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May
20
comment Do publishers really need to translate between UK and US English?
I find it jarring when villains in American movies speak with a British accent. :)
Apr
15
answered Which e-book formats to use to get a larger readership?
Apr
15
comment Can a self publishing author use a Pen name/Pseudonym?
@Vass, IANAL, but anything you write is automatically copyrighted. New authors spend so much time worrying about people stealing their work, when the real problem is death by obscurity.
Apr
11
comment Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
One book every 5-7 years? Seriously? Dean has written about this myth: deanwesleysmith.com/?p=4360
Apr
11
answered Can a self publishing author use a Pen name/Pseudonym?
Apr
3
comment For Kindle, are hard paragraph breaks that serious?
It only matters if you enter KDP select. And what do you mean you can't get rid of them? Is Word not removing them?
Mar
24
comment Getting details of a past century right
Good answer. Research is only useful if it's helping you write your book. Writing is hard, and it's easy to get side tracked doing things that no help the book.
Mar
20
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Mar
20
comment Is it worth switching to Dvorak?
Related: skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/2975/… . Also related: productivity.stackexchange.com/questions/363/…
Mar
19
comment How to tell or retell basic character and setting information in a series?
The cinematic narrator is a good technique, though underused. Rather than invent contrived dialogue to get the backs tory in, I prefer it when the author just tells me, in a sentence or two, what happened X years ago, and why it is affecting today. For an example, the Skullduggery series does this well.
Mar
6
comment How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
@Jay, that was an example.
Mar
5
accepted How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
Mar
3
comment How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
@MonicaCellio , your edits are perfect. I typed the post before lunch, so my thoughts may have been less than coherent :)
Mar
3
asked How can I convey dates (with ordering) for events happening under different dating systems, e.g. a Sci-Fi story spread over the galaxy?
Mar
3
comment What constitutes historical fantasy?
@LaurenIpsum , are you giving me ideas? Cause I'll do it.... :)
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?