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This 'about me' will probably be updated when I have the time to edit every site-profile manually, and when I can be more active on the network.

Till then, this remains a placeholder account with all of my previous questions, comments, and whatever else is tied to my alias on SE.

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Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Is it better to divide writing time for a 'many short times' approach instead of 'one long session'?
Aug
4
comment Learning storywriting for videogames - where to start?
Now I got it. There are rumors (fat rumors) that Halo 4 might be coming to Windows 8 (yes; Win8, not PC) and I was hoping to pick it up. Comparing the graphics from those screenshots and the gameplay videos of H4, I do hope they redo something close to the Ringworld scene...
Aug
4
revised Is it better to divide writing time for a 'many short times' approach instead of 'one long session'?
The original title made me think of paragraphs/chapters that portray short periods of time.
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Is it better to divide writing time for a 'many short times' approach instead of 'one long session'?
Aug
4
comment Learning storywriting for videogames - where to start?
Can you find a link to the Ringworld scene in Halo? I can't find it anywhere and frankly know so little about the game to know what to look for.
Jul
28
revised Should I be using commas to suggest/enforce cadence?
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Jul
28
revised Should I be using commas to suggest/enforce cadence?
added 465 characters in body
Jul
27
answered Should I be using commas to suggest/enforce cadence?
Jul
5
comment Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
It's a sad truth. Shows like 'Glee' and 'The Vampire Diaries' get renewals on-demand while others like 'Fringe' sacrifice a limb for each new season. The general public (read: the current young/main demographic generation) hate endings, for everything. So a show about someone meeting someone then leaving, etc... every single episode gets 10 seasons (SmallVille/Gossip Girl) while others that need you to identify with a character's goal get 5 at best (Fringe/V).
Jul
4
comment Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
OK, then you have a contradiction. Do you or don't you recommend per-chapter cliffhangers? -I do know how it works (on me as a reader) and I can remember several stories (books and films) that did it very well. So my question was "Is the edit incorrect to you?" because of the apparent contradiction.
Jul
4
comment How far into a speculative novel should one go before introducing the central conflict?
@HNL, Also note "How do you define (conflict)?". I'd recommend 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' as a well done example of your situation (the notorious, unknown villain). Delete the scenes in the dark lord's POV and take out the psychic link between him and Harry. Then you have an effective, hidden villain that's still moving the plot and indeed causing more panic than if he were to be seen. Even from the view of non-main characters (like Neville), knowing that the villain exists and experiencing what's believed to be his actions is enough to drive the plot.
Jul
4
comment Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
Does the edit say anything incorrectly?
Jul
4
suggested suggested edit on Should cliffhangers be used in every chapter?
Jul
3
comment Should my story's main obstacle be secret or common knowledge to the society?
@Standback, hey, that was my idea! How else could someone write a book about writing without doing any writing? Seriously though, by the rate you're going, I can safely say that you're well rigged for thought experiments even if no one sees your writing...
Jul
3
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Alas; not international :/
Jul
2
revised Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Updated as per edits.
Jul
2
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
@Standback, OK, guides for the general gist of all of this should be easily found on the internet. So, if you have to name 3-10 things that a young author should master from guides and published success stories before he/she approaches publishers, do so and I'll post an answer with the links I find that address them.
Jul
2
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
OK, I know this's getting boring but really, I'm asking for the simplest incarnation; something more robust than figment.com and less demanding than Scholastic. Also, @JohnS, I meant money in self publishing as I always thought it required. Because, seriously, unless the company is really big or reputable enough, my works won't stink if they hibernate a little although I will lose the young-author title that's driving the thing now.
Jul
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suggested suggested edit on Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Jul
2
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Can you recommend any more thorough guides? Particularly ones that focus a bit more on the terminology and common legal practices used in publishing with publishing companies?