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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.


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.
Jan
14
answered How to create a document with a table of contents in Scrivener on Windows?
Jan
13
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
Jan
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Software for collaborative writing for a small team
Jan
7
comment How to avoid formulaic fictional structures while still using tried and tested techniques?
It's public domain as per en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Heroesjourney.svg , and I believe we avoid policing this too closely according to meta.stackexchange.com/questions/101802/… .
Jan
1
comment Horror Stories for Children!
Consider: Can your question be phrased as "I am trying to do [X], but I cannot, because [Y]"?
Jan
1
comment Horror Stories for Children!
I am sorry; the question as-written is very problematic. You're combining multiple questions in one; requesting examples is a "list question" which we avoid; and overall this seems like a question in pedagogy rather than in writing. Closing for now. Will consider what might make a workable version of this question.
Dec
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I find mistakes in grammar and style in my own writings?
Dec
30
revised How to write a press release announcing my own appointment?
title made more specific
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I use idioms in my personal statement?
Dec
30
comment How is my writing. Please review.?
Putting this on-hold. Kohila, if you have a specific aspect of this you'd like us to visit (as per our critique guidelines), I'd be happy to reopen.
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is my writing. Please review.?
Dec
29
comment What editing can I expect for a translation of a previously-published story?
@JohnSmithers: I think they assume the translation I submit is a faithful one, and that if changes are made to that (beyond line editing) some readers will read both versions, and note discrepancies. I would be shocked if an editor suggested edits when buying a reprint. But I don't know what to expect for a translation.
Dec
29
comment Quality of my blog writing
This question used to be on-topic according to previous critique guidelines; however our more recent requirements from critique questions leave this off-topic.
Dec
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How to close read and do an oral presentation on it in 12 minutes orl less?