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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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Nov
15
revised Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
part in parentheses is 'as opposed to' that before it; clarified
Nov
15
suggested suggested edit on Decide on a theme/overarching meaning before writing a short story?
Nov
14
answered Where can I find a good vocabulary list?
Nov
7
revised How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?
+1 section; proofread
Nov
4
revised How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?
a bit of editing/adding - not clean yet
Nov
3
comment Is there any good time-line software out there?
LL are working on a sister program called Scapple. Despite being in beta, initial opinion makes me believe it could work quite well in this. The beta is only for OS X, though.
Nov
3
answered How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?
Oct
31
comment How do authors incorporate languages they don't speak?
Eg. In Arabic, a native might write (but not often say) the following lit. "As if birds were above their heads." to mean that a group of people are together and dead silent, so as to not scare the figurative birds. In English, I imagine you'd say "They're walking on egg shells.".
Oct
28
awarded  Custodian
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed How much should I reveal of how the world functions in fiction?
Oct
26
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
I didn't notice the bit about their being black. From the start I imagined something close to the world of 'Fringe' and so I imagined black suits or something similar. Realizing the 'invasion' was in fact racial really changed the meaning, not sure for better or for worse.
Oct
26
answered What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
Oct
26
comment What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
I found this question on English.SE. I'm not sure if this makes it a duplicate or...
Oct
26
comment What is the “three-asterisk-break” section called?
I think that would be a scene. In most works I read it came when the place or characters changed, thus signaling a change in scene and in time.
Oct
25
comment Is the ambiguity in my story the salt which makes it tasty or just plain frustrating?
It reminds me of the TV-show Fringe, where the invaders in this one are the show's Observers. No, I didn't find the lack of context (as to what is the setting or who is the protagonist) confusing at all. But I did notice a change in style starting paragraph 3; it first felt like a monologue or a documentary then went all action, this was confusing.
Oct
21
revised Writing a very complex relationship
broken into paragraphs
Oct
21
comment Writing a very complex relationship
(CNT'D)… then build on that based on how the usual and totally normal within their world actions that they do at the beginning and how this leads to the attraction and eventually love. If the transition is smooth the story will be much more believable. What happens within the story, however, to keep it realistic (and believable) is sth only you could do, as you know your characters, their past, and (since this's a comic; not a novel) what they think and feel, the reader wouldn't know that last one most of the time.
Oct
21
suggested suggested edit on Writing a very complex relationship
Oct
21
comment Writing a very complex relationship
You laid out the basic formula. But how the characters interact is what will make the story. Don't think of what's happening between them as a romance (or a star-crossed love) but as a collection of moments and smaller stories that in hind-sight show they were, in fact, in love. In that way, start with the base state; they just knew each other, nothing is happening; then build on that based on how the usual and totally normal within their world actions… (continued)
Oct
21
revised How short is “short monograph”?
format; spelling