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

1 answer  ·  posted 5mo ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by dsr‭

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block-quotation narrative with dialogue

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by msh210‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by Mark Baker‭

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

1 answer  ·  posted 7mo ago by Paul A. Clayton‭  ·  last activity 7mo ago by gmcgath‭

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In 2021, which publishers distribute novellas?

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

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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 2y 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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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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Help! Editing Tips? [closed]

0 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Rosewood‭  ·  closed over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can I highlight changes in HTML output from Flare, based on branch diff?

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

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How to determine relative success of different, similar books published by different means?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by msh210‭

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What is the main publishing format authors should be using today?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Thomas Myron‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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Which parts of a character's plan should be revealed beforehand?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Evil Sparrow‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Razetime‭

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How to ask for permission to use readers' endorsements?

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Ooker‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Mark Baker‭

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How to train readers in Argot or Slang

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Dealing with Audience's expectations

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Liquid‭

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Writing "light hearted" lead characters

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Liquid‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Prahara‭

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Action scene pacing and clarity

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mark Baker‭

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How can I pinpoint a story's moral dilemma?

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by icanfathom‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by DPT‭

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"The tale how" vs. "The tale of how"

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Sigma‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by xtal‭

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