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After several months, I have found that Area51 was an interesting idea destroyed by too many questions that should never have been asked. Since there doesn't seem to be a way to stop being a member, I'll just stop answering questions.

Eventually this site will die. I won't miss it.

Captain Spaulding said it best: "Hello I must be going..."


Sep
12
answered The importance of monitor size/distance for writing productivity?
Sep
9
answered How can this technical message be made clearer?
Sep
9
answered What to do if I can't meet my chapter word count?
Sep
9
awarded  Critic
Sep
7
answered Referring to oneself in first vs. third person in online profiles
Sep
7
comment A letter of recommendation
So how would you suggest one add ITALICS since some folks can't see them with their font choices? I'm all "eyes".
Sep
7
answered Is it acceptable for a book to not have a dominant lead character?
Sep
5
answered What is a good OCR program?
Aug
30
awarded  Supporter
Aug
30
answered Tense of Literary Essay
Aug
29
comment How much agent contact should I expect?
Unfortunately, these days most agents are not so much advocates as sales people. They are interested in making money for their bottom line- that means they are looking at new clients and contacting people who might buy the work. After all they are sales. So they are less inclined to proactively contact those they represent unless the "author" has contacted them. At least according to my friends who have agents. BTW, agents too fear the e-pub wave because their pay checks will be cut if folks go that route. One friend knows of two agents who are "retiring" because of e-pub.
Aug
27
comment How could my friend publish his Steve Jobs biography?
My guess is a publisher would NOT be interested if it has already been "electronically published" for free.
Aug
25
answered Does this FAQ accurately convey the mission of DIY.SE?
Aug
25
answered A letter of recommendation
Aug
23
answered How much agent contact should I expect?
Aug
22
comment What are good criteria to consider when looking to enroll in an MFA program?
Perhaps that is why there are very few MFA programs that are "pivotal" for "large groups of fledgeling writers." <g> Success itself is subjective- I doubt that James Joyce would get published as an unknown today. Success today means selling millions with movie rights.
Aug
22
answered Is it possible to figure out the ROI of an MFA?
Aug
21
answered What are good criteria to consider when looking to enroll in an MFA program?
Aug
20
comment What are jobs that prefer or require MFAs in Creative Writing?
BTW, "creative writing awards" should go to many schools who hype their programs the way they do: For instance- "our students usually are able to find part time work..." It doesn't say the program they are in was a "qualifying reason" nor did they say it was "a paying job." I've got a nephew suckered by "hype" (aka BS) in another field. I also used to teach tech courses where students were "mis-led" and that was compounded by student loans that were akin to highway robbery!
Aug
19
answered Bibliography entry for a paper presented to a workshop