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I'm part guitarist, part coder, part writer. I've a tendency towards DIY and an interest in gaming and game development.

English is not my first language, but as good as.

I like communities and community driven projects... that's collective DIY, and I have and interest in that, too.


Sep
8
comment How can I break up a lengthy explanation?
Not Tolkien's explanations, those tend to be lengthy and trying, sometimes. But Gandalf's was interesting... So my take was to do what Gandalf did, and apply to the reader.
Apr
29
comment Avoiding foot&note disease
Edited the post... thanks for the comment.
Apr
29
comment How do I avoid legal repercussions for writing a story based on events in my life?
As in "Historial Fiction", such as Mario Vargas Llosa's "La Fiesta del Chivo", an excellent book which... well, sends the message it is intended to send. If the message is so important, then the means to make it go through can vary.
Apr
21
comment An alternative to saying 'users' when describing features
I've seen this technique in the "For Dummies" line long ago... it's a very good one.
Apr
21
comment How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
Saying too much is just saying too much, Ethan. Among other things, sex is taboo for a lot of people. Putting in enough so that whomever wants to think about it can do it, and little enough that whomever might find overt writing about sex can safely dismiss the scene is the balance. The sexual act is the taboo, though, so you can always talk about the feelings... feelings are not taboo in any culture I know... unless we're living in star trek, I mean...
Mar
24
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
Thumbs up for giving an alternative to traditional 'inventing a character's name' we see so often when dealing with high fantasy.
Mar
24
comment What does “Exposition and Ammunition – back story” mean in screenwriting?
The good answer by Lauren makes it clear this question "clear" enough, I daresay.
Mar
24
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
Spanish is my first language, too, but I can't bring myself to write sci-fi / fantasy in Spanish. Now, talk to me about realism and I can't bring myself to write in English most of the time. Quirks and perks of the trade, I guess.
Mar
23
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
I think we should be getting around to writing the tag wikis. Soon.
Mar
23
comment How many writers use fountain pens/dip pens today?
I think we've been using the "tools" tag to refer to software that aids in writing. Is this correctly tagged?
Mar
23
comment Submitting a novel for publication: do editors still expect Courier font?
Helvetica is the font.
Mar
23
comment Please help me polish this paragraph.
Wouldn't that qualify this question as valid for the English SE site?
Mar
23
comment “multiple personalities” for character development in writing?
I think you mean for differentiation/fleshing out of characters. Multiple personalities as character development seems like a cool idea in psychology themed fiction, though.
Mar
23
comment Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
You don't need an agent for contacting publishers, although they might be able to do that. As far as agents are concerned, I'm not the best advice around... there's another question regarding what agents do and don't do for you, if you search for it. Anyway, just look for some company that publishes the sort of work you want to publish, and look around their sites. They want good books to reach them, so they will certainly be open.
Mar
23
comment Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
Appending that to the original answer.
Mar
22
comment Is there a legitimate step by step guide to getting your book published?
Reference seems to be used as in "Reference a book within my book". It'd be nice to write those tag wikis.
Mar
22
comment Referencing a website using Harvard style
It is on topic here. I've the answer. I'll just post it :)
Mar
22
comment Using the real world in writing
Also, it is good to have common, day to day stuff mentioned in books. Imagine in a hundred, three hundred years. People could have an edition of the book with annotations, explaining that "Xerox" was a brand for a popular photocopying machine. And maybe even explaining what a "photocopy" is. People could be running to the Encyclopedia (or whatever source of information) to get a better picture of our time!
Mar
21
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
Upvoted, as it adds a new element to the discussion. Thanks!
Mar
21
comment Checklist for making sure your writing is Atomic?
Yup, wonderful!! I didn't mean to sound harsh or rude, I really like your answers... just figured as I can't give a better answer I might as well help your answer be even better. :D