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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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comment Asking a question regarding prologue
Your problem is that your prologue is written about a different character then the rest of your book? Ok, why do you feel that's a problem? Are you worried it isn't allowed; are you having trouble writing it; something else?
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comment Asking a question regarding prologue
I'm sorry; I simply can't tell what problem has you stuck. Your question is unclear. If you'd like to explain in more detail, I'll be happy to reopen. Try explaining what, exactly, is making it hard for you to write the epilogue.
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comment Help me with articles please
If you have a specific question, then English Language Learners might help. There too, though, submitting paragraphs for correction is off-topic: meta.ell.stackexchange.com/questions/1192/…
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comment Help me with articles please
Hi! I'm afraid we don't handle this kind of question - we don't proofread, revise, or correct grammar. Sorry!
Oct
21
comment Why is my cover image being made grey in my MOBI file?
This sounds like it would be more appropriate at ebooks.stackexchange.com ; I'm checking if I can migrate it there.
Oct
19
comment How to refer to magnetism in ancient cultures?
Either way, this might be a problematic question for us - both research and brainstorming/rephrasing are off-topic here. Anybody got an opinion on whether this question fits on Writers?
Oct
19
comment How to refer to magnetism in ancient cultures?
Are you researching what word was actually used? Or are you assuming that in RL, there was no such understanding in ancient cultures, and you're looking for help coining a new phrase?
Oct
17
comment Rules for creative writing?
I'm sorry; this is far too broad. There are a million rules, guidelines and variations when it comes to writing. Try a good book on creative writing for the basics.
Oct
16
comment Right usage of “P.S.” in Emails
Did you intend this as a response to another answer? As far as I can tell, this doesn't answer the question.
Oct
9
comment How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
I think I understood this clearly, particularly given the screenwriting tag. D.R., if I've made a mistake, please comment or edit :-)
Sep
29
comment Writing an Ending: how to prune away the Wrong ones?
Also, when you say "ending" - are we talking about a scene? A chapter? The last third of the book?
Sep
29
comment Writing an Ending: how to prune away the Wrong ones?
Some of this depends on what scope you're talking about. Is this more on the lines of I have five different ways for the heroes to blow up the Death Star, or more X is in love with both A and B, and I could pair him with either one (or neither) or is it I'm not sure if Y should end the story by packing off to a nunnery, or by going to study to be a ninja?
Sep
28
comment What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
Hiya! I'm afraid this doesn't answer the question - the original poster asked what the section is called; what you're doing is describing its purpose, which is already understood.
Sep
19
comment What software is good for writing a technical book?
I've edited for focus. SF, Lauren, does this question work now?
Sep
17
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
@LaurenIpsum: My intention wasn't that Holmes never has character development, but that many of his individual stories don't have any character development.
Sep
17
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
A classic example is Sherlock Holmes, who generally solves the case brilliantly and continues entirely unaffected. A story whose focus is on plot or setting might not need character development at all; character development might actually distract from the focus. But it depends on so much, particularly on what it is that you're trying to do, that I really can't say much beyond "yes, it can be done."
Sep
17
comment Story without any character development whatsoever?
Yes, it's possible. Is this something you want to do? Is this a criticism you're getting? Are you asking out of sheer curiosity?
Sep
15
comment What is a good name for a character who loves money?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is a brainstorming/"what-should I write" question.
Sep
15
comment What is a good name for a character who loves money?
Welcome to Writers.SE! I'm sorry; Writers.SE doesn't accept questions which ask the community to make story choices for writers. We handle Q&A, but this type of question has no "good" or "bad" answers, only arbitrary opinions, and it is so specific it will not be useful to other users. If you'd like to learn more about Writers.SE and what types of questions are appropriate here, take a look at our site tour and our on-topic summary.
Sep
14
comment Should the opening of a short story mirror the ending?
It's a little hard to judge exactly what your teacher intended without more detail. Did she give any examples?