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Programmer by day, writer by night.

I love Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and all the less easily classified forms of speculative fiction. While my writing is typically within these genres, I will read almost anything, fiction or non-fiction.


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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Popular Question
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awarded  Favorite Question
Apr
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revised How to explain something mid sentence
Typo fix. Also, signatures and salutations are generally discouraged (http://writers.stackexchange.com/faq)
Apr
28
answered How to explain something mid sentence
Apr
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the ingredients for a good book review?
Apr
25
comment Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
Yes, specifically comic books (as opposed to newspaper-style shorts). "Graphic novel" is basically equivalent to "comic book," but the term is more often applied to comic books of a serious, literary tone, aimed at an adult audience, as "comic book" has a strong superhero/childish connotation. See good ol' wikipedia.
Apr
25
comment Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
With graphic novels becoming more of a mainstream, "adult" thing, I suspect many of today's readers will be open to something like this. However, it may depend heavily on your audience.
Apr
24
revised Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
signature is not necessary
Apr
22
revised What needs to be included in a corporate style guide?
edited body; edited title
Apr
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on criticism tag wiki excerpt
Apr
18
comment How to refer to character of focus in a story
@Lynn - I like your advice of "clarity first, variety second." I think the danger here is a pathological fear of pronouns. Sometimes the author feels the need to use a different descriptor every time the character is mentioned. It's the same sort of fear that causes people to pepper their story with Swifties just to avoid using "said." Better to stick with the pronouns (or the said's), which most readers won't notice, than to overcompensate.
Apr
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comment How to refer to character of focus in a story
This is very good advice. Not only does it slim down your prose, but implicitly showing everything from a character's perspective helps the reader get under that character's skin, so to speak.
Apr
18
comment How to avoid getting confused while adding symbols within symbols (novel writing)?
+1 "Anything that you (the author) finds confusing, your readers will definitely find confusing."
Apr
18
revised How to avoid getting confused while adding symbols within symbols (novel writing)?
deleted 11 characters in body
Apr
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awarded  Convention
Apr
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revised When should I use punctuation with bullets?
edited body; edited title
Mar
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you make a story succeed in spite of an unsympathetic main character?
Mar
25
revised Quality of my blog writing
This strikes me as blatant self-advertising. If you want feedback as well, I think it'd be better to make a similar question to this one for your own blog.
Mar
24
revised plot wiki excerpt
added 163 characters in body