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Help me explain when I only want to keep working

I wish for a web site full of pre-written explanations, or links to such collected here, for various good web practices, so that I can send them to my clients (some of whom are pro-bono) when I'm too impatient or frustrated to calmly say why editing the web _shouldn't_ be like editing a "Word" document; or why putting a huge snapshot on their home page isn't a good idea... [more inside]
posted by amtho on Nov 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me learn how to write better in French.

Does anyone have a suggestion for where to go in Montreal to improve my written French? [more inside]
posted by mikel on Nov 1, 2007 - 1 answer

How do I write this paper: [Blank's] effect on society?

I'm trying to write a paper on [blank]'s Effects on Society. I'm trying to find a paper to mirror with the similar skeleton, are there any "must read" papers that have similar scope? [more inside]
posted by erd0c on Oct 28, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I cite my extended quotes in Chicago Manual style?

How do I format extended quotes in my document using Chicago Manual style? [more inside]
posted by pluckysparrow on Oct 26, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for a resource to have a graduate admissions statement of intent read and critiqued please.

I am applying to grad school. The deadline is approaching. Where can I go to get my letter of intent (personal statement) read and critiqued? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Oct 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Long-Distance Brainstorming

Help me orchestrate long-distance brainstorming sessions for writing a TV series, at little or no cost. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Oct 22, 2007 - 7 answers

Low Cost Laptop War!

Low-cost, bare-bones, all I wanna do is type - recommend me a low-cost, take-anywhere laptop alternative. [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Oct 19, 2007 - 27 answers

How do I break into the writing biz?

I'm published, but not here. How do I continue to get further into the writing business? [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on Oct 19, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I organize my writing samples?

I'm applying for a job that wants me to include writing clips/samples in an email. How do I arrange these? I have no idea what writing clips should look like and how I should format them.
posted by elr on Oct 19, 2007 - 8 answers

Which magazines might be interested in my writing?

I'd like to get published. What are some good business motivational magazines to submit my work to? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Oct 14, 2007 - 4 answers

What is the best site to have people critique my fiction?

I've written some fiction. Now I want to see if it's any good. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Oct 14, 2007 - 7 answers

Am I a genius only when asleep?

On occasion, I have dreams in which I write a story within a dream, and by the end I complete a bona fide epic novel, which, to my dream mind is the best book ever written (naturally, 5 minutes after awakening every detail of the “book” vanishes from my mind). Have any famous (or not so famous) writers ever written or talked about this phenomenon, of writing books within dreams? And does this mean that I have a novel or two in me waiting to get out, or is it something more mundane? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 9, 2007 - 39 answers

What would a teenage boy learn about women from reading romance novels?

What would a teenage boy learn about women from reading romance novels? [more inside]
posted by spoobnooble on Oct 9, 2007 - 41 answers

What are tomorrow's avant-garde monuments

What are tomorrow's avant-garde art/film/writing monuments that are being done today? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Oct 2, 2007 - 17 answers

Playful writing prompts for nervous begins

Really fun creative writing exercises for a group of mostly non-writers? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Oct 2, 2007 - 15 answers

Looking for short stories.

I'd like to read some short story collections that have the same feel as movies like "Lost in Translation" and "The Station Agent." I guess "introspective" is the key word. All recommendations will be much appreciated.
posted by davebush on Sep 29, 2007 - 17 answers

The subject verbs the object

Explain tenses to me? Past/present/future, continuous/simple/perfect, and so on, in English. I can use them with fluency, but I need to be able to explain them (when each is used, how to form them). I've tried Fowler's, Chicago Manual of Style, and a number of other resources, but they seem to subtly contradict one another. Is there a simple, go-to reference for this?
posted by sarahkeebs on Sep 28, 2007 - 16 answers

Alien senses

I'm trying to put together a list of senses other than the big human five... [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 26, 2007 - 32 answers

I've got a mini-door stop, now how do I revise it?

I've just finished my first novel, now how do I revise this thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2007 - 17 answers

How can I acquire newswriting skills?

How can I acquire newswriting skills? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Sep 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Pen name paranoia

I've decided to publish a poem and a short story under a pen name. I'm wondering if there are any negative consequences involved in this that I may not be aware of. [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Sep 17, 2007 - 6 answers

Intelligent, clever, recent novel suggestions?

What are some intelligent, very clever (funny is OK, but not necessary) recent novels that are readable but not trashy? Think along the lines of Zadie Smith's White Teeth and Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Avoiding verbosity (Rushdie) and anachronism (The Great Gatsby, etc.), what's left? [more inside]
posted by stvspl on Sep 16, 2007 - 52 answers

Psychology Blog Topics

I'm starting a psychology-related blog that will focus on reviewing interesting and socially relevant literature. If you were a visitor to this blog, what type of topics would you be most interested in reading? [more inside]
posted by charmston on Sep 16, 2007 - 9 answers

What does a band sound like?

