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How much indirection is too much?
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I think the "smell" is when there are too many moving parts in an individual info-drop. For example, consider the following quotes: (1) When John was young, a merchant told him stories of a tribe ...

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Executing a tonal shift
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The difficulty with tonal shifts are their disruptive potential. A story may be chugging along nicely when out of nowhere a stereotypical romance turns into a survival horror. The key to pulling this ...

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Creative Non-Fiction - Writing without Plot, Story, Characters, or Ending
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It seems like your idea does have all the components of a story. You have a main character, you, and a plot, your obsession with words affecting your life. Even if it seems like you don't have a story ...

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How to convey a concept without illustrations when submitting?
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4 votes

After doing some digging, it would appear that illustration notes are a matter of personal preference for both authors and publishers. This link, this link, and many others on other blog sites run by ...

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What software can I use to synchronize corrections and modifications over similar documents?
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You might consider using R-Markdown. I can imagine a process where you: Convert all of your current documents to separate markdowns in plain markdown text Identify the components you wish to keep ...

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