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Jun
9
revised First Chapter for Free?
added 1015 characters in body
Jun
8
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
@NeilFein Just please don't label it "e-mail me" on the web site :)
Jun
8
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
@celtschk I feel fairly certain that VeriSign are reputable in that regard. And I still get No match for "JAVEER-BAKER.COM"..
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
comment First Chapter for Free?
@SnookerFan I just know how many times I've gone back to change things even in hobby writing because some things worked out poorly in the end, and sometimes that involves making changes to pretty basic elements of the world. Even if you end up not needing that possibility, it's always good to have options.
Jun
7
answered First Chapter for Free?
Jun
7
revised Should I include my email address in an ebook?
Better title
Jun
7
suggested suggested edit on Should I include my email address in an ebook?
Jun
7
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
javeer-baker.com is currently free...
Jun
7
comment Should I include my email address in an ebook?
+1 for the suggestion to make a web page instead. Even if you do nothing else, you can put links to places to purchase your other short stories there! And do register a nice domain name for it. A domain name and hosting is a small expense, especially in comparison to the more professional "feel" of example.com than example.net/~meauthor. It is also trivial then to move your web site between ISPs as their offerings and your needs change.
Jun
7
comment Punctuating dialogue with oneself
You say "thoughts", but both examples as well as your specific question are about something the character says. At least to my mind, the two are different (though you could use the same style for both). Which are you referring to? (Also, I don't really see what this has to do with punctuation, but that could be just me...)
Jun
6
comment Do short stories have to be of a particular length?
I don't know how representative I am of the greater population, but I tend to pay a lot of attention to reviews.
Jun
6
comment Do short stories have to be of a particular length?
"Would you pay $0.99 or only $0.49" I would rather pay $1 for a ten-page good story than a 30-page bad story. Quality is much harder to measure objectively, but if a short "short story" has good reviews that make it sound interesting, I'd gladly pay $1 (if Amazon or whoever lets me, which is another issue entirely). If it has poor reviews that point out issues I'd likely agree with, it's doubtful I'd pay $0.50 regardless of the story's length.
Jun
5
comment What is the better job for an English major: copy-editor or editor in chief?
+1 for "ask for more details". That really is the key. Different companies put different responsibilities into the same title. When you know what responsibilities you would have in each position, you can make a decision about which would be a better fit for you specifically.
Jun
5
comment how to use `and so on` or `blabla` in the middle of a sentence?
Unrelated to your question, but you probably meant forego rather than forge.
Jun
5
answered How to share the work, if writing fiction in a team?
Jun
5
comment Avoid blending Fantasy and Sci Fi
+1 for "separate effect and means".
Apr
19
comment Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
As for looking at the keyboard, I almost never do. And my for-pay work revolves around typing. Go figure. (Learn about the home row and proper finger placement, and you won't need to look at the keyboard to know where on it to press down.)
Apr
8
comment Is a glossary needed in a novel?
@Des If you are a translator and the story contains so many words that you feel need special treatment, then talk to the author. Maybe they can suggest an alternative text in the original language which works better once translated. Translations, especially of non-technical works, do not necessarily have to be verbatim, but you definitely should consult with the author before making anything beyond trivial changes in the translated text.
Apr
4
comment Ways to speed up my writing to 15 - 20 pages a day
Surprisingly many, even people who use the keyboard all the time, don't know how to touch-type. Before replacing the keyboard layout, if you don't already do it then do take the time to learn to touch-type properly. It'll do wonders to your typing speed. (Though be careful about this if you do plan to replace the keyboard layout, or you'll have an even steeper learning curve once you do.) Of course, typing speed and writing output are two very different things.