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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.


Nov
14
comment When developing a stage play, whose gender matters more? The characters' or the actors'?
Drakryttare, thanks for letting us know how this panned out!
Nov
13
comment Should I write my novel?
I think this one will be difficult to answer meaningfully. "Should I do something important to me when I have very little time and energy for it?" -- well, depends what you want out of it, what you're getting out of it, and what you're capable of putting into it.
Nov
13
comment How can you tell that you have what it takes to be an author?
That's quite the heroic edit, @what :) Reopening!
Nov
13
revised What's the meaning of the running numbers in left margin of a movie script online?
title made clearer, stronger, more general
Nov
12
comment How can you tell that you have what it takes to be an author?
I'm sorry; this question is vague, broad, and unfocused; I need to close it. We're an FAQ site, and we're rather different then other writing sites and forums. Take our site tour and browse through existing questions to get a better idea of how the site works, and what kinds of questions are appropriate here.
Nov
12
revised What isthe difference between a novel and a documentry
edited tags
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
comment which genres are more successful, publication figures?
Rest assured, links you get here will probably go out of date soon too.
Nov
9
reviewed No Action Needed What is a good location to publish my research in a public setting?
Nov
9
reviewed No Action Needed Why do heroes need to have a physical mark?
Nov
7
comment Why write in a different genre than what you read?
Out of curiosity, have you made any effort to read more in the general area that your writing gravitates to?
Nov
5
comment Writing in English as a non-native speaker
Hi, and welcome to Writers.SE! We've answered questions just like yours: How to master literary American English as a second language? and Could I reach the level of good writing style as non-native language speaker? . I hope those will help you out! I'm closing this as a duplicate of those questions. Let us know if those don't fully cover your question!
Nov
5
comment How much information should a narrative sentence contain ,from experience on average, for good readability?
This varies wildly according to style, situation, and intended audience, and also just to keep up variety between adjacent sentences. There's no "average" that's meaningful. Find a style that works for you; get feedback on whether it's readable and whether it's engaging. Asking for "average information in a sentence" is as meaningless as asking "how nice are things, on average?".
Nov
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
3
comment What stylometric pecularities are considered to be typical for stephen kings writing?
I'm sorry; unless this pertains somehow to your own writing, this question isn't on-topic here. We don't do literary (or stylometric) analysis, except as is immediately relevant to solving a writing problem.
Nov
2
revised Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
rewrite for clarity, based on comments
Nov
2
comment Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
But let me ask you: why wouldn't it be OK? What would happen if you wrote it that way?
Nov
2
comment Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
@ManviVerma: If I understand you correctly, you want to have the prologue (and the epilogue?) narrated by one character, and all the rest of the book by another character. Your problem is that you aren't sure this is OK, or "allowed." I'm editing the question to reflect this, and then I can reopen it.
Oct
30
comment Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
Your problem is that your prologue is written about a different character then the rest of your book? Ok, why do you feel that's a problem? Are you worried it isn't allowed; are you having trouble writing it; something else?
Oct
30
comment Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
I'm sorry; I simply can't tell what problem has you stuck. Your question is unclear. If you'd like to explain in more detail, I'll be happy to reopen. Try explaining what, exactly, is making it hard for you to write the epilogue.