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bio website elizabethshack.com
location Illinois
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I’m an aspiring fiction writer with experience in marketing writing, scientific copyediting, technical writing, and journalism. I believe in the Harvard comma, split infinitives, and sentences ending in prepositions.

In 2010 I was a slush reader for Flash Me Magazine. My flash story “The Demon’s Tomb” appeared in volume 2 of The Crimson Pact.

Despite growing up near the science-fictional setting of Johnson Space Center, fantasy has always been my favorite genre. I now live in central Illinois.


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awarded  Necromancer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Motivation Reaction Units?
Pointless scenes that don't do enough to advance the plot. Some writers can get away with, and some readers will tolerate, scenes that exist solely for character development or world building. I find it much more interesting to read a conversation where the characters are disagreeing with each other than several pages of everyone sitting around drinking tea, being happy, and having no problems.
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answered Writers Communities?
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comment Good Outlining Solutions For OSX?
Wow. That program looks awesome. I'm not sure if I want to add another program to my Evernote and Scrivener workflow, but when you mentioned using it instead of a wiki a light bulb went off over my head. I'm going to have to try it for things like story bibles or researching topics that might not be tied to a particular project.
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answered How can I cut my prep work to get to writing more quickly?
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answered Is publishing to Amazon Kindle-alternative eBook markets worth the time and effort?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered How can I edit my own, very old work?
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answered Does this paragraph make you want to keep reading?
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answered Is it frustrating not to know the narrator's gender?
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answered Where to publish poems
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answered Why do writers use pseudonyms?
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answered Organizing your Universe?
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answered Organization for epic fantasy writing
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answered How to juggle work and NaNoWriMo?
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comment How to juggle work and NaNoWriMo?
Does [this post] (writers.stackexchange.com/questions/221/…) help?
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answered Less universe-specific synonyms for “squib”?
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answered What are useful resources for a beginner whose eventual goal is to write a novel?