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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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asked Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
Nov
14
answered How to format Facebook chat in a novel?
Oct
22
answered Can I be a good writer without reading a lot?
Sep
19
wiki
Sep
19
wiki
Sep
14
answered When mentioning two items in a sentence, should I specify which one I'm referring to in the next one?
Sep
14
answered Should the opening of a short story mirror the ending?
Sep
5
answered Hiding information
Aug
31
answered Is my opening chapter too short?
Aug
26
answered Misleading facts in the About the Author section
Aug
10
answered Tension built upon whether the main character will commit suicide or not. Problem: I'm using first person narrative
Jun
10
answered Meeting with a respected publisher, what questions should I ask?
May
20
answered Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
Feb
6
answered How do I calculate wordcount for a manuscript?
Feb
6
asked How do I calculate wordcount for a manuscript?
Jan
14
answered How to create a document with a table of contents in Scrivener on Windows?
Dec
22
asked What editing can I expect for a translation of a previously-published story?
Dec
22
asked What information should I provide when submitting a translated, previously-published story?
Dec
11
answered Good idea to describe the heist place before the heist begins?
Nov
30
asked Can I plug a loophole in my magic rules without rewriting the whole novel?