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1934
bio website shantnutiwari.com
location uk
age 32
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seen Mar 27 at 11:38

Full time geek, part time zombie hunter. Fighting super villains since 1936


Aug
16
asked Should I start work on a sequel before I have sold my book?
Aug
15
answered Can I shop an unfinished novel?
Aug
15
comment how many books by new authors get published every year?
Ji, most people only think about writing books, but very few actually even finish the 1st draft. So the number maybe lower than you think. Plus, you are not answering the question, just expressing your opinion.
Aug
2
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
27
asked 2nd draft- rewrite from scratch?
Jul
27
revised What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
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Jul
27
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
Exactly @One Monkey. But I fear the industry will push DRM, till you will have the option to buy DRM music/books, or not buy anything at all.
Jul
27
answered What are the advantages and disadvantages of digital rights management for self-published authors?
Jul
25
comment Is character driven fiction more successful than plot driven fiction?
True Steven. Its the old struggle with critics telling us what we should "like" because it meets their definition of high brow; while the rest of humanity that reads books or watches movies just to be entertained.
Jul
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
17
accepted 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
Jul
14
comment 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
My understanding is most people need more than 1 draft. scottberkun.com/blog/2011/even-jefferson-had-second-drafts
Jul
14
awarded  Critic
Jul
13
comment Anybody know anything about examiner.com?
Its nice to know not only of this company, but this type of scam in general.
Jul
11
asked 2nd Draft- Fix spelling/grammar or plot first?
Jul
7
answered What is the process for turning a story into a “movie” script?
Jul
6
comment How often do writers develop characters before plot, and why?
Agree with "plenty of other great ways to construct stories". Literary writers and critics have led us to believe characters are everything, but unless you are writing a Literary novel and hope to win the Booker prize, characters are just one dimension in what makes an interesting story.
Jul
5
answered Writing a math exercise book
Jul
4
answered Is there a typical structure for non-fiction popular science books? If so, what is it?