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In a parody of a short children's story, is copying a couple of lines word-for-word going to present legal problems?

I've written a parody of a famous children's book, the original being a 60-line poem with illustrations (modern, so definitely within copyright). I've tried to get the parody as close to the poem as ...
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Realistically writing culture shock for this character?

I want some help writing a character. Her name is Christina and she lived in an underground bunker, in a post-apocalyptic world, so she’s really sheltered. But she has to leave, along with a group of ...
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A BibTeX for Reference-Style Links in Markdown?

Both Daring Fireball https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax#link and Markdown Guide https://www.markdownguide.org/basic-syntax/#formatting-links suggest that in Markdown writing, ...
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Publishing other peoples anecdotes

I have asked friend and relations a question and want to publish the answers with their name by the answer. If I ask them if they mind it being publishes is that enough?
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Order of “List of”s in TOC

Is there an accepted order in which "List of"s should appear in the document? For example, I have a section dedicated to "List of (Code) Listings", another for "List of Figures", and another for "...
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In a book manuscript, what are the spacing guidelines?

What is the spacing distance between the chapter title and the first paragraph? If I am using double spacing between sentences, is it the same for between a title and a paragraph?
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“He laughed a laugh.” It seems correct to use a noun as a verb in the same sentence but should you?

I'm struggling with the title question in some of my current writing, so should you? Or is it just bad to repeat words? Other examples: "the remains remained", "she peeled the peel"...
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How is the moon symbolism related to atonement?

How is the moon symbolism related to atonement? I saw that "silver" and "water" mean atonement in the Jewish culture, but I haven't seen any source upon a Google search that ...
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Referencing figures, tables, sections and chapters: When to capitalize and when to use lower case letters

I know this question has been asked before, but I am still confused. That's why I am asking again, but in a detailed way. In a scientific work, a Master's Thesis for example, you will insert figures ...
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How do you suggest in a poem that the narrator has dementia or a mental illness?

How do you suggest in a poem that the narrator has dementia or a mental illness? I am thinking of using metaphors such as broken mirror and distorted reflections, but more specifically is there ...
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How do you refer to someone in a formal essay?

I'm writing a formal essay on a book. The book is about a real person, but they are referred to by their first name throughout the entire book. When writing the essay, do I stay consistent with the ...
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What kind of plot structure or format does “South Pacific” follow?

In the movie, "South Pacific," the (probable) protagonist is one Lt. Joseph Cable. His problem is that he gets killed before the end. About 10%-15% into the movie, we meet two other ...
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What is the proper way to insert a subsection into a section / end a subsection within a section?

Not sure if this belongs here, or math.stackexchange but what's the proper way to do a special case subsection in a section? This is mostly in a proof/logical statement context i.e. To show ... \...
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How to cite several testimonies from the same House Bill in Apa

We are attempting to cite several testimonies, both parenthetically and on the references page. Any help would be appreciated.
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Formatting a story collection for submission to publishers

Anyone know of a definitive online resource on formatting a story collection for submission to publishers and agents? One knotty question in particular: does one use the title of the book throughout ...
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Scrivener challenge with page numbers

I am having a challenge with getting page numbering to work in Scrivener (Windows). I have set Page Header/Footer checked for "Not on page 1", unchecked on "Count page 1". Here is my problem. I have ...
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Successful (non YA) epic high fantasy published episodically as a novella series

The high fantasy genre is notorious for producing enormous tomes. I am currently writing a BronzePunk epic of my own. However, I have chosen to publish it somewhat episodically as a series of ...
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How to Categorize Novel Set in 1930s where people got married at 11+ years

I am writing fiction novel with historical event as backdrop. During 1930s British India people got married at 11+ years old and had full adult responsibilities. My story is a memoir of a fictional ...
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What's the different between the part of Abstract and the part of Introduction in academic writing?

I'm really understand the two things between the Abstract and Introduction in academic writing. In my opinion, the Abstract just talks about the aim of the articial and the structure of articial. And ...
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In microsoft word I want to show more information in the citation

I have a citation in a word doc and want to show more information in the reference text on the page. So we have I want to change (Heymann,2020) to "Heymann, D. (2020, May 4). Malaria" I have ...
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Is there a way to make MS Word or LO Writer to automatically indent paragraphs in a section except for the first paragraph?

I would like to make a style in MS Word or LO Writer that will leave the first paragraph of a section or chapter (i.e. anything that follows a heading) unindended, but indent all the paragraphs that ...
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APA style footnote explanation

What is the recommended way of explaining terms, like psychometrics, that are not essential to the paper (APA style)? Is it possble to add a footnote plus reference to explain the term? Or explain ...
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Does anything look wrong with my MLA 8 citations

I have a general question about MLA. If you're citing an article and there is only one edition of the article, do you have to put "1st ed.," or can you leave it blank?
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What questions to survey readers?

