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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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Jun
30
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
@NeilFein, Agreed, but I don't see any way to specifically look for such publishers unless one's in this line of work which again gets us specific answers he/she knows at the time, not a generic way to find the answer whenever wanted.
Jun
30
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
"It could be an initiative...": By that I meant a publisher that has a subdivision or a satellite company that does what I said; ie. it's not the main publisher's focus.
Jun
30
comment Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
"Nothing else whatsoever...": By that I meant: No other criteria. As for e-publishing, I don't think I can handle that much 'diversity' in work as I am new to the whole publishing thing as you've noted.
Jun
30
asked Publishers favoring, or temporary initiatives tailored for, young authors
Jun
26
comment Coming up with names for species in fiction?
Quite a long way but here goes: you do know that most animals and plants have long Latin designation names because it's a relatively-known-yet-dead language, right? Following that model, I'd suggest making something like Na'vi Lang. (of Avatar), creating the long scientific names for your species from it, then making the names smaller by any language evolution means you see fit.
Jun
21
comment Does my story beginning hook the reader? (dialogue + narration)?
@alexchenco, Not sure about the others' opinions but I'd say "Write numbers in letters when in dialog." It's just that dialogues sometimes have phonetically spelled colloquialisms, usually used to show 'relaxation in conversation and informality'; this leads to an expectation of spelled numbers. Again, not sure.
Jun
2
comment Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
Try posting the link after pinging them in chat. I'm pretty sure you can't tag them here...
Jun
1
revised Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
updated as per question
Jun
1
suggested suggested edit on Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
Jun
1
comment Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
And I deleted the examples altogether, for now...
Jun
1
comment Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
-The signature part is, diverse. I felt it was related but couldn't really explain how. -However, regarding the said-tags word choice, I intended to make them invisible just like "said." Maybe a little variation here and there but I wouldn't say "said in a low voice" when I have "whispered." -The only way to really tell is a test run but I don't have that big an audience for my blog (globally, that's about 3 persons) so I can't test it.
Jun
1
revised Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
deleted 398 characters in body; edited title
May
31
awarded  Scholar
May
31
accepted How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
May
26
suggested suggested edit on How to make out that my work doesn't require any more editing?
May
25
comment Does this writing create emotion in the reader?
Or go poetic! "The bed was wet. Filling the air was the smell of sweat. Her voice begging me to save her, still ringing in my head. Her face fading in my mind, the look of terror frozen on it. Melting into hopelessness, into horror freezing it." Mostly alliteration but I think it could work. Not this particular example but rather a way akin to "Mocking, mocking, mocking, mocking and hiding on my chamber door. Never more..."
May
25
comment How well would this beginning sell the book to readers? Not necessarily for money
-I'm pleased that the two characters in the excerpt (the main and the one in the secondary block quote) came as blood related that easily. -I'd said it (and edited to make the 'question points' clearer) that the hard SF part was crucial to the plot that consists of events and causes scattered across several universes, timelines and points in timelines. -Can you point the most obvious problem with the writing? The one that made you notice the rest? Don't elaborate; a comment would do.
May
25
revised How well would this beginning sell the book to readers? Not necessarily for money
Stupid Corrections related to Dpt. of Redundancy Dpt.
May
25
revised How well would this beginning sell the book to readers? Not necessarily for money
Body Editing
May
25
asked How well would this beginning sell the book to readers? Not necessarily for money