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


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
awarded  Popular Question
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?
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
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