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reviewed Approve Looking for a story about a “bokor” and a “houngan”
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reviewed Leave Open Can I legally use experimental items in my book?
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comment Can I legally use experimental items in my book?
I agree with you, @LaurenIpsum, but from recent Meta discussions I thought that copyright questions were on topic? I would be glad if they weren't, but as long as they are, I cannot vote to close and have voted to leave open.
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comment Female Pet Names that a Londoner might use
@hildred I must admit that I have never read the site rules, but I feel that questions about how to do research should be on topic on a site aiming to help writers. I have voted to leave open.
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comment ellipsis used in narration
@CLockeWork That other question has a bit of a different focus. I don't see the answers given there applying to this question. Please consider retracting your close vote (if it is yours), but do leave the link to the other question.
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reviewed No Action Needed Website to know about books something similar to IMDB for movies?
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comment How do you decide where to place a filler?
I must actually agree with this answer (and have upvoted it). You should always avoid filler (if it is just filler). Your writing should only consist of what is relevant to your narrative. That said, of course phrases like those that Alexandro calls "filler" might well be at the core of what your story is about. For example, they might define the narrator's or a character's personality. But if they are just filler, they should go, because they water down the impact of the story or even destroy the characterization. Whether or not what Alexandro means is actually filler, I don't know.
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reviewed Looks OK How do you decide where to place a filler?
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comment How do I explain a lack of sufficient data in my essay?
@moonman239 Have you tried contacting the FBI? There is probably a note attached to that publication saying which office or officer compiled the data, and you could ask them if the data yoi seek is available. If your reason to request that data is valid, they migjt actually give you that information. If you work or study at some institution such as a university, use your official email address, gice details about what you do and who you do it for etc. I've often found that people are quite helpful if they think what you do is meaningful.
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comment ellipsis used in narration
@Jay Yes. I was just briefly describing the extremes. Everything in between is of course possible.
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@MikeFrazer Thanks for the heads up! You are completely correct about the spaces. I corrected that. In German (my mother tongue) the standard is to always have spaces around ellipses (and em dashes, and I always forget to use English rules when I write English. As an additional complication though, typesetters sometimes us a thin space where we think there is none.
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