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


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
Oct
15
comment Problems with character development?
I found Create a Character clinic by Holly Lisle quiet useful (although it's only available in eBook). It contains practical advice and worksheets, and you can just start working on it.
Oct
12
comment ISBN - is it possible to have one and a title before publishing?
@Michael Kjörling, true. And you have to buy ISBNs in batches of 10 (I think), so they aren't cheap either
Oct
12
comment What is the process for turning a story into a “movie” script?
Lol. All writers, including novelists, should really unionise. :)
Oct
11
comment Writing subjectively or objectively? (IELTS writing)
You are welcome :)
Oct
10
answered Writing subjectively or objectively? (IELTS writing)
Oct
6
answered Is the first draft of a novel usually shorter than the finished work?
Sep
24
comment Is it okay to call the reader's target audience stupid?
@NathanLong, I had the same problem. Finally, my wife solved it by going through every menu and every option till she got the one she wanted. I have an advanced degree in Engineering, she has a liberal arts degree. I feel so ashamed :)
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian