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Free software for complex timelines

I'm searching for a software (bestly free or at least really cheap) for time-lines which: would be easy to use and user friendly will be useful to both dayily (or even hourly) and years, centuries o ...
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Explicit scientific syntax for academic writing (like a programming language but for scientific reports and publishing)?

This is a project I am thinking of working on in the future. Is anyone familiar with attempts to codify and create an explicit syntax for reporting science? E.g. like you would have specific ...
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What are these parallel blocks of text called?

What are these boxes of text called that interrupt the flow of text with some aside type comment? source They're usually related to the main body of text, are embedded somewhere nearby in their ...
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How can we distinguish good metaphors from bad ones?

How can we distinguish good metaphors from bad ones? I feel like a lot of figurative languages can border nonsense, but how much nonsense is too much nonsense? Are there rules or standards that ...
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What to remember when switching from audiovisual comedy to written ones?

"Oh for God's sake, get on with it!", the half-elf's scream boomed through the fort. The uneasines was palpable, you could probably even slice out a big chunk and eat it. [Name] glanced back at ...
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Why is tl;dr at the end?

Why is it in the end, I see this often after reading the material. The definition is too long, didn't read, but by the time I see the tl;dr, I've already read it. It breaks the flow of the whole story ...
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Does the excessive use of parentheses around part of a word make writing fuzzy?

I would like to hear opinions about the use of parentheses around a word or part of a word to allow for more than one reading of a sentence. I see this quite often in scientific English written by ...
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Writing order of Chinese names

can anyone tell me whether the written Chinese name should be in the order of "surname + given name", or another way around? And of course, in academic writing. I am a PhD student in Bristol, I ...
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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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What is the pen used by Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) to sign a document in House of Cards S02E13?

At around the 26:50 mark of House of Cards S02E13, Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) signs a document. What make/model is the pen that he used? Could be insufficient to answer, but here's the image:
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Please help in making this sound better or reword this scene

In my novel I am writing a scene where I am trying to describe a character. In the scene, he is a white male, 35 years old, with rich parents. He is an alpha male and I am trying to make him dress ...
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Does it makes sense that my main character is not going to solve the plot's main objective?

First of all, sorry, english is not my mother tongue My novel runs on a sci-fi universe and my main character (MC) has been infected by a virus that infects others that breathes the same air. ...
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Journaling | One for each topic, or combine several topics in one?

Lets assume that I begin a written Journal ( which over time will be published online ) about: My preferences towards MUSIC Inspirational ART & PHOTOGRAPHY SHORT STORIES that I read and enjoy In ...
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Metaphor for Dark Complexion

What can be a metaphor for a dark completion? This is a story about a woman who been told she has cancer. Her pulse is racing and she is trembling.
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Is it illegal to provide samples from previous published work?

I am a ghostwriter and I am currently looking for a new job. I have come across an article writing career. I am currently in the process of filling out an application and one of the questions asks me ...

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