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answered Continue working it through or Start Over?
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reviewed Close self publishing
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comment Paraphrasing this part
Usually you are stuck at rephrasing because you see how well-phrased the original is and any alternative phrasing appears to be less eloquent or less concise in comparison. My solution for this problem is to understand and memorize what the passage says (its meaning) and then wait a day or two without looking at the original, and then, when I have forgotten the original words but still remember the meaning, put that meaning into my own words. If you need to, note down the meaning in two or three words so as not to fotget it, or draw a diagram, but do not write sentences.
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comment Paraphrasing this part
Asking for a rewrite is off topic, so please don't encourage such questions by answering them.
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reviewed Reject Developing your writer's voice
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comment How do you make page numbers in google docs?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about software use, not writing.
Jul
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comment Spacing out dialogue?
I'm not sure I understand what you are trying to say.
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reviewed No Action Needed Spacing out dialogue?
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reviewed No Action Needed Exaggeration vs believability in humor writing
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reviewed No Action Needed Spacing out dialogue?
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reviewed No Action Needed What to Research for Military Fiction?
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reviewed Looks OK How to show a crying/sad scene without using sentimentalism?
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answered How to write about Autism and Intellectual Disability?
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reviewed No Action Needed How much heed should we pay to writing advice
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comment Avoid repeating specific words with no synonyms
The vikings didn't speak Norwegian, as far as I know, but Old Norse, which is best preserved in Icelandic. What Anglo-Saxon sources call "vikings" are Danes, not Norwegians. In Old Norse itself the term denoted seafaring warriors from all Scandinavia. So calling Norwegian "the language of the Vikings" is most certainly wrong. And Norwegian isn't an "obscure" language. It's a language spoken by millions!
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comment Legal or copyright problems using Google drive or other cloud storage for story notes?
"As for the notes... You own the copyright to those, too" In the USA, *originality is a prerequisite for copyrightability, in the UK "sweat of the brow", that is time and effort, is sufficient. German speaking countries are similar to the US in that copyright requires a certain "threshold of originality". It is therefore not clear wether or note those notes are copyrightable and you'd better keep them private.
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comment How do I realistically describe using a whip?
We all love you, too, @MissMonicaE.
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reviewed Leave Open What type of writing is suited to an aspiring professional storyteller?
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comment What type of writing is suited to an aspiring professional storyteller?
I think this question is okay, if you generalize it a bit and abstract from the concrete person. See my answer.