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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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Apr
21
comment How can I create my own deadline?
Craig, I've decided to take your last suggestion, that of enrolling in a course. Thanks!
Apr
21
accepted How can I create my own deadline?
Apr
20
asked How can I create my own deadline?
Apr
19
comment How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
Yes, absolutely!
Apr
19
comment How much sex is allowed in a non-romance novel?
Absolutely, this is the correct answer.
Apr
18
comment How to refer to character of focus in a story
I don't think this is always the best advice. Following a rule like this will make your writing feel stiff. First, strive for clarity, and second, variety to keep things interesting.
Apr
18
comment What can I earn as a technical writer or technical editor?
I've not been fortunate enough to be in the right niche! I've consistently found that the pay as a programmer or developer is much higher than that of a tech author or editor, at least in my areas of expertise.
Apr
18
comment What can I earn as a technical writer or technical editor?
Is this question on topic?
Apr
17
comment Help write a book review, please
I'd probably stick with page count, but either is good. :)
Apr
17
answered “In the” vs “At the”
Apr
16
answered How to convey the fact that the person that I'm talking to, is “she” but from the past?
Apr
15
answered Help write a book review, please
Apr
15
comment What are some ways to denote presentation style outside of written text.
Likely the difference is that with the tech books I've written there's such a lot of formatting, and of different types, that it is better addressed by having multiple styles in the initial document. I wish I could get by with comments!
Apr
15
comment What are some ways to denote presentation style outside of written text.
Publishers, at least of technical and how-to guides, typically provide you with a template with specific styles for various call outs, etc. As you work, you choose the correct style. The document looks nothing like the finished product, but it does have the styles designated for easy replacement. You could create your own MS styles. Here's a page that describes how the process works: wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-301879.html
Apr
15
comment What are some ways to denote presentation style outside of written text.
I've never been asked by a publisher to use comments to mark formatting. Every publisher I've worked with has provided templates with specific styling for such things.
Apr
15
comment What are some ways to denote presentation style outside of written text.
I'm forced to address everything I've highlighted because, well, the book's in black and white. :)
Apr
15
answered What are some ways to denote presentation style outside of written text.
Apr
13
comment Why does using this “-ing” verb construction make my writing weaker?
Maybe we can all agree to quit "liking" those ings so much. I blame McDonalds.
Apr
13
answered What is the Priority in an Action/Adventure Novel: Dialogues or Conflict?
Apr
13
comment Publishing and selling ebooks
You'd be amazed at how little editing some of my books have received from traditional publishers. Lucky me. One publisher you've all heard of that I've worked with even tries to make authors pay for indexing services.