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comment Do Decimals Bounded Between 0 and 1 (inclusive) Need a Leading Zero?
APA says the same (depending on whether can be greater than 1).
Aug
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answered Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
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comment How to handle multiple notebooks?
Instead of a table of contents, you can also create an index. One snippet of text may contain multiple topics. That index must be flexible (digital file or the kind of cards in the image in my preceding comment) to allow you to add new index words yet keep the alphabetical order.
Aug
14
comment How to handle multiple notebooks?
I cannot find the corresponding English word, but look at this image and you get the idea: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7e/… Why don't you write in a "notebook" that holds together loose sheets of paper with a ring or that are perforated, and that you can then take out and file away into boxes or cabinets, according to topic etc.? Many past writers and scholars used such a system, a famous one are the "Zettelkästen" of sociologist Niklas Luhmann (google it). You only have to make sure to not mix stuff on one leaf.
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Aug
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answered How to handle multiple notebooks?
Aug
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answered Beginners can break rules too?
Aug
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answered Tension built upon whether the main character will commit suicide or not. Problem: I'm using first person narrative
Aug
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comment Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
@LaurenIpsum Google the phrase "there are no girls on the internet". Most links are NSFW. And yes, the footnote is ironic (not sarcastic, since it is not aimed at women, or anyone else for that matter, but a comment, using internet slang, on my use of the female-excluding male pronoun instead of the singular they in relation to "/b/tard").
Aug
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comment How do I cover a lengthy time period with only a few interesting details?
possible duplicate of Problem: Scenes that are unavoidable, but boring
Aug
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answered Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
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revised How should changing the point of view be handled?
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Aug
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comment The structure of magazine editing hierarchies
Well, maybe that person has to ask someone to authorize a cut, but I learned that magazine and news articles have to be composed to allow easy cutting of less relevant content so they can be fit into the fixed formats. No matter how much you count letters, you'll never know how a specific text breaks into the columns of a magazine or newspaper, so the person pasting that text there has to be able to delete text. I called this person the "layouter", in German it is "Hersteller", i.e. the person overseeing the second half of the production from finished manuscript to printed magazine.
Aug
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comment The structure of magazine editing hierarchies
Why don't you ask your client? All editorial departments work differently. The publishing process can include one author or a team of writers, sometimes overseen by a head writer, an editor or an editorial team, proofreaders, researchers, typesetter(s), a marketing and a financial department, and so on, all of which influence the form and content of a text prior to publication. For example, texts have to be composed for easy deletion of passages to fit the text into the layout (so the layouter cuts text!).
Aug
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answered Can novels have twist endings?
Aug
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answered How should changing the point of view be handled?
Aug
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comment How could a criminal forget a crime?
@LaurenIpsum At least sleepwalking as been used as a defense in homicide cases. Cf. scholar.google.com/scholar?q=sleepwalk+murder I haven't read any of the papers, so I I don't know if the defense of murder while sleepwalking held under psychological scrutiny.
Aug
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answered How could a criminal forget a crime?