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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.


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20
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Jun
20
comment How to write an academic paper?
Is there anything wrong with resources like this guide, this PDF essay, or this resource list? If these don't answer your questions, then by all means ask - but being more specific on what exactly you're missing would make for a much better question.
Jun
20
comment Will the word “seek” be associated with the word “sick” if it is present in the title of my book?
I don't know if you're looking for criticism of the title, but "seek" isn't a noun. Maybe "Taiwan Search"? "Taiwan Seeking"? "Taiwan Classified"? The structure feels a bit awkward to me, unless it's meant to be the name of the website. (Even then, maybe it's worth considering not titling the book after the website. I don't know that I'd pick up a book titled Face Book or Slash Dot or Boing Boing...)
Jun
20
answered Will the word “seek” be associated with the word “sick” if it is present in the title of my book?
Jun
20
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Jun
19
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Jun
19
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Jun
19
wiki created software excerpt
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Please advise on this comma among semi-colons and provide a more concise sentence
Jun
18
answered Why do writers use pseudonyms?
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
18
comment What literary techniques are evident in this quote?
Hi Jaydon; we've got certain restrictions on homework-type questions. In a nutshell, tell us your own progress and your attempts to answer the question. Don't just ask us the question you're supposed to answer; tell us why you're having trouble answering it. More details on homework question netiquette at meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/10811/…
Jun
16
comment How can I strike a balance between setting and plot?
Seconded! Great book; that's where he talks about "mileau stories". He also discusses how you can coax story ideas out of setting concepts. Good stuff.
Jun
16
revised How can I strike a balance between setting and plot?
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16
answered How can I strike a balance between setting and plot?
Jun
15
comment How can I make a story bigger?
Orson Scott Card's comments on expanding short stories were my first thought after reading the question! He talks about going back and digging deeper into character history and motivation. He may have brought Flowers for Algernon as an additional example; it would certainly be apropos.
Jun
15
revised Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
retitle to clarify this is not a poll (as per question content)
Jun
14
revised How it's better to format links to Internet in a text written on paper?
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Jun
14
comment How it's better to format links to Internet in a text written on paper?
Sometimes those are appropriate solutions. Try filming Terry Pratchett's humorous footnotes as subtitles, or additional research/context information, see how well that works out for you. "(author winks at audience)" is appropriate for some formats of writing - but try putting it in the middle of a Dave Barry column, or in Series of Unfortunate Events, and it'll look entirely out of place.
Jun
14
answered How it's better to format links to Internet in a text written on paper?