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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.


Mar
21
answered Waiting for response to full MS
Mar
21
revised What are the structural differences between scripts for comics and scripts for films?
Just trying to make the question a little more questiony.; edited title
Mar
21
revised How can I write an attention-grabbing first line?
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Mar
21
awarded  Civic Duty
Mar
20
awarded  Suffrage
Mar
20
revised Are there any techniques to arrange or list ideas from a short text?
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Mar
20
revised Is there any good time-line software out there?
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Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
16
revised Is it a good idea to write a summary of a plot before writing the full version?
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Mar
16
revised Simplicity is fundamental in design. How about in writing a novel?
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Mar
16
answered Simplicity is fundamental in design. How about in writing a novel?
Mar
12
awarded  Good Question
Mar
11
revised The “Rules” of Writing
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Mar
9
answered How does one go *back* to editing an older piece?
Mar
8
comment Does giving away free stories boost sales?
Seems like a very complicated issue to me. If freebies do increase sales, do they increase them enough to offset the losses? And how long does it take? Is there a maximum of freebies where they stop paying off? I would love to see some real-world figures for particular authors.
Mar
8
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
@rianjs - Great find! It's nice to see some examples from real life.
Mar
7
comment What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
@TehShrike - Even worse when the foreign word translates to "The Chosen One" (which is usually does).
Mar
7
answered What's the benefit of using invented languages in-story?
Mar
3
comment Which techniques can I use to become a better editor when editing my own writing?
I really like #1. I have never heard that before, but it sounds like a good idea.
Mar
2
comment What's a good program for tracking submissions?
I find an ordinary spreadsheet to be perfectly adequate. I have one row per submission, with columns for the story title, the periodical title, date submitted, expected response time (if they list it), the response date, and the response (accept, reject, rewrite).