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comment Printing and binding books: What type of paper
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about printing documents that you have not written.
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answered How do I show that two days has passed in a short story?
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comment How do I show that two days has passed in a short story?
Actually readers will already recognize a scene break by an empty line, because in print, paragraphs follow each other without vertical space, so any higher-than-normal spacing between paragraphs already indicates a scene break. Also, scene breaks can happen inside sentences: She relaxed when she heard him walk away. That was it, she thought, but two days later Julian approached her again and said: "I heard it’s the best thing to do." Here the scene break is between thought and but.
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answered What is the expected target age for a YA (Young Adult) novel?
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comment Help me with articles please
"There was burning wreckage ... He went to the crew room ..." The rest is okay.
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comment What voice (active/passive) is most suitable for literary academic papers (literary journals)?
Yes, see my edit. The MLA is the standard style guide for literature studies, and it also recommends the active voice for most situations. If you google something like "MLA passive voice" or "APA passive voice", you will find some more extensive discussions and examples.
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answered What voice (active/passive) is most suitable for literary academic papers (literary journals)?
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comment Every idea for a story I come up with seems excessively long
I wholeheartedly disagree with this. I've read a lot of novels that were originally short stories, and unfailingly they are bloated with detail that does not belong in the story or a row of barely related individual tales. As a writer I have found that a story takes its specific number of words and then it is told and any addition would not belong. But readers and writers differ, so I won't say this might not be so for you (and I won't downvote).
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answered Every idea for a story I come up with seems excessively long
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comment Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
@LightnessRacesinOrbit I wholeheartedly agree with you. But I have witnessed too often that there are many people who are unable to understand a complex sentence, let alone an argument carefully elaborated over a whole essay, that by now I believe that there are too many people who are simply locked out from reading by a too elaborate language. Semicolons are not part of that hindrance, but that is where my answer aims: you need to pick up people where they stand.
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answered Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
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comment Using citations in chapter headings?
Well, the question is: Why do you add an epigraph? To show that you have read all these classics? To let the reader know what the book or chapter is about? Often, if the novel is SciFi, the quotes from novels of the present past are incongruous and clash with the fiction of being in the future. And so on. Like everything in a novel, you should not just add epigraphs to add epigraphs. You should add them only if they add to what you want to do with your book. In many book, in my opinion, the epigraphs distract and subtract from an otherwise good book. So think carefully what you do. That's all.
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comment Using citations in chapter headings?
Personally, I find these annoying.
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