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More interesting than you think. Geeky author of more than a dozen books, fictionista. Reader, writer, traveler. Big dogs. ShouldBeWriting.com/wordpress

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Aug
7
answered How do you develop a strong female character?
Aug
7
comment How do you develop a strong female character?
Seriously, this is vague. There's strong in the sense of loud and opinionated. There's strong in the sense of quiet but unyielding.
Aug
2
comment Breaking Into Technical Writing - Where to Start (from a programming background)
It sounds to me as though you're more slanted towards freelance tech journalism than tech writing. I consider them quite different fields, and the path in will not be the same.
Jun
24
comment No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?
Can you clarify? What are your chances to do what exactly? What do want to write?
Jun
24
comment No English degree, what are my chances on successfully publishing a novel?
What makes it a drawback?
Jun
22
comment Is the iPad a convenient medium for writing work?
I'll second the endorsement for the Zaggmate keyboard/case. The keyboard is a little small, but you can get used to it and be fantastically productive.
Jun
20
answered What are the first things I should do with an idea?
Jun
10
comment Is it worth spending money on a subsidy publisher?
Can we really answer this? I can't. How can anyone tell the OP how much he may expect in return on an investment? This feels much too subjective to even attempt answering. We have no sense of the interest level in his book. He says he wants to spread knowledge, not make money, and yet his second stated question asks how much he'll make in return. There's no clarity here, I'm voting to close this.
Jun
6
accepted What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
Jun
5
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
4
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
4
awarded  Good Question
Jun
3
revised Should Game Genre Types Be Capitalised?
Clarified the type of genre he's discussing in the question.
Jun
3
suggested suggested edit on Should Game Genre Types Be Capitalised?
Jun
3
comment Example of a fictional story without any characters (the story being 1000+ words)
Curious as to what you mean by "character". I suppose you could argue that the sun, the ocean, and the volcano were all characters in a sense.
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
3
revised What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
added 2 characters in body
Jun
3
asked What's the modern way to handle gender in tech writing?
May
25
comment How Do you Stave Off Boredom While Writing?
Maybe you don't stave off boredom. Maybe you push through. You finish it. Or maybe you should ask yourself why you are bothering to write these novels. Do you dream of publication? (If so, just do it.) Maybe short stories are your true calling. Either you just buckle down and do it, or you move on to something else.
May
16
comment What sites can I use to crowdsource my writing project?
My understanding is that there is a collaborative element to crowdsourcing. As much as I cringe at quoting Wikipedia, this expresses my understanding of crowdsourcing fairly well: Users—also known as the crowd—typically form into online communities, and the crowd submits solutions. The crowd also sorts through the solutions, finding the best ones.