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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.


Mar
20
comment What are the Criteria that Distinguish a Thriller from Horror?
IMHO, distinguishing between adjacent genres can be a practical, on-topic question. The primary issue is managing, and responding to, reader expectations - which affects style, marketing, classification, and other practical issues. That said, genre boundaries can be fuzzy, and so answers are likely to be guidelines rather than a clear-cut taxonomy.
Mar
20
comment What are the Criteria that Distinguish a Thriller from Horror?
A related what's-the-distinction question: Is my serial-killer novel horror or crime? .
Mar
9
comment Writing an article avoiding Libel
Note that while it's possible to write so that a libel suit would be weak, there's really no defense against spurious or far-fetched suits, which can be costly and exhausting to defend against even if you're certain you'll ultimately win.
Mar
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Feb
28
revised How do I claim the number of scholarly articles on a niche subject is relatively small without listing every single one of those citations?
edited tags
Feb
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Good screenwriting-specific collaboration software
Feb
23
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
Closing for the moment. But if you can tackle this from another, more general, less "give me ideas for this detail" direction, then I'd be very pleased to reopen.
Feb
23
comment Story resolution issue - A symbolic gift for two new friends
Hi Leo! I see your difficulty, but Writers.SE makes a point of not telling writers what to write. Basically, brainstorming sessions would work very poorly (see, for example, how you've instinctively explained how you'll be using voting and acceptance, since the usual definitions work poorly).
Feb
23
reviewed Satisfactory tinyURL seen as risky by readers?
Feb
23
reviewed Satisfactory Create and publish collection of public domain poems from 19th century
Feb
23
reviewed Satisfactory Can the term “Glorified delivery” be used to signify giving birth?
Feb
23
reviewed Needs Improvement Is there a great manual for technical and scientific writing?
Feb
23
reviewed Excellent Is it legal to use an old painting on the cover of a book?
Feb
23
reviewed Needs Improvement Does this opening relate to the message?
Feb
23
reviewed Excellent What is a reasonable amount of time to spend writing a product overview?
Feb
23
reviewed Satisfactory How to highlight a main character among several points of view?
Feb
23
reviewed Excellent Dates and numbers in newspaper articles
Feb
23
revised Struggling to writing in English
lmgtfy link converted into google search result link.
Feb
23
comment Struggling to writing in English
-1. This question is about acquiring skill in a foreign language, and has nothing to do with writer's block. Additionally, please don't use LMGTFY links here (or on other Stack Exchange sites); they're mocking and not appropriate to our site. (I might add that they're particularly ridiculous when used with a term that the original poster never mentioned.) What would be much better would be giving a link to one or two resources that seem to be helpful and relevant.
Feb
23
comment Struggling to writing in English
How's your writing skill in your native language?