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bio website chaos-keep.com
location Redmond, WA
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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.


Jan
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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?
Dec
21
comment What are some regular contests unpublished short story authors might enter?
They have four rounds each year. If you qualify you should try to have a story in each quarter.
Dec
20
answered Should DOIs ever be preferred to ISBNs?
Dec
18
comment What are good places to post your work where it will be read by others?
+1 for the notes about Rights. Speaking as a former editor we wouldn't touch anything that had been posted online. The thought was that all First English rights had been used up, electronic and otherwise.
Dec
18
awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
17
answered Is it so bad to end up with a “done before” plot?
Dec
12
answered The “Rules” of Writing
Dec
11
awarded  Quorum
Dec
3
comment Expositing a lack of racial difference
+1: The idea of her coming to the city and realizing it's not as different as she expected, assuming of course that she's never been to the city before.
Dec
2
answered What are the usual methods for getting a daily word count?
Dec
1
answered How can one effectively organize scenes and snippets?
Dec
1
answered Podcasts useful for improving writing skills