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I'll begin:

What kind of questions can I ask here?

{Our future name} is for writers and is about writing of any kind. If you have a question about …

    * writing as an art or as a labour and its niceties  

and it is not about …

    * specific languages and their grammar
    * linguistics

… then you're in the right place to ask your question!

(I cannot see the community wiki checkbox, so I'll flag it to moderators)

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I'd add for on-topic:

  • General editing and copy-editing proceedures
  • Submitting work for publication
  • Finding an agent
  • Working with illustrators and layout professionals (meta question)
  • Technical tools which aid in the writing process (meta question)

For off-topic

  • Technical details about a character's occupation, skills, or hobbies that might best be asked on a occupation, skill, or hobby-focused question and answer site (meta question)
  • The graphic design side of illustration or layouts (meta question)
  • Specific details of the usage of a computer program for writing (meta question)
  • "Critique my writing. What do you think? How can it be improved?" (meta question)
  • Questions about grammar and usage. These are covered by English Language and Usage (meta question.)

Feel free to tighten these up, combine them, and create a set of high quality lists from this start.

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    Do we want to add that we're not the place for specific questions of grammar and usage? I assume we don't really want to cover this stuff, since there's already an English Language and Usage SE. – sjohnston Dec 9 '10 at 17:58
  • @sjohnston - answer's CW, so go ahead. I think yes. – justkt Dec 9 '10 at 18:36
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    Please note that critique questions are now on-topic, so this is slightly out of date. – Neil Fein Apr 30 '13 at 15:51
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So what is {our future name}?

{our future name} is a place for authors, editors, reviewers, professional writers, and aspiring writers to ask and answer questions regarding writing.

I dunno, just an idea :)

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    this sounds like a great elevator pitch. Did you submit this on that question? – justkt Nov 26 '10 at 23:51
  • @justkt - Agreed. – sjohnston Dec 9 '10 at 17:57

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