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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


Mar
3
comment Does submitting multiple pieces to professional magazines (and being turned down) hurt chances of later stories that may be better-written?
Agree with John. The sad truth of the world is, no one cares about you (the Universal you, not the personal you) :)
Mar
3
answered What constitutes historical fantasy?
Mar
3
comment What constitutes historical fantasy?
I will slightly paraphrase DWSmith here, but when agents/editors start giving you advice about what to write, run away screaming. Especially when they want you to write stuff you don't like.
Mar
3
comment How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
Thanks Lauren and John. That works.
Mar
3
accepted How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
Feb
28
comment How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
John, do you mean something like the "Header" formatting that Word offers? Cause I couldn't find anything similar in Scrivener.
Feb
26
asked How should I format a non fiction book with Scrivener?
Feb
26
comment Is there any merit to the term “Mary Sue”?
How about this question be rewritten as: 'Should I worry about creating a Mary Sue when I create strong character? How can I have a strong character, without it being dismissed as a Mary Sue?" Joe, if you agree, please rewrite the question
Feb
26
answered Is there any merit to the term “Mary Sue”?
Feb
19
comment Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
Agree with Peter. What guarantee do you have that your backup device won't fail? At some point, you have to trust something. You can have backups of backups, store your work on three different online services, but then, when will you have time to write?
Feb
6
awarded  Quorum
Feb
6
comment Killing off a character: deciding if, when and how
There is a third reason: To add Wangst to the story. As we know, 'True Art is Dark'. (If you don't what these terms mean, checkout Tv Tropes)
Jan
15
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
17
comment Is it really so “impossible” to get published by a traditional publisher?
@Aerovistae , he has been spreading the love :)
Dec
5
comment How many errors per page volume is typically “okay” in a book?
True. Most readers who are also writers, can't take off their critique hat long enough to review a book properly. They will always find a fault, and usually end the review with "...a good editor could have fixed that". Good editor meaning themselves, of course. So yeah, can't avoid the "critics"
Nov
22
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
26
revised Adding Detail/“Filling” the story
added 354 characters in body
Oct
26
comment Adding Detail/“Filling” the story
Good comment, John.
Oct
26
answered How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
Oct
26
answered Adding Detail/“Filling” the story