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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.


Sep
9
revised How to get permission for using software screenshots in book?
Removed unrelated tangent
Sep
9
comment How to get permission for using software screenshots in book?
I don't think OP is asking about using the screenshots for fiction; OP talks about a "review of old software," which is technical or nonfiction. So I think your first paragraph distracts from the answer here, and I'm editing it out.
Sep
9
awarded  Custodian
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Book translations for a student
Sep
9
reviewed Edit and Reopen Does a writing medium exist which preserves reading order but also allows commenting and editing?
Sep
9
revised Does a writing medium exist which preserves reading order but also allows commenting and editing?
rewrite for focus and clarity
Sep
9
comment How can I capture the voice of an insane person?
Reopened, in consideration of 4 reopen votes. :)
Sep
8
comment Is it important to describe how the characters are dressed?
Unsurprisingly, the answer to your question will depend a lot on what type of story you're writing. Some types of fiction have a natural affinity for detailed description and for attention to fashion, e.g. historical fiction, or lush romances. In other cases, attention to clothing will be a stylistic choice, or representative of the POV character, or the surrounding society. You should be able to decide what the right level of attention is for your particular work.
Sep
8
comment Is it important to describe how the characters are dressed?
Not identical, but you may find this helpful, since it touches on how/when to describe character appearance: writers.stackexchange.com/questions/1875/…
Sep
7
revised How long does it take publisher to respond to requested manuscript?
Cleanup to keep on-topic as an answer to the original question
Sep
7
comment How long does it take publisher to respond to requested manuscript?
Cleaning up a bit in response to a flag. I'll trim this down to just your new experience with response times; if there's anything you'd like to rescue from the original post and put in as a comment, then you'll find your original text in the edit history for this answer :)
Sep
6
reviewed Reviewed Do Decimals Bounded Between 0 and 1 (inclusive) Need a Leading Zero?
Sep
6
reviewed No Action Needed DIT:Is it legal if a write a book about an artist?
Sep
6
reviewed No Action Needed Cheapest way to self-bind a large book
Sep
6
reviewed Reviewed Will using real-world cultural vocabulary in a fantasy setting disengage readers?
Sep
6
comment Books on character development
This might be a list question... thoughts, people?
Sep
5
comment Hiding information
It's a balance, as I wrote. How big a breach of POV in it? How cheated will the reader feel? And how big is the payoff in suspense? Can the bad parts be somehow mitigated? And so on and so forth.
Sep
5
comment Hiding information
@Yashbhatt: That honestly depends on so much. "It was all a dream" and "For you see, we are all living in a jar of Tang!" are much-derided cliches. But I've seen some incredible last-minute revelations (e.g. in the first two Fitch books).
Sep
5
answered Hiding information
Sep
5
comment Hiding information
I think the edit makes for a clear question; re-opening.