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Business systems analyst.


Jul
18
comment no matter whether = whether?
Also, English Language Learners is not the same thing as English Language and Usage. I believe that would require some revision to demonstrate research effort as well.
Jul
18
comment no matter whether = whether?
This should not go to English Language and Usage without much improvement.
Jul
13
comment Is it okay to end a novel with a cliffhanger?
Ending it the first time, or ending it in revision?
Jun
14
comment Getting short fiction published
I think you are giving helpful advice for some other question. I edited this one to try to make it clearer what I'm asking.
Jun
14
comment Getting short fiction published
I'm not clear on your answer. Are you saying you think that it is a waste of time to submit to publications without having written many stories on my own first? Otherwise, this is a lot of advice that I already mentioned that I am doing. I have no intention of submitting anything less than a finished product.
Jun
14
comment Getting short fiction published
I was thinking of looking into literary magazines, to see if I could find some that I like that would also have work similar to what I imagine my own style to be. And rejected work, yes, I'm talking about my own, assuming that I don't have a chance of success until I have experience.
Jun
13
comment Referring to sign language in conversations
In Clan of the Cave Bear, it is addressed at the beginning that the Clan uses sign language and grunts to communicate. After that, when Ayla learns to understand their language, the author only sporadically refers to the communication method (usually when it is pertinent).
Jun
13
comment Craft group exercises or chapters in critique groups?
When you have enough rep, you might like to join the Writers chat on Tuesdays in our chat room.
May
15
comment Genre conventions: Which end do readers expect?
Isn't "less inequality and a better social system" socialism?
May
2
comment Do the following scenes feel like flashbacks?
It's not clear to me that the scenes are flashbacks either. Can you add a little more description about where the scenes occur in time and why they happen in that order instead of being temporally connected? I'm having trouble understanding without that context.
Apr
21
comment How to write in a VERY thick notebook
What you need is a springloaded platform that you set the book on so that the weight of the pages causes it to sink down, leaving the top part flush with writing surface. That way, it's self-adjusting. Come to think of it, you could use memory foam for that maybe... wanders off, muttering to self
Apr
9
comment Should I highlight or downplay a character's quirk to make her seem more odd?
@Ice-9 Thank you for putting me exactly on 1K. For that, sideboard, you have earned the privilege of having my finest claret sit atop you.
Apr
4
comment Things to consider while writing a novel
Come hang out in Writers chat in September as we gear up for National Novel Writing Month in November.
Feb
10
comment Does excessive use of prepositions make writing unclear?
"The benefit...has many benefits."
Feb
10
comment Is the following passage confusing?
I didn't go to art school, but I knew this from physics. I thought it made a nice metaphor too. I wasn't sure what it was a metaphor for, but it felt like one, so it would cause me to look for that theme in the story.
Feb
10
comment Is the following passage confusing?
This was my difficulty reading the passage too. I am an engineer, so I was wanting to explain it to him while reading about his musings.
Jan
15
comment Is there a great manual for technical and scientific writing?
We have a couple of technical writers who are regulars in our chat room, if you are interested in socializing about that kind of work. (You'll need 20 rep to chat.)
Jan
9
comment Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
That's a complex question. You might enjoy dropping by the chat room to discuss it. We have a regular chat on Tuesdays, and people are there other times too.
Jan
8
comment Does this opening somewhat grip the reader?
I think this is heaps better than the first sample. The only thing that I immediately noticed was that he wouldn't describe his sister like that unless he was attracted to her, which is icky.
Jan
3
comment How do I write a proper cover letter
Also, I would add that you should repeat the exact phrases that are in the job description if you are including technical terms. That is, if it says "C# programmer", don't write "proficiency with .Net", write C# programmer. HR won't know that it means the same thing or better, so it won't get checked off on the list and it might not get passed on then.