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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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revised Should my query lead with the detective, or with the crime?
added referenced examples
Nov
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revised Hemingway's use of “benevolent” in “benevolent skin cancer”
title
Nov
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revised What's the meaning of the running numbers in left margin of a movie script online?
title made clearer, stronger, more general
Nov
12
revised What isthe difference between a novel and a documentry
edited tags
Nov
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revised Can prologues and epilogues change POV from the main text?
rewrite for clarity, based on comments
Oct
25
revised Consequences of autobiographical stories whose events are potentially illegal?
Remove explicit parts; make more general; improve title and tags
Oct
9
revised How do you mention the same character with two very different descriptions?
clarification
Sep
29
revised Is it OK to invent as I write, or should I plan the entire story first?
title clarified
Sep
19
revised What software is good for writing a technical book?
edited tags; edited title
Sep
18
revised Can I submit to an agent before permission to use quotations is finalized?
title
Sep
15
revised What genre is a book in an imaginary world but no other fantasy element?
title made more specific
Sep
9
revised How to get permission for using software screenshots in book?
Removed unrelated tangent
Sep
9
revised Does a writing medium exist which preserves reading order but also allows commenting and editing?
rewrite for focus and clarity
Sep
7
revised How long does it take publisher to respond to requested manuscript?
Cleanup to keep on-topic as an answer to the original question
Sep
4
revised Software for plot building across multiple books
edited title
Sep
1
revised Alternate universe vs. historicity: how to set the threshold/expectations?
edited tags
Aug
26
revised Does this urge you to read further or stop?
formatting
Aug
17
revised How can I better promote my film review blog?
title made more specific
Aug
10
revised What are PoD options for a 5M Bible?
edit for clarity and relevance
Aug
10
revised My Hero is captured, now what?
Edit to keep this from being a "what should I write" question