James
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How to start a technical book?
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The first step I would always recommend for any writing, but in particular for technical writing is to brainstorm and outline. Start by simply compiling a list of topics that you want to cover. Once ...

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Types/Categories of rhyme?
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Eye Rhyme: Rhyme on words that look the same but which are actually pronounced differently – for example “bough” and “rough”. The opening four lines of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, for example, go : ...

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Should one avoid overusing "it" in prose?
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Generally with pronouns, so long as the subject doesn't change you wont cause confusion. When there is only one male or one female in the scene, pronoun to your heart's content...course I try to ...

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Is there such a thing as a "reverse analogy"?
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Are we simply suggesting that any secretary will be irritated by late comers? If you are simply using the secretary as an analogy I am not sure it makes a lot of sense unless the secretary is ...

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What are the tool choices for producing technical documentation in PDF and web site ready HTML?
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So I may be inferring to much from your question but... It may be worth your time to look at a collaboration suite...with a shop that small it wont cost much and the tools offer cloud storage and ...

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How can I broaden my understanding of my characters?
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I recommend journaling as the characters. If you are a ways into a story (or even if you have outlined a story) you likely have a few events that they will experience in mind. Write journal reviews ...

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Are there straightforward instructions for MS WORD 2013 for numbering in different formats, yet maintaining a chronological count?
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To my knowledge the answer to this is no. Unless you are using a stock format provided with Word out of the box there really isn't an easy way to set up a custom format. (The pre-built templates/...

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How to avoid formulaic fictional structures while still using tried and tested techniques?
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There are what many would consider formulas out there, and they have their purpose. I prefer to think of them as a framework. These common themes and trends can help make sure we dont forget ...

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On the role of "accidents" in "realistic" stories
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I really like this question and I think it points to an important idea. In fiction (I don't see this applying to non-fiction) a reader is generally going to have to have a certain suspension of ...

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