Unanswered Questions

161 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Where should I look for editing and publishing?

I have finally finished my first book, but I'm not quite sure where to look for editing or publishing. I'm interested in traditional publishing, but from what I've heard and read, I need an agency for ...
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How to punctuate quotes in paragraphs and multiple quotes used in succession

How would you punctuate quotes for multiple people talking simultaneously in the same paragraph? I.e., They lined up and waited for the last bell of the day and cheered with their tiny voices, "...
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Am I able to freely borrow or reference real people, places or things in a story that takes place on a different world or a made up landmass?

I'm currently writing my first novel and I can't figure out whether I am able to reference an abundance of different people, places, and/or things. I've had this idea of wanting to sneak in a sizable ...
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When publishing through Amazon, can you get some free codes for specific people?

I'm hoping to publish a book in July or August through Amazon, probably with a paperback option as well as E-book. There's been some people who've really helped along the way, and with another huge ...
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In APA, how do I cite two sources in a sentence? Where one mentions another and I want to retain the reference of that mention

For instance, the author that is commentating on the primary source is named Foster. The primary source is Dante's Inferno. I want to make reference to the primary source that Foster is addressing in ...
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How to describe races/ethnicities in setting where corresponding geographic locations do not exist?

In English, the common name for some racial or ethnic groups is a fairly neutral English word (e.g. white, black...). Others, however, are named only by reference to a geographic point of origin (e.g. ...
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How to deal with fears of author mortality when writing?

I have a story that I have been working on on and off since 2011. It's a plot idea that I really find interesting and it really means a lot to me. I also struggle a lot with treatment-resistant ...
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What do you call the technique of using idioms to form new idioms to allude to something?

On English Language Learners there was a question about the lyrics "Wake me up inside" regarding the grammatical correctness and meaning of the words. I am wondering if there is a name for ...
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Self published cost of books as a tax deduction

I sell physical review books for a certification in my professional field that are starting to pick up on Amazon, about $2000 per month. I am paying a publishing company to print my books and then I ...
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Will marketing still be effective if I advertise my self published novels almost a year after they've been released?

I've been worrying if my marketing will still be effective for my self-published books when I market them almost a year after the novels have been released. My plan is to self-publish more novels this ...
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Should an edit notice be in plural when mentioning multiple document titles?

I'm sending a message to a group of people informing them of an edit to one of their documents now mentions a reference to multiple documents and their titles. There is a total of four documents with ...
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Are there any tools for writing Wiktionary articles?

I am evaluating tools and platforms for a one-way dictionary project. One possibility is to expand an existing Wiktionary, but rather than creating and editing entries with its markdown. I wonder if ...
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SharePoint Visual Studio Workflow Only Works The First Time

Hoping someone has some direction on solving the following issue. I have a workflow, which changes the name of a SharePoint document based on the selected content type ID. The workflow is set to run ...
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Microsoft Word - Citation button greyed-out

I am doing a Practical Assessment Task for high school, and we have to use citations. I have a problem however, after page four, I am unable to use citations. The button is greyed-out. Any ideas? This ...
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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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