I need help writing a bio for an indie band. [more inside]
posted by xo on Sep 14, 2007 - 17 answers

Music for writing academic works in a frenzy

Music for writing academic works in a frenzy [more inside]
posted by Anything on Sep 14, 2007 - 14 answers

What should I charge?

Freelance writers, help! How -- and how much -- should I charge for this book project? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Sep 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Writing advice for newbie newsie?

Tips, tricks and pitfalls for someone writing short news items? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

How can I provide two view-versions of a single document?

How to write one document that translates into several targeted documents? In other words: how can I provide one kind of view on my thesis to people from university, who care about definitions of terms, literature references, methodical preambles, and another to other people who are also interested in sidebars and anecdotal evidence? Some parts of the text are relevant to both. [more inside]
posted by jouke on Sep 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Good places for writers to hang-out

Good places for writers to hang-out online? [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Sep 8, 2007 - 4 answers

MetaMusic for private use?

I'm looking for some sort of web template / upload script that would act sort of like MetaMusic but on a private scale. [more inside]
posted by Mali on Aug 28, 2007 - 2 answers

Writing in textarea feels like juggling in a suit of armor.

The sluggishness of the textarea in Firefox is killing me. Have you gotten Mozex or "It's all Text" to work with OS x? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Hunka hunka burnin' lungs

Help me get bronchitis! (yes, you read that right.) [more inside]
posted by angry.polymath on Aug 17, 2007 - 34 answers

How do I contact celebrities for interviews?

Where do I find the contact information for the press people/managers of celebrities (actors and the like) to interview them? [more inside]
posted by PandemicSoul on Aug 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Are there any good magazines left?

Are there any good magazines left worth reading? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 14, 2007 - 51 answers

How can I improve the writing ability of the people I work with?

How can I improve the writing ability of the people I work with? [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Aug 9, 2007 - 33 answers

Suggest some similar similes!

Help me come up with an evocative simile that conveys a profound but unemotional appreciation of a thing. My existing, imperfect prose is inside for your delectation. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Aug 4, 2007 - 22 answers

First Hand Accounts of Schizophrenia

Help me create an interesting and realistic character with schizophrenia for my novel. Ideally, there would be a "Vaults of Erowid" type site out there where people have documented their 1st hand experiences with mental illnesses, but no such site seems to exist. [more inside]
posted by ekstasis23 on Aug 2, 2007 - 26 answers

where can i talk to a few thieves?

i'm writing a book and in it are a series of thefts from expensive homes and galleries; thefts of items, money, etc. where can i research realistic (as in, not ocean's twelve laser dancing) schemes that people have used to pull off extremely large heists? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Jul 31, 2007 - 20 answers

How can I become a funny writer?

How can I become a funny writer? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 31, 2007 - 15 answers

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing.

I need some tips for writing fiction that's appealing. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jul 27, 2007 - 33 answers

Is it possible to make money anymore writing pornographic stories?

Is it possible to make money anymore writing erotic or fetish stories? Or has the rise of the internet — the amount of video available, the number of stories being written for free — killed that business off? If it is possible, how would one go about doing it?
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2007 - 9 answers

getinterviews.com resume writing

Has anyone used getinterviews.com for resume writing or any similar services? Basically, my sister is looking at using them, the position she is interested in would be reporting to the CIO.
posted by tallpaul on Jul 24, 2007 - 1 answer

Are writing workshops worth the money?

Does anyone have experience with taking an online writing workshop? I am trying to make the decision of whether or not this class is right for me before I drop cash money on it. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 23, 2007 - 5 answers

MovieFilter: Syndicated review service

Is there a site/service that I can buy (well written) movie reviews from? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Jul 22, 2007 - 6 answers

I need a patron so I can quit making lattes

PatronFilter: I'm tired of working for Starbucks. I want to write full time. Help me construct a letter to the opulent to remind them of yesteryear when the arts were supported by benefactors. Help me convince the rich that paying for me to live comfortably will serve humanity. [more inside]
posted by Galen on Jul 20, 2007 - 35 answers

What kind of unsolicited publishing query is this?

Unsolicited query from a German publisher who wants to publish my (kinda crappy) Master's thesis? What the...? [more inside]
posted by generichuman on Jul 17, 2007 - 12 answers

ESL Writing: What are the best ways to improve my ESL Writing?

ESL Writing: What are the best ways to improve my ESL Writing? [more inside]
posted by clsubmit on Jul 16, 2007 - 19 answers


Besides being a secret gangster river-raft courier, what effects random hilarious, interesting, intimate (in a goetting-to-know-someone, not sexual way) e-mails and then dropping off the face of the earth... only to re-appear suddenly with ferver 1-2 months later? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 14, 2007 - 22 answers

Just give it to me straight.

How do you, as a writer, invite and embrace constructive criticism? [more inside]
posted by TryTheTilapia on Jul 12, 2007 - 19 answers

creative writing exercises

Give me some exercises for creative writing. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jul 9, 2007 - 21 answers

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