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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
10
revised My Hero is captured, now what?
Edit to keep this from being a "what should I write" question
Aug
10
comment My Hero is captured, now what?
However, I think the fundamental question of "How do I write an escape scene?" and "All my tries involve somebody else rescuing the hero" is a very good one. In other words, with a very light edit, this will be an excellent question. So I've just edited the question to put the focus on that. Please feel free to comment or re-edit if you feel like I've mis-represented your question, or if you have any corrections :)
Aug
10
comment My Hero is captured, now what?
Hi! This question is what we call a "what to write" question, in that it's describing a specific situation, and asking "OK, what should happen in my story now?". Such questions are off-topic on Writers.SE, because they're easy to bikeshed, and because they're not very helpful to any other writer.
Aug
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
29
comment Does this image convey bursting passion and confidence?
Please note that Writers.SE won't help you with grammar. (Probably not with style either, unless you have a very specific question - it's just too vague and subjective for blanket "please give me feedback" to produce good, meaningful answers within the Q&A format.)
Jul
29
revised Does this image convey bursting passion and confidence?
title made more specific
Jul
24
comment Best blind sequence?
Closing as off-topic, because it's asking what to write, and for highly specialized examples.
Jul
24
comment Best blind sequence?
(Additionally, a passage from the story with the question "How do I write without using any visuals?" would be a great critique question.)
Jul
24
comment Best blind sequence?
If you're new to Stack Exchange, take our intro tour and peek around; you'll get a good feel for how we work. We'd love to help you with other questions. IMHO, the best questions are of the form "I'm trying to do X, but I'm failing because Y. How do I solve Y and do X?" - and I bet you might have a terrific question about writing without sense of sight, if instead of asking "Who's done this well," you (a) explain what you've been trying, and (b) tell us what it is about the problem that's proving tough for you.
Jul
24
comment Best blind sequence?
I'm sorry; Writers.SE considers questions on "what should I write" and specific research questions (e.g., "who's already done this specific thing?") to be off-topic. We're a Q&A site, and answering questions like this would basically mean being willing to answer any question imaginable if you only add "it's for a story I'm writing"...
Jul
20
comment no matter whether = whether?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about grammar and correct usage of basic words, not about writing.
Jul
5
comment Iambic pentameter: how do you use words with 'secondary stressed' syllables?
This is really interesting; I'm not very well-versed in poetry, but I'd never heard that before. Do you have any references that go into more detail? I think that would make this answer even clearer and more helpful.
Jul
5
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Do romances need to have a happy ending?
Jul
5
revised Do romances need to have a happy ending?
incorporated explanatory comment (with minor changes) into the question with minor addition
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
18
comment How do I develop skills at writing and planning plots and characters?
Practice, practice, practice :)
Jun
10
revised Meeting with a respected publisher, what questions should I ask?
typos
Jun
10
answered Meeting with a respected publisher, what questions should I ask?
Jun
3
revised I want my coauthor to feel comfortable making changes to my work
title made more specific