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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.


Jun
30
revised How should this ‘be going to’ be revised?
added 158 characters in body
Jun
30
answered How should this ‘be going to’ be revised?
Jun
30
answered How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
Jun
29
answered Do Fantasy novels have less readership than a Realistic Fiction novel?
Jun
28
comment Writing character cards?
This is pretty subjective - each author, even each author using cards, will have their own "system" and preferences. "What sort of details do you write on character cards" is very to simply "What sort of details are important when creating characters?" -- a very broad question. A whodunnit suspect will need different details than a lit-fic psychoanalyst. etc., etc.
Jun
28
revised Dialog, just what's the best way to write it?
edited tags
Jun
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mla tag wiki
Jun
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on mla tag wiki excerpt
Jun
27
comment Publishing Fantasy versus Realistic Fiction (multiple questions)
Seconded - these are great questions, but the Q&A format works much much better if we can focus on a single question at a time. Possibly questions 1-3 can be combined into a single question - people will have comments about the entire publishing process as well - but the other two would be better off separate.
Jun
27
comment How do you convince your publisher that your story is good?
This strikes me as being way out of the league of most amateur writers. Building up an audience is tough. And if the piece is good enough to hook all those fans, and the author is good enough at promotion to get the word out to all those fans, then really, they won't have much trouble with the publishers in the first place.
Jun
27
answered Formatting blog posts like the pros
Jun
27
comment Is it okay to quote a saying, even if i don't know who said it?
+1. Context is very important here - in plenty of contexts, it's not expected or required that a humorous quote be attributed (mostly in informal, non-academic settings).
Jun
26
answered When to accept an editor's rewrite request?
Jun
26
comment What are some online guides for starting writers?
Hey, great site - thanks for the link! Signing up - this looks like exactly what I need :)
Jun
26
revised Formatting blog posts like the pros
retitle + retag
Jun
25
answered Where can I publicize a website I have developed for writers?
Jun
23
comment Formula for a memoir
@Edward: EXACTLY.
Jun
23
revised Formula for a memoir
retag
Jun
22
comment Is it wise to publish a novel as an e-book, and how would I do it?
@Kate: thanks for the fix :) Good point, and thanks @Ralph for clarifying.
Jun
22
comment What literary techniques are evident in this quote?
Still hasn't been revised according to homework guidelines; I'm voting to close.