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bio website phelement.tumblr.com
location Edinburgh, United Kingdom
age 27
visits member for 3 years, 8 months
seen Apr 29 '11 at 11:14

Edinburgh based artist.


Dec
23
comment How would a source be referenced in the typical paper/book?
Thanks for expanding on that and taking your time to find the links.
Dec
15
comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
Also, what can be very important is context. What I mean by that is your context as an author. Do you have a blog? How many regular readers? Published any stories online? Basically, try to find a way to show the publisher that there is an audience that reads you, thus there is a potential market for your work and your style.
Dec
15
comment How much leeway can be expected from an editor regarding my preference for nonstandard punctuation?
Consistency may not be enough all the time, very true. If it doesn't cut it, try a different publisher and/or editor, if possible. Still a problem? Time to ask for some specific feedback and reassess.
Dec
2
comment Tips for expanding my vocabulary?
I really like the journal idea.
Dec
2
comment Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
I could not agree more with the points presented. Especially the self-emerging themes. Usually you write and the theme suddenly pops up, and you realize: this is what the story is really about, and has been, the whole way through! The danger of pre-selecting a theme is that you will often force your characters to do things they normally wouldn't and readers might start doubting the integrity and logic of your world. Don't try to be preachy. When the reader realizes the theme, he should feel it came from within, from his own inner self.