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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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Oct
19
revised Is there any good time-line software out there?
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Oct
19
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
@Alenanno, The movies, yes. We don't have the books here so I haven't seen those. Still, start with a real place, change its name and just let it flourish to a setting as you go along with the story. So long as you don't introduce something to the setting only for a deus ex machina then any changes you make should be fine. But create some rules you never violate to give it some structure.
Oct
19
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Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
Also note how 'chapter' has different definition. Some writers just take 'chapter' to mean 'this's one more part of the story and it will be focused and will wrap up logically.' While others take it as 'a chapter of the protagonist's life' thus it's much longer, ends in a more definite way and is closer in definition to film sequences.
Oct
18
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
Non-word adaptations are constrained because they need to please a lot of people, simultaneously, and in a short time frame. Sequences divide the film into logical chunks where sequence n+1 is totally reliant on the viewers understanding of sequences [1, n]. So by that definition novel chapters could act like sequences, but not vice versa because the transition between chapters in a well-written novel is often much smoother than sequences in films. Films target cinemas which don't have a rewind button, novels have 'the previous page.'
Oct
17
comment Is a chapter the equivalent of a sequence?
Could be. But I'm not entirely sure what you mean by 'sequence.' What you define it as...
Oct
16
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Oct
13
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
@Alenanno, "Sherlock Holmes" I call that steam-punk :)
Oct
13
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Sorry! But I always think of 'detective/crime fiction' as being in a surreal (most often steam-punk) setting/world... It's just how I see it so I think you need to think "Do I want it realistic or real?" to decide if you want a place or a setting. Go for the simple option if you want to focus on the detective/victim journey.
Oct
13
comment Deciding the setting: real or invented?
@Alenanno, Aaaah! Well, you can change things around a bit, add a tinge of steampunk maybe and so on, then wrap all of this in a familiar society and a familiar place. In other words, give your place a name, imagine it was identical to a real place you know, spice it up as you go along.
Oct
12
comment Word Choice: When something negative happens that changes your perspective for the better
May also be the 'my life sucked turn-point.' But I can't decide whether this Q should be constrained to 'small happenings/a harm hiding good' moments or broadened to 'eye opener/life saver' situations too...
Oct
11
revised Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Mostly grammar
Oct
9
answered Deciding the setting: real or invented?
Oct
5
comment How to represent dependencies in outlines
Have you tried doing it in a flat, slim tree-map/flow-chart? If you could find a style that fits the format of your text and the layout of the pages then it could work pretty well. Aim for an all-text flowchart style then add pointers; focus on the placement of the terms on the page and you want need any shapes to go with it. I could show you a practical example if you have a sample of your text in final form.
Sep
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
25
awarded  Talkative
Sep
20
comment Are there any metrical dictionaries?
The right word is 'magical,' honestly!
Sep
20
awarded  Organizer
Sep
20
revised Avoiding unintended rudeness or accusatory tones in reminder emails
Clarified the title and added 2 tags that seemed relevant.
Sep
20
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