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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

I'm on the twitter: twitter.com/lynnbeighley


Apr
12
comment How do critics review an author's first and second and maybe third novel differently?
First novels are evaluated differently by critics than second novels. I want to know why.
Apr
11
comment Writing first programming book
Lauren, I'm just learning Scrivener, and it's great. But for what you're describing, I think a mind map would be an even better place to begin. Then on to Scrivener when the topics have been visually grouped and connected. Works for me, anyway.
Apr
11
comment Write a resume objective that expresses my desire to hone and sharpen my skills
I wonder how many hiring managers "in mediocre work cultures" wouldn't interview you at all because of that objective. :)
Apr
11
comment Writing first programming book
I think Steven's problem at this point is getting the initial big picture of the project rather than word count. I could be wrong.
Apr
11
comment Writing first programming book
As everyone has suggested, don't worry about the introduction.
Apr
11
comment Writing first programming book
Between 20k and 50k of foundational notes? For a programming book? Egads!
Apr
9
comment How do critics review an author's first and second and maybe third novel differently?
I've clarified and simplified the question.
Apr
6
comment What's the best practice for displaying a personal website url in a resume?
It sounds a bit cluttered. Definitely leaving off the http:// is smart. I'd keep everything neat and organized, with your contact info and your URL in one block, either on the left (preferred) or right. My 2 cents.
Apr
6
comment What's a clear way to simulate web text in a story?
My fictional web excerpts and tweets are limited. I won't need to torture my reader with the painfully informal "R U" kinds of things to create verisimilitude. I hope.
Apr
6
comment What's a clear way to simulate web text in a story?
But you wouldn't recommend any font changes? I'm happy about that, using more than one font on a page makes me twitchy, but at the same time, the web is soooo san serif.
Apr
6
comment What's a clear way to simulate web text in a story?
Not in my novel, Mister! :)
Apr
4
comment How many pages would my manuscript be in paperback?
Thanks for pointing me at Scrivener. It looks great.
Apr
4
comment Does this sign-up email announcement sound friendly and conversational?
This is much better. :)
Apr
4
comment How to write a polite reminder email?
The missing line break baffles me, it's there when I try to edit my post and I inserted one when I wrote it. Same goes for the line break that should be there after "Regards." - As far as using "regards", I was striving for a little less formality. Personal taste.
Mar
31
comment How to obtain a thoughtful critique of a job application cover letter?
I understand the desire and need for a creative cover letter. I'd be happy to take a look and offer a few little suggestions if you want to send it to me offline.
Mar
30
comment “…and the fire from the stove engulfed him” or “jumped on him” or “covered him” or “devoured him” or what?
Leapt. Absolutely.
Mar
30
comment Can I shop an unfinished novel?
@justkt Thank you.
Mar
30
comment Can I shop an unfinished novel?
How did you know it was about zombie vampires? ;)
Mar
30
comment Can I shop an unfinished novel?
These are great answers for unpublished writers, thank you. (In my particular case, I am an established author, albeit of nonfiction. I probably will contact my agency's fiction agents. I was hoping to get an idea of at what point I should do that.)
Mar
30
comment How do you make a story succeed in spite of an unsympathetic main character?
I agree, I've confused "unsympathetic" and "unlikable" here. And that's worthy of an entirely different discussion.