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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.


Oct
25
reviewed Edit 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 How to write good erotic scene?
Oct
23
reviewed Reject Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Oct
22
answered Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
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?
Sep
29
comment Writing an Ending: how to prune away the Wrong ones?
Some of this depends on what scope you're talking about. Is this more on the lines of I have five different ways for the heroes to blow up the Death Star, or more X is in love with both A and B, and I could pair him with either one (or neither) or is it I'm not sure if Y should end the story by packing off to a nunnery, or by going to study to be a ninja?
Sep
28
comment What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
Hiya! I'm afraid this doesn't answer the question - the original poster asked what the section is called; what you're doing is describing its purpose, which is already understood.
Sep
25
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
19
wiki
Sep
19
wiki
Sep
19
comment What software is good for writing a technical book?
I've edited for focus. SF, Lauren, does this question work now?