1,757 reputation
1312
bio website boredwithchurch.info
location South East England
age 51
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Feb 17 at 14:26

25+ years in software development.

6 years on an HCI PhD.

20+ years married.

19 years a parent.

I can cope with anything.

Check out my short story


Apr
18
answered How/When to create deliberately boring characters?
Apr
16
awarded  Commentator
Apr
16
comment Are agents too busy for new clients? What should I do next?
The annoying thing is there is probably a series called "Clodhopper" that would be as big as Twilight, but has been rejected by 25 agents, and the author has given up. It is a tough market - I say as someone who is looking for an agent currently.
Apr
16
answered Is it a bad idea to have all the action in the beginning and all the dialogue in the end?
Apr
12
comment What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
@MonicaCellio - yes, but if the book as a technical one can be used to do self-learning or such like, it makes sense. This even applies if the main usage is for reference, or bedtime reading.
Apr
11
answered What would sections of a book that are larger than a chapter be called?
Apr
10
comment Will this opening and dialogue grab the reader's attention? And how can I improve it?
It is only a suggestion. The thing is to show the bar, then show the people. If there is anything relevant about the bar for later, it can be hinted at here. And, @LaurenIpsum it probably is their personal bar. Ha. ;)
Apr
9
answered Will this opening and dialogue grab the reader's attention? And how can I improve it?
Apr
9
comment How to write polite deadline email?
Yes actually, I think it is.
Apr
6
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
5
awarded  Quorum
Apr
5
answered How to do literature review
Apr
3
answered Is it overkill to follow style-guides for technical writing?
Apr
2
answered How can one write about illegal deeds without getting into trouble?
Mar
31
comment Floating vs Float
Either works, but I would prefer "towards" as it emphasises the process, and the uncompleted nature of it.
Mar
30
answered Floating vs Float
Mar
23
answered Will my readers feel like they are reading a children's storybook if there are illustrations in my novel?
Mar
23
answered How does one avoid bland, generic fantasy while they write?
Mar
22
awarded  Scholar
Mar
22
accepted Is self-publishing a good option?