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Top new questions this week:

How to indicate that a single letter was removed from a quotation

Suppose a source text says: 1 Timothy 2:4 says that God desires all people to be saved. Now suppose I want to quote it like this: It is possible for God to "desire all people to be saved." Notice ...

style quotes letter  
asked by Chris Morris 5 votes
answered by Lauren Ipsum 6 votes

What's the difference between Cut and Cut to?

What's the difference between Cut and Cut to and where to put each one? I know both are put between scenes-sluglines but what is the difference between the usage of the two?

asked by John Demetriou 3 votes
answered by piersb 2 votes

Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?

In a lot of detective or mystery novels, the detective is the POV character and the protagonist, but the initial hook has little to do with him. Some crime has been committed, and the detective is ...

queries mystery  
asked by Standback 3 votes
answered by Lauren Ipsum 4 votes

How to develop a more regal language

I'm trying to write a story from the medieval times. As expected, some of my characters are kings and nobles and I'm trying to make their conversations.... More regal..... More elegant, you could say. ...

planning world-building short-fiction  
asked by user96551 2 votes
answered by what 1 vote

Dealing with Extreme Distances - Space Travel

I know, you can go the Star Wars/Star Trek "hand wave" route and make it seem like everything is a few minutes or hours away, but... How do I implement a scenario where space travel is as common and ...

science-fiction world-building exposition  
asked by blackboxbeing 1 vote
answered by Dale Emery 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

MLA format for a book summary

I am to write a book "review" as an assignment, but really it's just a book summary. Our professor wants us to use the MLA format in this book review. Of course, the format includes rules on how to do ...

citations mla  
asked by Ricket 2 votes
answered by Craig Sefton 3 votes

Is it ok to begin an essay/report with a quote?

I am writing an essay on project management within IT and in my introduction I will give a brief description of project management, to being my essay I was looking at using one of these: ...

asked by Darren Burgess 2 votes
answered by Rory Alsop 2 votes

Can you answer this?

Directly quoting a source who also has a cited source

When you are directly quoting a source who also has a cited source in the sentence or sentences you are using what is the best course of action?

asked by Trey Perryman 1 vote
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