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Mar
13
comment How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
I don't think it needs to be more specific. I'm asking how one can incorporate religion into their writing without being hamfisted about it. I'm not interested in discussion. I'm interested in answers from people who have thought about it before, and have examples to back themselves up. Style != discussion.
Mar
13
asked How do I express opinion informed by my beliefs without being hamfisted?
Mar
9
comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
From the American Society of Media Photographers website. They echo a lot of my comments so far, but are more of an authority on it.
Mar
9
comment When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
Well again. IANAL. But: if it's a photograph of a product, then you are allowed to incorporate it into artistic works. You are not allowed to imply endorsement from a company, or to use their logos to sell your product. You can sell a product with representations of their work as long as you make it explicit that rights to the trademark are reserved to the company that owns it.
Mar
8
answered When do I need to obtain permission to photograph and write about a business, work of art, or person?
Mar
7
answered What methods does Rowling use to establish Dumbledore as being wise and trustworthy?
Mar
6
comment How could the surprise-villain thread have been less contrived in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”?
Although, in Rowling's defense, when she wrote HPatPS, I do not think she had any idea that the book would blow up like it did. It was intended to appeal to a young audience, around Harry's age, who would be unlikely to question things like that. Not saying that makes the oversight any more correct, but honestly, if I were writing for a grade/middle school audience, I wouldn't put as much effort into bulletproofing my plot. It wasn't until after the fact that the book became popular with a much different audience than it was intended for. The later books are much more comprehensive.
Mar
5
answered How could the surprise-villain thread have been less contrived in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone”?
Feb
29
comment Keeping track of multiple plot lines
There's a good one actually. It's called Index Card. It has a good interface for storyboarding, different colors for threading, and can sync with Dropbox.
Feb
29
comment Are there any good tablets out there for writing/editing?
I use an iPad as well. The onscreen keyboard is not perfect, but as a tech afficcionado (sp?), I am pickier than some. I haven't seen any better on other touchscreens though. I think it's just a limitation of the medium, honestly. Wait for the iPad 3, though. I'm sure it'll be worth the few weeks or so wait given Apple's history. :)
Feb
29
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Feb
24
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Feb
24
accepted How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?
Feb
23
comment How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?
@Standback +1 Wow. That's an awesome quote. Thanks. :)
Feb
23
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Feb
23
asked How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?
Feb
19
answered What are the advantages to setting a word limit for a short story?
Feb
17
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Feb
17
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Feb
17
answered Do I need to know anything to write a short story that I wouldn't know by studying how to write novels?