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bio website chaos-keep.com
location Redmond, WA
age 36
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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.


Nov
24
answered What makes a great writer's space?
Nov
23
awarded  Commentator
Nov
23
comment How do I recover my confidence after a harsh writing group?
I've found that NaNoWriMo is a great way to just try to get something done. While you can do it outside of November (which I've done) I've found having the knowledge that 100,000 other people are crazy enough to try it at the same time is a great motivator.
Nov
23
comment When should modifiers be avoided?
Frankly, I still have problems with this one, sometimes it's hard to convey those feelings in just the dialog or actions.
Nov
23
answered How do you track submissions to publishers/markets?
Nov
22
awarded  Mortarboard
Nov
22
comment How do I recover my confidence after a harsh writing group?
+1 for "Allow your writing to suck". I think this is the biggest thing new writers need to learn, and it's hard lesson. The whole point of the first draft is to suck, that's what the rewrite is for.
Nov
22
answered What to do about readers reading into things?
Nov
22
answered Where is the best place to “twist” a series?
Nov
22
comment How to go about breaking up a looooong YA story?
Or anything that leaves the reader asking 'what happens next' it could be a cliff hanger, or it could be that the climax of the books has changed everything.
Nov
22
answered How to go about breaking up a looooong YA story?
Nov
22
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
I don't think it's a duplicate, how keeping track of the random thoughts and ideas is really it's own topic.
Nov
22
answered How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
Nov
22
answered What helpful writing exercises do you use?
Nov
22
answered Resources for character development
Nov
22
answered Avoiding Deus Ex Machina resolutions?
Nov
21
awarded  Editor
Nov
21
revised Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?
added 16 characters in body
Nov
21
answered Is there a rule of thumb about the number of pages a work of fiction should have?
Nov
20
answered Should I translate my own writings into a second language I also know well?