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Writing tips - on topic?

If I post “what are your favorite writing tips” will it get shut down? I know the answer is probably yes, but I thought it would be cool, since the upvotes would rank them best to worst, and it would ...
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Are questions about writers on-topic?

The What was the daily routine of Charles Bukowski like during his years at the Post Office? is closed for being about writers, not writing. However, according to What topics can I ask about here?, ...
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I fear this question might be too opinion based

Here's the question: Modernized dialogue in fantasy - stylistically untrue or clever genre subversion? I find myself using words like "kiddo", "bullshit" and "badass" in ...
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Is this question fit for Writing SE or EL&U?

Here's is a simplification of the question, below it is why I an unsure where it should go: Is this a metaphorical or figurative sentence: "His heart was filled with anguish, anger and sorrow&...
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Doesn't this question belong on “English Language & Usage”?

Is 'temping' a culture-specific term? This question is regarding whether temping is culture-specific term. Isn't this a single-word question belonging on English Language & Usage? I am ...
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Are questions about the anatomy of existing works off topic?

Before joining Writing.SE, I was looking for a place to ask questions about novels I read and their literary aspects. I think this is, probably, out of the scope of Writing.SE, and if those types of ...
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Why doesn't this question get put on hold for asking what to write?

A recent question about Painting ritualistic murder in a "good-guy" light? is clearly a what-to-write question. It does not ask: How do I go about, if I have a problem with motivating a ...
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Place for a Question Asking for Critique Resources

Moving a discussion from comments over to Meta, as requested. This is in reference to: Where can I post my rough drafts for peer evaluations? SUMMARY: A new user asked: "Where can I post my rough ...
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Closing off-topic questions and migrate them to WorldBuilding.SE

Sometimes people come in Writing.SE and ask questions that belong more in the WorldBuilding.SE. Why isn't that an option in the section to close questions yet? (Close -> Off-topic -> migration) ...
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Why was the question put on-hold: Rhethoric Mind Torture, how to write it?

According to the super-useful notice at the bottom: off-topic. Yeah, well then, let's focus more on how NGE handled the mind rape scene. I rewatch the scene and actually find what I was looking for. ...
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Can I (or someone else) vote to re-open a closed question?

I recently wanted to answer This question, but as I was writing my answer I got a message that the question had been closed due to being off-topic in the "what to write" category (some seemed to ...
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Why is the question about writing a polite unsubcribe email closed?

How to write a polite unsubcribe email? So Neil Fein thinks that this question is off-topic, and state to the meta question* he links, the reason it's closed is because it's asking for "what to write"...
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Questions about how to find a writer to write a specific thing for me

I really want to ask this question somewhere where is a chance for it to be answered. But such questions are explicitly marked off-topic here, in the Writers.SE FAQ. Please advise, is there a place ...
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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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Should we allow grammar questions on here?

I believe that we should not allow grammar questions on this site. It should be a place to discuss writing techniques, styles, etc., but not to have your work copy-edited. There is already a ...