Reputation
6,281
Next tag badge:
76/100 score
16/20 answers
Badges
2 11 40
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~68k people reached

Jan
19
answered “That's when” vs “That was when.”
Jan
18
comment How can I ensure my POV character's writing isn't too sophisticated?
I wonder if it's known what method Daniel Keyes used in Flowers for Algernon to get Charlie's diary entries to fit his mental development (and decline). If he's ever written/talked about that, there might be things to learn there that would help you too.
Jan
18
comment How can I ensure my POV character's writing isn't too sophisticated?
You might also run the resulting text through one of those tools that analyzes the reading level (you know -- this text is for a 10th-grade level, that text is for a 7th-grade level, etc) just to sanity-check the results. I know I speak in semicolons and parentheses, for instances; if you do too, you may still need to do some refining.
Jan
16
comment How can I get a copyright for my e-book?
@babou while all Berne Convention signatories (and there are a lot of them) have the same rules, it seems possible that the processes are different. If they're not -- if everybody pretty much handles the mechanics the same way -- then that's an important thing to cover in an answer. (I don't know what you mean about deletion; there are no deleted answers on this question.)
Jan
16
comment Copywriting Course
This is kind of sparse for an answer now. We're looking for answers rather than hints at answers; instead of saying "look these half-dozen folks up on Amazon" can you make specific recommendations and say why they are helpful for the asker's problem? Thanks.
Jan
15
comment Is it correct to use acronyms in a bio or should I omit it?
@EduardoHernández, your question has been reopened. I didn't see your previous comment, so sorry for the delay. To reply to a specific person (who has previously commented on a thread), you can use an '@' plus the user name, as I've done here, and that person receives a notification.
Jan
15
answered Use of realism in a fictional setting
Jan
14
reviewed Reviewed What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
Jan
13
reviewed Reject organization tag wiki
Jan
13
reviewed Reject organization tag wiki excerpt
Jan
12
comment Editing: Those darn comma splices
@Sean the semicolon is correct in that case. If each of the clauses is a complete sentence -- if you could remove either one and still have a sentence -- then you use the semicolon. If doing that would leave a fragment, like in the passage in your question, use the comma.
Jan
12
comment What label to use in an article for a group of equations?
Thanks for the update. This is a good question; I hope we can provide an answer.
Jan
12
revised Editing: Those darn comma splices
I just noticed the inadvertant example in my answer, so pointing it out
Jan
12
answered Editing: Those darn comma splices
Jan
11
revised Can a Canadian Publisher now legally publish original James Bond fiction?
edited tags
Jan
11
answered How do I explain a lack of sufficient data in my essay?
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed Software for keeping track of book edits?
Jan
11
reviewed No Action Needed Is the following “…noun, adjective…” structure allowed in fiction?
Jan
11
reviewed Reviewed Time measures in fantasy worlds
Jan
11
comment Time measures in fantasy worlds
Welcome to Writers and thanks for this answer!