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comment How to describe the point-of-view character without using mirrors
Your last point is so often overlooked. Good job in calling it out. As writers we should always first ask whether the reader will care. Character descriptions are often unnecessary. Self descriptions, IMHO, are almost always unnecessary.
Feb
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comment Which edition of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style?
@jae - Perhaps more people would be interested in the ELU discussion on What's Wrong with S&W's Elements than just reading Pullum's rant on the topic, since the original article has no place for comments or discussion.
Feb
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comment Which edition of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style?
I agree. However, browse through one of the online versions before buying. I have a copy on my desk, but I also frequently use the online version at Bartleby.com. It's from 1918 and is now in the public domain.
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answered What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
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comment Verb tense for technical document titles
+1 - I could find no relevant style guidelines, but I agree this is common practice.
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revised Strunk and White vs “Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace” by Williams and Colomb
Added recommendation for Sin and Syntax in place of The Elements of Style.
Feb
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comment Strunk and White vs “Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace” by Williams and Colomb
@RegDwight & @jae: Sin and Syntax is a modern and more suitable alternative to The Elements of Style.
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answered Strunk and White vs “Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace” by Williams and Colomb
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answered Where can I find sales numbers for books?
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answered What are the tricks to avoid repetition in writing?
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revised Should you use two spaces after a period, or just a single one?
Added reference to Grammar Girl's post on the subject, and quoted her passage indicating that the number of spaces is ultimately a style choice.
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comment How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?
At least duotrope covers Erotica. I expect the others do as well.
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answered How does one go about publishing erotica, and how far is too far?