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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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Apr
25
asked How can I search for words by meaning/definition?
Apr
17
revised Tips for describing features of unusual place that I often visit
"it's"->"its" -Reason: I was confused; other changes for the 6-char limit
Apr
17
revised How to use “I think, therefore I am” in a more fluent manner?
Grammar; Spelling
Apr
17
answered How to use “I think, therefore I am” in a more fluent manner?
Apr
17
suggested approved edit on Tips for describing features of unusual place that I often visit
Feb
23
asked Style signatures and uncommon formatting patterns
Feb
23
comment How many words/hour should you aim for when writing your first draft?
I don't know about that. I'm not a professional typist (or writer) but I used to write many fanfiction's; I usually wrote around 6,000 words every 2.5 hours. I wrote each episode of my ff's around that number; and as I hated sloppy plots, said-bookisms, plastic dialogs, etc (you get the gist), I'd say I wrote some very good pieces back then. Then came the day I decided to write something worthy of submitting to a publisher, I fell to ~500wpm with tens of drafts... It all depends on how confident, comfortable, and stressed you are.
Jan
24
comment How to cite two volumes in one (Turabian)
Write your info in a separate section so that we know which cell of that arbitrary text means what.
Jan
24
comment Confusing writing in order to show how character is falling asleep - is it OK?
Going blind would have given us a 180 deg 'better' result or view but I don't know if it would've been allowed. If he had done it then said it was a test, well, can somebody tell me the norm in such a case here?
Jan
20
comment Proof reading service
I just tried it and it doesn't tell you exactly where the problem is; only general info in the free version so I's advise against it if the OP wants to improve his writing not only know there's something wrong with it... Or he can purchase an account.
Jan
7
comment How can I write poems in an attractable manner?
That was... Shocking! I've never been to a work shop before but it looks like if I did I'd be called (The Non-Know-It-All); I only write novels or rather I start them. Working on that...
Jan
5
awarded  Supporter
Jan
4
comment Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
@justkt , I'll try to send it to LSE as well; who knows?
Jan
4
comment Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
@standback , Not quite what I meant.
Jan
4
answered How to refer to character of focus in a story
Jan
1
awarded  Teacher
Jan
1
comment Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
I'd think this fits more into being direct foreshadowing. Which isn't really what I'm looking for.
Jan
1
revised Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
added 332 characters in body; edited title
Dec
29
revised Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
added 324 characters in body
Dec
29
comment Quality examples of 'in medias res' starting sequences in SF literature
@lau I wouldn't say so. TV is a really? bad example for this... And since it's going to be a serial, the 'ending-point' I've posted isn't preceding the climax; it's actually the first part of the cliffhanger after the climax. The rest of the story has its own plot with consequences that lead to a climax in chapter 43 (since I already mentioned that) and later what should be the second part of the serial... Still, I'm asking for quality examples for a hard SF novel; I can't say I saw anything on TV close to that.