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Research questions: Is it appropriate to ask questions on specialist knowledge areas?

Pieces of writing are often "made" by one or two telling details that show an expert insight into character, place or some other obscure but appropriate point about a particular subject. Is Writers ...
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Does Writing.SE accept critique requests?

For pretty much all of the time I've been active here (more than three years now), we've allowed critique questions and I've wondered if they're a good idea. Let me recap: The on-topic summary says ...
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Should this site help with specific writing software questions?

I can see this being a slippery slope. Scrivener questions seem like they ought to be on-topic, at least to some extent. You know, "How do I do this specific writing-related thing in Scrivener?&...
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Are legal questions on-topic here?

Have a look: Are Names of Characters Copyrighted by Authors? Do I need to register my work to retain copyright? These questions are asking for legal advice. For obvious reasons, I think we should ...
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Technical writing questions

Is this a good place for questions on technical writing, specifically, writing on software development matters, or is there a more specialised StackExchange site for that?
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Are requests for rephrasing on topic?

A type of question that pops up frequently - and gets closed frequently - is requests to rephrase a few sentences. Some recent examples: https://writers.stackexchange.com/questions/5620/a-better-way-...
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Should we allow grammar/proofreading questions

Our critique guidelines were recently changed to specify that proofreading and requests for mere grammar correction should be off-topic. We've had two recent critique questions requesting grammar ...
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Please vote! What should we do with questions that are no longer on-topic?

We've had some confusion in the past about our site scope, but we now have a clear description all in one place, with community consensus (+7/-0 is pretty substantial for our meta). So, what should ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Are questions about general plot solutions on-topic?

I asked a question after I carefully evaluated what is considered on-topic (under "Generating plot ideas") and read the related linked question. After some debate in the comments and getting two good ...
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Is a question about my editing someone else on-topic?

I am both an editor and a writer. I have a question about the editing process to ask of other editors (do you use technique A or B and why). Would that be on topic for this SE? If not, is there an ...
Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum's user avatar
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Should we allow questions on how to self-publish?

If a writer decides to go the route of self-publishing, it is unlikely they would know what steps to take to go about doing it. With that in mind, should we allow questions that ask for advice or ...
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Are literature questions appropriate on Writers.SE?

I do not think they are on-topic, that's why I've written "appropriate". I want to avoid a ping-pong-effect. This topic was raised here, because of this question. I think that question is best ...
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Is a "Help me generate plot ideas?" or similar question on topic?

This question asks for help generating ideas for a very specific plot. It's an interesting question. It's specific (maybe so specific that it is too localize). It's writing-related. At the same ...
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What are Writers.SE's unique Close/Off-Topic reasons?

The precise nature and scope of Writers.SE, as a Q&A resource for writers, is not always clear or intuitive to newcomers. Some types of questions seem appropriate, but through experience have been ...
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Is this question asking for a single word on-topic?

The question One word exclamation to mean: “This is driving me crazy.” was recently asked. The gist is that the question is asking for suggestions for a single word. I think this is off-topic for ...
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