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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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May
13
answered Complimenting on solid structure with no major flaws
May
12
comment How do you make your characters likable?
You should ponder why you like the people you like. What kinds of things do they say, what do they do that makes you like them.
May
12
revised What are some strategies for developing basic writing skills? Beginning Writing (again)
added more detail to the question
May
12
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May
11
comment Pitfalls of writing a main character of different gender to the author, specifically first-person perspective?
I find this interesting: "To my knowledge it is also fairly widely held that men should not write first-person female characters." Where have you heard this? Should not write them seems so absolute. I grant that it's challenging, and now I'm trying very hard to come up with other great successes. I hope you do it, and I wish you great success. I'd advise you to rely on your female friends to help you decide if it rings true.
May
11
revised Is there an accepted format for comedy sketch writing?
clarified question
May
10
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May
8
answered Is this clearly expressed: “The real power is information”
May
8
revised Is this clearly expressed: “The real power is information”
Made the question a bit more specific.
May
8
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May
4
comment How do you avoid the problem of all the characters in your story sounding the same?
Great answer. I've been known to hunt up photos of people to use as references for my characters. It sound a bit lame, but it really can help. I ask myself, what would this lady say in this situation?
Apr
29
answered How can one make technical issues more accessible to a non-technical audience?
Apr
28
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Apr
27
answered Help me rewrite this sentence
Apr
27
revised What are the ingredients for a good book review?
Changed question to be specific
Apr
27
comment How to attract the average reader to an “intellectual” novel?
I really don't think the question as currently worded is what is really being asked or answered here. Maybe something more like "Should I simplify my descriptions to appeal to more readers?"
Apr
27
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Apr
25
comment How to attract the average reader to an “intellectual” novel?
Wait, wasn't that Renfield's thing in Dracula? ;)
Apr
24
answered Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
Apr
24
comment Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
Changed to make it more definitive..