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


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
Sep
19
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
The question is "Where do I X?" The questioner gives an example of what he wants. You have answered the example, but that isnt the question. The question is how can he find out stuff like that generally? Which is why, this isnt a answer, more like a comment
Sep
19
comment When should one use a section sign (§)?
Ok deleted. This had shown up in the "answers that need reviewing", & I guess it does make sense when you read the question :)
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open Punctuation-Quote or Quote-Punctuation?
Sep
18
reviewed Close Clarity: What supports it? What hinders it?
Sep
18
awarded  Excavator
Sep
18
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
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