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An independent graphic designer and instructor in InDesign, Photoshop and Dreamweaver after tiring of working for other people. I'm also a software tester for various companies and "Tier 0" tech support for friends, family, various associates and lots of clients...


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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment Does anyone know the average number of times a new author has to submit before acceptance?
Aw shucks. And I was going to say it's a Fibonacci number between "lots" and "lotsnlots," but nobody's been able to figure out which one. :) (jk)
May
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comment Are contests an effective way to gauge the quality of your writing?
Ouch. I know exactly what you mean. Some contests are the same way, and the fact that you'd never win no matter if your story was brilliant is what I had in mind when I said "It depends on the quality of the contest..."
May
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answered What qualities should a good metaphor have?
May
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answered Are contests an effective way to gauge the quality of your writing?
Dec
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answered Front-matter or back-matter?
Dec
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comment Dealing with personal trauma in writing
Catharsis rules, eh? :-)
Dec
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answered Picture-based Identification Dictionary
Dec
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answered Return to section context after a subsection
Dec
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answered Dealing with personal trauma in writing
Dec
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comment Dealing with personal trauma in writing
+1 on most of that, but I have to disagree on the acting bit. Stanislavsky to the contrary, it is not the actor's internal emotional turmoil, but his external, carefully observed, practiced and rehearsed technique, that carries a character to an audience. All that "wallow in your neuroses" stuff just makes actors neurotic, and Lord knows many of them are neurotic enough to start with. :)
Dec
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answered Scientific Citation
Oct
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answered Is this excerpt's style too matter-of-fact?
Oct
25
comment What are some regular contests unpublished short story authors might enter?
Writers of the Future is outstanding, imo. They pay above industry-average rates for winners' stories included in the annual anthology, and unlike most competitions the author retains all publishing rights.
Oct
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awarded  Teacher
Oct
25
answered Cheap ways a young person can get paper books printed/bound from their manuscript? (Please incl sample costs)
Oct
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awarded  Supporter
Oct
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answered Do any ePublishing systems honor fixed poetry formatting?
Oct
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answered Which traditional presses publish poetry?