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I'm a software developer living in Switzerland. You can reach me at digulla at hepe dot com.

Dec
17
answered Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
Dec
17
comment What genre is a book in an imaginary world but no other fantasy element?
Of course :-) fixed.
Dec
17
revised What genre is a book in an imaginary world but no other fantasy element?
added 24 characters in body
Dec
17
answered What are some examples of modern original plots?
Dec
17
answered What genre is a book in an imaginary world but no other fantasy element?
Dec
17
comment Resources for character development
I think an author should know about hobbies and background; most of the B5 characters had background and that led to surprising and funny stories (relatives visiting, the story between G'Kar and Londo, military ties of Sheridan).
Dec
17
comment Is this character generator useful?
Sorry, no points from me either. I understand what you're thinking ("art isn't mechanical"). My feeling is that imagination works better if you have a spark. The tool gives you lots of those by asking weird questions. For examine the question "Scheming?" Most characters aren't but an answer can be: How does he react to scheming? Oh, even better, a relative was scheming, so he hates it. Nah, too obvious. To what lengths would he go to stop scheming? Or isn't he scheming, too? At least a bit? etc.
Dec
17
comment Is this character generator useful?
Excellent points. I'll add those; I was already thinking about grouping questions or giving them importance. What you mention is important for the story; my questions are important to flesh the character out, to give it history and depth.
Dec
11
comment Do I need to register my work to retain copyright?
@kindall: +1. I'm just angry that the thieves wrap themselves in Union Jack and demand a more strict copyright law.
Dec
9
awarded  Precognitive
Dec
5
awarded  Commentator
Dec
5
comment Is this character generator useful?
You can find all questions in questions.js; I'm pretty sure that other questions are too vague, too. But then, you can simply delete it and get another one. Or do you have a suggestion for better/other questions?
Dec
5
comment Is this character generator useful?
@Raskolnikov: You can enter anything you want; the suggestions are just that: suggestions. As for "generator": Do you have a better word?
Dec
5
answered How does one implement effective foreshadowing?
Dec
5
comment Is this character generator useful?
But that's the point: Making you think about your character -- if the question was obvious, the creative process wouldn't start. My goal is to create unique characters not ones which can be created by supplying "yes/no" to some questions.
Dec
5
asked Is this character generator useful?
Dec
4
answered How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
Nov
29
awarded  Beta
Nov
26
comment Is there a special software for writers?
You did read the README, right?
Nov
24
comment Do You Use Any Version Controlling Software/Methods As Writers?
+1 for Mercurial; easier to setup and use than Subversion.