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Mar
23
comment Publishing and selling ebooks
@NeilFein: thanks for the reminder, I've submitted a request to change this Q into a community wiki - it would serve better & the info pointed to by your link can be worked in.
Oct
29
comment What sytles and templates are available to write a brief?
@zundarz: Mostly it would depend on the target audience of your report (= brief); if they are your bosses than you should focus on what benefits/caveats you gleaned; if your peers, then short summaries of the various speakers' talks would suffice. Look for templates on 'Reports'.
Oct
29
comment What sytles and templates are available to write a brief?
@John Smithers: perhaps the answers will clarify what a brief is.
Dec
24
comment Give me a complete list of fiction genres
@justkt: I just re-read my comment & noticed that the last sentence may go over not as meant: the 'your' refers to the general attitude and not any specific person, apologies for my poor wording. I still do think it is a valid question, and that the answers are helpful and informative.
Dec
21
comment Best humorous exaggerated comparisons
this forum seems dead ... pity
Dec
19
comment Give me a complete list of fiction genres
@justkt: reopen please - see my comment above.
Dec
19
comment Give me a complete list of fiction genres
too quick on the close-button.. I'm a novice, and the content here is really pertinent/useful/informative from my viewpoint. Please re-open , change to community-wiki, change title/question to "Genre discussion" or s'thing like that. It reeks of elitism to assume that your level of knowledge should be the yardstick on allowable questions.
Dec
13
comment Using a world created by someone else for your own fiction
your first sentence agrees with my gut-feel (lol). You mention Shadowrun, are there any other such collaborative ventures where a novice can cut his teeth, so to speak?
Dec
13
comment The “Rules” of Writing
too true - on this topic: a tool that has become my ONLY web-page storage tool for offline use and as general repository is zotero.org - comes as plug-in for firefox
Dec
13
comment The “Rules” of Writing
this is the kind of info I'm looking for. +1 for a question that resulted in very useful answers
Dec
13
comment The “Rules” of Writing
this, for me as a novice, seems like very good advice indeed
Dec
13
comment The polymath's dilemma…?
good answer - underscores how much craft I still have to learn ...
Dec
7
comment How to identify a scene type?
I've tried to clarify my question; purpose is to identify the tools/techniques available, if any..
Dec
7
comment How to identify a scene type?
while I think & research your answer, just a comment: explicit sex = pornography; as Terry Pratchett puts it: the difference between them is like using a feather instead of the whole chicken ;)
Dec
6
comment How to identify a scene type?
@John Smithers: How do you know when you read a scene that it depicts a romance or an adventure, or a mix of these, or some other recognizable type of activity or situation? That is what I want to know: what type of scene and why(description/reason) it is that type.
Dec
6
comment How to identify a scene type?
I'm new, still feeling my way & a bit shy to just up & do-it; as with the suspense-example, I want some info on how to identify from the trend of a scene what it's type is, and what a norm/definition for the type could be that would be readily understood. I know the types can be mixed in a novel, e.g. having a romance in an adventure, so I guess I'm more focussed on scene-level than genre-types like horror or science-fiction or fantasy.
Dec
6
comment Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
.. or how to self-edit - very useful guidelines.
Dec
6
comment Something different: Help me find the unnecessary words.
+1 good question that lead to really good answers
Nov
23
comment How do you track random thoughts and ideas?
NOT a pen - pencil(s) and sharpener - pen-ink tends to run dry when you need it most :)
Nov
23
comment How much planning should go on before beginning writing?
Your approach has a very natural feel to it: before you can do research you need to know the parameters.