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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.


Dec
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to cover different perspectives/levels of thinking in one story?
Dec
27
revised Tips for analysing character's role against the novel's general theme?
edited tags
Dec
27
revised Is it bad idea to directly state the message/moral of a story?
edited tags
Dec
27
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
25
comment What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
In its present form, this is mostly becoming a cumbersome list that keeps popping up. Putting this under Historical Lock.
Dec
25
awarded  Custodian
Dec
25
reviewed No Action Needed What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
Dec
24
revised Are there straightforward instructions for MS WORD 2013 for numbering in different formats, yet maintaining a chronological count?
deleted 411 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
24
revised When should modifiers be avoided?
punctuation
Dec
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there straightforward instructions for MS WORD 2013 for numbering in different formats, yet maintaining a chronological count?
Dec
22
asked What editing can I expect for a translation of a previously-published story?
Dec
22
asked What information should I provide when submitting a translated, previously-published story?
Dec
18
comment Legal issue of naming a character after a song character
Is the character going to be clearly related to the song or based on it? There may be differences between having a character named "Jacky Paper" (just the name is alike), and a boy named "Jackie Paper" who has an imaginary dragon friend (a clear reference), and an adult "Dr. Paper" who turns out to have adventured with Puff the Magic Dragon as a child.
Dec
18
comment How do evil protagonists win the reader over in dark fantasy stories?
This question as-written is problematic and attracting some poor answers; I am locking until we get this into shape. Please see meta-discussion.
Dec
12
comment Examples for books that don't use (traditional) chapters?
Closing as a poll/list question.
Dec
11
answered Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
Dec
9
comment Copyright - Can I go to any other publisher?
Intriguing. I Am Not A Lawyer, but it is possible (with this particular wording) that what you can't use with another publisher is only what you've received from Partridge - to wit, a formatted version of your book, the ISBN, and the cover. If Partridge is a real self-pub service, you should retain rights over the actual content. I will see if I can dig up an answer to this.
Dec
9
revised Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
edited tags
Dec
6
comment Please suggest an exemplary book for professional writing
Ok, I've merged them.
Dec
5
revised How to list concepts and tie them in together?
formatting