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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
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.
Oct
25
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Consequences of autobiographical stories whose events are potentially illegal?
Oct
25
revised Consequences of autobiographical stories whose events are potentially illegal?
Remove explicit parts; make more general; improve title and tags
Oct
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to write good erotic scene?
Oct
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
22
answered Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
21
comment Why is my cover image being made grey in my MOBI file?
This sounds like it would be more appropriate at ebooks.stackexchange.com ; I'm checking if I can migrate it there.
Oct
19
comment How to refer to magnetism in ancient cultures?
Either way, this might be a problematic question for us - both research and brainstorming/rephrasing are off-topic here. Anybody got an opinion on whether this question fits on Writers?
Oct
19
comment How to refer to magnetism in ancient cultures?
Are you researching what word was actually used? Or are you assuming that in RL, there was no such understanding in ancient cultures, and you're looking for help coining a new phrase?
Oct
17
comment Rules for creative writing?
I'm sorry; this is far too broad. There are a million rules, guidelines and variations when it comes to writing. Try a good book on creative writing for the basics.
Oct
16
comment Right usage of “P.S.” in Emails
Did you intend this as a response to another answer? As far as I can tell, this doesn't answer the question.
Oct
9
comment How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
I think I understood this clearly, particularly given the screenwriting tag. D.R., if I've made a mistake, please comment or edit :-)
Oct
9
revised How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
clarification
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
revised Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
title clarified
Sep
29
comment Writing an Ending: how to prune away the Wrong ones?
Also, when you say "ending" - are we talking about a scene? A chapter? The last third of the book?