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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.


Aug
25
reviewed Needs Improvement Is this title suitable for a chapter section?
Aug
25
reviewed Satisfactory What are some strategies for surprising the reader?
Aug
25
reviewed Needs Improvement A novel without verbs?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a standard for what should be included in an index?
Aug
21
reviewed Needs Improvement Sluglines for same location but different periods, real and imagined
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Inserting truthful (derogatory) statements in text
Aug
21
reviewed Needs Improvement Tactician's Viewpoint and Contradictory Characterization
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Does it confuse readers if a character name is similar to the name of an object?
Aug
21
reviewed Satisfactory Do published authors have rights to use their own book cover images?
Aug
21
reviewed Excellent How to deal with two ISBN from two different countries?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Should I write Internet slang as it is spoken or as it is written?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed How do I cover a lengthy time period with only a few interesting details?
Aug
17
reviewed No Action Needed How can I better promote my film review blog?
Aug
17
reviewed Reviewed Does the following opening grip you?
Jul
5
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Do romances need to have a happy ending?
May
4
reviewed Leave Open What are the Criteria that Distinguish a Thriller from Horror?
Mar
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Feb
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Good screenwriting-specific collaboration software
Feb
23
reviewed Satisfactory tinyURL seen as risky by readers?