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Jul
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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?
Jul
4
asked Is there such a thing as talent in writing?
Jul
1
comment How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
While Gladwell popularised the concept, a better explanation is in the book "Talent Is Overrated" by Geoff Colvin. Colvin uses scientific studies to show that what passes for "talent" is merely focussed practice. But Colvin says it has to be directed practice that works on aspects of your weakness, not general practice. So he gives the example of NBA stars who spend 10-12 hours continuously throwing the ball in the hoop from one fixed location, till they can do so with their eyes closed. Next day they move to another location and start again.
Jun
30
asked How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
Jun
30
answered What makes for interesting travel writing/blogging?
Jun
29
comment Do Fantasy novels have less readership than a Realistic Fiction novel?
Excellent answer Craig. Your eloquent and detailed answers make the rest of look like hillibillies. :)