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revised “Variation” and “symmetry” in a sentence
on => of, bamboo is a mass noun unless you are referring to different species, which I presume you are not
Aug
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comment Hand gestures of “Come on” and other short words
"He beckoned to her to join him." You need the preposition.
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Apr
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revised How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?
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Apr
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answered How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?
Mar
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comment Getting details of a past century right
Related.
Mar
20
comment Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
All right, then let me say it straight: There is no "best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer." There are only ways that work for what you are trying to do. And you have to be the judge of that.
Mar
17
comment Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
@shomif: If you are trying to develop your own style, why ask about it in some forum about writing? Sheesh.
Mar
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answered Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
Mar
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answered How to use parentheses
Mar
10
revised How to use parentheses
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Feb
18
comment Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
+1 As sharptooth correctly notes, if you have your version control on the same drive as your backups, you're living in a fool's paradise.
Feb
16
revised What makes good writing software?
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Feb
16
comment Proper use of the “historical present tense”
Cue to a bar ...? This sounds very odd if you're writing prose instead of a screenplay. (N.B. in a screenplay, the direction would be Cut to .... You don't use to with cue, as it takes a direct object: Cue jackhammer noises outside the window.)
Feb
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answered Proper use of the “historical present tense”
Feb
16
revised Is it true that men (in general) can't write female first-person?
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Feb
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answered What makes good writing software?
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comment What software do you use for writing and then structuring a book?
Agree with Andrew that InDesign is a pain to use, and that Scrivener's exporting features can be clunky and unintuitive. Try to write a novel with subparts in Scrivener. It's easy to set that up and write, but when it comes to exporting it's a royal PITA getting the section title pages to format and display correctly. Scrivener is far from perfect, but I still prefer it to anything else.