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General Q&A about the craft of professional writing, editing, and publishing. Questions about all types of writing are welcome -- fiction, technical documentation, scholarly articles, poetry, scriptwriting, blogs, and more.

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For starting a blog, is a niche blog or general/misc content better?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by yashikaissrani‭  ·  last activity 17d ago by Canina‭

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How to organize ideas to start writing a novel?

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by KLTKGK‭  ·  last activity 2mo ago by arpitsinha‭

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How can I catch more errors when I proofread?

9 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Joel Rodgers‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by ArtOfCode‭

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What is the correct way to mark a section as a translation?

1 answer  ·  posted 8mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by dsr‭

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block-quotation narrative with dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by Mark Baker‭

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How can garden path sentences be used (and misused)?

1 answer  ·  posted 10mo ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 10mo ago by gmcgath‭

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How to control safety nets in discovery writing

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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I feel like I'm plagiarizing my story? [closed]

4 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by user27125‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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What can a novel do that film and TV cannot?

5 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by Smeato‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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What content parts should a technical (IT) CV have?

1 answer  ·  posted over 10 years ago by karla‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Text Editors. Suggesting & Tracking Changes to Plain-Text Documents

5 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Robert Cartaino‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by celtschk‭

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Blog Timeline for mini stories

1 answer  ·  posted over 4 years ago by codemann8‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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In 2021, which publishers distribute novellas?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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How do I brainstorm for writing positively about myself?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is Wikipedia Trustworthy?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by iiRosie1‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is there a need for better software for writers?

4 answers  ·  posted over 3 years ago by mauleros‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Compelling story with the world as a villain

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Calypso Writes‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Changing a story's title to hint at story's meaning

0 answers  ·  posted over 8 years ago by Kuchiki Byakuya‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What is the possessive form of et al.?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by BR11‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by celtschk‭

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When else ought you introduce new material in a final paragraph?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by VLDR‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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Using accents while staying legible

2 answers  ·  posted over 2 years ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by rodeng‭

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How do we get Flare to stop modifying .gitignore?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Does DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself) Apply to Documentation?

3 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Scribblemacher‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Lundin‭

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Git plugins for MS Word?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Kurt Weber‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Technical Writer Skill Set

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by yashikaissrani‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mark Baker‭

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