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bio website chaos-keep.com
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Semi-Pro writer, former magazine publisher, programmer and private pilot. A little bit crazy but useful if you need that sort of thing.

I've been writing for as long as I've been able to write and I've even managed to sell a story or two. I usually stick with a more science fiction and fantasy setting, but I also like to experiment with other genres. Mystery is one I'm still working on, but it's coming along okay.


Feb
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answered Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
Feb
12
comment What is the most cost effective way for me to get my book printed?
Ah, that's different then. Yeah, don't use Lulu in that case.
Feb
12
comment What is the most cost effective way for me to get my book printed?
Using Lulu doesn't automatically use up for rights. You can use them to print privately, which means they won't list in on their site or offer it for sale in any way. You're just using them solely as a printer, just the same as if you had gone to Kinkos. If you want to keep a copy for yourself and give a few to friends that's hardly enough to be 'published', it would be more like offering it to a writers group.
Feb
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where is a good place to find writing prompts?
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
9
answered Where is a good place to find beta readers?
Feb
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What can I do to improve my concentration when reading?
Feb
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Finding before/after examples where writing has been improved, to learn from
Feb
3
answered How to write a polite reminder email?
Jan
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there jobs that involve creative writing in the software industry?
Jan
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some popular blogs that accept submissions?
Jan
23
answered What is the proper way to write time in a manuscript?
Jan
19
answered Where is a good place to find writing prompts?
Jan
14
comment How to sell novel excerpts as short stories
@sjohnston The big rule in this case is to make sure everyone who's looking at the book knows and the short story/except ahead of time. That way it can be factored into their decisions.
Jan
14
comment How to sell novel excerpts as short stories
@sjohnston well there always the chance for conflicts, and rights can be sticky, but here's how I would see it. You only sold the first run rights on the short story, not the whole novel. When you're shopping the novel around make sure it's clear that the short story part has been in print already, that way there are no surprises. One possible conflict is the contract for the short story might prevent you from reprinting it for a year or two.
Jan
14
answered How to sell novel excerpts as short stories
Jan
13
answered Correct spelling errors while writing or after you've finished?
Jan
13
answered Is it worth switching to Dvorak?
Jan
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
21
answered Which amount of side-story is acceptable?