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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
23
comment Struggling to writing in English
How's your writing skill in your native language?
Feb
16
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
My recommendation is: don't try to force this one into the format. Do you have a problem to be solved? Ask us that. You can try and create one less naturally, but that doesn't always work - and that's perfectly fine.
Feb
16
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
We've been discussing this question, but IMHO it still isn't working. It's turned into a "where do I find..." question, which don't really work well on SE - it's a list/recommendation hybrid, and I'm not eager to have those. The other element here is the "awards for narrators" part, which was the original question, but IMHO it really doesn't fit here - asking "I want to make an audiobook, what awards are there in the genre?" sounds to me like asking "I want to produce my own movie, is hiring Academy Award-winning actors a good idea?" As written, if you don't know, you can't afford 'em.
Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
I think we'd accept questions about attaching audiobook projects to a writing project, but not pure audio/narration questions. (e.g., if somebody asked, "How do I know whether a prospective narrator is any good for my project," then I think the question would be appropriate, and rewards/recognition could be mentioned in the answers. Whereas "What awards exist for voice actors" seems like a voice acting question, not a writing/publishing question.
Feb
13
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
Ok, I think the consensus here is to close the question. Closing.
Feb
12
comment Where to find a the best narrators and producers to turn a good written work into a good audiobook
This seems a few steps removed from writing, but I do see the relation. Thoughts, people?
Feb
11
comment my first comedy plot draft is very bland. how far can I go on calling this out?
(P.S.: Do people think this question is a duplicate of one of the questions I linked? Or is this a different question?)
Feb
11
comment my first comedy plot draft is very bland. how far can I go on calling this out?
Try not to get bogged down worrying about the "it's been done before" issue - it usually isn't nearly as bad as you're afraid of, and your worrying about it (particularly before you've actually done any writing) can only hamper you. See writers.stackexchange.com/questions/2027 and writers.stackexchange.com/questions/890 for some great answers.
Feb
6
comment Marking a chart that is not based on real data
@LaurenIpsum: He's not asking about designing the chart; he's asking how to label the chart. That's academic or technical writing.
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