Is there any guideline on how to survey readers? My blog is non-fiction, self-help yet academic style, which require some knowledge on philosophy and psychology. I'm unable to find any such guideline ...
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Tense change when referring to how protagonist currently is while he is describing events

I have written a novel that I want to send out to agents, but am now having doubts if it is polished enough to do so yet. A big problem for me right now is tense. My novel is written in past tense, ...
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Text Appearing Between the Lines in Scrivener

I have been editing scrivener across devices, and when I edit text across multiple devices, the text appears midway between the lines. I can find no way to prevent this from happening in the first ...
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Want to know about a novel named “the Withering Heights”

I have known a novel named "The Withering Heights". I have suggested this from one of my friend. He told me it is quiet fascinating and appealing. I have searched this for pdf of this novel. ...
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What's the word for “synonyms of a phrase”?

I'm looking for multiple ways to say "Call the Police". When searching the thesaurus, I couldn't find anything. In my head, I can come up with "report to the authorities", or "...
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What claim type is this sentence?

What type of claim is this sentence? We should pass this measure to increase funding of community colleges.
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What is the most environmentally safe medium of modern storytelling?

As an aspiring storyteller, I have a lot of stories that I wish to tell. I say storyteller because I am still not sure as to which medium of storytelling I should pursue, be it books, comics, or ...
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What are some contradicting symbols, motifs or images used in literature?

Can someone help me figure out some sort of symbolism that can be interpreted as both something good or something bad. I want to write that my character saw this image or symbol etc in his dream and ...
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Can you use personification and then refer to the inanimate thing as a part of your body?

Can you use personification and then refer to the inanimate thing as a part of your body? For example: The mournful hills, full of violent rivers, cried my lost uncle. It sounds like an odd thing to ...
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How should endorsements be used?

I have a long and analytic article. By its nature, it's hard to get clicks, and even raise skepticism. Luckily, I have an endorsement from a person who is regarded as expert in the field, and I am ...
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Is frequent releasing of new books a good alternative to doing promotions?

Is it true that releasing several well-written books consecutively/frequently will lead to sales without any need to do promotions? I have heard some indie-publishing authors/pundits say that a better ...
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Where to indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image?

I would like to submit my manuscript in ecology, containing Figures. However, in Author guidelines, I found that I have to Indicate per figure if it is a single, 1.5 or 2-column fitting image. But I ...
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How to properly include credits for the author, location, date and time?

I'm working on an amateur article about various topics and want to include my name (as the author), location of where I'm currently writing the article, and the current date and time. I've seen many ...
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Traditional publishing with already copyrigthed content

If I establish worldbuilding elements on a blog or service like World Anvil, will I still be able to use those elements in book and get traditionaly published? Technically I should have full rights to ...
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When writing a piece that will be published in multiple languages, are there any concessions a writer should make in tone, word choice, or style?

The piece in question aims to be accessible, informal, and conversational. A bit of slang strikes the right tone to my American ear. Will it come off alright to other English speakers? Will ...
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Problem with size image?

I planning to publish a children book "As a book & ebook" with images. I choose Landscape 9x7 for it. Now, I got some bad news that this will not fit ebook style. My image size is 2700*...
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Birth-death dates in exhibit catalog

I'm editing an art exhibit catalog. The paintings featured are primarily portraits, most often titled simply with the subject's name. What is the best practice for including birth-death dates of the ...
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How to write useful and respectful comments and remarks on academic thesis, papers and other proof-read stuff to motivate and valuable author's work?

You are probably familiar with this situation: I spend weeks or months writing something and then give it to someone for proof-reading. When I get it back, some remarks bother me or annoy me. ...
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One liners in poems and ways of creating variations

I usually like to write one-liners when I can't think of anything particularly good to write. These one-liners are somewhat independent sentences that are written in a single verse. Here's an example: ...
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Multiple hyperlinks

I'm writing a paper using Microsoft Word that must have all figures in Appendices and I have to save it as .pdf. I have found myself in this situation: I use one figure to define multiple concepts, I ...
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Punctuation of a quote inside parentheses - MLA

I was wondering how to properly format a quote inside parentheses in MLA. So far I have mostly used the third option, although the double parentheses seem a bit ugly. example: 1) He directs his ...
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Scientific Journal

What are some other equivalents to a journal like SoftwareX where one can submit the methodology and codes used to solve a research problem?
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How to cite a pic in my research paper?

I want to cite a pic from a published paper in my research paper. Could you please tell me how to cite the pic? The usual method to cite a reference is to add the reference number at the end of the ...
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Em-dashes and interrupting one's own dialogue within the same quote

I am looking for an example of a specific dialogue interruption case. I've been putting a following space my entire life, an editor just told me it doesn't belong, neither of us can cite a guide ...
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ShareLaTeX or OverLeaf templates to write a book to be self-published on Amazon

I'm planning to write a book and eventually self-publish it online through amazon (I haven't decided which platform on Amazon yet, but Kindle seems reasonable). The book will contain mostly texts, but ...
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Does registering your book CIP (Cataloging in Publication) assist in the sales of the book?

I'm wondering what advantages there are in terms of book sales if I apply for CIP data (either Library of Congress of British Library) for a non-fiction book - genre is Arts/Crafts. Does anyone have ...
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How do you look for words that are related to a certain culture?

How do you look for words that are related to a certain culture? For example, when I want to look for all items that existed during Ancient Rome, how do I do this as efficiently as possible. Is there ...

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