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Programmer by day, writer by night.

Java web developer with experience in Spring, JSP, DHTML, Javascript, yatta yatta yatta.

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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comment How Much Can You Make From Writing a Book?
@Steven - The numbers I had originally posted were rough numbers from "traditional" publishing. Self-publishing electronically will produce significantly different royalty rates. And, as I mentioned, the electronic market is still pretty wild and these numbers may be volatile for some time.
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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
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answered How to explain something mid sentence
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the ingredients for a good book review?
Apr
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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.
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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.
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revised Can I ePublish my out-of-print history book?
signature is not necessary
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revised What needs to be included in a corporate style guide?
edited body; edited title
Apr
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on criticism tag wiki excerpt
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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.
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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.
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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
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revised How to avoid getting confused while adding symbols within symbols (novel writing)?
deleted 11 characters in body