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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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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
May
20
comment Incorporating diagrams and equations into text when writing
@JohnS, Generally, it's that easy; yeah. But TeX is that easy? Nah. Especially not for a non-professional as I suspect the OP is (non-professional in TeX, that is).
May
20
comment Incorporating diagrams and equations into text when writing
I'd say go for place holders. That might seem obvious but until you have the whole text on computer, don't try to add formulas or diagrams; just leave them some room then come back. Then, if you want to put TeX formulas in-line then your best bet is a complete TeX editor. That is, look for writing the 'whole thing' in tex not just the math text.
May
20
comment How to handle screenplay revisions in Final Draft?
@NeilF, Then I'll second 'strike-through formatting'; it gives you the in-process interface you want; you can send it with the changes visible back to the client; and -I'm guessing; never used FD- you could just mass-find-&-replace all striked-through with spaces or null characters, no?
May
20
comment Do I have to revise my book on paper?
It's probably the physical feel; I just love the pencil and paper together. I bet that would change with tablets though... To me, the biggest problem with on-screen editing was that the keyboard and mouse distract me, even when I forget they're there so it's just the physical (dimensional,...etc) feel of the pen and paper that matter.
Apr
30
comment The ethics of multiple contest submissions
@JSB, "Markets"? You mean sending to multiple publishers each for a different country/continent or geographical territory?
Apr
30
answered The ethics of multiple contest submissions
Apr
28
revised How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
added 52 characters in body
Apr
28
answered How does the 10,000 hour rule apply to writing?
Apr
25
revised How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
Corrections
Apr
25
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
@MonicaC, No: "Winnow" isn't what I meant. Maybe it's a cultural issue? I'll look for a better example.
Apr
25
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
Sorry for the delay. Yes, I'd already seen that question. I guess I'll wait with you...
Apr
25
revised How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
Correction
Apr
25
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
It'd actually be quite simple and I'd be shocked if indeed no one had done it... See the upcoming update for clarification...
Apr
25
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
Not if it was electronic :D . Well, we can wait for others...
Apr
25
comment How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
In Arabic (colloquial Arabic, at least), we have "ju'naq:I:" to mean this sentence I wrote in the title. So what about the rest of the question?