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comment The polymath's dilemma…?
@Jakub Hampl: The main character has had to learn: how to repair water-powered machinery, some politics, to grow food, to fix a derelict space vessel, the history of his colony (not the one he was taught in school), leadership skills, how to build a bomb, wilderness survival, and much more -- it's the logical result of being in a family that just moved from a clean, modern, and tightly controlled colony to its long-abandoned predecessor. There will probably be more. When has he picked up too many skills or interests for most readers to find him realistic and identify with him?
Dec
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asked The polymath's dilemma…?
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Dec
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comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
I recently started a new nonfiction writing project, and found myself writing directly in LaTeX (chosen simply because I know it better than TeX). There were too many figures and diagrams to make my usual ultra-minimalist approach work well. I am not finding it as distracting as I imagined. However, I'd still stick to my previously described method for fiction.
Dec
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asked How can one effectively organize scenes and snippets?
Nov
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answered What are the most appropriate types of degrees (or kinds of schooling) that a would-be successful writer should aim to obtain?
Nov
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comment What can one do to get the most from limited writing time?
I never thought of it that way!
Nov
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accepted What can one do to get the most from limited writing time?
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Nov
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answered How do you map out your storyline?
Nov
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comment Do Writers Use LaTex/TeX for writing?
I'm not sure what is usual, I just know what I do. :)
Nov
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accepted When should one *not* present events in chronological order?
Nov
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accepted What makes a great writer's space?
Nov
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Nov
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comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
I'd say it's important if you do your initial drafts on the computer, and completely irrelevant if you don't.
Nov
24
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
Funny, but doesn't actually add substance to the discussion.
Nov
24
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
+1 on the recommendation to go Dvorak. It makes a huge difference.
Nov
24
comment Is touch typing skill important for being a good writer?
Certainly, adding tasks reduces the mental load available for other tasks, but as a pretty fluent touch typist (I use Dvorak, so fewer odd reaches, and type pretty much all day every day in my job as a web developer) I'd say it's down around 1-2%, a negligible amount (to me).
Nov
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revised When is it a good time to move on to another project?
Removed "tips" tag per http://meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/8/is-a-tips-tag-worthwhile
Nov
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comment When should one *not* present events in chronological order?
@neilfein: Nice tag addition, thanks for thinking of it.