Anyone here work on Steampunk stuff? A new web magazine called Jukepop is calling for submissions for web serials. It's paying work through August. "steampunk, slipstream, fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, dystopian, crime, mystery, thriller, and cross genre. "
@NathanCTresch - You have any recordings? Would like to hear. (I'm a guitarist, in a celtic trio right now.)
I titled a short story "The Girl without a Soul". But recently I've been thinking on naming it "The Girl who didn't have a Soul."
Do they mean exactly the same thing? Which is a more appropriate title for a short story? Is there an advantage to using one over the other?
This one - the edit is nice, but it's still asking for people to differentiate between two extremely similar titles. I really think this made more sense on English, and I'm puzzled why they sent it to us. (The conversation in the comments is not enlightening.)
In the past when I've written short stories, I've found that setting a word limit tends to make my writing more focused and concise (generally, the limits have been imposed by a course I was taking).
I'm wondering if there's an "optimal" word limit I could use to restrict myself when I start wri...
@NathanCTresch - It just seems like the kind of hairsplitting they do over at EL&U. Not at all what we do here. But... get people to vote to reopen, or get another mod to agree with you, and I'll gladly back off.
If people want to do more stuff like this about titles, I guess that could make sense.
I need help making part of my resume more clear. Any suggestions that you have that will make the following statement more concise and readable would be appreciated.
To work with a dedicated team of experts in a company where I can
enhance my knowledge and skills. Also to wo...
@NeilFein Yeah. But this one really irked me. The ELU guys were REALLY dickish to him and then we weren't much nicer (me included). The whole convo looked like a pissing match between Writers & EL&U and this guy just wants to know which is the better title. Let him ask the question, darn it. /rant
@NathanCTresch for me the problem with the question wasn't "meh. they're the same" (they're not) but it's Is this a question language and grammar or is this a question of improving the quality of a written work
ie is this a Writers-SE question or an EL&U question
When I get overly frustrated at someone else's obvious idiocy and I've engaged in a discussion with them I sometimes ditch my eloquence in an attempt to make them as frustrated as I feel, to be honest. :P
In general I try not to talk to people like that in the first place, however, and I'm getting better at detecting when someone is a well educated and well spoken retard. :P
This may seem like a trivial distinction, but as a title choice it's important as the title conveys an overall sense of the tone of the story.
First of all, the use of the contraction don't is less formal than without so it might be best to consider the verbiage you've used throughout the stor...
I'm currently in the market for beta readers, particularly for short stories. I've finished an early draft for a contest, and I'm hoping to hear some feedback. I'm open to reading the work of others as well. Thank you.
So what active internet communities are out there where I can post my own short fiction, for others to read, rate, review and discuss?
(Note that I'm not asking about local writer's groups, or collaborative story sites, or writing contests, or forums about writing, all of which have been asked h...
Seeing this site and reading some of my ridiculous stories that I wrote a while ago makes me want to start writing again. I know I'll be more enthusiastic if I have people reading my work and commenting on it, and that will also be great feedback to improve my writing. I also don't want to pester...
There are a number of universities that offer courses on Harry Potter and many academic works on the same. Given such scholarly interest, has there been any sort of consensus on what made the series so popular? What are the major theories, who proposed them, and how are they supported?
Actually, there's a thread on Meta asking for ideas about publicity. We've made inquiries to the SE people to see if there's money for advertising. This is not a joke at all. We'd love more ideas there.
@NathanCTresch If the Area 51 stats are to be believed the biggest problem, it appears to me (as a layman) that the BIGGEST problem is the amount of questions per day. A healthy beta is 15. less than 5, you have a problem. Writers is: 1.6 questions per day
The problem, as I see it is that we get 1.6 questions for every 1,000 daily visits. At that rate we will need (a little rough math) about 10,000 visits/day. I don't think publicity will solve that quickly.
What the problem seems to me is an inability to convert page views to question asking (or are the Writers ratios in line with other fully fledged sites?).
I'd like to learn the APA style guide, so that, in addition to the fiction and general non-fiction I work on currently, I can start accepting academic editing jobs. However, I know very little about the details of APA and I don't know what the best strategy is for learning it. I also understand i...
Is there any reason that an editor should know how to use Scrivener?
I generally see manuscripts after they're out of draft but before proofreading. (I'm an editor.) However, I see a lot of talk about Scrivener on this site, and I'd like to know more about what it can do.
I've read the develo...
In the UK, what are the equivalents to Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press style guide, Yahoo, APA, MLA, etc? Most importantly, what are their intended audiences? (AP is used for journalists, Yahoo for the web, APA for academia, et cetera.)
I'm specifically asking about style guides t...
Are there revision features in Final Draft, similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word? While I can get the program to show added text in a different color, deleted text is not tracked as far as I can tell.
As you can see, Word shows text that's been crossed out, an advantage to editing someo...
@NeilFein: Because questions like "what is the origin of word X?" and "what is the difference in connotation between X and Y?" are much easier to phrase, polish, and ask than our usual subjective crafty fare.
Can I get some feedback on this potential migration? Would this question about revision tools in Final Draft be on-topic here? Because this would open the doors to questions about using Word, Scrivener, and so on here.
Please forgive any blasphemy in this question.
Every winter, Hogwarts students return home and celebrate Christmas with their families. But when you think about it, why would wizards be Christian? I have to imagine how Jesus would appear from a wizard's point of view.
Why would people from a ma...
Are there revision features in Final Draft, similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word?
While I can get the program to show added text in a different color, deleted text is not tracked as far as I can tell.
As you can see, Word shows text that's been crossed out, an advantage to editing som...
I need to revise a screenplay in Final Draft, and I'm finding that the revision features in the program are poor. Are there any ways to introduce revision features in to Final Draft, similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word? If not, what kind of workflow could give me the same benefits of keepi...
Because I think one way Writers could continue to establish itself in the writing community is to provide a crowdsourced discussion of brief excerpts of written work ... but that dog won't hunt if writers have to be concerned about losing control of their intellectual property
Audio allows something similar to our critiques. Post a mix of a song, ask a specific question. I did one for this question about recording a djembe.
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