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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.


Feb
6
revised How do I calculate wordcount for a manuscript?
corrected error
Feb
6
revised How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
title
Feb
6
asked How do I calculate wordcount for a manuscript?
Feb
6
answered How do I calculate wordcount for a manuscript?
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
comment How can I get myself writing again?
The responses at writers.stackexchange.com/questions/38/writing-discipline may be helpful.
Feb
5
comment How do you casually address a child in the Midwestern dialect?
I'm afraid we don't handle research/detail questions on Writers.SE. See: meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/20 . You might find the LJ community Little Details to be helpful, or you could search for a resource dealing specifically with your topic.
Feb
2
revised Overuse of 'I' in a memoir
edited title
Feb
2
comment Is this a good description of a jew looking out the window at nazis?
Closing, but you can edit as per our comments, and we'll be happy to reopen.
Feb
1
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
comment Does giving away free stories boost sales?
Kristine Kathryn Rusch has written an excellent post on the perils - and benefits - of offering free fiction as promotion. There's also excellent responses in the comment section.
Jan
29
revised I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
clarification
Jan
29
comment I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
Ah, ok! So you're asking, not which to publish first, but which to develop first. Got it.
Jan
29
comment I'm a new author and I have three projects with complete drafts. Which one should I focus on first?
Have you considered publishing them all at once, or in close succession?
Jan
26
comment Can a character read a short excerpt from published literature?
I've folded your comment into the answer, making it clearer and more complete (IMHO).
Jan
26
revised Can a character read a short excerpt from published literature?
clarification and expansion, according to comment.
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How common *are* happy endings?
Jan
16
comment Formal video-based creative writing courses
I have attended one of Smith's online workshops and was somewhat disappointed, but obviously, Your Milage May Vary. It goes without saying that you should do your homework before a $300 expenditure - make sure the level, the content, and the general direction are in line with what you're looking for.
Jan
16
comment Which font should I use when I'm writing?
Closing, as per votes and @LaurenIpsum 's comment above.