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Dec
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comment Is it a bad writing practice to start sentences with a verb?
@Mussri, correcting "sentences" to "phrases" makes your statement less accurate, not more, unless you're using "phrase" in a non-standard way. There are noun phrases (which begin with a noun), but also verb phrases (which begin with a verb) and prepositional phrases (which begin with a preposition), and many other types to boot. Your clarification that English is SVO is correct, but that leaves out a lot of things, especially the fact that the S does not have to be a noun.
Dec
14
answered Is it a bad writing practice to start sentences with a verb?
Dec
11
answered Converting Word pages to book pages, for novels?
Nov
19
comment What does active voice mean?
@Satanicpuppy I really wish we could put to death the notion that the passive voice is "wishy-washy" or "weak". Sometimes the passive voice is exactly what you need, and generations of newbie writers have been led astray by the false idea that you should avoid the passive for some reason.
Nov
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
16
answered Striking the balance between dialogue and narrative
Nov
6
revised What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
fixed title
Oct
27
comment Adding Detail/“Filling” the story
Related: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1044/… writers.stackexchange.com/questions/3637/how-to-create-space/…
Oct
27
answered How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
Oct
22
comment Is an anthology a valid NaNoWriMo entry?
My NaNoWriMo this year is just a set of short stories. Not even an anthology... just some stories I want to write. It's more important that you do it than that you obey the rules.
Sep
26
comment Which well-established vanity publishers offer publishing for money and how much money is enough?
Also, no big-name publishers with established distribution networks will simply publish books for money. That's what makes them different from vanity presses: they have to maintain some kind of reputation for quality, and the only way to be published by them is through an editor.
Sep
26
comment Which well-established vanity publishers offer publishing for money and how much money is enough?
I don't have time for a full response right now, but no reasonable amount of money can buy widespread distribution. You can pay for editing, cover design, printing, etc., but getting your book into the big box stores requires a distribution network, and that's not something you can just buy.
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
25
revised Which language to use when writing a multinational story
fixed spelling
Aug
25
answered What can an agent do for me if I only write short stories?
Aug
12
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
Is this a writing question? It seems to me that this is more of a literary criticism question.
Aug
10
comment Writing a novel which has the same structure and a particular theme in each chapter
Something very similar to this structure was used in Ekaterina Sedia's The Secret History of Moscow, so it can be done in published works. However, I hated that book, and hated the repetitiveness of the structure, so YMMV.
Aug
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answered What permissions do I need for nonfiction travelogue?
Jul
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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awarded  Enlightened