With reference to:
It is my opinion that requests for the question to be split down are a little over zealous. After all, one of the suggestions is to collapse Qs 1-3 into a single question. At the moment they are in a single question split down for clarity and I am happy for this.
I think Q4 is too vague by itself and makes more sense within the corpus of this mega-question.
I think Q5 could stand alone but, again, it seems to be more informative within this one question.
I also think that just asking for it to be split to get the "questions asked" per day count up is a bit of a silly reason for someone to be asked to do something like this (I do realise this comment is half-joking... it's the half that's not joking that worries me).
Like I say this is my opinion but I have been asked to "shelve" (i.e. withhold) my given answer which covers all of the sub questions until it has been decided whether the mega-question is allowable.
I would like to suggest that, unless someone submits something along the lines of:
- Where can I look for an agent?
- What kinds of character archetypes are popular in SF novels?
which are blatantly completely different questions, I would personally allow more related information under one "question heading" clearly split apart with appropriate formatting as the one referenced above is.
This kind of thing is fine in written exams, I believe it should be fine here also.
Would the question be more acceptable phrased like this?
Title: How do I get started with my Fantasy novel?
I have a few questions about a fantasy book project. I'm really new to the idea of writing a fantasy book so I just need some help being pointed in the right direction. I could do with the following topics being covered:
- Is it possible to find a list of publishers that publish specifically fantasy books?
- On that topic, are there "fantasy" agents, editors etc.?
- What are some good resources for writing fantasy?
I realize this question might be vague, but I wonder if you guys might be able to share some good links to some reading, or even books on the topic. I'm not asking for a list of everything possible, but any advice or resources you can share.
I have reduced the first part, taken out the unanswerable question about things being "more accepted" (what the hell is "accepted"?) and made the "main thrust" of the question the community wiki-style bit at the end.
Does this rate as better to you or is it still a no no?