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

Many word processors are capable to tracking and displaying changes made to a document. Those changes are typically displayed in special markup supported by the editor. E.g. But when using a pla...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Robert Cartaino‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by celtschk‭

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Q&A How To Define The Compelling Need Of My Reader

I am in the process of revising my book and I started reading a little about marketing. I got this wonderful e-mail by Jeff Bullas, who explained to me the basics of selling: It is not trying to c...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Lady Fickle‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I, as a reader, submit a "Bug Report" for a novel?

I just finished a new release. I encountered a passage in the book that doesn't quite make sense. Just a single sentence that is out of place. Grammatically it is fine, but in context it doesn't s...

2 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by Lyndon White‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are First Drafts, Second Drafts, etc.?

I've been reading a few questions on this site, and I've seen the terms First, Second or Third Drafts. What does this refer to actually? And could someone give a clear detail of what they are, and ...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Fikko3107‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to get over writer's block related to revising?

I'm a PhD Student in the social sciences. When I do focused free-writing on a topic, my thoughts just fly out and I can easily generate 600-800 words an hour of relatively high quality text. Howeve...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by histelheim‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do I have to revise my book on paper?

When I read books, blogs, or even answers like this, the advice is usually always the same: To revise properly, you must print out your manuscript, and revise on paper. The thinking goes that one c...

2 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Shantnu Tiwari‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What software can handle both revision control and layout?

I'm desperately looking for a book publishing solution that can handle revision control and layouts. My issues/requirements are as follows: Typists are extremely non-technical and I would like to...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Mbrevda‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How Much Exposition is Too Much Exposition

I am in the process of figuring out how to write a mostly autobiographical piece (maybe, eventually, novel) about my experiences related to dancing (Swing, Blues, and a little Hip-Hop, in case you ...

3 answers  ·  posted 11y ago by Ryan Kinal‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What methods can I use to revise my writing?

Background I am finding it challenging to transform an early draft into a finished product. My biggest challenges are putting the prose in the proper order and using topic sentences and transitio...

6 answers  ·  posted 12y ago by David LeBauer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Re-reading and making changes to current work that makes everything worse?

I constantly re-read my work before writing again. It helps me get in the proper mind set. But my biggest problem is that I make more changes on what's already there that I don't get further along ...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Darryl Simpson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to revise your "setting bible"

When it comes to revising/reformatting a setting bible (for a video game) to make the setting more internally consistent and better organized, which place is the best part of a setting bible to loo...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by InterstellarTK‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A When to accept an editor's rewrite request?

So there's an editor who has accepted a story of mine for publication... but he wants me to change the ending. Normally I'm pretty open to editorial changes, but in this case the proposed changes a...

1 answer  ·  posted 12y ago by JSBձոգչ‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A I have another question about adverbs. Can you check my instincts?

I like adverbs, and I think they're a great component of language. I see them as a good means to communicate efficiently. I also understand that they can be a sloppy shortcut, and that writing th...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by DPT‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it more optimal to make a longer story or leave it at three pages?

I have short story that is three pages and a paragraph. It's based off a short story by one of my favorite authors in order to learn their prose. Three pages seems a bit short. I think the length o...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by Towell‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Archetype or Stereotype?

After feedback on character design for my visual novel, my grizzled Noir Detective is drifting into an Old Jazz Musician. There's a reason I post the artwork: what has gone unmentioned in this fe...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by wetcircuit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to construct a beat to make an effective treatment for the purposes of revision & group revisions of a Novel?

Why this Question is Being asked In a previous question it was suggested that I write a treatment to assist with revising &amp; cutting. A treatment is essentially a multi-page, spoilerific summar...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Kirk‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How long should it take to Revise/Edit to get to Good Enough?

Editing, to focus my question a bit. My goal is to turn a book around from concept to publishable in a 2 year time period. Currently the plan is to write a draft in a year and revise the following,...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Kirk‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you know when to give up on a writing project?

Writing is rewriting. The first draft of a novel is commonly riddled with mistakes: the beginning doesn't grip, the characters aren't consistent, the plot has holes, the story lacks suspense, turns...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sylvain Prudhomme‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to create a useful diff of a markdown writing project iteration

I wrote a play that I performed this summer, and have done significant re-writes for an upcoming second performance run. In order to help me relearn my lines, I think it would be useful to see whic...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Damon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can I avoid free writing?

We write the best way, not when trying to perfect every sentence as we write our first draft, but when writing down our thoughts and not revising them till we finish that draft. Now in some books I...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by g.arbia777‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Resurrecting a story: Rewrite or Edit?

I started a book about 2 years ago, got about halfway through, and then got sidetracked. I know this is a typically bad habit of novelists... Fortunately, the book idea that distracted me made it t...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Stu W‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a revision functionality in LibreOffice Writer?

Is there a way to identify content of a document based on the date it was typed in Office Writer? @Mark Baker - yes that is my question. I did find a revision option under file. If you choose it,...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by maverick‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do I know whether to revise or submit elsewhere?

I wrote a few short stories over the past few years, and I have shared a few of these with beta readers and asked for feedback. I have one that I decided was ready to go find a home, so I found a j...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Kit Z. Fox‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Critique My Poem Please! [closed]

I really need someone to critique this poem for me. It's for a Poem Portfolio in my Creative Writing Class. I just need some help on where to include things like imagery, sensory details, similes, ...

0 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by Emma Klein‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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