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


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comment Are modern authors still using colons and semicolons in dialogue?
Indeed. Rather than debate what academics and agents think, why not see what best selling books are doing? DW Smith would be proud of you :)
Mar
4
comment What is the purpose of version control?
CLockeWork Talk to any writers outside Writers.Se, who are not engineers, and see how many of them use git. Michael Hampton I use modern tools, like Scrivener to create eBooks. Just that I use tools that are relevant to writing. I don't believe you have to play with the latest toy on the market
Nov
25
comment How do I keep the plot interesting in a humorous book?
Heroics for beginners has a great plot. I was continually turning the pages to find out what would happen
Oct
1
comment Create and using a custom version of a part of an existing mythology
@Shkeil That means he was the wrong reader. You have to target your book who enjoy those type of books. There will always be people who hate your book. You can't keep rewriting it for every critic
Sep
30
comment PDF e-book page size and fonts
Agree with the pdf not being an ebook format. One thing I'll add is: No use fretting over fonts etc, as most eReaders will override them anyway. Same with page size- it makes no sense for eBooks.
Sep
27
comment Create and using a custom version of a part of an existing mythology
This is the best answer. Beginning writers don't understand how everything has been written already. There is no such thing as an "original" plot. Not only that, retelling myths is very popular, and has been done by many successful writers
Sep
2
comment Omitting “that” in fiction writing
I think not- I always add a 'that' in cases like this. But I'll wait to see what the Masters say :)
Aug
13
comment Does this passage break the rules of telling and not showing?
Agree with @Singular1ty. The passage is fine, and in line with what I'd expect from a 1st person. It isn't slow or boring, & that's more important
Aug
6
comment Is there a good project management software for writers?
I am protecting this question, as we're getting too many "This is my favourite PM software", with no reference to if it's useful for writers
Jun
28
comment Why can't I write something longer than a few pages?
Awesome. Only thing I'll add is: Expect to suck in the beginning, but finish everything all the same. Finish means, good enough to send to a publisher. You can't learn unless you go through these beginner pains
Jun
28
comment About the Author description
+1. short and sweet!
Jun
26
comment Can Anybody Write an “Unauthorized” Guide?
I have updated the correct quote
Jun
26
comment Can Anybody Write an “Unauthorized” Guide?
The case was a victory from a fair use, as the Rowling's original claim was that no one could create anything based on the HP universe without her permission. The Lexicon authors lost because they had gone too far, not because of fair use, which I believe was your question.
Jun
12
comment Where do I fit in the future of publishing?
You need to rewrite the question: What degree you have, what interests you have, what sort of job you want. That's it. as it is, I can't make head or tails of your question
Jun
8
comment What republication rights do I have?
You had to pay to get your book published? How is that not vanity published? If you own the copyrights, you can do anything you want
Jun
5
comment Ebook publishing
@Jay, it doesn't work that way, and this is a bad place to discuss :)
Jun
4
comment Ebook publishing
@Jay, I was talking about expanded distribution, which has never been free. Currently, Createspace charge $25 createspace.com/Products/Book/ExpandedDistribution.jsp
Jun
4
comment Ebook publishing
@JaveerBaker it is recommended, as many people still prefer print books. Creating a print book isn't that hard, and I suggest you do it
Jun
4
comment Offer to publish - should you accept or wait?
@micapam It isn't clear to me. I've asked the author to clarify
Jun
4
comment Offer to publish - should you accept or wait?
Janine, can you please make this clear: Are they offering you a print contract? What does "print Ebook" mean? Or should it have been "print, eBook and audio" ? :)