describe various skin colors?
Oops, didn't realize this was a children's book. But the basic idea still applies: if one child views the other in a positive way, why shouldn't they see each other as cream or chocolate colored. Kids love chocolate and cream, so it will have positive connotations. And even if you want to avoid food, find a color term that fits the attitude of the characzer whose eyes we look through: "Little Mohammad loved his white canary Rha, and he was fascinated how their English guest Rosemary's skin was almost the same color as Rha's feathers. He had never seen anyone with skin so light."
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revised Is it a bad habit to write “something” too much? If so, how to get rid of it?
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revised Is it a bad habit to write “something” too much? If so, how to get rid of it?
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answered Is it a bad habit to write “something” too much? If so, how to get rid of it?
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revised What are some rich but respectful ways to describe various skin colors?
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revised Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
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answered What are some rich but respectful ways to describe various skin colors?
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comment How do I write my own character sketch?
Since your professor made up that exercise, only he knows how it must be completed. We have no clue, what your professor has in mind! So go and ask him.
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answered Writing is it the plot, subplot or backstory
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comment Writing “X, Y, and Z” vs “X and Y and Z.”
I don't agree with Paul A. Clayton that the effect is tediousness. Quite to the contrary, the second example makes me feel pleasurably excited.
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comment Rules for creative writing?
There are no bad stories. Only stories that seem bad to specific people.
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answered Rules for creative writing?
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answered Writing “X, Y, and Z” vs “X and Y and Z.”
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answered Screenplay format: Can character names be shortened after the first mention?
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answered Which skills should an editor have?
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comment How to release a heavy revision to a series without upsetting readers?
+1 for "good thing". If a science progresses, text books must be adapted to the new knowledge. If there are fundamental changes to a science, then the text book must change fundamentally. These changes are not irritating, but what your readers want. They want to stay ahead of their science, and the work involved with finding your way around the changes is part of what science is about. What you should avoid are fundamental changes to the concept of a text book that are caused by badly planning the first edition. If your book changes without any changes in the science, then that is sloppiness.