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So there are three types of montages that we could do and I'm going to give three classifications based on montages in works that were widely seen. In each case, the montage relies on basic principles. First, the teacher sucessfully accopmplishes the task of the training, and steps the student through the the task. Then the student performs the first ...


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Puns are synonyms for plays on words, and neither need to be humorous, though the former almost always denotes a joke, it's hard to find a serious use of a play on words due to the fact that the double meaning of the word when used in context. Your quote is not a play on words because the spelling of the word doesn't change it's meaning. "Gray" is a ...


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If you think of yourself as reading a novel, rather than a scientific paper, it becomes very clear. If a novel started with 'In this novel, you will read..' you might find it awkward, or at least old-fashioned - I think there are Victorian novels which take this approach, but it is not the way of modern fiction. It removes the reader from being an active ...


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There are reasons to repeat yourself, but they differ to what you imply. Academic readers are usually skimming through hundreds of papers to find the results relevant to their current work, so Try to tell them everything they need to know in the title If that fails, try to tell them everything they need to know in the abstract, including results and ...


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In this answer, I am going to explain to you why you shouldn't announce what you are about to write anyway. It is boring and redundant and a waste of real estate on the page. Start with a claim, or a key observation. Those can be interesting. Don't talk about your paper in your paper, get to your paper! A sentence saying "The goal of this work is XYZ." can ...


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I agree with Surtsey's answer: one thing are stylistic choices and characterization, another is fixing mistakes during a revision. If the problem is "i tend to overwrite", the only solution will be passing the novel through another revision where you specifically take care of this aspect, cutting down unnecessary words, simplyfing sentences, synthetizing ...


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You're conflating two unrelated issues. When it all boils down, a first person account is basically all dialogue (others, no doubt, will disagree). You cannot run a character voice through grammar software - people don't talk like the OED. I hate to burst everybody's bubble but novel writing is not an academic exercise. After marketing, the success of the ...


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I am a discovery writer. The main and broad definition is that a discovery writer does not outline stories beat by beat, or chapter by chapter, or even Act by Act. The reason for this, as I found for myself about 35 years ago, and have heard from many other discovery writers, is a psychological quirk we have: For us, outlining drains the life out of the ...


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(I can't comment but this response isn't quite an answer.) Can you elaborate more on what your end product should be? Do you have a character talking about writing music, either to another musician or to a non-musician? Music has its own language of components, but unless you're actually including a stave lines in your writing, you may want to stick with ...


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