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I've worked in IT since 2006 after a brief stint in Journalism. At various points, I've been paid to work with MySQL, MS Office/VB type stuff, XML, HTML and Java. I'm currently a developer working mainly in Java, and am working on some Android and iOS apps in my spare time.


Apr
5
comment Converting ms-word to ebook vs. writing from scratch?
@Vass I'm not entirely sure I understand your question - do you mean using Scrivener to get it on those retailers? I know there's a lot of software out there that'll create .epub and .mobi files for you. What I don't remember is if anyone requires you to use their conversion tools. It's been over a year, but I think when I did it, Amazon and Smashwords required the tool and B&N didn't, but I'd recommend checking that on each retailer's site. Does that answer your question?
Aug
14
comment What's the significance of ancient mythology in literature?
In films specifically, Joseph Campbell's monomyth may also have something to do with it. I took a film class once in which the professor claimed that EVERY film (other than a few very avant garde exceptions) follows the monomyth, dismissing all of our counter-examples. My personal theory is that it's more of an indirect influence on Hollywood, since Star Wars was so heavily influenced by Campbell. I think the studios' urge to copy Star Wars' success and Lucas' influence on filmmakers combine to make the mythological influence more clearly felt than in other media.
Mar
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answered Is self-publishing a good option?
Feb
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Feb
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answered Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
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Jan
31
answered Converting ms-word to ebook vs. writing from scratch?
Jan
31
answered Is it worth switching to Dvorak?