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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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How would I find a publisher who is accepting unsolicited manuscripts from authors?

0 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by justkt‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Citing Myself As a Source

0 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by jmq‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can I find good venues for publishing my work? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by Tofeeq‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What can publishers do for me in a niche market?

4 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by AtlasRider‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Does this passage convey an appropriate mix of seriousness and levity?

0 answers  ·  posted over 9 years ago by HNL‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Regarding Professional Report [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by rofans91‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to express in a better way? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Surjya Narayana Padhi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the business model for Creative Commons books?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by haziz‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Does this essay demonstrate flow, clarity, and passion?

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Peretz‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can I accurately represent young adult dialogue?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Steven Drennon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is it worth learning to touch type [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Jacob‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Resume Preamble: Sounds wrong [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted almost 10 years ago by Korvin Szanto‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the recomended word-count for a fantasy-fiction book?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Joze‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to juggle work and NaNoWriMo?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Yamikuronue‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Hauser‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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First person with co-authors?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Marcus Booster‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Copywriting Course

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Tracie Sherlock‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How much outlining should I use in writing my book?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Matthew Paul Chapdelaine‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Why should I try to create realistic fantasy characters?

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Matthew Paul Chapdelaine‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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So I finished my novel. Now what do I do?

4 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by JSBձոգչ‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What elements should be included in a story's setting?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by Steven Drennon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can this sentence better convey the immobilizing impact of fear?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Steven Drennon‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to determine rates to charge as a freelance writer

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Mark Mayo‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is it possible to figure out the ROI of an MFA?

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by justkt‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Press Kit proof-read in exchange for an app license?

1 answer  ·  posted 10y ago by piobyz‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Multiple MLA inline citation question

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by laphiloctete‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Front Matter in a Work in Two Volumes

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by user02138‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Shantnu Tiwari‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How do you write a formal email?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Oxwivi‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Please advise on this comma among semi-colons and provide a more concise sentence

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Brian Dant‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can I improve the grammar of this paragraph about the role of internet? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Muhammad Mokhtar‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Writing about drug induced hallucinations and paranoia

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Amichai‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to cite an entire paragraph?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Chethan S.‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Is there an accepted format for comedy sketch writing?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Kevin O'Shea‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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plagiarism vs. reference?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by kevboh‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Does this feel like natural English?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Paul‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How can I create my own deadline?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Lynn Beighley‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How to refer to character of focus in a story

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by MaQleod‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What's the proper way of formatting writing from a character in a novel?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is the Priority in an Action/Adventure Novel: Dialogues or Conflict?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Amin Mohamed Ajani‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Where to look for ESL writers and copyeditors? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by EslTeacher‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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How credible is wikipedia? [closed]

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by alexyorke‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Looking for story that deliberately overused "get" [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by DarenW‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Little did he know

2 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Jack B Nimble‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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What is a good methodology for researching a historical novel?

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Panda‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Referencing a website in-text using Harvard style

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Simplicity‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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Are there any techniques to arrange or list ideas from a short text? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 10 years ago by Alexandro Chen‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by System‭

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