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Business systems analyst.


Oct
21
comment Cutting down the length of a short story
Step 1. Cut out all the tangents.
Oct
16
comment What steps to follow in thinking through the writing of a conclusion?
That was how I learned it too. In a 5-paragraph essay, the conclusion has one (or two) sentence summaries of the first four paragraphs, then a one (or two) sentence 'and that's why we should blahblah'.
Oct
14
asked Assessing what writing skills are missing
Oct
14
comment Is it possible to write a novel completely devoid of dialogue?
I've read a lot of HP Lovecraft, and he doesn't use a stitch of dialogue. People seem to like his work.
Oct
6
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
24
answered Am I overusing the words “started” and “began?”
Sep
24
comment Am I overusing the words “started” and “began?”
“What the hell did you wished for?” -> “What the hell did you wish for?”
Sep
23
comment Choosing a word according to its length
You can use either word here, but personally I feel that illuminated suggests "reflected a glowing light" whereas lit could suggest "started fires."
Sep
13
comment Pulling an idea through in spite of the need to correct details
@Lauren Usually involving dilithium crystals in the original, then tachyon fields in TNG. See also, reversing the polarity {insert tvtropes link here}.
Sep
4
comment Should I use the words “My grandma” repetitively to start sentences in an essay?
My gramma is awesome. She raised me from when I was little. When I came home from school, my gramma would meet me at the bus stop. In the summer, she would take us to the beach. (e.g., pronouns, altered sentence structure, etc)
Sep
4
comment How detailed should I be when writing a character bio?
Write only what you need to survive.
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Attributing quotes to fictional characters
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory What steps can be taken to avoid libel / copyright issues in social commentary?
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Using pronouns properly in order to avoid confusion and repetition
Aug
27
reviewed Excellent Opening a story with a reference to what someone just said followed by a setting description
Aug
27
reviewed Needs Improvement Metrics for assessing the persuasiveness of a paper?
Aug
27
reviewed Excellent Permission requirements from people in my memoir
Aug
27
reviewed Satisfactory Do people read short stories?
Aug
27
reviewed Needs Improvement Resources on Minimalist Style of Creative Writing
Aug
27
reviewed Needs Improvement How do I improve my knowledge of English well enough to write in it?