If the words appear as compounds in two or more respectable dictionaries you're OK. Otherwise -- and most especially if it's a coining of your own -- before posting, check with a mod. If whoever you PM can't give a definitive answer at once, he/she will refer it back to the Staff Room to get collective agreement.I'm a little worried about the number of hyphenated words in my story--they all seem fairly common to me, and I wasn't even thinking that they were compound words as I wrote them, but there's three. Should I edit the story to remove any of them?
Okay, I've heard about PM-ing, but I've never done it. Should I start a conversation with the other person? Is there another part of this forum I might be unaware of? (I was recently startled by the appearance of the Writing Groups thread , and I only figured out how to edit my account information about a week ago. I'm still learning to navigate.)That is something you should PM one of the moderators about, MNS. The Judge is very active within the challenges, as is Harebrain.
Certainly raised my eyebrow on this family friendly forum