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I dabble in writing; I've become increasingly proficient in keeping my condescending nature in check. Haven't written much though. Working on that.

A lot of my experience comes from reading, from books on writing, and from blogs on writing. I've also done a lot of critiquing at Critters.org, and reviewing at The Fix Online. Science-fiction and fantasy are my natural stomping grounds, but everything else is good too.


Aug
27
comment Needing to Believe the Story Is Real
This is very typical YMMV-ism, particularly when you and your friend are talking entirely abstractly about the story concept/premise, without your friend actually reading the stories you've written.
Aug
26
answered Misleading facts in the About the Author section
Aug
26
revised Does this urge you to read further or stop?
formatting
Aug
25
reviewed Needs Improvement Is this title suitable for a chapter section?
Aug
25
reviewed Satisfactory What are some strategies for surprising the reader?
Aug
25
reviewed Needs Improvement A novel without verbs?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Aug
21
reviewed Needs Improvement Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
Aug
21
reviewed Needs Improvement Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
21
reviewed Excellent How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
21
comment Defining a Prologue
There is one rule that shouldn't be violated: Don't be boring. Too many prologue-writers use the prologue as a chance to infodump, forgetting that rule.
Aug
19
comment Collecting books
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about book collecting.
Aug
19
comment Collecting books
Hi! Welcome to Writers.SE! We only address questions directly related to writing and publishing; I'm afraid that estimating value of collections is beyond our scope.
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
17
comment Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Hey Anonymous, this is a nice anecdote, but it isn't really helpful if you don't have some consequences (good or bad) to share with us! You're saying "I did this," but unless your can tell us "...and it worked well" or "...and it went badly" or "...and there were pros and cons," it doesn't really answer the question much.
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed How do I cover a lengthy time period with only a few interesting details?