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Hacker-of-all-trades, mom, martial artist, fountain pen geek, and backpacker from Indianapolis, IN.


Nov
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answered Resources about different people types?
Nov
20
answered Writing different genres
Nov
20
comment What can one do to get the most from limited writing time?
@justkt: Good advice, if only I had that much time doing mindless things. :P I'll certainly start looking for it, though, maybe I can fit in more than I expect.
Nov
20
comment Should I translate my own writings into a second language I also know well?
I'm curious...why didn't you choose to write in your native tongue to begin with?
Nov
20
answered Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
Nov
20
answered What linguistic tools do you use?
Nov
19
awarded  Mortarboard
Nov
19
comment Warning signs that a publisher may be shady?
Good addition, Fox.
Nov
19
awarded  Organizer
Nov
19
revised How do I overcome a lack of motivation to write at home?
edited tags
Nov
19
answered How do I overcome a lack of motivation to write at home?
Nov
19
answered Are different styles/storylines prefered in different languages/cultures?
Nov
19
answered When and how often edit the style and content of a story?
Nov
19
answered How do I find an agent?
Nov
19
comment How much planning should go on before beginning writing?
You forgot: "I have a beginning and an end, and I'll fill in the rest as I write." My process is a lot like this. I'll have a vague timeline for major events in my central plot line when I begin, but as I write, things come to mind like "hmmm, I wonder how $minor-character will react to this move? Maybe around the time of $event, he/she will find out and $do-something." I stick it in my notes, and by the time the first few chapters are done, I have what looks a lot more like a useful outline for the whole project.
Nov
19
comment Do I need to register my work to retain copyright?
I disagree, Aaron. While you seem to have your facts straight, I believe that you underestimate the degree to which on-demand and digital publishing, as well as the marketing opportunities presented by the internet, have changed the nature of the game. Copyright is certainly out of control, and should be reigned in to a reasonable period of time, but had the initial way it was handled in the US remained the rule (that is, that it makes publishing a work very profitable for a very short time), it would be an overall force for good, encouraging the creation of more and better content.
Nov
19
asked What can one do to get the most from limited writing time?
Nov
19
comment Writing discipline
I do this while coding, and it really helps. I never thought to try it while writing. I use a small timer embedded in my computer's taskbar to track the time.
Nov
19
answered Works of literature that are (ostensibly) about the act of writing
Nov
19
answered How do I get involved in writing for video games?