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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.


Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
21
reviewed Excellent How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
21
comment Defining a Prologue
There is one rule that shouldn't be violated: Don't be boring. Too many prologue-writers use the prologue as a chance to infodump, forgetting that rule.
Aug
19
comment Collecting books
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about book collecting.
Aug
19
comment Collecting books
Hi! Welcome to Writers.SE! We only address questions directly related to writing and publishing; I'm afraid that estimating value of collections is beyond our scope.
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
17
comment Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Hey Anonymous, this is a nice anecdote, but it isn't really helpful if you don't have some consequences (good or bad) to share with us! You're saying "I did this," but unless your can tell us "...and it worked well" or "...and it went badly" or "...and there were pros and cons," it doesn't really answer the question much.
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed How do I cover a lengthy time period with only a few interesting details?
Aug
17
reviewed No Action Needed How can I better promote my film review blog?
Aug
17
revised How can I better promote my film review blog?
title made more specific
Aug
17
awarded  Custodian
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Does the following opening grip you?
Aug
14
comment How can I make it more erotic?
Is there a reason you think it's not sufficiently sensual as it is? Is there any surrounding context? Are there any characters or literary elements in the larger context, which would give some basis for drama or the "very literary" element you want? Without these details, I don't think this question is answerable. -1 for the moment; and the question might need to be closed if you can't explain the question somewhat.
Aug
11
comment Tension built upon whether the main character will commit suicide or not. Problem: I'm using first person narrative
@CLockeWork: Ouch. Harsh :-/ Here's hoping that's an outlier...
Aug
10
comment What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
I've edited for formatting, and to make the relevance to the question clearer.
Aug
10
revised What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
edit for clarity and relevance
Aug
10
answered Tension built upon whether the main character will commit suicide or not. Problem: I'm using first person narrative
Aug
10
revised My Hero is captured, now what?
Edit to keep this from being a "what should I write" question
Aug
10
comment My Hero is captured, now what?
However, I think the fundamental question of "How do I write an escape scene?" and "All my tries involve somebody else rescuing the hero" is a very good one. In other words, with a very light edit, this will be an excellent question. So I've just edited the question to put the focus on that. Please feel free to comment or re-edit if you feel like I've mis-represented your question, or if you have any corrections :)